Here is a picture of a visitor to our little ranch a couple days ago. The tree he/she is sitting in is about a 100 yards away between the house and our livestock pens. While I was outside taking pictures, it was eerily quiet. Our normally noisy roosters were completely silent while that eagle was … More The Visitor “Bald Eagle”
Time to catch up on a few things around the ranch… Blizzard Fail. In my post a few days ago “Getting Ready for the Snowstorm“, I talked about the lengthy checklist in getting ready for the weather system that was predicted to dump 12-20″ of white stuff on us. Well, the ‘great’ storm has come and … More Random Updates: Stinky Puppy, Blizzard Fail, and Brilliant Garden Idea Number 1 for 2013
I have heard people tell stories about pioneers here on the Great Plains that went insane because of the wind. After a day like today, I totally understand how that can happen. Today’s photo Friday is a video of the wind blowing our trees and dust from the neighbor’s field.
My sons and I visited Washington, D.C. recently. We were lucky enough to visit the Vietnam War Memorial right at sunset and during a time when there were few people at the memorial. I have visited the wall many times, but never appreciated the reflective nature of the granite until I got to view it … More Photo Friday April 6, 2012
What comes to mind when I say the phrase “county fair”? cotton candy carnival rides ribbons heat index of 115 4-H and FFA exhibits demolition derby concert and beer garden all of the above Yes folks, it is that time of year again. Time when parents 4-H members work hard to put the finishing touches on … More It’s Fair Time!
I have been absent from the blog for a couple of weeks and I apologize. The reason? On June 20, we experienced a tornado that removed a section of the roof, blew in a patio door (the same one pictured in “The Bull In the Window“), knocked down our irrigation pivot, and destroyed many of … More Roofs and Trees and Tornadoes-Oh My!
Why did I call this blog the “Fence Post Diaries”? Because that is the place I invariably pause to take a look around our ‘lil patch of paradise. I love walking around and looking over the pasutres. I don’t get to do it as often as I wish anymore (three kids will do that), but … More From the Fence Post