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

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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

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

Arizona Trip

We went on vacation!!!  Sometimes it feels like we never do anything cool or interesting or out of the ordinary for us, but last weekend rocked that notion right out of our lives.  We took a weekend trip to Florence, Arizona and had the best family vacation ever! We left our house at 5:15 AM … Continue reading Arizona Trip

General Conference October 2018

Thanks to a challenge from Carleen Tanner, we put much greater effort into our preparation for General Conference this year.  For those of you who are not members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, General Conference happens twice a year, in April and October, and is the primary forum where the … Continue reading General Conference October 2018

Working Cows with Pre-schooler and Baby

I can't believe this happened with baby #2! Henley did this as a baby... at right about the same age too.  Something about that playmat I guess. Back to present day, Becca was just so tired she had to snag a nap right before we piled in the car to go help Ty give our … Continue reading Working Cows with Pre-schooler and Baby

Catching Up

Yes, I know it's been a long time since I've blogged even one word about life around here.  Yes, I know a blog really needs daily or at least weekly attention. But you know what?  I plain haven't wanted to write anything!  Between the incredible busyness of the holidays, the overwhelmingly intense weather this winter, and … Continue reading Catching Up

Canning

I love eating home canned food.  Green beans, pears, peaches, spaghetti sauce, and corn taste much better when grown and preserved at home than when purchased at the grocery store.  Growing up, I spent a good deal of my summers helping my mom raise a garden, pick the produce, and either freeze or can the … Continue reading Canning