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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Becca’s Birthday

Ohhhhhh Miss Becca.  What a year it has been (technically 13.5 months) since you've joined our little family.  You've challenged me in entirely different and strikingly similar ways as your older sister.  You've added such an element of structure, joy, and unity to our family.  It's been rough, at times, but also so wonderfully sweet … Continue reading Becca’s Birthday

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

Rafting the Weiser River

We, along with my in-laws, have bought two rafts!  The various ways we scrounged up the money to buy these toys are actually a little impressive and unconventional.  Our contribution was to donate the money Mr. Rancher earned from the gopher reimbursement program in our county and selling the antler sheds he has found over … Continue reading Rafting the Weiser River