Livestock

The Wreck

I’ve been getting to barrel race a little bit this summer, and Avie and I are really clicking! Thursday before our Father’s Day Branding, I took him to the local Jackpot, where Gump and I have won a couple buckles in the summer series. I love running on a standard pattern so this arena is […]

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Generalissimo

Some of you who follow me on Facebook and actually get notifications from my South Dakota Cowgirl Page, or who follow me on Instagram, have seen that my second (and last) colt for the year was born on June 13. This his how behind I am in in sharing my life. You have my apologies. His […]

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Photos from the Branding Pen

I’ve been uber busy this summer, as evidenced by the lack of posts here (but you can still read what I’m writing about horsemanship over at Cavvy Savvy).  I’m so behind, I didn’t realize until this morning that I hadn’t shared any of my branding pen photos from this Spring.  We just held our annual […]

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Crazy days

To say that life here has been insanely busy, might be putting it nicely.  I’m sure everyone can tell from the lack of posts that I’m busy: it’s not that I’ve nothing to say.  Here’s a quick rundown:  Last weekend I ran all over the state chasing down barrels.  We won some money and had […]

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Tuesday’s Tales: The Great Escape

It was a lovely, unseasonably warm, early April Saturday night. There was extra family in from town, and plans were made to go to dinner at our local steakhouse, about 13 miles away, because what do ranchers eat when they’re not eating their own steak? Steak. I’d spent the day doing various chores, doctoring a […]

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So You Want to Raise Rabbits

A too-common conversation recently surfaced and, as rabbit meat gets more in demand, the numbers get larger. I understand the enthusiasm for a new project. But sometimes enthusiasm needs tempered by common sense. The names here have been changed to protect the foolhardy in an effort to, hopefully, inject some common sense into the conversation […]

Pretty light

Earlier this week as Zach and I were watering horses, I caught him coming through the door as the light from sunset flooded in.  This photo makes me happy. Does it you? 
  
Happy trails. 
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Heat Stress in Poultry

As an outdoor operation, there is little we can do to control the weather. Our birds have shelters to go into, a place that is dry but in cold weather and heat they are not in a climate controlled barn. Some would say they should be, but when farms DO have climate controlled barns then […]