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 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!
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…
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…
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 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!
Should have had an Inkling 7:00 AM It is Monday morning in the household here in Kirk. Silence is emanating from the top of the stairs to the bottom of the basement. Not a sound to be heard... 7:30 AM Still as silent as can be. Why would this be note worthy I hear you … Continue reading Should have…
Yes, we have the lumber! Yes, we have the land! Yes we have the tools... for me anyway. A chair and a measuring stick. I get to set and watch the really big tools work. I get to measure how deep to put the posts into the ground and how far to cut into … Continue reading Seed house underway!! It only took two years!!