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

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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!

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…

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…

Cows GROSS content alert!!

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!!

My Rock… My Dad

I will tell you that most kids "discover" that their parents were kids just about the time they have kids of their own. Well, I know it did to me. Thinking back I should have known that something was up when I had a "Father/Daughter" ice skating party. If you have lived in the area … Continue reading My Rock… My Dad