Fourth Cutting and Fall Happenings

Hay farming never ends. Or so it seems. We're on our fourth/third/second/first cutting depending on which field it is we're swathing. And yes, we are doing the swathing. I'm now allowed to drive the swather and actually have to drive it a lot lately. October 1st is here and we have hay to cut, rake, … Continue reading Fourth Cutting and Fall Happenings

Driving Heavy Machinery while Inexperienced.

Have you ever had an experience so exciting or so terrifying that you were left shaking and queasy afterwards? I've had two such experiences in my life. 1. Walking from the ambulance through the hospital after a plane ride with my newborn Henley and the shocking news she had a problem with her heart. Crying … Continue reading Driving Heavy Machinery while Inexperienced.

Calf, Sunset, Kids

Aunt Lexcie sure has some cute cows and calves. Becca and Henley love to see the babies and help in any way they can. I happen to love the sun shining right through Becca's ponytail. B kept the baby entertained while Aunt Lexcie helped Henley get the hang of milking. Henley's hands are just the … Continue reading Calf, Sunset, Kids

Sorghum in September

We are working on harvesting our final crop of this year, sorghum. It's a touch and go situation this time of year, we need to cut it, dry it, rake, and bale it but the days aren't so warm anymore and the possibility of rain is always lurking around the corner. In fact, it's been … Continue reading Sorghum in September

Daddy’s Surprise

We are so lucky to have a thoughtful daddy. Last Saturday he brought home the ultimate surprise for the girls. We were outside enjoying Bo, the grass, and the weeds. On a whim, I encouraged the girls to get their dump trucks from the shed to shell corn. Henley likes collecting the "gold" Becca preferred … Continue reading Daddy’s Surprise

Day in the Life

Thanks to reader suggestions, today I'm sharing a day-in-the-life post of what our homeschool looks like. I so appreciate the outpouring of support and likes from my recent post Life of a Ranch Wife, that was a therapeutic and hard post to share and I really appreciate your positive reactions. This post is a continuation … Continue reading Day in the Life

Grape Juice Rainbow

Grape juice is one of the very easiest things to can. Just throw the grapes in the steamer and turn the stove on. After an hour, drain the juice into jars, be careful the juice is HOT, and fit the lids. Then process in a boiling water canner. Easy peasy. The amount of work does … Continue reading Grape Juice Rainbow

Life of a Ranch Wife

Written several months ago, never posted due to my conflicting feelings about the difficult yet wonderful role my life has taken. Hope you enjoy! It's funny how some things seem to come in spells.  Bad things happen in threes etc.  I don't know the exact number of conversations but I know that in the last … Continue reading Life of a Ranch Wife

Days at Home

Summer is winding down, maybe even officially gone with cool nights, and the busyness on the farm is slowing down as well. The girls and I have been blessed with a few weeks of days spent mostly at home and it's been a delight. We've spent a lot of time riding bikes. Becca has mastered … Continue reading Days at Home

Summer Ice Cream Dates

Our local mom-and-pop drive-in has the very best swirl, soft-serve ice cream ever. Bonus: it's less that three dollars for three cones and three ice waters. Need I say we have a special purse designated for Jeb's ice cream dates? Into the purse goes most of the loose change--all that doesn't go through the washer--we … Continue reading Summer Ice Cream Dates