I was feeling scrappy last weekend. Literally and figuratively. There are two meanings to scrappy and I qualified for both. “Made up of scraps or of odds and ends; fragmented: disconnected.” “Fond of fighting, arguing, or competing.”   These are the days I’m not fit for human companionship. I put myself in time-out and […]

How I know I’m in good mental shape?  When I’m engaging in the things that I love. This is how I knew I might finally be healing from the effects of Lyme. Around the end of May I started sewing again. Honestly I had not stepped foot in my sewing room since about January. I […]

  My life is like this jacket right now.   I feel like a  discombobulated cowgirl riding a tornado. Yeehaw! Instead of Pecos Bill, I’m Pecos Jill!   My feet hurt and now I know why so I bought this bracelet cuff online. My new motto.     We started calving on the exact same […]

  In case you were wondering…… I (we) went on a vacation for a week.  Two weeks ago. It was great. But, I lost my momentum in my blogging and posting commitment that I made to myself.  Oh well.  Sh*t happens. Here I am. Two weeks later.  With a tan. Friends keep asking. How was […]

“Excuse my messy house.”  — Said no straight man ever. The main entrance to my house is the garage. We have a front door, but everyone comes in through the garage and mud room. The dump rooms.  Dog hair and mud and sometimes a baby calf hanging out. Another New Year’s intention of mine.  I […]

Yesterday was the winter solstice.  I consider this to be the first day of the new year.  I think the calendar makers screwed up. They were most assuredly men. Everything had to come out mathematically correct.  The days start getting longer today. Everything changes.  Today should be January 1st.  Wouldn’t that be nice if we […]

For me 2016 was the Year of the Cow.  I was able to fulfill  a life dream of owning my own Red Angus cow herd.  I bought 140 first calf heifers exactly a year ago. We brought them home and proceeded to calve them out here on the ranch. We also have some Black Angus […]

I have a muse. I think everybody does. According to my online dictionary a muse is a noun and a verb. My “Muse” is my sister goddess who presides over my art. She visits me while I’m “musing”. I thought I might share some of my process with you. I don’t really have a process, […]

This morning I was supposed to ride the north end of this pasture where we turned the cattle into yesterday.  Remember yesterday?  We started at the very end of the horizon of these big ugly power lines.   This is a pasture that we lease. Maybe we would feel different if we got the money […]

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 […]

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