Monday, November 30, 2009


We had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, with clear sunny skies and chilly temperatures, just right for a bonfire! And for a drive through the countryside with a friend. And for Bedlam football. Then, on Sunday, it turned cold, with no sign of temperatures higher than the 40's all week. We had a little rain on Sunday, but today is sunny. There is no sign of snow in the forecast, yet.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. We will start decorating for the Christmas holiday in the next week or so.

Monday, November 23, 2009


We got our rock sign installed on Thursday. It was a major project. A local businessman brought a crane out to the property to get the 2-1/2 ton rock off the delivery truck and set it up on the cement pad Andy had laid. We are both very satisfied with it. Drew's roadrunner logo design looks very good on it!

The temperatures are still pretty moderate -- 45 in the morning, warming up to 60 and a little warmer. This weekend I cut all of the green tomatoes on the plants (there are actually still flowers on the tomato plants!) and plan on making pickled green tomatoes and relish this week. I also gathered seeds from the Cosmos and the marigolds. I am drying some of the marigold flowers to make a garland. I cut some of the still-blooming castor bean flowers and put them in a vase. I was inspired by my friend Jana's visit to bring in some more nature from outdoors. Skeeter loves to walk and run with me around the property, chasing squirrels and rabbits when we can spy one.

We plan on having a bonfire when Drew is here for Thanksgiving, and have been gathering dead wood and piling it up. We are looking forward to a chill in the air without snow yet!

Monday, November 16, 2009


November 16, 2009 - Monday
"I woke today to find the frost perched on the ground. It hovered in a frozen sky, and gobbled summer down." - Joni Mitchell

The temperature this morning was 37 degrees as I left for work. This entire week will be overcast and cold according to the forecast. We had rain on Saturday night, and a light drizzle all day on Sunday, which was good for the grounds. Jana brought me some beautiful tulip bulbs that I will get in the ground this afternoon, after work. We had a fire in the fireplace last night and drank hot cocoa. She has a great eye for decor, is very creative, gave me some ideas, and said she will keep her eye out for "treasures" for our rooms. We walked around the grounds and collected some nature for her to take home. It was an inspiring weekend.

We still have rooms available for December (other than Christmas week) !!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rooms now available for November:
Texas Room -- $59.00
Oklahoma Room -- $59.00 (special rates through the end of2009.

Now is the time to come enjoy the fall weather and color! Each room has a private bathroom and second entry from a private deck. Call us at580-623-4249 or 214-763-3823 for a reservation.

The leaves have changed colors and the winds continue to blow them off of the trees, making a crackling blanket on the ground. But we've had nice temperatures of 55-50 in the morning and highs of 70+, so a lot of the flowers are still blooming. We returned from a trip to Mexico to find the salvia and cosmos in better bloom than during the hot summer! With Daylight Savings Time being over, sundown happens around 6:00 p.m. and we've had some fabulous sunsets. I continue to be amazed at the beauty of our surroundings. We had guests over Halloween weekend -- while we were out of town -- and received rave reviews.

Andy has pretty much finished the plumbing and electrical work on the New Mexico bathroom and is putting up drywall this week. The brick masons are here today to brick the outside. The air tub arrived and Andy will install that next week. We've chosen some terra cotta tile for the floor in the bathroom, and travertine for the walls, which we'll get next week. The goal is to have the room finished before Christmas.

Come see us and enjoy our little slice of heaven!