Sarah, Justin, and Bixby came out to the ranch a week or so ago. Bixby proved to be a natural ranch hand! He helped with all the ranch chores and showed no fear of the 1200 pound longhorns.
Justin filled up the coffee can with cubes that we keep in the woodshed and Bix took control of it. With his dogs Wyatt and Holly at his side, he kept the cubes coming and Gus was loving it. Woodrow is standoffish and missed out, although he did accept one from Justin.
We took to the roads on Saturday. Justin writes a food blog called Breakfast with Bixby and our first stop was Isaack's Restaurant in Junction, where we fueled up for the trip to Fredericksburg. Our favorite waitress Helen took our order. While waiting for the food Bix and I took a tour of the entry lobby and the deer and hog mounts on the wall, where he practiced his word-learning skills. You can follow Bixby and his dad on their breakfast adventures at Breakfast With Bixby.
Our first stops in Fredericksburg all had to do with food and wine. Wine tasting at the Fredericksburg Winery, chocolate at Chocolat, olive oil at The Olive Oil Shops.
(Photo - Bix eating his chocolate turtle outside the Chocolat shop)
We had lunch at the Altdorf Biergarten. After that Bixby fell asleep and he and I found a shady parking space where he could nap while Sarah and Justin went to a few shops they wanted to check out.
In the country you always have to make it home in time to feed and we did. Then Justin put a couple of bags of corn in the deer feeder while Sarah took Bixby for a ride on his favorite new toy, the Mule.
After that it was time for some relaxation. Continuing our good eats, we fried some venison backstrap for supper with some mashed potatoes and gravy. Ranching is hard work and requires lots of fuel!
After some venison patty sausage and homemade biscuits the next morning, the littlest ranch hand left with his parents, leaving the ranch foreman with no ranch hands. Gus has been moping every since he left.