To all our old customers and friends who dropped in to see us...thank you.
To all the brand new ones who found us in our pasture cow palace...the pleasure was all ours.
To everyone who encouraged and supported us in this mo-o-ove...our heart felt thanks.
We think every one of y'all is udderly delightful.
To Al and Sue, for allowing us to stay in their charming cabin in the woods and share their bucolic mornings of wildflowers, deer and grazing cows and for nights spent gazing at the Milky Way in a big Texas sky, thank you so much.
Who knew a traffic jam in the country consists of cows in the middle of the drive or that the Big Dipper was filled to the brim?
What a perfect way to begin each day and come home to at night.
If it's true happy cows are contented cows...
just call us Elsie and Beauregard.
To Robelyn for being my very own Red.Neck aide-de-camp and for knowing that even if I brought my camera, I'd never have the time to take it out of the case. You were there to ensure photos were taken and to try and keep me linear. You kept things...and Cat Daddy...snappy-happy and churning. For keeping me focused and for sharing your incredible talent for capturing beautiful images, I am forever indebted.
To Liz and Fran for taking time off to help corral the chaos that was space 9 and for enduring the herds of fire ants...thank you. Y'all went above and beyond the call of duty.
Y'all three milked it for all it was worth...and I was the happy recipient of your amazing tail swishin'.
Over the moon and back Chickie Baby and Girls...that's how much I love y'all.
To Ashley and Marburger Farm Antique Show for allowing us to be part of such a beautiful, well ran show...thank you, thank you, thank you.
Marburger Farm truly is the land of milk and honey for antiques.
And finally to my Cat Daddy...my very own bull in the china closet.
My good right-hand cow-hand...ain't no flies on you!
Thank you for patiently waiting each morning while I rounded up my bling and braided my locks. You put up with a lot of chewing the cud from a bevy of bovine femaleness of which most men would stampede from, but not you. You're no cow-ard.
For refraining from cow tipping when I was sleeping standing up and for keeping the bull corn to a minimum...thank you. I know it was a stretch.
You saw to it I was fed on a daily basis...and thanks to you...I returned home the fatted calf.
For Blue Bell drumsticks in the freezer, BBQ served up under the tent, and coffee with extra cream every morning...you know what I like.
(All photos are the sole property of Red.Neck Chic. She worked her little rump roast off shooting 'em and I'd appreciate it if you'd let her know how much you love 'em too!)
Success isn't always measured in the makin' or countin' of milk money.
Sometimes it's measured in gallons of laughter, buckets of love and the warm, endless flow from the milk of human kindness.
I am a rich woman...albeit a tad dirty and tired one.
I do believe I'm gonna go take a milk bath now and reflect in the wonder at the blue ribbon winners who are the butter on my biscuit.
How blessed am I?
My cup o'chocolate milk runneth over.