Mark brought me coffee to bed before he left for work. I read a bit. Early to rise I finished all my household chores by 9 am and then watered in the garden and pulled a few weeds. I went for a 6 mile hike that went by the swimming hole and I took a swim and laid on a rock like a lizard. I watched the little water dippers and the glimmering falls. I hiked home and had a fresh leaf lettuce salad with tuna and iced water with lemon. Ahh. Refreshment. I fired up Bouncing Betty our one ton Dodge and drove the ranch roads delivering salt and mineral blocks to most of the cattle's water sources. I jumped a large 4 by 4 buck with his antlers golden velvet. Startled he stood and gazed at me before dashing deeper into the brush. As afternoon shadows deepened I saddled up big Will and went for a ride. As the sun fell lower still I got in our wood fired hot tub and had a refreshing margarita. Mark got home and we dined on our organic heritage pork, blue potatoes and sugar snap peas from the garden. We cowboy camped that night on our deck under my grandma's old blankets and under a banner of stars.