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It’s been 7 months since I wrote a blog post.  I havent been away for any particular reason, it’s just sometimes life gets in the way of…well, life.

I havent been feeling well for some time now.  I won’t bore you with the details, except to tell you that in September I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Disease.  It’s an auto immune disease that causes Hypothyroidism and has damaged my thyroid .  My worst symptoms are extreme fatigue and “brain fog”.  Many times I sat down to write and couldn’t put 2 sentences together.  After getting started on meds, I am finally starting to feel human again.  I haven’t decided yet how much of this journey I will include in future blogs.  Please let me know if any of you are interested in hearing more.

I thought about going back and catching you up on all that has gone on here at CBR the last several months, but I just can’t wrap my brain around all that.  As we approach the new year, one of my goals is to get back to blogging at least once a week.  So, here are a few highlights from my 2015.

Probably the highlight of my summer was a road trip I took with my daughter.atcadalacranch

We traveled through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and into Arizona along Route 66.  roadtripcollageWhat a wonderful, fun, exhausting trip it was!  I was so blessed to have been able to do that with my girl!

She also helped me cross something off my bucket list.  I have always wanted to see Garth Brooks in concert, so when I heard he was going to be performing 3 hours away from Kansas City we decided to go.  Before the concert started, a young man struck up a conversation with us.  Before we knew what was happening, he told us his boss was Garth Brooks and upgraded our seats to the FRONT ROW!!!!!!   Such an amazing experience!  Best concert ever!garthcollageThe best part of the year is the birth of our first grandchild.  Carter Scott was born in August just a day after his mama’s birthday.  I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it is being Grammy!carter collage

Carter is 4 months old now and is such a joy!  I just can’t seem to get enough of him!  He is growing and learning new things every day.  I am so proud of my son and daughter-in-law…they are such good parents!jonesfamilypic

As far as things on the ranch, it has been a pretty uneventful year.  I look forward to sharing more as the new year goes on, and hope to hear from all of you.

My thanks to those of you who have stuck around.

Happy New Year!

Be blessed,



Tuesday Tour: Winter, Hog House, and Baby Socks

snow on hay

Winter finally showed up this last week.  It’s teased us off and on here in the midwest, but lately it has decided to stay a little longer.  A couple of weeks ago we got 3 inches of snow , this past Sunday night we got about 4 inches and it’s starting  to snow again now.  I am grateful however that we havent gotten as much as a lot of some parts of the country has.

Before the snow came, we were able to get the heifer bull (Winchester) out of the spring herd and back home.  The rental property where that herd is on can be a little tricky to get in and out of, so while the ground was still froze Thursday morning,   I went with Jonesy to help load the bull up.

We have been talking about getting a few hogs to raise for the freezer.  So on Friday afternoon we got the old hog shed set up and ready for some piggys.  The ground was still froze enough that it took a little work to get the pen put up. me with axhog shed If you look close you can spot ranch dog Moe in the back ground “supervising”. moe



Here he is close up.



Back in the day (about 23 years ago) we farrowed 30 sows, had 500 baby pigs and 6 boars.  That’s a whole blog post itself.

Anyhoo….I’m pretty excited to add to our little CBR family.


The rest of the critters seem to be handling the weather fine. ducks and hens

Even though some have frosty noses.

086If you have been following along, then you know that Jonesy and I have our first grand baby coming in August.  I can’t wait until we find out whether the baby is a boy or girl so I can start shopping!  (The groan you heard was from Jonesy.)  lol

But…..I saw these at our local farm store and could not pass them up!baby socks


How cute are these??!!!!!

Oh boy…being a grandma is going to be fun!


Until next time

Be blessed,

-Lorihomeacre blogfarmgirlfriday