Are you trying to get it done? This might be just for YOU!
To get to the final pasture during feeding chores, you’ve got to open and go through an 18’ wide gate. It’s a whopper. Tall, wide, and heavy. I was in a hurry and shooting for efficiency. I stayed seated on the 4-wheeler, grabbed the gate, rared back with all my might and gave that gate a forceful swing like nobody’s b
A Gate Before the Gate
Is that door just not opening for you? This might be just for YOU!
At 2 years old Leo started tagging along to feed the elk. During that time he followed us into and through the shed and discovered how to open the final gate. The final gate that directly opens into the pasture. And this is NOT okay. The elk think he is a predator and he is clueless of this danger. So to protect him I
Countertops & Couches
It was the fourth time in one month our kiddos ran smack into the kitchen island. Knocking them off their feet, tears, boo-boo’s, bumps. The works. Now this is the only place they’ve ever called home. This home hasn’t recently lived through an interior renovation.
Unfilled Coffee Pot
Are you feeling a little empty? This might be just for YOU!
My morning started like usual. The first thing I did was empty out the coffee from the day before and start a new pot. I admit I am a little bit addicted to this version of caffeine. So because of this devotion to the liquid energizer I am very familiar with the coffee-making process. Like usual I go about the rhythms of setting everything up to get a full pot brewing on its way. Like clock-work! Muscle memory! I did all the things and
On Edge Bush Hog
Are you feeling a little on edge or uncomfortable? This might be just for YOU!
I approached an intersection the other day and a semi truck & trailer headed south caught my eye. This trailer was carrying 14 bush hogs. [Sidebar… in typing this out right now I wondered, I’ve always called them “bush hogs” but I wonder if that’s a brand name… kind of like Band-Aid verses bandage. You guessed it… there’s a reason why they are more frequently called bush hogs… because “rotary cutter” just doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily… rotary
Stuck Garden Hose
Are you feeling stuck? This might be just for YOU!
Leo (our 3 year old) and I were out hanging around the barn. At the barn, there’s always a garden hose lying around one place or another. And Leo loves garden hoses because Leo loves water. So it made sense when I looked up and found him tugging on the hose, pulling it towards an empty, spare, water trough. He had a br
Open Dog Door
Are you feeling unsure.. or even overly sure? This might be just for YOU!
Anyone else have a dog? We do! This particular fluffy four legged adventurer loves the outdoors, country life, and running free. And she also loves her kennel! One afternoon Lewis and I were out back behind the house, in plain view of her dog kennel. I made mention, something along the lines of, "Hey I thought you said you let Bella out?"
He said "I did. Look. See... her door is wide open?"
Stick Like Stick Tights
Are you trying to hear God? This might be just for YOU!
Lewis, the boys, and I walked the trails around our house one Sunday afternoon. I was so excited about the warmer sunnier weather that I didn't change out of my comfy afternoon pj pants. Lewis bought me this pair of velvety-like pj pants a few weeks back and I'll tell you, I'm not a velvety kind of person, but these