Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Little Green Apples

Hi, ya'll.

Mr. Sweet and I went on a short day trip to 
right here in Lubbock, Texas.

It is the NEATEST place you've ever seen.

 The Ranching Heritage Center  is made up of structures from all over TEXAS.

None of the buildings are replicas..
these are homes, churches, schools, barns..OUTHOUSES, and  all are the real thing.


Wild Cow Corral

This adorable corral was found on a ranch not far away and each and every piece of it was picked up, hauled to the Ranching Center and
put back together again.

The cowboys would gather up all the wild cows they could find and put them into the
make-shift corrals such as this one.

Frankly, I think it's just the cutest thing.


There's lots of cedar around central Texas and this was used for fences, gates...whatever was needed.

I'd have loved watching cowboys work cattle, herding them into these corrals.

Now that's not saying I want to WORK 'em...!!

I'd want to wear a cute, long skirt and some awesome cowboy boots like some of my sweet grandgirls have........

Not far from the old wooden fence, we found a tree loaded with..........


I wanted to swipe one so bad, I could hardly stand it but....
I didn't.

 Even BIG HILDA likes apples but looks like she prefers RED ones
and doesn't mind swiping them at all....:>)

(the 1 millionth time I've posted this
 Chicken Salad photo)

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  1. a neat place! love the cobbled together corral!

  2. The salad looks good no matter how many times you show it. That sounds like fun place to visit.

  3. I never liked Granny Smith apples, too tart

  4. Loved the boots . . .
    I hope you get some . . .

  5. You need a pair of boots, and I think there should be some pink in them!

  6. Hi bj, Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind comment. You are so right about the old postcards bringing back the memories. I hope you will come back often and your comments are always welcome. What an interesting visit to the Old Cow Corral. Neat photos! That Chicken Salad looks wonderful! John

  7. My grandmother had a granny smith apple tree in her yard and I remember eating them til it almost made me sick! I love old things, the corral has so much character. I bet this would be a really neat place to visit..

  8. BJ, chicken salad is one of my favorites, and I'm always interested in the wonderful variety of preparations. Some not so good as others. Very intriguing fence, for sure, and I also like to think about what it was like to see cowboys working the cows. And those boots....now that I'm living in Texas, I just have to get some. Are you ever too old for cowgirl boots?

  9. ooooo i really like those fences and barb wire. great images.

  10. Looks like a fun visit, BJ. I love the way things used to be. I can just hear the cows bellowing as they were rounded up..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  11. Thank you for sharing this post with us. It was very interesting. Love seeing old things. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  12. Hi BJ... I'm with you concerning Gov. Perry!!! A Stand-Up Guy!
    Proud he's our Governor!
    Fun photos!

  13. Love the boots! Love your post! Thanks for sharing! Come see me at jo on legacy lane

  14. What a fun day trip. As soon as I saw those old corals I thought of Tex! Lunch looked great. I love chicken salad with grapes and apples in it too! I linked with Outdoor Wednesday too. BTW two more weeks of Christmas Count Down then I'll do a Fall month! Hope your Thursday is Blessed.

  15. What a fun post! I especially love those pink cowgirl boots. :)

  16. Excellent fencing finds...LOVE the pink topped cowboy boots!!
    But my heart goes out to our beloved governor!!!! Perry in 2016.

  17. Cool old fences!! And good for Governor Perry, one of the few who dare stand up for what's right.

  18. i would love to visit this place.. i love ALL things Wild wild west... including boots with pink or yellow tops....

  19. A fun post. Little green apples are fine - better than all those tasteless French ones the supermarkets try to sell us.

  20. OhMyGosh BJ I am all about boots! I love my cowgal boots and your Grandgirls boots are darling! The corrals are country vintage with the rusty wire holding them together.. very nice! I am ready for that chicken salad!

  21. Hi bj! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Love your post! :) Have a nice day!

  22. I need some boots like that! What a great post, although I don't share the same view about that first guy...hoping we can still be friends. By the way, the only thing I ever recall stealing.. were apples off of a neighbors tree when I was six years old! There I have confessed.

    Thanks for stopping by...Janey

  23. Great post :-)
    I like the old fences...

  24. Oh, I remember that place well. Do they still decorate at Christmas? We loved visiting then in the evenings with all the lighted pathways, etc.. We also loved visit Prairie Dog Town. Nice memories!


  25. I would enjoy visitng the ranching center too! One of my granddaughters says she wants to be a cowgirl when she grows up. haha! We saw some wonderful ranches on our last driving foray in NM. You asked about finding pillowcases. I always have a couple of emboidered sets in the shop, (in blue themes currently--I can send you pictures if you want.) but I selfishly keep the all white ones for myself! As you noted they really are hard to find. Especially in good enough shape to use. So nice to know that you came by!

  26. That's a great looking fence. Sounds like a neat place to visit. The apples looked yummy too. Big Hilda is certainly an interesting character.

  27. That is one rough looking fence...I love it! Thank you for visiting my Appomattox fence.

  28. I love the cool fence, what a neat place to visit..Watching the herding sounds like fun! Love the boots. Great post, enjoy your evening!

  29. Oh, The Ranching Heritage Center looks SO wonderful and fence is great. I've never seen boots like that; your sweet girl must look ADORABLE with them♡♡♡ Great apple tree,isn't it(^_^)v

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  30. Oh yum and how fabulous. I have never seen a green apple tree. bj you asked me about the background upload. Not sure what is happening. Mine is ok, but I am on a different server on word press. Perhaps try in a day or two. Maybe it is just a glitch.

  31. ohhh i LOVE day trips!! out and about, having fun, getting exhausted...and then coming home to sleep in your own bed. we take mostly day trips and 2 - 3 nights away, tops!!!

    love those cowboy boots and what a ramshackle fence, it's a beauty!!!

  32. This reminds me of the series I'm reading.

    In the series they gather wild horses and brake them in.

  33. Well, I for one, have NOT seen that famous chicken salad photo, so thank you for posting it again, looks delish!!

    Happy weekend!


  34. Now THOSE are some COOL fences, very unique! What a great looking place! Those green apples sure would make a great pie I bet. I just love Big Hilda too :) Have a good weekend!


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xo bj