December and January…

Ahhhhhh the sweetness of the holidays.  They're full of family, driving, delicious food, and short on sleeping, cleaning, rest, and boredom.  Then January rolls in and the daily grind picks back up even more intensely than before.  In my household this is due to the resuming of graduate work, tax preparation, budgeting, and meetings with … Continue reading December and January…

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Hauling Hay with One Kid

One of the few jobs I could help with, while pregnant and mothering a vivacious two-and-a-half-year-old was hauling hay out of the field and up to the hay shed.  Hay hauling is pretty low impact so long as you keep a sharp eye out for holes or ditches in which you could sink a tire … Continue reading Hauling Hay with One Kid

Summer Happenings

Summer has always been a busy time for the Hawkins family, but this summer has been especially hectic and full.  Obviously an active two-year-old, cows, a dog (who is temporarily crippled, more on that in another post), and a very pregnant wife/mother adds up to a busy household and lots of responsibilities, but that's not … Continue reading Summer Happenings

Hauling Hay with Toddler

Every summer we spend countless hours swathing, raking, baling, and hauling the hay we will feed our cows during the winter months.  This process repeats itself three or four times throughout the summer depending on how much water we have and weather conditions.  I love riding in the swather or tractor with Mr. Rancher since … Continue reading Hauling Hay with Toddler

A Girl’s Best Friend

Mr. Bo loves Miss Henley.  He likes to lick her toes, fingers, and cheeks and Henley loves it! They also enjoy sharing the big denim blanket in the evenings. And looking off into the distance together. Henley loves to be outside on her big blanket, watching me or Ty work around the yard.  Bo is … Continue reading A Girl’s Best Friend

Cow-dogs

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

Tagging Calves

Now that our cows are finally having their babies, Mr. Rancher has a bit more work to do.  He has to check the cows throughout the day, and sometimes the night, to make sure that all is going well as they deliver their babies.  Once the babies are born, he tags each one with its mother's … Continue reading Tagging Calves