Monthly Archives: December 2011

An Appreciation for Three-Pronged Outlets

I gave up a long time ago trying to hide the numerous extension cords that the run along the walls and cords that dangle from outlets located halfway up the walls of our living room and bedrooms of our home. … Continue reading

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Women I Admire: #1 Elizabeth Hurley, FARM GIRL!

Some people may think I admire the women that I do for odd reasons. There are a lot of ranch wives that are my friends and neighbors that I admire for different reasons related to our line of work with the … Continue reading

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Our Family Gin Tournament Tradition

  Having a “Gin Tournament” on holiday family get-togethers has become a family tradition in the last decade. When my brother Clay was dating his now wife Sue, he was introduced to the card game gin while visiting her family … Continue reading

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All He Wants For Christmas is a Calf Record Book

My husband looks forward to getting the same thing for Christmas; a new calf record book/calendar. He gets anxious until he’s able to transfer his important information into it before the New Year starts. A number of years ago, I … Continue reading

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Give Someone a Cow for Christmas This Year from Heifer International

Most likely you’ve seen the acronym WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?). Well, I tweaked that acronym and came up with a better one that’s fitting for the Christmas season: WWJB? which stands for What Would Jesus Buy? Asking this question … Continue reading

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Sale Day

Some of our steers Thursday morning November 3rd, was a big day for us–we sold our calf crop in Belle Fourche. Our help showed up before daylight at the barn north of Pringle to help us gather, sort, and load our calves … Continue reading

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Lonesome Dove Logic

Whenever I want to enlighten my husband and kids, I use a little “Loneseome Dove Logic” to trigger their attention and diminish the immunity they’ve developed to the sound of my voice. My scheme involves recalling lines from Lonesome Dove … Continue reading

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Pepper

Since Pepper joined our family, she’s changed my mind about dogs. My husband and I have had our share of bad luck with dogs over the years; pups mostly. I got soured on the idea of having a dog after … Continue reading

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