Robots and Magic Buttons

Robots and Magic Buttons

So remember when you were little and used to wish that you had a robot that could do all your work for you? Or a button that you could push and the dishes were magically cleared, washed, dried, and put away? Yeah, I’m having one of those days. So instead of...
5AM Cattle Drive and a Giveaway

5AM Cattle Drive and a Giveaway

See the girl with the long, brown pony tail. That’s my second cowgirl. At 4:30 AM this morning she popped out of bed, dressed, and brought her horse up to be saddled. All in ten minutes flat. She was a little excited for today’s adventures on horseback....
A Family Affair

A Family Affair

We’re a ranching family. This fact is never more evident than at branding time. A father and his two sons work together. Two cousins anchor the rope together. Sisters and a cousin push the calves up the chute. Grandpa and a grandson get ready to herd the cows. A...
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

On February 8, I left this little cowboy outside while I brought in and put away some groceries. When I went to bring him inside, he’d lost one shoe. I looked and looked and looked for that shoe. I had the children look when they came home from school. The snow...
Grow Your Own Fertilizer

Grow Your Own Fertilizer

The horse’s stall needed cleaning a couple weeks back. So this son and ┬áhis sister got to work loading up the wheelbarrow and then the tractor scoop. And my front lawn was fertilized in time for the next few snowstorms. This boy was just happy to drive the...