Category Archives: Farm Life

The Calf and the Well Pit

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 … Continue reading

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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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Sure Signs of Spring…Or Not

Dear Jill, LOL JK Love, Mother Nature

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Winter Storm Preparations – Ranch Style

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Oh Christmas Tree: The Prologue

In my last post, I talked about the search for the perfect Christmas tree gone horribly awry. We had to remove the giant tree from the house, but it did not go to waste. The ranch sons set it up … Continue reading

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Ten Signs You Are At a Small Town Football Game

There are kids that not only play offense and defense, but also can play two or three positions on each side of the ball.  At least one (and probably more) of the linemen are 180 pounds or less A single family … 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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