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
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!
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.
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!
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
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…
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.
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…
OK, how many know what compost is? Yep, fertilizer. Packed with all sorts of nutrition from ..... (wait for it!!)... SHIT! Education never stops. I have learned more about shit than I ever wanted. For instance how many of you know that there are different kinds? from cows, horses and some sheep. from dogs, cats … Continue reading Compost… it is not just shitty!!
Guess what I did this afternoon? I got a chance to witness the birth of the first of what we hope will be a long line of cows on Peter and John's ranch. First when Harvey (my brother and ranch manager) said that we had a heifer (first time mothers) that looked like her water … Continue reading Cows GROSS content alert!!