Tuesday, June 25, 2019


I found another nest of owls early this spring
up by the Lambing Shed,
and they have since fledged the nest
and are on the ground as they are still not very good
at flying yet.
One of the parent owls was with them at first on the ridge
but when I came along, it flew to the power pole to keep watch.
The babies walk-flew to different places and I followed
one of them to the fence and got a little closer.
It's been so fun to see this owl family grow up
before our eyes.
We are officially In the Hay Field.
Hubby is mowing and I went for a few rounds with him
in the tractor this morning.  The good thing about ranching is that I
can hop in and go with him -- we get to work together each day.
The hay is very wet so it'll be a couple days before it can be raked
(turned over) and dried enough to bale up.
The hay is so thick and tall and good, Hubby called it a
Once-In-Every-15-Years Event.
It's so exciting to experience once again.
We are blessed.

Friday, June 14, 2019


Hello!  It's me.  I'm here!

 May snow

The winter and the spring was long and cold and snowy for us and we just got so busy and worn out that I chose to stop blogging for a while.  But here it is, June!  I'm so thankful that we are in June now. The winter snows and spring snows and rains have made everything green and beautiful.  We had snows all through to the end of May and our June has been mostly cool too.  The trees didn't even leaf out until June.

Bringing cows and calves in right by our house.

We've got the sheep all lambed out and the calves branded and out to summer pasture.  There's so much grass that the cows and sheep will never keep up with it.  What a blessing it is to see our prairie so green with thick grass and wildflowers.

The winter snows have brought up flowers of all kinds.  The prairie is just beautiful and we are seeing wildflowers that we have not seen in years.  CarpeterSon brought me a wildflower bouquet from the pastures as he was out checking cows and calves today.  He is so thoughtful.

I didn't get my garden in until June and I'm always amazed at how quickly the seeds germinate and come up when the ground is finally warm.  For me, it is never a good idea to plant my garden seeds until June 1st or so.  I put in lots more flowers this year and I'm excited about that.  I mixed several kinds of annuals together with some fine sand and planted them in rows.  I'm looking forward to some summer bouquets for the house and some to share with friends.  There will be cosmos, zinnias, larkspur, Bells of Ireland, marigolds, and sunflowers.  My shrub roses are full of buds and I can't wait to see them in full bloom soon.

The grandkids and I are keeping our lists of birds again this year.  It's so exciting to see all of the migrant birds come back to spend the spring and summer with us.  We are constantly sharing our bird sightings and encourage each other to keep a watchful eye for the newest bird arrival or for nests and baby birds.

I hope you're all enjoying spring where you are. 


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