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
OK, we all know that getting old SUCKS! OK, well if you are over 50ish you know this. I have decided that yes it stinks but sometimes we have to just update our environment. I had found that with my hip I can't seem to get in and out of the truck very well. SOOOOO … Continue reading Me and My Noodle!!
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
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, 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!!
I know that everybody has their own way of remembering things. I try to remember the funny. I know that if I can't laugh at my self, life isn't much fun! On one occasion the humor came from Mississippi in the late 60's or early 70's. We had driven down in a Chevy and pulled … Continue reading My Mississippi Trip – or how NOT to get water from a well
My cousin, Virginia, lives in South Dakota. And I am hoping to head up her way, soon. Uncle Donnie is celebrating his 90th bday. I texted her to explain that my brother Harvey would in all likelihood not be able to come due to the cows coming into calving season. Not sure that is the … Continue reading A girl has to have her priorities!