I have shredded the high grass in The Grove over the past few years. This year I intend to limit the shredding to a bridle path for us to ride horses and hike.
Drafted in 2003, the following is a list of rules for the ranch. In most cases, rules are not necessary for visitors, including family. From time to time, however, we have social gatherings of city slickers and tenderfoots that get agitated and liberated by the wide-open spaces in the West. Not wanting to spoil fun or merriment, but also wanting to preserve the habitat and wildlife on our place, these rules are posted on the refrigerator door of the main kitchen where guests will surely notice since soda pop and beer are stored therein. (Click to enlarge.)
The following list consists of daily or regular general chores to keep the place in shape. I apologize for the misspelling in Ranch Work Standing Order No. 12, although one could conceive of a wedding down in The Grove. Rules and chores are printed on heavy-weight paper (25 percent cotton bond), left over from the old days when heavy paper was needed for manuscript submission, so I cannot go into the printing and correct the misspelling. Folks, it’s an imperfect world. (Click to enlarge.)