My daughter has completed college and a semester of working as a substitute teacher.  She now has applied for various teaching positions around the state, hoping fora small rural school 5th grade position.  Since they were almost doubling her rent … Continue reading

So Much to Tell

It has been forever…and there is so much to tell. I guess I can start with some of the latest news and work backwards. It has rained and rained and rained and rained and snowed and snowed and rained here… … Continue reading


So much of what we do on the ranch has changed radically from a few years back.  Where 3 or 4 families could live and be supported on this place when it began, the ranch supports now supports two.  Where … Continue reading

Photo of “Cuteness”

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an entry about “Cuteness”.  Lucas and I attended school for the last time this spring, and once again, we had the pleasure of listening to kindergartners read.  This time the weather was cooperative … Continue reading

Spring days

The days are mixed…glorious sunshine, pouring rain, lost flakes of snow drifting down, rising creek level, unfurling stems of Indian paintbrush, hard work, relaxing walks, dogs chasing rock chucks, picking rocks from the field, cleaning house, watching my lawn grow ignoring … Continue reading