Church

Ok, I know that there is always that one person. That person who just can't seem to be quite during church. Maybe a screaming kid, or a hacky cough or maybe SNORING! I think at this point I would have preferred any of those.  My Mom always made sure we were QUIET in church. No … Continue reading Church

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Grassroots Halloween in Joe’s Colorado

I know that fall has always been my favorite time of the year. Weather cools, leaves fall and of course most significant HALLOWEEN!! You get to be someone you have always wanted to be. Ghost, ghoul, movie star or just a kid! No matter what age you are most of us have fairly pleasant memories … Continue reading Grassroots Halloween in Joe’s Colorado

From the Dairy Queen! Butter or Better?

OK, the dairy queen is at it again. Guess what? The ranch is now the proud owner of a milk separator AND an electric butter churn!! When the possibility of making butter had been brought up I had visions of me standing at a wood churn. Thank goodness the days of churning have reached the … Continue reading From the Dairy Queen! Butter or Better?

Off the grid or just off!?!?

This morning as I sat down at my computer I saw a truck pull in before I had finished my first cup of coffee. These nice men were here to finish the conversion to the solar power. They were setting up the meters, checking wiring and generally making for a safe and sane conversion to … Continue reading Off the grid or just off!?!?

Just when you get your $hit together…

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…

One of those Days!!

Ever had one of those days? I am sure we all have. This one ranks right up there with getting fired and finding out I had cancer all on the same day. Not just the same date but the same DAY!! I had submitted a "Novella", story told in between 1000 and 4000 words. I … Continue reading One of those Days!!

Gruel… and other family history.

Nope you read it right - Gruel. Watery paste that has little or no taste. Our family history seems to have several versions of food related stories. Let me start with the oldest ones first: Grape Jelly: A delicious concoction made from grape juice and sugar. Or honey. Cheap and with home made bread a … Continue reading Gruel… and other family history.