Category Archives: farm animals

Bird Meets Window

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 … Continue reading

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My New Workout: The Catwalk

Out here in rural America, “working out” is different than large cities. There is no need to go to a gym when there is a pile of fence posts that needs to be sorted and stacked. There is no need … Continue reading

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I Cannot Have Nice Horticultural Things

Landscaping on the Great Plains is a losing proposition from the get-go.  It does not help that I am not very good at gardening. It is even worse with pets and livestock. When we first built the ranch house, we … Continue reading

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Blizzard February 2, 2016

We spent a lot of time last night bringing the cows home from their winter corn stalks and getting hay bales set out for them. Why? Because of winter storm “Kayla”, which was predicted to bring 8-12″ of snow along … Continue reading

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Doing Things Differently

There is always that one sibling that insists on doing things differently. This is our litter of kittens from summer-2014. The backwards kitten (“Kit”) is a unique personality. Since this picture was taken, she survived a 10-day solo excursion into … Continue reading

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The Possum Zombie Apocalypse Will Be My Fault

I really am not sure if I should tell this story. It makes me seem like a terrible, horrible, cruel person. And I am not a terrible, horrible, cruel person. I just caused a possum to have a horrible, terrible, no-good, very-bad … Continue reading

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What Does a Farm Dog Do All Day?

Farm dogs are always on duty. At least, our farm dog thinks she is. One day, after a layer of new snow, I looked out the window over the backyard. This panorama (click to make it larger) shows the enthusiasm our loyal … Continue reading

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