Tag Archives: farm life

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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Avian Influenza, Toy Chickens, and County Fairs

You may, or may not, be aware that Nebraska is among the many states that was affected by the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Nationwide, around 47 million birds (chickens and turkeys) died or had to be euthanized because of … Continue reading

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Life With Sons – Some Lessons Learned As a Mom of Boys

Those of you that are regular readers know that I have three sons. No daughters. Just sons. I was always a tomboy and never a ‘girly’ girl. So, I thought that if anyone could adjust to living with all these males, it … Continue reading

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Family Traditions (a.k.a. the Lawn Burned Again)

Most families have traditions, whether they realize it or not. Ours seems to have developed the ignoble tradition of setting the lawn on fire. I am happy to report that the most recent fire occurred while I was off the premises. … Continue reading

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The Cat Who Could Open Doors

His name was Simon and he had gorgeous blue eyes. Although this sounds like the start of a love story, it is not. I had just lost my beloved cat and was looking for a replacement at a local animal … Continue reading

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Cigars and Farm Trucks Don’t Mix

Most of my stories on farm trucks are about “Old Brown“, the 1977 Ford farm truck that never died…just had its parts replaced, one piece at a time.  Today’s tale also includes a bonus segment on one of Old Brown’s companions in … Continue reading

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A Tale Of a Three-Legged Cat

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 … Continue reading

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