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

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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

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