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A Day for Celebrating Gratitudes

Thanksgiving may be a day set aside once a year for being thankful and celebrating it with family and food, but I try to be thankful regularly by keeping a gratitude journal. This is a gratitude journal I received one … Continue reading

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Wrestle Like a Girl–Cowgirl Style

This past weekend we held our branding and after processing the whole day with my husband Art several different times, we determined that this year’s branding was probably  the best we’ve ever had, or at least that we can remember … Continue reading

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Bringing People Together, Sharing a Meal, & Benefitting Ranchers Affected by Atlas

    A Senior Project Success: When our son Myles said he was thinking about putting on a steak feed to benefit the Rancher Relief Fund for his Senior Project (a fairly new requirement for South Dakota high school graduates), … Continue reading

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A Mudroom Made of Old and New

(Note: I tidied up our mudroom just for you. Normally it does not look nearly this neat, or is the floor swept up and clean. Knowing that I cleaned the place up a bit don’t you feel special?) Mud, dirt, … Continue reading

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A Simple Alternative Christmas Gift-Giving Idea

Photo credit: Reneé Kirk The time to do Christmas shopping is upon us. Are you ready? I know I’m not. I’m one of those people who dread Christmas shopping. I dislike how this annual holiday has become “Retail Christmas,” whereas the true meaning … Continue reading

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Haying Lessons

 At the start of haying our son left on an international trip with a group of other teens and it was the ideal opportunity to teach our daughter how to run the windrower and rake hay. The Ford tractor has … Continue reading

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Bootjacks: A Boot-Wearer Must

Essential to every ranch outfit are bootjacks; not just one but a collection of them. Bootjacks aren’t limited to one style. They come in a variety of styles and are made from metal or wood. Many bootjacks are made by the … Continue reading

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Bringing the Story of Christ’s Birth to Life

Many times during the winter months when we have chores to do at the barn for our heifer calves, my mind is full of wonderment about our barn.   It was built by my husband’s great grandfather in 1914 and … Continue reading

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The Supper Table: Nourishing A Family Tradition

The one thing I have fought hard to keep as a tradition in my household is having meals together as a family; most especially supper. In today’s busy world, I am shocked that sitting down together as a family is … Continue reading

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Roast Beef Colby-Jack Biscuits

After our branding a couple of weeks ago, I had some leftover roast beef that I decided to make the next night’s supper out of instead of freezing like I do with a lot of the leftover meat and potatoes … Continue reading

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