Here I am, at my new blog. Jennifer, my eleven year old sister, will Lord Willing be taking over Growing Up Agrarian. For those of you who don't know me, I will go ahead and introduce myself.
My name is Tracy. I am sixteen, my birthday is in May, and I was born in Fort Worth, Texas. I grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and moved to Santa Anna, Texas when I was twelve. I hope to never leave this great state. I have lived on a farm since I was nine, when we got our first chickens. We have always had chickens since then. We raise Rhode Island Reds, and have dabbled in other breeds, but stayed true to this multi-tasking breed all the way. When I was eleven, I had Brangus heifer and a Limousine calf I bottle fed. We raised pygmy goats for quite awhile, but I hate goats. I have nothing against them except that they drive me crazy. I now raise Californian rabbits and Dorper sheep. We also raise Texas Longhorn Cattle. I am training to become a CTLR [Cattleman's Texas Longhorn Registry] Inspector. More on that in later posts. I milk a Watusi Longhorn cow every morning at five thirty. Her name is LouPita, which means Little Wolf. Her mother is the cow in the side picture. She looks a lot like her mother. Well, that's my ranching experience overview.
Like I said, I'm a Christian, a Sovereign Grace Baptist. I wear dresses and keep my head covered at all times, according to the Biblical Doctrines that are the foundation of my Faith.
For those of you who know my Father, well, you know. I strive to be more like him every day. I admire him, and he seems to understand me more than I understand myself. For those of you who don't know my Father, well, Here's His Blog.
My Mother is a farm woman who is my comfort and joy. She is always there for me, and I love her to death. She is a amazing woman who never stops. She seems to work enough for my whole family. She teaches me a lot, too.
My sister, Jennifer,(11) is a bona-fide tomboy with a big heart. She loves climbing trees, sleeping under the big Texas sky. ( Can't blame her, what with the stars n' all. ) She catches frogs, fishes better than all of us, and loves animals.
My brother, Robert (10), well, ha, he's a boy. He's 110% boy. He is a adventurer, a builder, a troublemaker and a smart young man. He has a big heart, too, and loves taking care of Mom. He can build almost anything, and likes to fix things. Like the stupid ol' latch on the outhouse door.
Then there's Sarah (5). She is a remarkable little girl. She is too smart for her own good, and has a vocabulary the size of Texas. She can outsmart me, sometimes. She follows Robert and Jennifer everywhere, and is not afraid of jumping across a creek, climbing a tree, sleeping in a tent, picking up a bug, or petting a big ol' Longhorn on the nose.
Well, I am so glad you have made it to my blog and hope you stay tuned.