January – I took an online class, 31 Days to a Better Ag Blog, hosted by the FARMnWIFE, Judi Graff. I learned a lot. I updated my About My Blog page and gave some insight to my love for cooking and baking. I also did a lot of food posts, Apple Pie Squares were a huge hit!
February – Was pretty quiet. Chores and preparing to calf heifers, frost and more foodie posts.
April – I started my 51 in 501 journey. To date I have accomplished over half of my goals.
May – The month started off with a much needed rain! May was full of cattle work, branding calves and moving cows to grass. I started participating in Scavenger Hunt Sunday, J and I took a trip to Nebraska and I met The Feedyard Foodie!
July – Haying season was done by early July due to lack of moisture. We watched J’s corn grow and moved pairs to new pastures. I made my first Rhubarb Strawberry Pie, took pictures of flowers and watered tomato plants! We got a much needed rain and J celebrated a birthday.
August – Was pretty similar to July, hot and dry. J maintained a close eye on the livestock. I took a trip to Nebraska to help my Mom Show Sheep at the State Fair.
September – We preconditioned calves and chopped corn. I started making my own ice cream from a recipe my Mom found. I find it addicting! J and I celebrated our Anniversary and got a new picture window.
October – We enjoyed beautiful weather, J hauled hay, Mom did a guest post about the Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt, I attended the Rural Women in Ag Conference and discovered scones. We moved cattle home from grass and weaned calves.
November – J and I dealt with weaned calves that have a mind to run. I quit my job in town to stay home full-time! We had an ice storm with lots of wind. The vet come to preg check cows for a day and we had carpenters do a bathroom makeover. Thanksgiving was spent in the Black Hills with J’s family.
December – We continue to discover life with Fritz, our cow dog puppy, is full of drama! J and I enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas. Ranch Wife Life continues to go well, J is learning a fair amount of patience and we pray that the foggy mornings of December bring rain in March. J and I celebrated a cold Christmas at home with family and neighbors.
That is a quick glance at 2012 from The Ranch Wife Chronicles! J and I are looking forward to the new year, new opportunities and the adventures that life will take us on.
Best wishes to you in 2013!