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

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

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

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

Summer Tantrum Solutions

Ahhhh....summer. Long, hot days full of work, fun, and growth. Summers are busy for us check out why here: Finding Happiness in the Hay Hauling orIt’s a Zoo. This busyness brings a lot of fun and experiential learning; however, it wrecks havoc on our daily rhythm and sleep schedule. If any of you readers have … Continue reading Summer Tantrum Solutions

Finding Happiness in the Hay Hauling

Finding joy in the journey is my quest in life. I love the notion of enjoying the small moments, soaking up delight from the ordinary pieces of everyday life. But, I also struggle with this. I tend to get bogged down in the drudgery and repetitive nature of life. The cycle of laundry, dishes, sleepless … Continue reading Finding Happiness in the Hay Hauling

God Bless America

Happy Fourth of July, Independence Day, or birthday of the United States to all! I love living in a free land that is safe, secure, and brimming with opportunity. I hope all you fellow Americans enjoy celebrating today and find some time to be thankful for all we have. Everyone else, I hope you have … Continue reading God Bless America

Principles of Home Management (also: how to have kids, homeschool, farm, and adventure without losing your mind)

If that title doesn't catch you eye what will? I've been at this marriage thing for six years and this parenting thing for almost five years, so I'm pretty inexperienced at both! The few lessons I have learned are probably no-brainers for most of you, but for me they have been earth-shattering revelations. Today I … Continue reading Principles of Home Management (also: how to have kids, homeschool, farm, and adventure without losing your mind)

Bikes for Everyone

Everyone can ride a bike now! Becca has been working so hard on mastering her balance bike, last night she did! She sat in the seat and propelled herself with her legs. She even held both legs up and glided along. By this time next year I'll be able to take both girls biking around … Continue reading Bikes for Everyone