90th Birthday                2001                •Great Grandchildren                •Feeding Llamas                •Remod...
90th Birthday                   2001                                  Great Grandchildren                                 ...
90th Birthday   2001                Kailey Feeding Llamas                           Kailey liked to feed the llamas and   ...
90th Birthday                  2001                        Installing Door                                      Stacy and ...
90th Birthday                           2001                       Sammons Visit Ranch                                    ...
90th Birthday              2001                 Sammons Visit Ranch                                     Garrett organized ...
90th Birthday   2001                                       Cats                       Felix’s favorite pets are his cats. ...
90th Birthday                                      2001                         Trapping Cats                             ...
90th Birthday   2001            Sammons Visit Ranch                       Melanie and Steve gave Chase some               ...
90th Birthday   2001            Sammons Visit Ranch                       In August both Steve and Stacy and              ...
90th Birthday                         2001                                                   The Gator                    ...
90th Birthday   2001                   River Then & Now                       That little naked girl on the left grew     ...
90th Birthday   2001                         Baby Llamas                       Trips on the left (black) and Chipper      ...
90th Birthday   2001                   Dam Construction                       Several years of flash flooding had         ...
90th Birthday   2001                        Dam Washout                       The first night after the dam was           ...
90th Birthday   2001                          Making Road                       While the Cat was at the ranch and        ...
90th Birthday   2001                           Getting the log                        The high spring run off left a big l...
90th Birthday                               2001                    Moving Red Shed                                       ...
90th Birthday                           2001                                Digging Front Yard                            ...
90th Birthday   2001                                            The Big Rock                                             G...
90th Birthday   2001               Ranch Wild Life                       The Ranch is always alive with                   ...
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Felix master 2001

  1. 1. 90th Birthday 2001 •Great Grandchildren •Feeding Llamas •Remodeling Trailer •Ranch Activities •Cats •Cat Trapping •Gator Time •River Time •Baby Llamas •Erosion Control •Plumbing Changes •Landscaping
  2. 2. 90th Birthday 2001 Great Grandchildren Felix’s seven great grandchildren. Back row: Garrett, Jason, Blair Front row: Wesley, Felix, Alysa, Kailey, and Chase. 2
  3. 3. 90th Birthday 2001 Kailey Feeding Llamas Kailey liked to feed the llamas and one of them liked eating her food. Blair and Kailey. 3
  4. 4. 90th Birthday 2001 Installing Door Stacy and Ray installed a sliding glass door to replace the existing front door in trailer. Melanie had found the door in Billings. Garrett and Wesley look on. 4
  5. 5. 90th Birthday 2001 Sammons Visit Ranch Elizabeth’s folks visited the Ranch when Steve & Elizabeth came to pick up their boys that came with Ray & Phyllis a month earlier. Ray, Phyllis, Blair, Nancy (Elizabeth’s m other), Felix, Elizabeth, Chase, Chuck (Elizabeth’s father), Garrett, Steve. Target practice. Carving on the stum p. 5
  6. 6. 90th Birthday 2001 Sammons Visit Ranch Garrett organized Wesley and Kailey into an adventure outing; walking sticks, and salutes included. (Garrett is left handed). There was also some fishing and some catching and some sitting on the patio. Wesley, Kailey, and Garrett. Ray, Blair. Chase, Garrett, Felix. Blair, and Stacy. 6
  7. 7. 90th Birthday 2001 Cats Felix’s favorite pets are his cats. The black & white one is the favorite and his private cat! She follows him like a dog, sits on his lap, lays around his feet – but when anyone comes onto the patio she vanishes! 7
  8. 8. 90th Birthday 2001 Trapping Cats Chase and Garrett wanted to catch one of Grandpa’s wild cats. They arranged a trap with a ramp for the cats to walk up and a string on the trap door to lock them in. Now its j a m atter of ust tim e before he has a cat – lots of tim e. Look close! one is going up the ram p. Papa listens as Chase explains the concept. 8
  9. 9. 90th Birthday 2001 Sammons Visit Ranch Melanie and Steve gave Chase some fishing pointers. Blair and Garrett rode the motorcycles up the river and shot rabbits. 9
  10. 10. 90th Birthday 2001 Sammons Visit Ranch In August both Steve and Stacy and families came to the Ranch. Steve gave Felix a bird house, Stacy cut his hair, Chase and Kailey caught lady bugs and fish. 10
  11. 11. 90th Birthday 2001 The Gator The John Deere 6x4 Gator provides a ride for all the visitors and is very useful for irrigating and small jobs around the Ranch. Felix, Blair, Chase, Ray, Garrett. Edna Mae and Felix. Linda Reed and Felix. Phyllis pruning trees. Ray fixing a flat. 11
  12. 12. 90th Birthday 2001 River Then & Now That little naked girl on the left grew up to hold the fish over the river while other little bodies play in the water. Steve and Ray on the SeaDos on the river in front of the trailer house. 12
  13. 13. 90th Birthday 2001 Baby Llamas Trips on the left (black) and Chipper on the right; that was the names given the baby llamas born one week apart in September. 13
  14. 14. 90th Birthday 2001 Dam Construction Several years of flash flooding had created a serious erosion problem so we decided to construct a dam to stop it and solve the problem. The erosion problem Felix surveyed the height of the dam with a long level on the pickup box. 14
  15. 15. 90th Birthday 2001 Dam Washout The first night after the dam was completed the rain washed out a small section. The only thing to do was fill it in again. 15
  16. 16. 90th Birthday 2001 Making Road While the Cat was at the ranch and after the dam was finished Ray put some fill on the road (the one that the trailers slid off) raising it up so the spring run off water could not run over the road and into the trailer house yard. 16
  17. 17. 90th Birthday 2001 Getting the log The high spring run off left a big log on the far bank and Phyllis spent the summer dreaming about going after that log and using it for a river bank border at the house. Felix took pictures while Ray crossed the river and Phyllis rode on the back. 17
  18. 18. 90th Birthday 2001 Moving Red Shed After finishing the dam the Red Shed was moved from the yard to a spot near the well house. Felix was the proj engineer. ect The cat turned in the allotted space with an inch to spare. The two poles purchased to skid the shed left deep ruts in the yard. Felix’s long braided nylon rope was needed to keep the shed from sliding off the skids. 18
  19. 19. 90th Birthday 2001 Digging Front Yard We removed a water faucet from the front yard (where the trailer house water ran from a hose) and dug a ditch to connect it to the water from the back yard – we also made a connection for the travel trailer, which would be moved in to replace the red shed which was moved up by the well house. The Bobcat, Felix, and Ray pulled the water hose from under the trailer – tim e for the ‘victory dance’. Digging the backyard 19
  20. 20. 90th Birthday 2001 The Big Rock Getting the big rock. Felix selected a big rock from up the river. Digging the rock Put that rock right there! Ray tum bled the rock ½ a m ile. The rock is in place! 20
  21. 21. 90th Birthday 2001 Ranch Wild Life The Ranch is always alive with wild life going about their daily chores of finding food and shelter. 21

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