Fifty Shades of Stuck – Arguing Semantics with a Teenager

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

What Were They Thinking? A Mom Guesses What’s In the Minds of Her Sons

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

Avian Influenza, Toy Chickens, and County Fairs

You may, or may not, be aware that Nebraska is among the many states that was affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Nationwide, around 47 million birds (chickens and turkeys) died or had to be euthanized because of this disease (late summer 2015). One of the possible vectors (ways to spread a disease) … More Avian Influenza, Toy Chickens, and County Fairs

Life With Sons – Some Lessons Learned As a Mom of Boys

Those of you that are regular readers know that I have three sons. No daughters. Just sons. I was always a tomboy and never a ‘girly’ girl. So, I thought that if anyone could adjust to living with all these males, it was me. I was wrong. Even a tomboy brain like mine does not process things … More Life With Sons – Some Lessons Learned As a Mom of Boys

Flood Cleanup At the Ball Field – More Than Just Getting Ready For a Game

It has been a busy summer on the ranch. So busy, that I have not had time to sit down and write for a while. Three sons means that June is consumed with T-ball and baseball games. Except for that one week it rained…. The ball field in our little town is located in a low-lying … More Flood Cleanup At the Ball Field – More Than Just Getting Ready For a Game