dawg days

August 10, 2018 - The dawg days of summer are here and Rhonda says I should relax in the house. It's really the only place I can relax...

Out of Control!

August 6, 2018 - The past few days I've been so tired it was hard to figure out which end was up. Not getting enough sleep so I napped...

Smarty

August 5, 2018 - This is our first colt of the year and he is wonderful in every way. He'll be posted on Dream Horse very soon and I...

One Extra Thing

August 5, 2018 - I've decided to let myself feel really good when I'm able to accomplish one extra thing, anytime. Not just every day,...

Talking to the animals

August 1, 2018 - Listening to "Poor Man's Paradise" (The Subdudes) this morning I realized again how happy I am. I do tell stories to my...

Stage Line Ranch

July 23, 2018 - After much time and research (and chance encounters with knowledgeable folks) I have discovered that I need to change the...

Tiny Bats

July 12, 2018 - Felt really, really bad this morning when I opened the shop to get the milking and baby-feeding done. The previous day I...

Broken Pipe

July 6, 2018 - Tomorrow morning Rhonda and I will take off the mower and put the backhoe back on the tractor. We need to dig down to find...

My Short List

July 4, 2018 - Looking at my short line of raised bed gardens the past week or so I'm not seeing much growth. The weather has been so...

Cali-Cat

June 12, 2018 - Cali-cat listens, with radar ears tuned, for the sound of fresh milk trickling into her bowl.

Goats, a cat and guinea hens...

Long day today and I have to say that I enjoy my "feeding babies and milking time" very much. Here's two of the does waiting to come in...

The Yellow Insulator

While I was milking the does this morning I listened to a bird, just outside the parlor (the milking parlor, that is) who would alternate...

A Cold Morning

So cold this morning, with that wild wind blowing, that I had to come in after feeding all the babies and warm up before milking. My...

Welcome Sign!

New ranch sign roped on til I can adjust and fasten in place! Used Kubi, the Kubota, to lift that heavy ol' piece of 75 y/o rough cut...

TeePee in the Pond Pasture

Another wonderful weekend with friends coming to share it with us. Rhonda rode all weekend, celebrating her 51st birthday on horseback...

Gathering and UnGathering

I was solemnly thinking about how much I miss my sheep and lambs. I sold them last year for a number of reasons, most of which don’t seem...

Strawberry Fields

I've planted 70 strawberry plants all the way around my raspberry patch, which also contains raspberries (several different types). I...

Little Devil

Just had to post these photos of The Devil. She's actually calming down quite a bit so I may change her name to something less damning,...

Busy Day

Been very, very busy and had an excellent visit with Cindy and Carol today (Back Country Horsemen). Really enjoyed spending time with two...

New Life

Two new foals turned out to pasture today with their protective moms and four orphan calves now thriving on goat milk. I'm squeezing the...

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Living the Good Life!