Saturday, April 21, 2012

Why I love New Mexico

It's hard not to love a place ....
... where you are always greeted by friendly faces:
... where you are asked to play fun games: and often more than once:
... where you get to hang out with friends who have the exact same obsessions interests as you do:
... where you are whole-heartedly invited to jump right in to the group effort of animal health care:

... where you are always invited to "go for a ride":
... where you all drink out of the same water bottle (now *that* is true friendship):
... where you are always learning about new things that aren't common where you come from, like, how to identify the infamous (and poisonous) loco weed:
- and what a plant that has been chewed by a porcupine looks like:
... where you can have lively, heart-to-heart talks with the ranch dog and nobody thinks this is unusual:
... where a  165 pound pot-bellied pig named Wynonna will let you take a close-up photo of her nose - with only minimal complaint:
.. where your friend really appreciates your help doing ranch tasks:

And where, at the end of a busy day, you are fed a delicious dinner on a plate specifically chosen to to match the color of paint you got on your pants earlier that day:
I really love New Mexico.  :-)

Thank you, 7MSN and Morning Bray Farm, for having this rain-sodden, Oregon girl come to visit. Again.


  1. That looks like great fun. Thanks for bringing us along on your vacation. Makes me want to visit NM.:)

  2. Dude- you're missing the only serious sun Oregon is going to get this spring!

    I love New Mexico too. They don't call it The Land of Enchantment for nothing!

  3. FUN!!! Glad you are enjoying your little getaway :-)

  4. OMG - what a wonderful time you had. Wish I were there...

  5. Looks like you really had a good time.

  6. You two are true "critter whisperers". Looks like lots of fun.

  7. Don't forget the fabulous weather and the endless blue skies. I love your new pants, btw...

  8. toooooo much fun!!! so nice for warm sunshine after wet cold :) and nothing like a good delicious dinner after a day of hard work....

    glad you both are getting some much needed time to hang with friends of the 2-legged and 4-legged kind!!!

  9. Glad to hear you're having a good time! :o)

  10. Isn't amazing how 'work' ceases to be so when you have friends around!

  11. New Mexico is lovely! You look like you are having so much fun.

  12. Looks like New Mexico was alot of fun! Glad you enjoyed your trip.

  13. Well you know NM sparkles a little bit more when you come a visitin' too. While the 2 donkey ladies plus one have a good three donketeers plus Don have and even better adventures. And besides you get to dry out some whilst visiting the dry and dusty southwest. Oma Linda

  14. I love the chicken prints on the chicken house. :)

    We applied for a job in New Mexico! They ended up having the dairy sale fall through, so didn't need a manager after all, but I wasn't prostrate at the thought of living in New Mexico.

  15. I definitely like the paint on the pants better than the mud on the boots!

    So glad that you were able to get away to such a perfect destination.

  16. Good country, good friends and a good time! it doesn't get much better than that!

  17. I marvel at that blue sky! We've had the same one for two days, but this morning there are fluffy little clouds signaling this evening's approaching r...

    Looks like you have a great working vacation. Enjoy every minute and say 'hi' to your host, please.

  18. what a fun trip! is your wonderful mom watching the critters? i love what you guys did to the chicken coop!

  19. Your adventures make me smile. Love all of the pics of the donkeys with stuff in their mouths. So glad you are having a great time.


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