Texans in Switzerland

As some of you know, my son Trent, his wife, Holly, and their two children are in Switzerland for the summer. Trent is a triathlete and is spending his summer there training with some of the best triathletes in the world. Anytime they see anything that resembles Texas or the 2S Ranch they send me a pictures. I love seeing how farmers and ranchers around the world are similar and different. It gives great perspective! I'm really looking forward to Martye's and my trip to visit in just a couple of weeks! 

 They are already cutting their grass. The grass is so lush that I'm guessing they can get a few cuts in before winter. 

They are already cutting their grass. The grass is so lush that I'm guessing they can get a few cuts in before winter. 

 It's hard to tell from this picture, but they actually bag the hay bales to save them for winter. There is actually a machine that the farmer pulls behind the tractor that bags the bales.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but they actually bag the hay bales to save them for winter. There is actually a machine that the farmer pulls behind the tractor that bags the bales.

 The cows are constantly being moved around. The fences are easily moved and I guess  the cows just need a little ribbon to hold them in... According to Holly & Trent only some of the ribbons are electric. I wonder what those Swiss ranchers would think of our barbed-wire fences?

The cows are constantly being moved around. The fences are easily moved and I guess  the cows just need a little ribbon to hold them in... According to Holly & Trent only some of the ribbons are electric. I wonder what those Swiss ranchers would think of our barbed-wire fences?

 No surprise,  their little cowboy didn't leave Texas without his cowboy hat! You can take the cowboy out of Texas, but can't take Texas out of this cowboy!

No surprise,  their little cowboy didn't leave Texas without his cowboy hat! You can take the cowboy out of Texas, but can't take Texas out of this cowboy!

  Of course all of the cows there wear the big cow bells. Holly & Trent think the 2S should adopt the cowbell system in case we have another big tornado. That way we can find the cows quickly!   

 Of course all of the cows there wear the big cow bells. Holly & Trent think the 2S should adopt the cowbell system in case we have another big tornado. That way we can find the cows quickly!

 

 They see this flower everywhere in Switzerland. Their family has nicknamed this flower "The Swiss Bluebonnet" for obvious reasons! 

They see this flower everywhere in Switzerland. Their family has nicknamed this flower "The Swiss Bluebonnet" for obvious reasons!