Our two Longhorns found an open gate and went to visit the neighbors large herd of welcoming cows. As much as we wanted them back, we were not sure how to separate them from their friends without a stampede. Weekday mornings do not allow enough time to do any cattle rustling, but luckily they happened to be hanging out by themselves along our fence line last Saturday morning. Tom opened the gate and led them back to their pasture while their 100 plus friends were wailing and telling them not to leave…..I think the boys are glad to be back. Welcoming treats of carrots and cattle cubes helped a lot! I just finished two new paintings to celebrate their safe return. I have them on my Etsy web site . Click on Leicalady.etsy.com to see all of the Longhorns
Once in a while, you may come across a group of people who just seem to click. I am involved in a group of artisans in Wilson County, who work together in order to put on an event that combines so much talent, it is destined to be something no one in Texas will want to miss. Everyone in the local community surrounding Floresville, Texas looks forward to all the creative offerings that are available at the event called Once A Year. A variety of items are hand made, from baby clothes to Peanut Brittle like you have never tasted. Rhew Orchards has pecans and peaches. Their peach ice cream is an art!!!!They make special order peach pies, cobblers and ice cream year round. I could go on and on just about the tempting food……The hand sewn quilts and Christmas ornaments are exquisite. Several one of a kind jewelry items are going to be hard for me to resist. Antiques will be abundant throughout the three day sale.I am working on new paintings and ornaments just for this marketplace. Once A Year 2010 will be held on November 11, 12 and 13th. Contact me for location, times and more info.
Duke and Duchess representing Sacred Heart School.
The dragon in the cage is real!
The Grand Marshalls of this years parade are Al and Elaine Kolodziej, the publishers of the Wilson County News.
Ryan William of the house of Hubbard. Emperor of Nature’s Artistry and King of the Court of Enchanted Gardens
A beautiful girl inside and out…….Brooke Juanita AlumbaughDaniel M. Tejada, Mayor
René Peña , district attorney and uncle of King Tunaep 1999 Michael Anthony Peña!!!!
What a perfect angel!
The Floresville Tiger!
Levi Campos representing the youth organization of the Lion’s Club, the Leo’s Club.
Duchess Daniela Aguillon also representing the Leo’s Club.Future peanut farmer’s of AmericaDuke George Alonzo and Duchess Gabrielle Landrum representing FHS Drama ClubNo parade is complete without a clown. It was time to go try to sample all the Festival food that we could! For more photos of the Peanut Festival parade and activities, click here
The Duke and Duchess representing Sacred Heart School in Floresville, Texas were well documented as they waved to the crowd’s in the annual Floresville Peanut Festival Parade on Saturday October 10, 2009.
The Duke, Thomas Peyton Parish was honored to have his Godfather Tracy Spring, representing his Godparents at the festivities.
Peyton’s brother who is legendary in Wilson County surprised many with his appearance in this sleepy town.
Tom and I could not wait for Peyton and Jordan to pass by. We had a great spot to take pictures, thanks to Peggy and Curtis Holcombe who invited us to share the spot that they have had for the last 20 years!
While the rest of the paparazzi was happily snapping away, I was trying to jump start a dead battery in the big fancy schmansy video camera. Thankfully, Tracy had brought a very handy back up that did the job in spite of my dizzying special effects trying to hold it steady.
Peggy had made brownies and there was a huge lunch inside the building where we sat and awaited our royal golden boy.
Tracy snapped this while we were lining up to get the best view.
We knew Peyton would be right around the corner when we saw this cute little group of cowboys and cowgirls. If you look really close you can see a little Yorkie puppy riding in a basket in the front of the pony cart!
I was glad to see that the hearts and flowers were still in place.
The parade ended all too soon!
In my humble opinion, the Duke and Duchess representing Sacred Heart School in Floresville were the highlights of this year’s Peanut Festival Parade. Duchess Jordan Boswell looked radiant from the early morning when we met to decorate the car until the final wave at the end of the two hour parade.
Tom, Duke Peyton and I started working our magic on the already awesome black BMW at 7:30 Saturday morning. We had the advantage of professional signs made by Alamo Photo Labs, that made other parade entries envious.We were hoping we would not get a flat tire before the fun began!
With a little help from the local El Walmarto we were ready when the judges cruised by two hours later.
I tried to bribe them with chorizo tacos, but they sped on by without even noticing the 10 dollar bill I was waving…..
Our Duke was in good hands with Chris Holcombe at the wheel and finally they were ready to roll!