Drought is Just Not Nice!

Unlike last year we actually had a little rain this spring and had pretty green fields which is a win-win for everyone. The animals love the nice fresh green grass. Same for donkey’s and goats. We have watched any remnants of grass slowly fade into brown grass and now everything has turned to dust and […]

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Meltdown Time

That time of year and this week is going to be a hot one at the ranch! Here at farm it will be a few degrees cooler, but still a hot week. Told cowboy to tell the cows, donkey’s and goats to eat up all the green grass because it will not take long for […]

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Snakes Are Out Of Hibernation

Snakes are out and I really enjoyed the two month reprieve of not having to be so very careful. Now, I am watching where I walk and where I put my hands. When I go out at night it is always with a flashlight. I attended a small rattlesnake round up this weekend. If you are […]

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Monday Memories

Growing up on a ranch was the best thing ever! The positives always outweighed the negatives. The only real negative from my view was the lack of playmates. There were no kids close by. The flip side of that was, as a little kid, you learn very quickly to make your own fun. My siblings and […]

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Photos From This Week

We have had nice warm weather this week which I consider a blessing this time of year. To have 80 degree weather in November enables me to spend many hours outside completing chores and getting things ready for winter. (Did I ever tell you I really hate doing chores in cold weather?) I have had painting […]

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Pool,Country Style

Picked this up for the kidlets at the farm supply store. They spent hours and hours playing in it over Labor Day weekend. It was deep enough for them to enjoy and guess what? It is big enough for Weekend Cowgirl to place a float and lay in water and enjoy! This will be my […]

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Ugh!

This weather is just wearing us down. It has been too dern hot for such an extended time and every day of extreme heat just starts getting to you.  I generally love summer and all the green and color that comes along with it. This summer has only brought shades of brown. Cracks are big enough […]

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“Hotter Than Hell” Summer

This title of this blog post about sums it up. It is the hottest, driest year we have had in around a century. Devastating can accurately describe conditions here at the farm. The hot winds have ripped the pastures of any moisture. No moisture = No grass = Unhappy cattle. Of course, our cows look all […]

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Winter Pasture

Took this in January. It was a nice sunny day and I liked how the winter grass looked against the sky. So serene. It is nice to find the beauty where one thinks there is none. (I love spring and green)

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Road Grader Fresh

We have had very little moisture since the first of last summer. It was time to have the grader come go over the fire lanes. Cowboy surprised me by having a few of the farm roads smoothed out. This is a new road which gave us a completely new view and I love it! In […]

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Today At Farm

Last night we had a little moisture and we were down to our very last brush pile. This is the last pile burning for this year. It has taken us the entire year to finish burning all our old brush piles. Glad to be going into spring and summer with no huge piles around the farm. […]

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Cowgirl and Cowboy Christmas Gifts

I knew for months about the special gift I was going to get for cowboy.  We had decided early on that we would just give one gift to each other and make it easy this year. I waited until last minute to get his gift at a sale the outdoor store ran a few days before Christmas. He […]

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Busy Week at the Farm!

Cowboy and I had lots of chores this week, but we also made time for fun too. Our weather is crazy. We have had virtually no rain this fall so I actually had to drag out our stored hoses and fire up the water sprinklers. Everything is a tinderbox so I am making sure the house […]

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Childhood Camp-House

Growing up on a ranch was a wonderful opportunity and a good place to grow up. Although farming and ranching is a hard life, I think most would consider it a privilege to grow up that way. On our ranch we had Black Angus Registered Cattle and our crops were cotton. We had a typical […]

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