I almost felt Texan today. I mean, I am a Texas resident, but the kind of Texan others imagine when they are not originally from this state – you know, vaquera (cowgirl). In my early morning travels I got a chance to visit the Leyendecker’s 5-L ranch. I am such a cityslicker – ha!
The entrance to the 5-L ranch. It says Leyendecker on the gate.
My friend and I got a tour of the property, but not all 1,500+ acres
Bear, the labrador retriever who loves the water - just like mine 🙂 We got a chance to see the pond with plenty of catfish who don't mind when Bear jumps in for a swim.
feeding time for the catfish - always available fresh for the catching
the dock/fishing spot built over the catfish pond. The breeze felt so good on such a hot day.
We also saw the original part of the Leyendecker house that was built around 1930 and has slowly been expanded over the years. The original house was only these 2 rooms - still intact.
An old sign, hanging in the old original part of the house
We also toured the ranch on the ranchmobile and luckily did not run over any wildlife. Luckily no old farts were crossing - oh wait, maybe WE were the old farts!
The interesting handmade items had me scratching my head, asking 'what is that?'
The cows that thought we were going to feed them so they followed us - we won't comment on anyone who got really scared at this point but let's just say IT WASN'T ME!
We bid farewell to our hostess who showed us her beautiful working ranch
Good-bye Leyendecker home... until the next time
A bobcat jumped out in front of us and ran into the brush - sorry it is a little blurry but I still got it!