Saturday, January 8, 2011

Is it the weekend already?

On our way to Breck, we saw one of these...
(this is my pic taken in '05)

Wow!  I can't believe the days have flown by like they have.  This is going to have to be an all inclusive post, dear Rebels, as I have had a few things on my mind to write about this week; I just haven't had the time (or the will) to sit down and actually do it.  The kids went back to school late this week, so we tried to make the very most out of the last bit of their winter break.

Which brings me to my first point.  Never tie your lunch to the top of your car when you go skiing!  I took the kids to Breckenridge on Wednesday, and due to my back I was sitting in the truck people watching when I saw a murder of crows (yes, that is the proper term for a group of crows) gathering over a neighboring car.  I saw the small plastic bag tied to the top and hoped for the owners sake that it was trash, but since there were receptacles everywhere, I kind of doubted it.  Those crows sure enjoyed the sandwiches and Funyuns that those people donated to them.  Fifteen crows took about three minutes to empty the bag and close half of the peoples' ski rack.  I wonder what they thought when they came back to that mess!

And you know what else?  I am so glad that my Broncos have finally pulled their heads out of their butts!  This coming from a girl who has been "crushing" on the Broncos for as long as she can remember.  Maybe it was when Rich Karlis walked into my hospital room when I was a little girl getting my appendix out, oh yes, I've always been a big fan.  But to see them cheating and going down the tubes like that was really a bummer for bring on the Elway generation (and no, I'm not talking about my very lazy llama)!  By the way, what took so damn long?

So, the kids just got back into school, I barely get the Christmas tree down to the llama pen for their enjoyment...and here it is the weekend!  I hope your New Year is starting off great...I'd love to hear what is on your mind.  And how 'bout those Broncos?  Oh and watch your lunches in public parking lots, the crows can be just as bad as thieves, I was sooo wishing I had a video!


Daisy said...

Pardon my city girl ignorance. Do llamas eat/ chew on the pine tree branches? Or do they enjoy the spent tree in other ways? Our rabbits chew on the lowest branches, the ones they can reach. Eventually our tree goes out on a nearby lake to mark "safe" ice fishing zones. Our neighbors belong to a club that collect the trees.

Royal Ranch said...

Hi all,
I wanted to respond to Daisy's comment, although it took me some I copied and pasted it here:
I am so sorry it took me so long to get back to you on this! Things are a bit hectic around here, but yes, the llamas and sheep love the tasty treats of the Christmas trees. They clean every last needle and even most of the bark off! We then use the trunks for firewood or kindling if they are big enough, if not, they go into the "large compost" pile!