Thursday, December 15, 2016

Loading out Cattle



We loaded out two "pot loads" of yearling cattle this morning. Temp was 35 degrees, reminiscent of our days in Colorado and Wyoming! A good year for grazing with no death loss and good gains! A rancher's dream! 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Added Two New Ones!

...truly it ISN'T an obsession! Just need different tones for different dogs!


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Working Dogs

My first sheep dog trial in 3 1/2 years. We had a great day! I hadn't blogged about Rob. I got him in July and he became my new trial dog. He is 8 years old and we have become a good team!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

Busy Time!


Even though not all of the produce came from our gardens, we do love putting up goodies for the coming year.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


I felt like it was time for an update photo of Claire! Her training is going well and I'm enjoying her immensely. Ok I'll just say it...I'm very attached!! She is loads of fun and quite the character! Very smart and learns things quickly!


Monday, August 29, 2016



We had a short heavy rain shower this evening. After it passed the setting sun reflected off the thunderhead in the eastern sky. Absolutely stunning!

I'm linking up this week with "Our Beautiful World".Our Beautiful World

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Counting Sheep...

...riding a fresh horse, in a brushy pasture, wearing old jeans!!!!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Finally a Quilting Finish!


Finally finished Charlea Don's baby quilt! She is only two months old! Not bad!! 😂😂😂

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Elyse Abigail


Meet our newest granddaughter. Yes, we had two just two weeks apart! 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Charlea Don


Our newest granddaughter! This makes four grandchildren now! We love being Nene and Gramps!

Thursday, June 16, 2016



This is the puppy I chose. This is her first day away from brothers and sisters! Nap time is good!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016



Finn is six months old today! The photo doesn't really show his size, but he is as big as my grown BCs!
I'm super excited about this pup. He is super biddable, loves life, and his now going horseback with me!

Monday, June 6, 2016



This is Molly, the puppies' mama. A friend of a friend is away from home for over a month, and they needed someone to care for the brood! In return for the care, I get to choose one for myself! I know many of you know that I have Border Collies primarily to help,with the ranch work. But my dream is to train one for the big trials, especially the Meeker Classic. I lost my best dog 3 years ago, and have not found the dog that really fits me for trialing. I have a really, really good ranch dog, and an adequate back up dog. So with Finn (updated photo coming tomorrow) and then this puppy, who is out of really nice trial dogs, I hoping I'll find that fit. 

Isn't Molly a beauty?

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day Bouquet From Sweet Hubby!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Bird Convention!

Since Christmas I have been posting to this blog with my ipad. Today, I was uploading some photos from my camera to the desktop and came across some photos I took before Christmas. This one caught my fancy!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Guest room... son and dil house. Isn't the quilt just lovely!!!!


Friday, February 19, 2016


...Border Collie puppy. I've had him for about three and half weeks and his name is Finn.


Friday, February 12, 2016


...milk cow calf. Meet Chuck!


Saturday, February 6, 2016


I meant to post this earlier. Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016


...a new bread recipe - beer better bread - scrumptious and super easy!




Tuesday, February 2, 2016


...cedar posts in the pens.


Monday, February 1, 2016


A new start for a new year, a new month with some photos of "new" things at my house!

To begin - new work boots for me!


Saturday, January 2, 2016

On My Nightstand