Pink and Purple Flowers

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I took pictures in the Menard’s garden center and shared the yellow blooms. Today I’m bringing you pink and purple flowers. Pretty flowers is just what I need after last week. It was a week full of cattle work and fencing. Early mornings and simple meals. Head colds, tiredness and frustration were experienced last week too. … Continue reading


Hurry Up and Wait

Last Monday J and I were up super early and watching the radar. We ended up cancelling working calves. We received early morning showers making the calves too wet to brand. With no sun and gray clouds we knew the babies wouldn’t be dry enough for branding. Chores and fencing ended up being the tasks of the day. J’s Uncle Doug came out to help us … Continue reading

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Working Side by Side

The first week of May treated us with warm days, busy days and feelings of accomplishment. Even though April is our primary calving month, May is every bit as busy with cattle work, fencing and moving pairs to summer grass. Tomorrow we are hoping to brand two pasture groups of calves; it will be a huge day. We are crossing … Continue reading


Yellow Flowers

Last week I mentioned that I took pictures in the Menard’s garden center. Today I’m sharing the yellow blooms. I also mentioned that I read Row for Freedom: Crossing an Ocean in Search of Hope, by Julia Immonen. The following quotes are from this book. “… there’s another adventure to tell. It’s the one where I learned how to listen to … Continue reading


Sunshine After The Rain

There are few things nicer than a good soaking rain followed by sunshine. After the rain cleared out Monday night, the rest of the week was all about sun and nice temps. In addition, we didn’t even have much wind. Sunday another moisture system moved in. It started misting after chores and lasted all day. We even had a couple … Continue reading