Before I get started with the letter 'J', I must take a moment just to THANK YOU(!!) to all of you awesomely wonderful bloggy friends of mine. I so appreciated every single one of your supportive comments and kind words and understanding left for me in the previous post. I appreciate all of you, I really do.
And thanks, too, for all of the helpful and useful icy bucket tips and ideas and for sharing with me and others, how you handle pesky ice in your buckets.
Now, onto the letter 'J', which Ranchman John reminded me not to leave out one of the most important 'critters' on our little ranch. The John Deer tractor. Even before we moved out here, Ranchman John dreamed of his very own bright green tractor. Check out that happy grin, folks. lol!
It's a toss up between the horse and his tractor, for what's his most favorite. But he sure does love his tractor.
He loves to just take it out and give the kids a ride up to the barn or around the neighborhood. I wouldn't say the tractor works all that hard around here, but it is lots of fun to drive.
I was surprised when Ranchman John offered to let our sons drive it. The twins are 11yrs old, so I know they can handle it, but Ranchman John almost swoons when he he sees his tractor. I think he likes to see his boys helping out around the ranch, though.
And whenever kids come to visit, Ranchman John and the boys enjoy taking them out for tractor rides. It's always a huge hit.
Down the road they go.
And up to the barn.
Where are they going? They don't even care. It's just fun bumping around in the John Deere.
Jax says "Come back soon, y'all"!
Ranchman John wants to know if our readers have tractors, especially bright green tractors. (lol!) He also has a thing for Allis Chalmers tractors, too.
And, if you don't mind answering, how do you use your tractor?.
Now it's time for Jewels.....for blogs.
Lovely Victoria, over at Teachings of the Horse gave me a very pretty award. Thank you, Victoria. It's so tough to choose who to give these awards, too. I really just want to give them to everyone who reads my blog, because I enjoy so many special blogs. But I know when a blanket award gifting is given, many folks aren't comfie with grabbing the award. So, I'm going to choose a whole bunch of my favorite blogs, that I read for many reasons. But most of the bloggers below all enrich my life in some wonderful way:
One Acre Wood
Gravel Roads and Daquiris
Barn Door Tagz
Life at the Rough String
And finally I decided it was time to design my very own unique 'award' to gift my readers. This one is very specialized and is for those bloggers who have owned, do own, and who love the Paint Horse. This is not a pass-it-on kind of thing. If I gift it to you, it's yours alone, to display on your blog, like a proud little jewel.
And here it is! What do you think?
These are the bloggers I know of, that love their paints:
(If I've left you out, please let me know, and I'll be happy to include you):
(I know it's not a horse, but her paint donkey is just so pretty!)