Happy Birthday

This is my dad and his dog Tux. My dad has always loved animals and been supportive of his kids endeavors to train and care for animals. And he's always been one to get in the ground and actually okay with the animals or his grandkids (I think the pets are better behaved than the … Continue reading Happy Birthday

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Our Branding

We branded our calves a couple months ago, as we always do in preparation for turning them out in pastures that are farther from home. We invited more friends this time and we asked Nannie to help us make the meal for afterwards. She was so excited to cook for a big group again, she … Continue reading Our Branding

Keep up, Babe

These are couple-month-old pictures, from a day when I helped Mr. Rancher gather cows. The day started as a leisurely ride with nonsensical chit chat about whatever came to my mind. It was the perfect temperature, not too hot not too cold. Then, as inevitably happens while riding with Ty, I started to fall behind. … Continue reading Keep up, Babe

Fixing Wheel Lines

I hate irrigating. Hate it. Whether it's connecting gated pipe, digging corrugation ends, moving hand lines, or reattaching wheel line pipes, it's hot, heavy, and and yucky work that carries way too much guilt. Shoulders and back aching from carrying pipe, wanna quit? Okay the crops will die but at least you'll feel better. Hands … Continue reading Fixing Wheel Lines

Daddy’s Home

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting with a rare sighting--a farmer father has been seen at home with his children!!! It was amazing to see Ty at home during daylight hours. We sat with him while he ate dinner, moved the girls' new kitchen hutch (new to us, gifted from some older cousins) into their … Continue reading Daddy’s Home

Crossing the River

Our cows moved from one pasture to another across the Weiser River. The cowboys didn't really need our help but we hopped on the four wheeler and invited friends to come out for a hotdog party. It's the evenings like this, when I get to tag along with the work and look at the beautiful … Continue reading Crossing the River

Blocks and Whiteboard

We finally had a morning at home! Mr. Rancher went to work--hauling cows and changing irrigation water--and we girls stayed home to wash laundry and catch up on playtime. Playtime is an essential aspect of every child's life, but especially a young child's life. This time allows for sensory exploration, discovery, and formation of neurological … Continue reading Blocks and Whiteboard

Becca Lynne Turns Two

Once again, we have a two year old in the house. Heaven help us this go round. Miss Becca sure is a firecracker, maybe even more so than Miss Henley. She sure knows how to get dirty, explore outside, tease big sis and Daddy, and can throw a temper tantrum like nobody's business. She's tall, … Continue reading Becca Lynne Turns Two

Thunderstorm

The girls and I went for a walk while Mr. Rancher changed water and we got caught in a thunderstorm. Luckily we were visiting a neighbor when the worst of it hit and we were able to hang out at their house until the worst of it passed. The sky was incredible as we made … Continue reading Thunderstorm