February 10, 2018

My Facebook memory popped up yesterday and reminded me that this time last year we were flooding while still covered with a blanket of snow, and cold nights turned that water to ice.   The main road was a river, the meadows were ponds and the hay yard was flooded.  Bot...

November 5, 2017

We shipped calves on Friday and those that didn't make the trucks, were left behind to wean in the corrals. We put them in the back behind the sturdiest fence and fed them. 

The next morning, we were enjoying coffee and relaxing with the weight of shipping off of our sh...

September 15, 2017

I heard the rumblings about the possibility of snow....and I ignored them.

Yesterday afternoon, I put a jacket on for chores and we finished them in the rain.  Rain is good.  I can handle rain.

This morning when I woke up, this big ol' house felt just a skosh (skosh...

June 2, 2017

Some days you win and some days you…wish you’d never gambled.  As I explained to the Lady at the Bank, there’s a period of time between babysitting first calf heifers day in and day out and the day their calf gets weaned, when you do all you can in the hopes that it wi...

May 31, 2017

Sometimes you just have to bust out in poem form to express your feelings... it's also totally acceptable to give it some rhythm and sort of hum along as you read it.  Try it...you'll see. :)  

There's just something about a dirt road... Whether you've been fortun...

May 15, 2017

I've heard this phrase said a lot over much of my life.  I see it now in social media posts and comments and it makes me wonder if those who are reading the comments, truly understand what it means to be "just a ranch mom."

You see, Ranch Mom is actually a job title.  I...

April 21, 2017

Every day, we are up before the sun with the day’s tasks playing like a movie in our heads. This time of year, we watch the last few cows that have yet to calve, check calves for any sickness that needs to be treated and start moving cattle out to their grazing pasture...

April 15, 2017

A friend of mine sent me a message after reading about the lady at the bank and asked me if I would write about the two most annoying questions she and her sister get asked all the time.  They run cattle together and maybe it's that people are in awe of the fact that t...

October 25, 2016

Change happens.  Shit happens.  Sometimes they are one and the same.  This has been on my mind, heavily this past year.  Events that have taken loved ones from friends and family, events that have shifted the tide for my family, events that are always taking place and...

October 18, 2016

We were up before the sun and headed out on the trail to find some elk, silently shivering in the dark. 

Cough!  Sputter! Gag!  Ahem...

No we weren't...that might have been the other guys.  But it wasn't us!  McKenzie and I both had cow elk tags, but were waiting to...

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