Sunday, July 1, 2012

Getting Ready for the Fair


Hello!
Today I just wanted to share a few images I shot the other day of my kids doing their chores....
Fair is only a month away so they are busy getting their steers ready for the fair....













A typical hot summer day ends with the kids and Rambo taking a quick dip in the ponds on the ranch....
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
We are headed to the lake!
Take Care,
Maria

23 comments:

Keeping it Cozy said...

I love this post... it brought back so many memories of when I was younger and we would prepare for the fair! Such sweet photos.

A Ruffled Nest said...

What a fun summer afternoon.

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I loved reading this post and what great pictures of your kids.

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh how I loved this post Maria!!~
How exciting for your kids showing at the fair again. I love that photo of the steer licking your daughter's pants and the one of your youngest daughter and her dog in the field, that one is a gorgeous photo!!
Best of luck to them!! Our fair starts in 2 weeks and my boys can't wait! :)
Have a lovely week.
Sincerely,
melinda

Debie Grace said...

The photos seem so calming and fun! :)

Jennelise said...

Those are lovely photos! Happy Summer! :)
Jennelise

ChRiS said...

beautiful pictures

Amber said...

That is soooo cool! All of it! I can't wait to get my boys into 4H! You have a beautiful life Maria! :)

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

Beautiful kids & photos!!

Ashley said...

How cool!! Reminds me of when I was a a bit younger in the 4-H, but I only showed Dutch rabbits hehehe up at The Calaveras County Fair! Have fun! Xo, Ashley

Katherine said...

This made me smile wide and read the post twice. I especially love the image of he cow licking your daughters jeans - so funny.

Your family is blessed to have these opportunities to share.

Olde Whitby Cottage said...

Such pretty girls and such cute boys. Your children are beautiful!

Rosette

Heaven's Walk said...

This is such a perfect way of raising children, Maria. Simple country life full of love of animals, daily chores, learning responsibilities...and fun times. :)

xoxo laurie

carolyn bradford said...

So glad to find your blog! Can't wait to see your home in the new book! I would love for you to visit my shop's blog when you get the chance. Your shop looks beautiful! Have a great Fourth of July week!

Tulla and Catie said...

I can image that there is hard work on the ranch, but it looks so idyllic! Great photos!
Barbara

Happybee said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pics with us!
Your life looks like a dream, the ranch, nature, the lake, kids...
Happy Summer from Italy!
Dany

Greet Lefèvre said...

Hello Maria,
I am one of your newest followers. I found your blog via Stacy of Red Door Home blog.
I am so pleased to discover your beautiful and inspiring blogposts!
xx
Greet

PURA VIDA said...

total lovely sweetness

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Maria -
Congrats on being featured over at Red Door. Stacy is so wonderful, and I'm delighted to find you via RDH. Your blog and aesthetics are lovely.
Cheers from DC,
Loi

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

your blog is so aptly named, i love how dreamy your pics are. I rediscovered you thru Red Door and thank GOODNESS she posted about you, because I used to read your blog daily a year or two ago, and then forgot the name and was always on the search to find you again. so happy to be back here. cant wait to hear how the fair goes. reminds me of my days as a 4-H er. Happy summer and 4th of july to you and yours!

Alexandra said...

Your kids are beautiful Maria! I certainly wouldn't have minded doing chores as a kid if they involved animals...how fun!

Joyce said...

great photos! I loved swimming in the dam on the farm as a child, getting all muddy and trying to caqtch yabbys ( I think you call them red claw?)

Trish Banner said...

What a tremendous gift to give your kids that they are an integral part of taking care of the animals, cooling off by jumping in the pond with their clothes on, being best friends with their siblings. LOVE it!