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 7, 2017

Truth?  Clutter drives me nuts.  It makes me feel that I have left something undone, not complete, scattered.  I look around the house right now and the table is covered with mail, a pumpkin project, school books and my own papers.  There is a towel hanging on the chai...

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...

May 8, 2017

“You’re going to ride with me Cowboy.  Mama’s on the circle horse…”

It’s been a while since I’ve heard those words.  I generally am not the one on the “circle horse.”  A few days ago when we discussed bringing cows back in to get calves branded, it was up to me, the Wee...

May 2, 2017

We moved to this faraway place in the Spring of 2011.  Below is a post I had written not long after our move.  I giggled a little when I read it because, even though it's been 6 years, we still get this same reaction from people.  I wonder now if maybe they ask it for...

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...

September 28, 2016

That was my question, about a month ago when Husbeast said that there was a cook needed at base camp and he thought I should do it.  That may not seem like a big deal to you.  However (comma, pause....) anyone who knows me even a smidgen, knows that I don't really like...

September 13, 2016

 These hands.

Barbed wire scarred.

Bruised, but never broken.

Burned and callused from a rope.

Freckled from the sun.




They've written letters, notes, stories.

The nails have been chewed, trimmed, painted.

There's a ring on the left hand, a reflection of a...

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