Earlier this month we had a family reunion in the Texas Panhandle. My great grandparents raised their four sons here. Their descendants (my cousins) came from Texas, Utah, New York, and Montana for this first-ever cousins reunion.
Some of my relatives still live in the Panhandle and they hosted our get-together at their beautiful home in the country. On Saturday, we went to the National Cow Calling Contest in Miami, TX.
cow calling contestants
My ever intrepid husband Bob entered the contest and actually got a ‘call back’! But alas, he did not win. ;)
My cousins took us to the cemetery to see where our great grandparents and other relatives are buried.
The girls got to go four wheeling with their dad…..
saw some antelope.......
♫ oh give me a home where the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play♫
Then we visited the farm where the wheat was being harvested.
combine cutting the wheat
We got to ride in the combine! This was a big deal to us city slickers!
combine blades cutting the wheat
wheat filling up in the back of the combine
When the combine is full, another kind of machine is driven up along side the combine and the wheat is transferred into it, all without stopping.
When that machine gets full it drives over to a waiting semi truck and the grain is transferred to the truck.
Janet Bodin was born in Houston, Texas. After living in Mexico City and Rome, she returned to Texas where she graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio. She now lives in Houston with her husband and two daughters.
Janet has exhibited in numerous galleries and juried exhibitions, including the International Quilt Festival, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Santa Fe International Figurative Art Experience, and the Kansas City Doll Fair. Her dolls have won awards locally and nationally. Her work has been in various publications including Art Doll Quarterly, Contemporary Doll Collector, Quilting Arts, Soft Dolls and Animals, and the books 500 Handmade Dolls and Deeper into the Woods.
Janet is a member of the Original Doll Artists Council of America, the Texas Association of Original Doll Artists, Houston Area Fiber Artists, the Mixed Media Artists of Houston, the Material Girls of Houston Cloth Doll Club, and the Houston, Galveston, and Brazosport Art Leagues.