Monday, February 18, 2008

George Washington's Birthday Observed...at the Ranch

We celebrated George Washington's Birthday at the ranch by doing the things we usually do...although I did take some time to do a little online research, and discovered a few interesting George Washington facts (Paco and Luigi were especially intrigued by the mule fact):

Washington was the only Founding Fathers to free his slaves.
He was the only president who did not live in Washington D.C.
The nation's capital, along with 1 state, 31 counties and 17 cities (Maybe 18 counting the town of "George," in central Washington State) are named in his honor.
As a farmer, Washington grew marijuana on his farm and promoted it's growth. (In the 1790s, the crop was grown mainly for its industrial value as hemp and for soil stabilization. It was many years later that the recreational and illegal use of marijuana became popular.)
As a farmer, he is credited with introducing the mule to America.
He was the first Mason to serve as president.
He was the only president to win a unanimous vote of the Electoral College.

Nice outfit! And nice hairstyle!

Solo and a stick!

The hens return from ravaging the neighbor's garden.

Solo loves his special play time!
The birds are all getting fat around here.

Toby and his grace-less way of playing with the ball.

Solo has a whole new attitude about life now!