Once upon a time, a kitten was born on a farm. The tabby was much bigger than his litter mates and was soon named “Big Kitten” by a three year old boy. Big Kitten was the boy’s favorite. He would carry the kitten around like a flour sack. The kitten’s front legs hung over the … More A Tale Of a Three-Legged Cat
Of all activities that came along with becoming a parent (dealing with vomit, no sleep, spending money on ridiculous things) the one activity I never anticipated was having to bathe chickens prior to the county fair. Here is my take on the whole process….written in the style of those classic children’s books by Laura Numeroff including “If … More If You Give a Chicken a Bath
Our photo Friday subject today is a list of rules I found hanging on the back of my seven year old son’s room door. I had no idea he did these until I went into his room. He usually announces everything and has to show me his artwork, but must have decided that this was … More The Rules, Written By a Seven Year Old
As the mother of three active boys, I am soooooo grateful to have 160 acres to let them run and endless constructive activities to keep them occupied. Boys seem to need to run or release their energy in a physical way. Trying to stop them from doing that will only lead to frustration by everyone. … More Raising Boys On a Farm
This year we took on a new challenge at the county fair…bringing one of our yearling heifers to show in the breeding classes. Even though we have had cattle on the ranch from the beginning, we do not follow or raise the kind of animals that place high in the show ring. Regardless, my husband … More Fair Time!
We watched fireworks in Yankton, SD on July 4 from the old double-decker bridge that crosses the Missouri River. The bridge used to be for vehicles, but since the new bridge was built, it is a pedestrian path. Watching the fireworks over the water was great, and if you look closely, you can see a … More Photo Friday July 6, 2012 “Fireworks”
One of my sons is enjoying the go cart Grandpa bought for Christmas. He said it was for the grandkids….