Projects and Garden Update

J and I enjoyed a slightly slower pace this past week. J decided the next priority was to go over the summer fallow again. Due to mechanical problems it took him all week and three trips to town for parts. With J in the field or on the road, I decided to work on some projects. These are calf nipple buckets … Continue reading


Swath, Rake, Bale

It’s been a whirlwind of a week for us! You know your having fun when the Hubs frequently asks you what day of the week it is. But, we are taking two steps forward with the occasional half a step back. Progress! The hay is harvested! J’s folks got the last field of prairie hay put up last Wednesday morning while J … Continue reading


Purple Cone Flowers

Sunday July 5th we ended up with .40″ of rain and most of it came late in the afternoon. With another delay putting up hay, J and I went to the Big City on Monday. We had a short list of errands and ate dinner with a good friend. When we fly tagged the yearling steers and spay heifers we … Continue reading


Trying to Put Up Hay

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. J and I spent the holiday making hay. Due to the big rain last Tuesday night, haying was put on hold for a couple days. Thursday morning we got the replacement heifers in to fly tag and pull the bulls off. When we took the bulls back to the “bull pasture” J … Continue reading


Flowers From My Yard

Since I shared wild flowers from the prairie earlier this week I thought I better share some pictures of my yard flowers. These are the wild flowers growing on the west side of our house. When I got my garden plants I saw these beauties. I have them in the back yard and look at them through the bay window. … Continue reading