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….
A week ago, we adopted a puppy to replace our old dog who passed away. I was nervous about having a puppy, but she has been exceptionally good…so far. Read below to check out what she thinks of her new home. Monday 4 p.m. Playing with Mom and sister. A strange car drives up and … More Diary of a Farm Puppy
Have you ever wondered how farm kids come up with names for pets? The logic of children still astounds me, even after spending many years as a child and now raising three of them myself. Here are some of my favorite farm pet names from over the years. See if you can match up the … More Farm Pet “Match the Name” Game
Here is a game my sons invented. If this “game” gives me a preview of what they will be like when they get behind the wheel of a car–I am in trouble. Our house is built into the side of a hill so the side yard has a fair bit of slope from the driveway … More When Farm Boys Get Bored
This is son #3 running down the gravel road by our house. His brothers were riding their bikes and he was trying to keep up.
Have you ever seen the Mel Gibson/Julia Roberts movie, “Conspiracy Theory”, about a paranoid man who believes there are conspiracies everywhere and that someone is out to get him? He concocts so many conspiracies, that he is eventually bound to run into a real one….and he does. As the mother of three growing farm boys, … More Conspiracy Theory
Anyone want to guess how the farm cat “Sweety” got her name?