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Longhorn cattle holiday ornament

A holiday blog…..

Although this is not the type of year any of us planned, some things remain consistent: The Holidays happen! 

Thanksgiving weekend is behind us and Christmas is around the corner.

Longhorn cattle holiday ornament


This Holiday season we know we are not the only ones who will have less chairs filled around our table than years past. However, even though our home will be quieter than we would like, it is never empty.

This is not actually our back door. It is a door to one of our barns, but you get the drift.


Our current ranch house is relatively new but almost every decoration that fills it is in itself filled with sentiment. In fact, mapping the back story to most of our “belongings” and each of our decorations gives a pretty good insight into our life story and the people and events we cherish.


So what has this got to do with the Holidays and longhorns, you may ask?

It has everything to do with this time of the year and our longhorns, but not in the way you may think.


A few weeks ago our friend Penny, from Nashville, TN, gave us a rug that she designed and hooked herself. She has made many rugs over several years. This particular rug was inspired by her and her husband Doug’s visit to our ranch a little over a year ago and a few months before Covid hit. Our Texas longhorn herd put on a perfect show, as they usually do. We all took pictures to record our memorable visit.

It is obvious from the intricate details that the rug took a while to complete. Although Penny mentioned how much she enjoyed creating it, she did not have to as her love and passion shines through.



The rug came to us as a complete surprise.

I am so grateful for it.

I love the whimsical appearance and the way it is designed.


I also love our friend’s gesture. When one is reminded of a memorable occasion whether in the form of a gift or otherwise is it instantaneously special.

Penny added in the package a note to us that reads, “ I wanted you to know how much I loved your cows – thank you for sharing!”


I took this photo a few years ago. It is of Columbine, one of the cows featured on our rug and the perfect model. Although we love Columbine, we simply cannot keep everybody. She is still one of our favorites decorating Texas pastures close by. We know her present “parents” are as proud of her as we are and will be thrilled by this reference.


Lady Godiva is the second Texas longhorn cow featured on our beautiful rug. Here she is with her 2020 heifer calf.


Paul and I have the perfect place for our new rug and we are both honored to display it in our home.


Like so many gifts we have been fortunate and  thrilled to receive and that fill our home , this rug will not only occupy an empty space on our wall but it secures a heartfelt reminder of how blessed we are.


If you read my blog regularly, you will know that It gives me great pleasure to share my love of longhorns. They fill me with a sense of peace and joy and I love to pass on their breathtaking presence whenever there is an occasion to. We are fortunate to be surrounded by these beautiful creatures. We are also fortunate to have opportunities to share them with others, often, I hope, without judgement. (LOL)

It’s hard to describe how truly amazing these animals are without seeing them ‘in the flesh’.  If you are interested in owning your own herd, please feel free to contact us. We will gladly give you a tour of our Texas longhorn herd and provide you with the most up to date information of our SALEBARN inventory.

To our fellow Texas longhorn enthusiasts, our loyal friends and supporters, we wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Covid-free New Year.

And last but not least, demonstrating the true spirit of giving and how fulfilled we are to receive, to our friend Penny, thank you for your extraordinary Texas longhorn gift- we are sincerely hooked.


Maybe you can tell ! We love talking about Texas Longhorn Cattle. We love hearing from you too.Thanks for supporting us and please don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments and questions and feel free to visit us GVRlonghorns.com


Disclaimer: All material noted above is based on our hands- on experience as ranchers, as well as our observations of our own cattle over the years. We have done and continue to do extensive research in order to maintain our herd‘s optimum health. However, all opinions and statements made on our website are meant as guidelines only. We are not qualified statisticians/ veterinarians and urge you to consult a specialist with your concerns. Content of this blog belongs to GVR Longhorns LLC and may not be copied in any form. ©GVRlonghorns.com All rights reserved.

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