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11 June, 2009

Guess what I found

Today was the first day in almost 2 weeks that it wasn't raining and cold. I was driving the Gator through the pastures looking at the potential for hay when I happened to see a deer at the opposite end of the field I was in. I stopped and watched, she was definitely watching me, finally she started to move as if she was going to move out of the pasture, then she stopped. I thought I saw a fawn, but wasn't sure. She made another move away from me and finally she took off across another pasture. If she had a new baby, she would probably be trying to distract me to keep me away from the fawn.

I stayed at the gate for several minutes, until I was sure I saw the fawn, drove the Gator to the house, got my camera with the 400mm lens and headed back to the pasture. I did not want to get too close to the fawn and disturb it or it's mother. Mom was no where to be seen so I planted myself far enough away that I would not be spooking the fawn in hopes that it would be close enough for a picture. Twice in 30 minutes it peeked it's head out of the tall grass, I got 8 pictures, this is the best one.

07 June, 2009

Maker's Mark, personalized

Bob Houser, my son-in-law, told me that when he proposed to my daughter, Jennifer, that we celebrated with a toast of Maker's Mark. Bob then encouraged me to become a Maker's Mark ambassador and then my name on a barrel of Maker's Mark. Two weeks ago, Bob visited the Maker's Mark Distillery in Kentucky, bottled my bourbon and personally put the red wax seal on the 2 bottles. In addition, Bob purchased for me a Maker's Mark apron.

For those of you who haven't been at the ranch at the end of the day, the Maker's Mark ends up with some sweet vermouth on the rocks. These 2 pictures will be recorded for posterity. Thanks, Bob