Life in the Country

After The Rodeo

Rodeo weekend is a celebration.  We still carry the aftermath of what a Los Angeles Crowd looks, feels and sometimes smells like, so a ‘crowded’ Rodeo night just makes us giggle.  The numbers are mild, but the attitude is festive!  Everyone is there to enjoy the western sport. This year, we added to our education by joining […]

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Working Cattle

One of my favorite days of the year came!  The weather was Spring perfect, cool not cold, sunny not hot, no wind, rain or snow and beautiful blue skies!  Our Friend the Farmer needed his cattle worked.  This is his big day for the year and it takes a bunch of folks to get it […]

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It’s Beginning to Smell a Lot Like Bacon

The great pig pick up phase two happened yesterday.  I high tailed it out of work to drive over the hills and through the rain an hour to the butcher’s shop.  I was picking up our latest pigs.  Ya, ya, ya…if you are a Vegan or a Vegetarian or a ‘I cannot believe you are […]

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Pumpkin Spice Creamer

One of the prettiest places to enjoy the fall is right here in Kittitas Valley.  The leaves are showing off their colors, the sky is blue, filled with clouds and the air feels like a gentle caress on your cheek.  It is the perfect time of year to enjoy an afternoon cup of coffee with […]

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Service

Words do not always mean the same thing here in the country.  There is a long, rich history of men and women in the country, who have given of themselves in service to this country.  They are deeply respected, as they should be for their sacrifice.  My Loving Spouse keeps muttering about how he needs to […]

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Tough Commute

I have a tough commute. Out the driveway and down the road…three miles, no turns.  Number Two Son’s commute to college is down the same road and another block to school…that’s it…straight and simple. However, this is the country…one never knows what a commute may bring. Monday morning it was a tough one.  In passing […]

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Garage Sale Country Style

My Sweet Neighbor Sue is the Garage Sale Queen.  Garage sales here have a season, Spring to Fall…and then that is IT.  My Neighbor is hard to beat to a garage sale.  Sometimes we do not even have to go to the sales, she just finds stuff she thinks we might want and calls it […]

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Splitting It

Although our days continue to be warm, and the skies show the effects of the horrible fires that are ravaging our state, we know that cooler Fall days are coming.  Cold Winter days will follow those.  Getting the rest of the fire wood split and in the wood shed needed to be done and it is […]

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Cabbage Patch

The cabbage patch is bursting with nice heads of cabbage.  We like cabbage, but still one can only eat so much cabbage at one time.  The outside leaves are a beloved treat for Agnes and Bob.Agnes deserves some treats as she is such a good Mama Cow and the little girls are doing remarkably well!With […]

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The Ride Home

We had been talking about my riding my horse Beau home from school for quite some time.  Friday was the day!  The weather was beautiful.  My Loving Spouse was able to bring the horses down to school at noon, which was just when the first graders were out at recess.Horses near the play ground even […]

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20 Gallons of Vinegar

When at the store buying 20 gallons of vinegar, more than one person asked, “What are you pickling?” ‘A driveway’ we said…and we were, sort of. We’d been hired to re-gravel a double driveway packed with weeds.  The owners keep bees so they did not want to spray any Round up type weed killers.  Doing […]

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Wine Trail Ride

I could have almost pinched myself.  Who would have thought that I’d be riding my own horse through a real vineyard with stops for wine tasting along the way!  The Cave B Estate Winery Trail Ride was my mother’s day gift from Team Offspring and let me tell you, those kids knocked it out of […]

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