Welcome to the Daybreak Ranch Blog Post. If you enjoy seeing pictures from the ranch, feel free to share them on Facebook or with your friends. We are privileged to be the current stewards of a beautiful place that God has created to show his handiwork. This peaceful Brazos setting is has something new to awe us every day. We hope you like it too.
Mike & Barbara Milliorn
As the new year starts, we're eagerly looking forward to what new wonders we will experience here at the ranch. After living here full time since 2007 we sometimes think we've seen everything, but then we are always surprised by some new event. Last night we caught a beautiful ring tailed cat in our "varmint" trap. We were trying to relocate some raccoons that terrorize our porches and chew up everything. The ring tailed cat is a beautiful animal and rare for us here. I've only ever seen one other. Still don't have a picture. I let the little guy go last night since it was supposed to be freezing. He headed back to his rocky den along in the canyons surrounding the house without a photograph. Maybe next time. It is hard to catch one of these guys since they are primarily nocturnal. I'm going to attach a photo off the web until I can get one of my own.
I'm so happy to see the Fall weather arrive. This is my favorite time of year at the ranch. The Spring flowers are spectacular if we have enough rain, but the cooler weather and Fall color are still my favorites. This year we've had a couple of rains at just the right time and I'm seeing more Fall wildflowers than usual. The trees are heavy with acorns--more than usual, and the old-timers say this is a sign of a hard winter. We will see I guess.
We have been living at the ranch now for over six years! Can't believe how fast the time has flown since retirement. I thought things would slow down after retirement, but I think they have speeded up. Having Wegener's Granulomatosis these past two years has certainly changed our lives, but if you are going to be ill, this is a great place to be. I can still take pictures, enjoy the beauty of the country, the seasons and the wildlife while I try to regain my strength. I look forward to working again someday if possible--trimming trees, moving rocks and making improvements around the ranch.
I hope you enjoy some of the new photos. We made a trip to Portland, Oregon in August to avoid the heat, and I took a lot of pictures during the trip.
A new feature for the Daybreak Ranch website--a new blog feature. I don't really have anything new to say, but just wanted to introduce it.
As long as you are here, check out the new photos of the injured bobcat that was in the back yard recently. And, don't forget to go to the weather page to see the latest conditions at the ranch.
It's always a great day at the ranch. Come see for yourself.