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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Calf, Sunset, Kids

Aunt Lexcie sure has some cute cows and calves. Becca and Henley love to see the babies and help in any way they can. I happen to love the sun shining right through Becca's ponytail. B kept the baby entertained while Aunt Lexcie helped Henley get the hang of milking. Henley's hands are just the … Continue reading Calf, Sunset, Kids

Daddy’s Surprise

We are so lucky to have a thoughtful daddy. Last Saturday he brought home the ultimate surprise for the girls. We were outside enjoying Bo, the grass, and the weeds. On a whim, I encouraged the girls to get their dump trucks from the shed to shell corn. Henley likes collecting the "gold" Becca preferred … Continue reading Daddy’s Surprise

Day in the Life

Thanks to reader suggestions, today I'm sharing a day-in-the-life post of what our homeschool looks like. I so appreciate the outpouring of support and likes from my recent post Life of a Ranch Wife, that was a therapeutic and hard post to share and I really appreciate your positive reactions. This post is a continuation … Continue reading Day in the Life

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

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

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

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