walters family blog

Well, its just Walters' family stuff. That's about it, for that's its sole purpose.

Location: Bellville, Texas, United States

Husband, dad, grandfather, brother, entrepreneur, artist, writer, publisher, ad guy, teacher, musician, and dreaming of being a farmer.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

The barn is close....

Other than some cosmetics, like rock around the posts and paint on the doors, handrails on the stairs, and some lighting, the outside is nearly complete. It will take us another month or so to get it finalized.

It came a storm last night and rained inches!

In March, we've had 5.59" of rain. It has been very wet at the farm. Early this morning, it rained over an inch and the lakes are pouring over the spillway. The lighting and rain was probably as intense as I remember it. Amazing storm. This photo was taken this morning after the rain blew through. Its always so beautiful following a storm.

New Go Away logo is here!

Well, we've made a decision. Here is the new Go Away Farm logo. We like the simplicity and the symbolism of the Rooster. Kind of a "wake up at Go Away Farm" kind of idea.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Jack's first day at adplex with PappaG

Molly came by the office on Thursday and I got to see Jack. It was his first day at adplex. Hopefully, there'll be an adplex around when Jack is old enough to work. For some reason, I can't envision Jack and Brody at adplex working. But, who'd thought that some of the others would be there today?!

Monday, March 19, 2007

The latest of Jack

Jack at home last night.

MikMik and Jack. He has those Walters' eyes, but I'm thinking an Ensey mouth and maybe the nose. We'll have to watch things develop.

Brody and Caroline in the wagon at Go Away!

The names on the wagon are pretty accurate:-) Rolling and Delight...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Barn at Go Away makes steady progress!

View from the yard of the house, about where the swing set is today. The posts will be dressed with 5 ft. tall tapered rock pediments, and a slight taper of cedar at the tops. It is designed to compliment the house but not compete with it.

The South end of the barn with stairs leading to the upstairs area.

The North end. The view you'll see as you drive up the entrance road. However, the doors will have cedar on them and the fence will be rebuilt to tie into both sides of the building to keep the cows and horses from taking advantage of the new building. They are very nosey.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Jack Reegan Ensey is Home!

MikMik was holding Jack today and I got this photo. I think you can see some Walters' and some Ensey in this little guy. I see Mimi and Molly's chin, my eyes slits and possibly nose, Jonathans lips and head, and when he's mad, a Walters' scowl:-) Boy is he ever strong. Molly calls him Uncle Larry:-) There is a photo that I'll not post where he is crying where he looks a lot like a cross between Bandaddy and Larry.... I'm sure Jonathan and the Ensey family is thrilled:-)

Here is Jack at 3 days old. He is a sweety for sure.

Dad and son. Jonathan is good with him. And Molly is one of those surprise Moms. I'm impressed with the way they already have a knack for caring for Jack. You'd think they'd been doing it at least 5 or 6 days...

Brody and Caroline (15 Months Old) with the puppies at Molly's house

While Brody isn't watching, Rio sneaks up and kisses him smack dab in the mouth! Whew, glad a dog has 97% less germs than a human:-)

Caroline actually opened her mouth and Rio licked her tongue. She was beside herself. They loved the puppies.

They were mesmerized by the puppies.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Jack Reegan Ensey is here! 8 lbs and 20.5 inches long, and all are well.

After the epidural, but before Jack. Posted without Molly's permission:-) I tried to negotiate a middle name of Waltsey, but they didn't buy it.

This photo is of Jack just minutes after he was cleaned up. Chunky rascal!

Me and Jack at our first brief meeting. I didn't come prepared:-)

Amberjack::-) No really, Jack and Amber. A proud aunt. Her first "real" nephew.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Where I found Tank Saturday Evening

Whew! I found Tank laying up with the cows in a bed of hay Saturday evening. He looked quite unusual laying there surrounded by all the calves, and quite out of place. The other horses were off a ways staring at him, and me. So, I walked over to him in the pasture and tried to coax him to stand up. Instead, he just made deep grumbling noises. I finally got him to get up and realized that he was in trouble. Right behind his right front hoof was a cut of some sort. I was able to get him into a pen and get the Vet out to see him. Dr. Helen Phillips came out and doctored him up and left him wrapped up. He'll be out of play for a few weeks until this wound heals. If I hadn't found him when I did, he'd have gone the way of Pippin.