Somewhere along the line I got derailed from blogging about everyday ranch life.  So here is my attempt to get back in the habit.  I really enjoyed blogging. It was fun. And sometimes I was funny. Yesterday we needed to get some pairs in and doctor some sore eyes. The calves get sore eyes from […]

   Puncher had puppies in May. Don’t worry, it was planned…. Sort of. My friend was visiting with her good and famous cow dog, Gus. Puncher came into heat and I was like ….. “Why not?”   Those two words might just be the most motivating factor of my long and interesting life. “Why not?” […]

We are on the other side of some wicked winter weather. When I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago, all I could think of was ……. Yuck!  But today, I’m thinking something else. Gratitude. I was walking to the barn to feed and it was cold and blowing snow.  I usually take the […]

My friend, the matriarch of this beautiful ranch, sent me a card this morning that read…. “Welcome to Autumn……. the finest time of the year!”     Earlier in the week she asked me if I’d seen the “Pitcher Sage”. It’s a delicate, periwinkle blue wildflower that grows in Kansas in the late summer and […]

You know when you take your kids to the pool. And your shy little boy who doesnt’ really like to swim but needs a drink…. Is just minding his own business cooling off.. Then there’s that kid …. Cannonball! Puncher is like that little kid at the pool who’s a real asshole. Sends the other […]

We finished all that moving last week. And I hurt. Physical pain is a welcome relief. It can be fixed with a couple Aleve and day’s rest. Life goes on. I’m actually quite pleased with myself. I’m stronger than I thought I was. I do wonder , though. What’s my new normal going to look […]

I have a new riding coach.     He has these two buffalo. He’s trying his hardest to teach me to be a better rider and competitor by working these buffalo like cattle. Buffalo are better than cattle to practice because you can’t wear them out. And they are more photogenic. I really try hard to […]

  It’s hunting season in Kansas ……. again. T.H. bought himself this fake deer and planted it in the front yard. Where it stood for several weeks. Why?  You ask.  Why? I ask myself “Why?” several times a day when it comes to T.H. Puncher asked …. Every time she went out ….. “Why?” “Why is […]

T.H. and I go to the sale barn every Thursday to buy a few head of steers. Lately he’s been too busy to go and he doesn’t trust me to go by myself so he’s been buying them on the internet from our local sale barn. We’re so modern. Embracing technology like that. Working remotely […]

“Hey buddy, where can a frog wet his whistle around here?” It’s been almost 110 degrees every day this week. As I was watering my only surviving flower-pot this little froggie jumped out. Ok I know he is technically a toad, but whatever. He’s still beautiful.  For the purpose of this blog post I will […]

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