Tag Archives: family

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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“Homemade” Cereal–A Kirk Ranch “Cheat Night” Suppertime Staple

At our house, we love our cereal, especially on nights when nobody feels like eating leftovers another night, I don’t feel like cooking, or I can’t think of something quick to fix and everybody’s hungry and nobody wants to wait … 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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Christmas Gift Ideas for Cowboys and Ranchers

This Christmas season I want to help those in need. Anybody who has a cowboy or rancher on their Christmas list needs some good gift ideas. With my help maybe shoppers won’t resort to buying the cowboy or rancher on … 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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What Does ‘Working Cows’ and ‘Vaccination Day’ Mean?

Every fall we work our cattle to implement our vaccination program on our cows against known cattle diseases to ensure individual animal and overall herd health. We schedule a Saturday with our vet to vaccinate and pregnancy test our mother … 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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Calving Season Birthdays

It’s been hard to stay on top of blogging since calving season has started for us so I apologize for the delay. Both my husband and son have birthdays about a week apart at the beginning of our calving season. One … Continue reading

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