January Thaw

Greetings from a warmer prairie. We have had more nice days in the last week than frigid. We had single digit high temperatures during the middle of the week and a significant warm up over the weekend. Saturday I sent Mom a selfie saying “No wind, 16* and sun. Coat optional!” Granted I was working and moving helps keep one warm. … Continue reading


The Country Christmas Connection

The last few years I’ve participated in the Christmas in the Country agriculture blogger exchange. Founders, Laurie of Country Linked and Jamie of This Uncharted Rhoade, stepped away from organizing the event this year. Darleen of Guernsey Dairy Mama and Jenny of The Magic Farmhouse took over and renamed the exchange The Country Christmas Connection. This activity is a fun way to meet new … Continue reading


Closing the Book on 2016

I’m keeping it somewhat short and sweet today. J and I spent most of the week digging out from the snowfall we received on Christmas Sunday. We had a couple nice days to catch up outside. I’m thankful that the cattle had a chance to dry off and regroup before the next winter system hits. It sounds like more snow … Continue reading


Calm Before the Blizzard

Last week was full of cattle work. Cattle work in addition to our everyday chores that is. Monday afternoon J and I got the calves in, sorted off the heifers and ran the steers through the chute to pour them. We kept a handful of little steers and it was a good project for the two of us. Tuesday we bangs … Continue reading


Chili Recipe Update

I love a good bowl of soup and chili is one of my favorites. I’ve published two chili recipes on this blog (Happy Medium Chili and Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili). Lately I’ve been using a combination of recipes and want to share an “updated” recipe. I found a recipe on Facebook for “Wendy’s Chili” and that is the base … Continue reading