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Oct. 24, 2012 5:17 pm 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2012 7:28 pm
It’s weaning time on the ranch. I won’t be participating this year, sadly. Wimpy, my old Quarter horse will be celebrating that, as every other year we have worked 11 hour days at the corral and he’d get pretty darn tired. There are boatloads of cows and calves here that have to be worked.The… MORE
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Sep. 13, 2012 3:16 pm 
Updated: Oct. 15, 2012 10:55 am
The dog days of summer are behind us, but days do seem long. Pain has been absent from my life lately, for which I am grateful, but fatigue has taken its place. I pull  myself from chore to chore trying to enjoy the day, sometimes succeeding, sometimes falling asleep, sometimes just not… MORE
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Sep. 5, 2012 10:48 am 
Updated: Sep. 18, 2012 7:07 pm
Things we can learn from critters...Sometimes we should make an effort to fit in...Find friends of like mind... beware of wolves in sheep's clothing...Don't discount the value of therapy...Sleeplessness can often be remedied by counting sheep...Go where you feel accepted...Be kind to door to… MORE
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Aug. 29, 2012 11:49 am 
Updated: Sep. 12, 2012 2:12 am
Every year now, we raise ‘meatie’ chickens. These are CornishX  like you see in the grocery store, only they are NOTHING like the ones you buy. They are the same hybrid birds, but must be purchased as chicks, as they have been over 50 years in development and the big companies, such as… MORE
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Aug. 17, 2012 9:53 pm 
Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 10:53 am
Sushi has a new green halter Does this halter make my butt look big?? "I'm bored..." Let's PLAY, Mom!!! Hey look, I'm a dog! Whoopee!! Can't catch me!! Round and around I go... Oops! This halter is heavy! Cletus, will you play with me?? Awww...c'mon! Fine! I'll go play with… MORE
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Aug. 15, 2012 10:20 am 
Updated: Aug. 23, 2012 7:11 am
I can make the most simple things complicated. It’s my own fault because of the life I choose to lead. Not having my milk cow, garden, critters, raising our own meat and making all my own bread, etc. or any of those other things I do, would make my life easier, but not very tolerable. My… MORE
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Aug. 4, 2012 1:08 pm 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2012 10:07 am
Every now and then God stirs things up in my life, reminding me to be grateful. Today was one such day.Due to my Ra, I have not been able to lay down for several weeks so have had to sleep sitting in a chair. Finally, in the wee hours of the morning, THAT became so uncomfortable I couldn’t… MORE
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Aug. 3, 2012 7:43 am 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2012 5:09 pm
It's finally gotten hot here. I can't let Em and Sushi stay in the pasture Em has been living in, because the leppie calves out there keep trying to sneak up and nurse on her. That's what killed DollyMoo, was everyone nursing on her and it threw her into ketosis. The horses have the enormous… MORE
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Jul. 27, 2012 11:24 am 
Updated: Aug. 6, 2012 7:37 pm
It’s been quite a week. Yesterday was a beautiful day. It was bright and sunny and my sister in law and her husband are here to visit the ranch and her son, the cowboss, and of course, us! We all went out to feed leppies, horses and Emmalou moo, and take care of all the critters. I went to… MORE
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Jul. 25, 2012 1:28 pm 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2012 12:17 pm
After feeding all the bottle calves and baby goats, chickens and my old Paint horse, I spent the morning cutting yesterdays soap so I could start it curing. Both are new scents, which I purchased on customer request and they are luscious!The Wildrose soap really does smell like fresh cut… MORE
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Having 2 Jersey cows as well as milk goats, playing with fresh milk is a hobby, making our own butter, yogurt, sour cream, cheeses, soap and all the other great stuff you can do with fresh raw milk.
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Homemade from scratch...anything! All traditions are sort of gone by the wayside, as we live so far from family now
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Most things from this site, this has been the best thing the internet has had to offer!
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A layered Jello dessert...the middle layer never set, so it did the 'ooze-wiggle'...and...well..I liquified a couple of chickens on 2 different occasions, turning them into a black gel. Moral of that story is, don't start cooking then go clean barns!...and there was the time that my kids were helping me make Thanksgiving dinner and SOMEbody (who resembled my youngest son) forgot to put the sugar in the pie!!!
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