Mother Nature hasn’t made up her mind here at the ranch. Winter, spring, winter, spring? Just when it seems like winter is finally loosening its grip, another icy blast moves into the area. The past two days have brought encouraging signs. The first was a large flock of geese migrating over our house. The second? … More Sure Signs of Spring?
Things work a little differently when prepping for a storm out in the country … More Winter Storm Preparations – Ranch Style
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
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 just outside the house and decorated it. Makes the house look small, doesn’t it? To … More Oh Christmas Tree: The Prologue
The quest for the perfect Christmas tree is fairly universal. The definition of “perfect” differs from person to person. In our house you will find “straight”, “cheap”, and “big” as preferred adjectives. Each of those words comes from a different person, of course. After years of cheap trees that were crooked with bald spots, I finally put … More Oh Christmas Tree…
Out here in rural America, “working out” is different than large cities. There is no need to go to a gym when there is a pile of fence posts that needs to be sorted and stacked. There is no need to run in the park when you have miles of gravel roads or a wayward … More My New Workout: The Catwalk
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 has two sons playing, dad is part of the chain gang, daughter is helping with stats, and … More Ten Signs You Are At a Small Town Football Game