Nebraska State Fair and Other Things

Happy Labor Day! I hope all of you are having an excellent closing weekend to summer. Even though we had a very odd summer, it sure went fast. The fall season of crisp temperatures, changing colors, soup and football is here. Thursday August 24th J and I loaded up the station wagon and headed south. We went to Nebraska to … Continue reading


A Second Atypical Week

I am posting on Sunday evening as we are preconditioning calves in the morning. Tomorrow “in the morning” means we will leave the yard a little before 5 o’clock. Before we leave, I need my cuppa joe and I’ll have dinner heating in the crock-pot. I haven’t been very mindful of taking pictures the past two weeks. Luckily, I have … Continue reading


An Atypical Week

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing. ~Camille Pissarro On my way home from North Dakota border town last Monday, I saw this field of crop type sunflowers. I decided to stop and take in their beauty on a blue skied day. There were flowers in a variety of stages, some not … Continue reading


The First Week of the Eighth Month

We are well into the month of August. How did we get over the hump of summer so quickly? With the change of the month came a major switch in our weather. July 31st the temperature was in the mid-upper 90’s and then we had a cool down. The remainder of the week blessed us with highs in the upper … Continue reading


Wildflower Art and Happenings

This post is full of variety. Art class, ranch work, a trip to the big city and a birthday party were all part of our week. My friend Jodi (Jodene Shaw of White Owl Wings) hosted an art class at her home on Friday July 21st. There were eight ladies in class painting beautiful flowers on canvas. We had fun … Continue reading