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  • MMM #14: Mistaken Identity - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. I have wondered several times this week as I trekked out to milk if my Grandpa would have gotten a chuckle out of my ambitions. He owned a dairy, and as my dad would claim Grandpa was ahead of the system as it was...
  • MMM #13: Snow Day - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. This past week Conry cows came home, getting ready for babies to arrive in just a few short weeks. Almost sounds like spring, and on that note it decided to dump snow all week, making it a juggle to get those mommas home. They...
  • MMM #12: Bronc Pride - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. This past week we had the opportunity to attend the Black Hills Stock Show. We had the privilege of attending an appreciation social for local farmers and ranchers, and also manning a booth for an evening. Wouldn’t you know right next to our booth...
  • MMM #11: Ahoy, Mateys! - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. This is the week to let you know I open and close the blog with the same phrases each week purely as an easy out. It helps me to get rolling and wraps me up without any stress, but I do truly wish blessings...
  • MMM #10: A Bum in the Bathtub - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. A few weeks back I had disclosed my thoughts of grandeur with three nanny goats in milk, how I was gonna put all that extra milk bliss to work. As it turns out one momma is indeed producing more than her baby can handle. So...
  • MMM #9: Special Delivery - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. This past week was full of deliveries. Every other day we were greeted by packages that increased in size. All of which sent Clay into a can’t wait to fence frenzy. It was all our electric fence supplies, we plan to use around our home...
  • MMM #8: Cows Around - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. We were recently presented with a business venture that would give us the opportunity to buy cows, run those cows on shares, and then pay back funds when our partner is ready to launch their herd. After some pencil to paper, several lengthy discussions, and...
  • MMM #7: Grab Your Ax and Pitchfork - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks, and a Happy New Year to you! The theme song for the week on the funny farm, as well as for many of the rest of you out there is, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” The kind of cold Carhartt commercials are made of, and the kind...
  • MMM #6: Merry Christmas - Good merry Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. It is going to sound like Christmas in today’s blog…and not the Santa kind. In fact, it was one year ago around this time that my very sweet, timid, big brown eyed little girl informed her preschool teacher when asked what Santa was...
  • MMM #5: Body Condition Scoring - Good Monday morning to all you critter and land loving folks. This time of year is a season of eating! Holidays bring people together, and what do we do to pass the time, eat…and play card games of course. Something I have been considering is how fortunate we are to be closely linked to our...