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

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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 Mississippi Trip – or how NOT to get water from a well

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

Parents vs Grandparents!!

Between when my parents stopped being parents (OK, they never stopped but you get the drift!) and when the first grandchild appeared. My parents were switched out for some alien parents. They who would never let me get away with anything... well sort of.  But when they had grand kids and everything was OK. When … Continue reading Parents vs Grandparents!!

A girl has to have her priorities!

  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!