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

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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

Spaghetti Sauce 2019

We have been canning this year, not quite so much as past years, but enough to keep us very busy. This year, me girls were both big enough to help. Becca swished the produce clean. Henley chopped the tomatoes in half and placed them in the blender. I hooked up the blender and Becca switched … Continue reading Spaghetti Sauce 2019

Realistic Family Pictures

Miss Henley, our budding photographer, insisted on taking pictures the other night. She didn't listen to my protests that my hair was a mess and I was in sweats, or Ty's protests that he hadn't shaved and was ready for bed, she took the picture anyway. I'm glad she did. Our bedtime routine has been … Continue reading Realistic Family Pictures

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

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