Every year, hubby has to leave for a few days during calving season and attend his company’s annual meeting. Most years, it means several things fall through the cracks as I am working and the kids are at school. This year was a bit different as Son 1 graduated from high school and was finished with … More Fifty Shades of Stuck – Arguing Semantics with a Teenager
Imagine, if you will, a spring weekend in Nebraska. The birds are singing, calves are playing, and this Mom had 30 hours home alone. Such was a recent weekend here on the ranch. Hubby and sons went to visit family in Minnesota. I was determined to plant the garden and someone needed to keep an eye … More The Calf and the Well Pit
Some days you are the window. Some days you are the bird. For the record, I always feel bad when a bird flies into one of our windows. We have adjusted our annual window-cleaning time (we do it in fall or very early spring when migrating birds have departed or have not yet returned). We … More Bird Meets Window
Dear Jill, LOL JK Love, Mother Nature
Mother Nature hasn’t made up her mind here at the ranch. Winter, spring, winter, spring? Just when it seems like winter is finally loosening its grip, another icy blast moves into the area. The past two days have brought encouraging signs. The first was a large flock of geese migrating over our house. The second? … More Sure Signs of Spring?
Things work a little differently when prepping for a storm out in the country … More Winter Storm Preparations – Ranch Style
I have previously written about some of the knowledge gained while raising my three sons. Here, here, and here. As a mother of boys, I frequently come across situations where I wonder, “What were they thinking?!?” Here are some scenes I recently came across at home and my best guess as to what was in the … More What Were They Thinking? A Mom Guesses What’s In the Minds of Her Sons