Windmill On My Mind

When I was growing up we had the nicest man who repaired windmills for a living. I loved when he would come to our ranch because he would usually bring his two daughters which meant I would have instant company. His daughters were always so kind to play with me although they were quite a […]

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The Simple Things

We used to have a beautiful grove up on the top of our hill. It has been there as long as we have been there. Two years ago, a tornado whipped across the hill going directly through my wonderful oak grove. Most of the  trees were uprooted and many others completely destroyed. Last year, a second […]

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Spring Days At The Farm

This week at farm has been very busy and Cowboy and I worked on checking off items on our spring “to do” list! We love spring as it is a great time to get caught up on all the things you could not or did not want to do in the winter cold. It is a time to get the […]

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April Lawnmowers

With all our abundant spring moisture we have had a banner crop of clover growing in our yard. This week we just let our little lawnmowers into our yard to do some clean up work. They loved the clover and our yard looked much better after they finished their yard work. Only on a farm… (Click on photo for […]

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Heavenly Bluebonnets

This photo is of our Bluebonnet field three years ago. We had an entire pasture full of flowers and they were absolutely stunning. We have had plenty of rain this winter so should have them this season, but I am not seeing them like I did a few years ago. It will be interesting to see what happens. […]

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Getting Ready For The First Big Freeze!

We had snow flurries today and we will have our first big freeze tonight where it will drop to around 23 degrees. We wrapped all pipes last week, but still have one last pipe to do tonight. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. I knew we needed to go ahead and take care of […]

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Friends, Twins & Great Thanksgiving!

Last weekend we had the warmest & most beautiful weather. We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and had way too much good food. After Thanksgiving we had friends come visit us at the farm. My good friend disappeared into the hills to paint all day as she is an artist. Her husband set […]

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November Sunset

I love sunsets and we get some really nice ones in the country. This one was taken a few weeks ago just a minute or two before it became totally dark.

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Berries

Riding around our place and bumped into several bushes/trees I had never noticed before. There are several trees in the middle of a hidden bushy area that are heavy with beautiful bright orange berries. They look like Pyracantha berries, but I did not know those would grow in the wild. No matter what kind of berries […]

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Cowboy Bought Me A New John Deere Tractor

Imagine my surprise when Cowboy brought home this new John Deere tractor for me this summer! Not exactly the John Deere I was hoping for!!

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Last Flowers of Summer

Oh- how I hate that summer is gone and although I do love fall I am not a big winter fan. These flowers are the last color of summer and anyone that knows me knows I LOVE summer. I know these flowers will cease blooming in the next few weeks and slowly the yard will morph […]

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Antique Chicken Coup

Our farm has an old chicken coup that was built around late 1800’s. It used to be in the cattle & sheep pasture. That pasture now has my donkey’s and pet goats. I have always loved this little structure. It was a rickety falling down little thing that had seen better days. A few years […]

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Can I Cook Eggs on Sidewalk?

If I had a farm sidewalk we cook cook our dinner on it tonight…REALLY! I hate to complain, but since I always have an ongoing farm list of things to do and knowing they will not get done in this 105 degree heat today I have posted a picture of where I will probably be all […]

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Hope you had a fun July 4th!

Hope you had a nice 4th celebrating our wonderful country. We had an interesting 4th. It was more of a “catch up” weekend at our place. Lots of gardening, dragging water sprinklers around and the usual yard clean up. Our farrier came to take care of our three girls (donkey’s) and they must have been […]

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