Saturday, April 30, 2016


Kodiak is growing faster than a dandelion on Miracle Gro, but Ikey still towers over his "cub".

"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God!" ~1 John 3:1 NIV

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Paraprofessional

Meet Tulip, my new Assistant to the Director of Barn Business and Compost Management.

"Crazy is good. The alternative is normal." ~Louis Giglio

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Paint Samples

The diversity of Indian paintbrush amazes me. We found each of these plants growing in the same half acre of sagebrush desert. 

"For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women, and men to be loved." ~Henri Nouwen

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Remember when Wings had her breech birth? Well, once the calf was safely born, Hubby lifted a slimy hind leg. "It's a heifer," he announced. 

The next morning, Hubby told me that he'd already named Wings' calf Winnie. 

"Yes. Wings had Winifred. Perfect," I replied. 

Perfect, except that Winifred actually turned out to be--you guessed it--Fred. 

"Let us be eager to leave what is familiar for what is true." ~Francis Chan

Friday, April 15, 2016


Before Mayzie had her first calf, I'd figured that if it was a cute little bull, his name would be something like Maynard. (Mayzie's mama is Daisy Mae; her grandma was our sweet Maezie, one of the first cows we brought here from Montana.)

Mayzie did have a cute bull, but he's neither little nor Maynard. He's Kodiak.  

"You are God's idea." ~Robert H. Schuller

Sunday, April 10, 2016


Pansy's first calf, Tulip, is so happy to be out and about! 

"Keep the corners of your mouth turned up." ~Mother Teresa

Friday, April 8, 2016


Daisy Mae couldn't be more smitten with her little Smitty. 

"It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe--the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E minor--loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love." ~Francis Chan

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nellie, Continued

Because the newest calf, like the youngest child in a family, naturally gets the most press....

"[God] loves each one of us like there is only one of us to love." ~Max Lucado

Friday, April 1, 2016


Annabelle has Nellie. 

Nellie's birth was rather dramatic. Her head was bent back, necessitating a good deal of careful en utero rearrangement before she could make her debut. 

Much could have gone very wrong during the process, but all went right. Thank heaven, little Nellie was no worse for wear and on her feet in no time. 


"Let them praise the Lord for his great love and the wonderful things he does for them." ~Psalm 107:8 NLT