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.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Grand kids at Go Away Farm

It doesn't get any better than this for me. I love it that our grand kids are getting to be raised with a lot of exposure to the farm animals. They love them and will over time become proficient in handling them. 

Here, Brody, Caroline and Jack await the donkeys arrival at the gate. 
Brody trying to get the wheel barrow over the board on the side of the garden. He finally made it. 

Molly & Jonathan are expecting Jack's little brother!

Jack Reegan Ensey, our third grandchild is 18 months old and his mom, Molly, is expecting her second son in November. We look forward to his arrival! Our first three are all so different, we can't imagine what this next one is going to bring our way. They all have such unique personalities. Jack is a special boy, with a smile that is contagious. But what's funny is that when he cries, it is equally a big as his smile. Too funny! Jack at 18 months at Go Away Farm.

Molly's svelt self. 
Molly and Jack up in Pappa G's office. He insists on calling the fox up there a cat. 

Hurricane Ike Refugees

In the days following Hurricane Ike's path through the Houston area, Go Away Farm became a refuge for several of our relatives and their families left without power. We had a freak cold front that day after the hurricane passed, making the situation somewhat bearable in Houston and the surrounding area (2.2 million homes without power for days), but added a touch of Fall to Go Away. That led us to start a fire in the pit and that became a focal point for a lot of the afternoons and evenings. The kids loved the fire. Larry was coerced into reading to Jack and Caroline. Small price to pay for air conditioning:-)

Millard and Granny were there and we caught them on the porch swing with the grand babies, Jack, Caroline and Brody.
Mikki needed to get the Fall garden in so she mixed a little lesson for the visiting band of boys, and got some help with the planting to boot. Stacey, Nicolas, Mikki, Andrew and Alexander. 
Mikki shows Alexander how to prepare the soil and plant seed. You could tell that he loved every minute of it.
As Brody moved Mik Mik's wheel barrow out of the way, Jack gets his first lesson in the use of a shovel from his Mimi (Dovey Ensey). 
Andrew Barnett, Alexander and Nicholas Ensey dig into the smores...
Caroline loved roasting marshmallows with Pappa G
Kacey McClendon, Larry's grand daughter (Karen's and Mack's oldest daughter) ate her share of roasted marshamallows...
The trio of young guys were relentless until we ran dry of marshmallows (in that bag). They really enjoyed the time by the fire. It was neat to see Alexander get into the farming life. He loved it.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Summer at Go Away Farm

Early morning spider web

Fresh organic carrots
Foggy mornings at the farm are hard to beat
And even harder to beat is having the grand babies around. While we were at the farm hiding from Hurricane Gustav, Caroline and Brody took a swim with Amber. 
Jordan Anderson and Brody on the Ranger

Homestead on Labor Day

The Brazos river bottom

an antique barn with a new life at Homestead