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!
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!
I just said something that would have had a whole different meaning just 3 years ago. I asked Harvey if the horses were out again. Now before 2015 that sentence ment - Check your zipper! Now in 2017 it means... check to see if the horses (6) are really out running down the road. WOW!! … Continue reading Horses…
You may have guessed from this blog that I am not very knowledgeable about things that are needed on the farm/ranch. My latest problem seems to stem from not hanging out on the farm enough. Or more specifically the milk separator. If you hadn't guessed from the title of this blog... I am clueless. Is … Continue reading Is it suppose to do that?!?!?
Guess what got delivered last night? Yep, just when I think I have gotten my shit together they bring in something to scatter it all over. Well, not my shit exactly but still. Who even knows what to do with it? OK, rhetorical really. If you have animals that digest vegetation. I.E. cows and horses … Continue reading Just when you get your $hit together…
Remember when the back yard dirt pile and a vivid imagination was all it took to build an entire city? The little tractor a good push and boom, the road was instantly made. Living on the ranch/farm means taking care of the land. Hard work but it keeps us off the streets! There is a … Continue reading Real life Tonka Toys
I don't know how many of you remember when hay came in bales that weighed about 50 lbs. I remember them being heavy. Now they weigh in the tons category. Anybody want to come out and heft those for a day or two? Well, I know I don't! I am not even sure I could … Continue reading Newer Toys! Update at the bottom
As you see Bessie the milk cow seems calm, cool and collected. You would never guess the diabolical and nefarious plan is making it way through her brain. She looks a little too innocent. Too docile and just a little bit scary. Let me set the scene here. Sunday morning, not so bright, not so … Continue reading Walking the carpet…
You may not know what Dimples was. It was a paragon of drunkenness and frivolity a haven of drink and dancing. A haven for drinking, falling down and dancing like Ginger Rogers. Maybe because most everybody there was as drunk as we were!! Belly up to the bar boys.... well actually Belly up to the … Continue reading Dimples, country style