Feathered Friend

Aaron and I are trying to attract lots of different birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to our property with the landscaping plants we put in as we work on our yard.  We have a huge covey of quail... Read More

Lambs & Pigs

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I feel like I’m playing catch-up, which, I guess, I am.  The past few months have been crazy busy with track, softball, school, and all sorts of other activities. In the middle of May, Harley, ... Read More

Wild Man

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I often wonder if maybe Tod’s family genetic tree doesn’t have very many branches . . . Recently when I drove to Heppner to pick Emma up for the weekend, I took him with me because he love... Read More

My Fair Ladies

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Last week was Morrow County Fair, and all four of our girlies were showing livestock. Emma was showing pigs for the first time.  Her pigs, Chester and Booty, looked great, and she did a fantastic job... Read More

Another Busy Week Down

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It seems to be the theme for many families these days – crazy, busy weeks packed with activities and Spring is flying by.  Our family is no different, though it is nice that Emma and I are done... Read More

Struttin’ His Stuff

Just North of our house is a house that has a TON of peacocks (seriously, a ton).  The other day I was getting ready to go some where, and I ran into this handsome gentleman who was struttin’ h... Read More

Happy Easter!

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Harley and Katelyn have wanted to show lambs in 4-H as long as Emma has been showing them, but we have always told them no.  We haven’t wanted to be “tied-down” to taking care of an... Read More

Here, Piggy, Piggy, Piggy . . .

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Emma has decided to show pigs this year at the fair instead of lambs, and she was able to pick them up this last weekend.  Emma’s step-mom, Staci, took these pictures and sent them to me.  She... Read More

Hidden Treasure

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Remember earlier this summer when I posted about the Flora & Fauna at our property?  I talked about the bank swallows that had made a phenomenal number of nests in the bank we would eventually ha... Read More

On The Job

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We’ve all been working  very hard on our new house, even the girls and dogs.  The dogs, Tod and Luna, are GREAT worker dogs.  They come down from the trailers every day and hang out in the sh... Read More

Flora & Fauna

We have a lot of wildlife at our property.  There are quail and their babies everywhere, coyotes, finches, snakes, you name it. In order to build, we had to cut away tons (literally) of dirt in the p... Read More