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There’s More Than One Way to Pack A Calf

When a new calf seems chilled or a little slow finding its grub, we sometimes opt to intervene and move the cow-calf pair to the barn and out of the elements so we can assist them better. Packing a new … Continue reading

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Inventions That Make Chores Easier

Every time my husband creates an easier way to do chores I fall in love with him all over again. Feeding our heifers is a TON easier now as a result of my husband’s handiwork with his welder. Over the … 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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My Morning View Over Coffee

  I love it out here first thing in the morning. It’s kind of a sanctuary where I like to come and absorb nature while I have my coffee. The air is fresh and crisp and damp. I like the way it smells; … Continue reading

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Meet #1594

This is our newest bull that replaces one that went MIA last fall out on our Forest Service lease. After we moved cows back home up by Pringle last fall, we spent a lot of time checking the tanks, salt … Continue reading

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Birde Lover

When I saw a bumper sticker that said, “Have you hugged your kid today?” I couldn’t help but think that’s a no-brainer but did consider whom I haven’t hugged lately. After contemplating those I’ve neglected, I realized the kids’ babysitter … Continue reading

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Levi’s Lost Calf

 At the 2011 South Dakota Young Farmers and Ranchers conference I finally met journalist, blogger, author, and rancher, Amanda Radke from Mitchell, SD in person. She and I were both speakers at the conference and we had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Getting In Touch with Your Inner Cowgirl

When any of you ladies out there get to feeling out of control, in a rut, downtrodden, or run over in the rat race, take the time to restore your soul and get back on your feet.  The best way … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Little Cowboy’s 16th Birthday

Sixteen years ago this past Friday, life as my husband and I knew it was forever changed when we became initiated into parenthood with our firstborn; a son. We had no idea what we were getting into but we’ve been … Continue reading

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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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