Calves of all Colors

We've got a full spectrum of colored livestock this year.  While most of our calves were black last year, this year's crop comes in quite the variety. We've got black ballies. We've got Charolais. Little darker colored Charolais. We've got red-bodied-white-faced-and-socked babies. Charolais...Hereford...Gray looking babies. Red-bodied-white-faced-except-an-eye-patch-and-with-a-skunk-tail babies. Chocolate brown and a skunk tail. And finally, … Continue reading Calves of all Colors

Chubby Cheeks

Hey, All!  So sorry to have abandoned my blog for two weeks.  Things have been crazy around here.  Sick mama, sick baby, 48-hour trip to Montana, loads of laundry, church activities, picnics, birthday parties, the list goes on and on!  I'll try reeeeeally hard to keep up with things a little better. So that's it, … Continue reading Chubby Cheeks

Grumpy Gopher Girl

Whoa.  Someone looks terribly unhappy to be checking gopher traps with Daddy. Red nose.  Grumpy eyes.  Pursed lips.  Little Miss is not impressed with the bouncing stroller, swirling dust, or picture-taking mama. But wait!  There's a toy on the stroller.  Maybe things aren't so bad after all. Oooo, she sees the camera! Not letting it, … Continue reading Grumpy Gopher Girl

Rolling Over

This is what rolling over looks like at our house. Little Miss can roll from her tummy to her back, but she hasn't quite figured out how to do the reverse.  Her shoulders get in her way and she gets really mad and incredibly frustrated for a three-month-old.  Most of her time spent on the … Continue reading Rolling Over

Book Review: Seven Miracles That Saved America

I finally finished an adult-length book!  It took me a few weeks, partially thanks to Miss Henley and partially thanks to the depth of the book.  I loved the book, Seven Miracles That Saved America by Chris and Ted Stewart.  As you may have guessed from the title, this book discusses seven events in the history … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Miracles That Saved America


Hey there!  Hope you all had a fantastic weekend; I especially hope none of you had the same miserable head cold as I did.  Not to worry, after a lot of sleep and countless bottles of water/gatorade, I'm feeling much better.  Still sniffly though. Today I wanted to share with you a snippet about the … Continue reading Cow-dogs

Fresh Calf

I love seeing fresh-out-of-the-womb calves like this little one.  I've yet to see a mother cow actually giving birth, but I have see quite a few wet babies, just minutes after their birth. When we first pulled up in the feed truck, the calf was all by his lonesome.  Seeing this new baby alone freaked … Continue reading Fresh Calf

Sore Butt, Sore Abs, Sore Back…

Oh my heavens.  Riding horses hurts.  A lot.  My butt.  My back.  My neck.  My tummy. My legs.  I haven't been on a horse since last June--thanks to my prego belly--and riding last Saturday felt horrid.  Well, actually the riding part of things wasn't so bad, it was waking up the next morning with a … Continue reading Sore Butt, Sore Abs, Sore Back…