Catfish… and other fairy tales

I've seen many disaster stories on the subject of "catfish". No, not the kind at the end of your cane pole or even the ones in the fishing pond. The only thing that IS fishy is the awful way people are duped. Yes I have had men (always widowed with at least one child!) try … Continue reading Catfish… and other fairy tales

Pedicure country style!

This was the beginning of a spa day. Not for me. But for Candy. Just in case you don't know Candy is the name of a Percheron horse. Johnny Moore Ranch has two Percheron horses. Gypsy is a mare and Candy is the smaller one. Yes you read that correctly. Candy is the smaller of … Continue reading Pedicure country style!

My (IN)famous cooking skills

I remember many years back I had a friend who told me that she boiled the potatoes and eggs together when she made potato salad. OK, now you know that this is going to be a disaster, right? It involves two things that I am rather bad with. 1 - Cooking and 2 - memories. … Continue reading My (IN)famous cooking skills

If I sound stupid just make me count to ten!

I have been known to sleep walk. In the past. Lately however I have seen several videos of people sleepwalking or waking from surgery. My sleep walking was brought out again with the medication Ambien. I love the little commercial blurbs "May cause eating or drinking with no memories of the event" I had a … Continue reading If I sound stupid just make me count to ten!

So does anybody else think that its weird… or just a lazy day on the ranch.

As I sit in a bedroom that has been converted into a mini office. I am thinking of all the cores I have to do. Most of them in the basement as it is raining (thank GOODNESS NOT SNOW!) but I just can't seem to get motivated to hit the basement. I am on my … Continue reading So does anybody else think that its weird… or just a lazy day on the ranch.

Butter Churn… Twenty-first century style!

Churn After spending the most of my years being comfortably ignorant of what goes into the food I eat. I am amazed how and what goes into making food. Just when I thought life held no more surprises - in comes BUTTER. Real butter not the store-bought slab of fat and chemicals. When I first … Continue reading Butter Churn… Twenty-first century style!

Goodbye Bull, Hello Steer

Messy Do you ever wonder why some cattle (notice I didn't say COW) are born bulls? But are sold as steers? Last year was a learning curve for us AND the cattle. Do you know what happens when a "bull" becomes a "steer"? Well, wonder no more! But in an effort to keep this a … Continue reading Goodbye Bull, Hello Steer

And so the Grandma Cat told me…

Ok, I know I am way out of my depth out here with the cows, horses and let us not forget - the barn cats! When I got here about a year and a half ago they were concerned about the number of cats in the barn. It kept going down. Well, you know I … Continue reading And so the Grandma Cat told me…

Whole different meaning, with age.

Several things have come to pass. New meaning have appeared seemingly in-explicitly in my vocabulary. Remember the days when you said "I can't walk but I can drive!" This sentence usually came after some alcohol was involved. And bad decisions were expected. Being young and stupid we all thought it was funny. I uttered a … Continue reading Whole different meaning, with age.

NOT just a suggestion…

I had a really good time at my Uncle Donnie's 90th birthday gathering. Once I got there. I learned something new about South Dakota. I was driving along minding my own business. When out of NOWHERE What to my wondering eyes should appear but flashing red and blue lights! Just 5 miles from my destination. … Continue reading NOT just a suggestion…