Tag Archives: ranch life

A Thing of Beauty

   photos by Amy Kirk  A lot of the pictures I take on our ranch are of our livestock, but this summer I’ve enjoyed seeing photo opportunities of our hay. As you can see we don’t have an abundance of … 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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Ridin’ Shotgun

Most farm and ranch outfits have a dog around the place. Our dog Pepper, gets to go along to help feed cows in the winter and check water and cows in the summer. It’s all fine and dandy if there … 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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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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