Meanwhile back at the Ranch

Last week was busy!  Volunteering was the key word all around.

Kara, Julia, Terry and I helped welcome the Elgin ISD faculty and staff back to school by volunteering to serve at the First United Methodist Church of Elgin's annual luncheon last Tuesday.  We love this little church because they do church right and have welcomed our Ranchers with open arms.  The worldwide United Methodist Church media department even did a video on us!

Charles worked on getting the new pond in the Community Garden, where we will shortly plant our fall vegetables!

Later in the week Dell volunteers came out, along with friends and family, to help out with the annual poinsettia planting.  How else would we get 15,000 pots planted!?

Former staff member Jim Hooyboer came out to tune up and fix the Ranchers' bikes and trikes, and stayed busy at it all day!

The chicks finally decided it was OK to explore the great outdoors, exiting the Chicken Hilton to explore the grass just outside the door.

Enjoy the pictures!

Kara and Terry serve up at the take-out window for the Methodist Church luncheon

 Dell volunteers planting baby poinsettias

Charles working on pond in new Community Garden

Neighbor Linda Potts waters baby points to get them off to a good start while Dell volunteer looks on

Casey helps Chris move his bike down to the Pavilion where Jim will give it a tune-up

The chicks, now four weeks old, investigate the world beyond the Chicken Hilton