Snow!!

I have a story from last March I wanted to share with you today: When my kids were little we did a lot of stuff in the snow – sledding and tubing and snowmobiling. We also had a long drive, plus the truck garage parking lot area and that meant a lot of plowing,...

Jessie’s New Running Program

I didn’t mention it at the time, but Watson and I and the girls made a quick trip to Tennessee before Christmas. Watson was supposed to go to an Akaushi farm and check out a couple of bulls for a buddy, and I was curious as to what the place looked like, so we...

Hand in Hand with Jesus

The quote in this email—She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future—I have pasted on the wall in the room I do most of my writing in. It’s a paraphrase of a verse in Proverbs, and I need that daily reminder. I had a few funny...

Climb that mountain!

I’ve been trying to figure out where to start this story. Sometimes it’s obvious, but with this story… First, let me tell you about our cow, Cutie. She’s a sweet little Hereford – orange with a white face and white legs and brisket....

Auggie the calf

This spring, Jules and I were checking on the cows, and we came at just the right time to see Auggie be born. He came out the way he was supposed to – with nose lying on front feet first – but his mom was standing up. Now, this isn’t too uncommon,...

Our dog, Rocker

We have five dogs here in Virginia. Two of those are Julia’s and she takes care of them herself.  I’ve told stories about Ethyl, our man-eater who adores Watson. We also have a Newfoundland mix and a Great Pyrenees named Rocker. Great Pyrenees are...

Trials make us stronger.

I was looking for the story about #16 but I found the one about 122 that I told early this spring instead, so I’m going to paste that one in here today: I talked last week about how slippery it has been in our pasture – especially with a skift of snow on...

We have a cattle drive

Okay, so not long ago we had a cattle drive… We moved about fifty cows and their calves out of the upper field, down our driveway and into the lower trail fields. But first, I need to preface this story by saying that the night prior to us moving the cattle,...

I use soap.

Sunday we had to vaccinate our fall herd and treat a few cows.  We did that last fall and I talked about it a little. I was chasing cows, got knocked around a bit and at one point I was pinned against the fence and ended up pretty sore with a lot of shades of...