Friday, February 12, 2010

new kid on the block...

Ahhhhhh....Spring time. According to the Field Lab, Spring has officially arrived in the SW Texas desert. Benita returned and the Bluebonnets are blooming all along the highways. On top of that - the first new calf of 2010 showed up today with her momma. I named the calf Shannon after my friend from the Ghost Town who is also know to locals as the Little Brown Girl.

Got all the flanges finished today and welded 4 of 43 into place. Had to put up a shield to protect Benita from the welding glare as she insisted on keeping tabs on the progress. Lured her away with a bale of hay which she scratched her head on for awhile then proceeded to munch on. Later in the afternoon, I did her portrait with mini Benita.

Just as I was finishing up the sky monkey routine - my latest visitors showed up for a tour. This is the first group to come out that read this months article about the Field Lab in the Big Bend Gazette. My new best friends are Mel, T.J. and Pam. 51,71,28,0

9 comments:

Scruffy Jones said...

Aaww, the two are so cute together. I also love Shannon. What a sweetie with her little wobbly baby-legs. Good to know you have all kinds of friends to keep you company too.

4 Borders Pundit said...

That's one accurate work of art and the third picture looks like a ZZ Top album cover.

mike said...
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jandean said...

The 2 bumps on Shannon's head?
Those are proper nubbins.
I don't know who put that logo on her forehead though.

bj said...

Sooo glad to see Benita again even
with cute little Shannon. Would love to see the Bluebonnet again!!

Nikki said...

You & Benita make a great team, John! Now that Spring is here, it's time to head to Chinati Hot Springs!

Rachael said...

John,
I sumbled upon your blog last year and have been following it ever since. First of all thank you for your ingenuity and spirit! You are a great inspiration to me and I talk about your blog and work endlessly! You have a wonderful artistic sense and speak volumes for my sense of direction in life. Your portrait of Benita and Scruffy Jones' likeness has beautiful lines. Thank you so much for your unbeknownest influence on my life. Perhaps one day we will meet face to face.
Another admiring fan,
Rachael Stanfield

MsBelinda said...

Scruffy did a remarkable job with mini Benita.

Shannon is a beauty!!

Allen Hare said...

Another great day at The Field Lab!