Summer! It’s here. With all of its heat. Sweat. Trips to the creek. Trips to the hayfield. More sweat. Trips to the cattle pens. A good bit more sweat. Throw in a drippy popsicle here and there. That pretty much sums up our life on the farm from June to October. We’re always glad to see the beginning of summer because our jobs change with … Continue reading Summer, you are sweet…but kinda sweaty
Almost everyday, at the breakfast table one of our kids will ask us what we plan to accomplish that day. Lately, the answer is usually one of the following: Cut, bale and/or wrap haylage. It’s officially hay season and we spend a lot of time in the fields, when the weather permits. The wheat and rye fields are beautiful and its rewarding to see the … Continue reading What are we doing today?
This month has been flying by for us! We’ve been keeping up with wintertime chores and trying to tackle new projects. All while completing our schoolwork on time and marking off a few extra things on our to-do lists. The boys and I have spent a couple of afternoons exploring, checking out the flooded pastures. This winter has been really wet. It makes farming a … Continue reading Playing in the dirt
The kids and I took advantage of the sunshine this afternoon. We love to roam our farm property. When our afternoons are not dedicated to helping Dustin with a job; we can be found checking on the animals or just appreciating the creeks and the hollers. After we finished our school work, which included a new zoology class that we are enjoying, our “class” headed … Continue reading Afternoon adventures
12 new chapters and 365 new chances. That’s a description of the new year that I recently came across. I like that idea. Our family doesn’t place much emphasis on making resolutions. Resolutions just aren’t our thing. Nothing wrong with them, if they are beneficial to you, but we choose to not make them. We do have goals and plans, and do our best with … Continue reading Hello, New Year!
We’re firm believers that being appreciative should not be limited to the month of November. But let’s be truthful, it’s easiest to focus on our blessings when we’re reminded to do so. I have a sign that has been hanging above my kitchen entryway for years. Here it is: One day it fell from its place. Just dropped right off the wall. I happened to … Continue reading Remembering to be thankful
Ever had to throw the brakes on during life and make an emergency swerve? I imagine that we all have stories of coping with the twists and turns that life sends our way. If you’ve never experienced such, contact me. I need to meet you! A few weeks ago, Dustin had a somewhat serious farm accident that caused us to completely re-evaluate our plans for … Continue reading Change of plans
We’ve nearly made it to the middle of September. I wish I could say it has been a strange couple of weeks for us. However, strange events are pretty normal around here, so we just go with it. In any case, our lives consist of things we have done before, with a few new experiences mixed in here and there. The occasional getting lost adventure … Continue reading Old things, new things, and getting lost…
In our little family, I’m usually the person behind the lens of the camera. I enjoy snapping shots of our kids, pretty scenery, and life in general. The typical mom photographer. Making sure memories are properly documented is a mom duty, right? Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets are one of my favorite things to photograph. Many times I have stopped what I was doing to photograph … Continue reading Behind the camera
We’re somewhere in the trenches of what we call hay season number two. It doesn’t deserve a more glamorous name than that. By this time of year, hay accumulation has long ago lost its allurement. Dustin and his father have been working long hours for weeks to ensure that the cattle have sufficient haylage for winter. The end of the chore is in sight. It … Continue reading Second hay rollin’ and field trips