Fourth Cutting and Fall Happenings

Hay farming never ends. Or so it seems. We're on our fourth/third/second/first cutting depending on which field it is we're swathing. And yes, we are doing the swathing. I'm now allowed to drive the swather and actually have to drive it a lot lately. October 1st is here and we have hay to cut, rake, … Continue reading Fourth Cutting and Fall Happenings

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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 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

Trip to Baker

Mr. Rancher and I just bought our first 3X3 baler, yay!  Yay...I get to write a very large check for a piece of farm equipment...woohoo.  Large checks aside, we're stoked to have our own baler now.  Almost have it, we still need to pick it up.  Anyway we made a spur-of-the-moment trip to Baker City, … Continue reading Trip to Baker