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Gettin’ Through January

Well here we are a week into February.  Getting back into the swing of blogging regularly is proving to be harder than I thought!    Winter time is a slower time here on the ranch,  but we still stayed fairly busy.  Normally January is my least favorite month.  It’s usually cold, dreary and lifeless,  but this year it seemed like we had more sunny days than usual, so that helped me get through it.   I snapped this photo on New Year’s Day.snowtreeSunny days with blue skies in January is such a gift.






It’s a little glimpse of the promise of spring…..






…..and hope for what lies around the next bend in the road.bridge

I hope that all of you have had a great start to the year and that you all are well.

Be blessed,



Tuesday Tour: What It Looks Like

tree in creekI’ve got a bad habit of leaving my camera behind when I walk out the door.  Mind you, I’m not a photographer like my daughter-in-law.  If you check out her blog: Lauren Jones Photography

, you will see what good photo’s look like.   Well, today was one of those days I didn’t take my camera, so most of the pictures on today’s blog were taken with my phone…sigh…

It’s still cold here at CBR, in fact it was so cold Jonesy asked if I minded if he brought the chainsaw in the house to sharpen it.  Sure, no problem I said.  A few minutes later I walked into the kitchen and this is what I found…sharpen chainsaw

lol…I just had to laugh.  Actually it’s not the first time he’s brought stuff in the house.  There has been carburetors, saddles…anyway…

Even though it’s been so cold, my 9 hens are still giving us about 3-5 eggs a day.  Let me tell ya, what they are lacking in quantity they are making up for in size!  eggs

That is what large eggs look like!  I can’t even close the lid on the carton!

This is what 300 square bales of hay looks like.


load of hay

The trailer was loaded on Saturday and the hay was delivered on Monday.





I had lunch with my mom on Saturday too.  This is her very first selfie!mom's selfie







Today I went with Jonesy to our south 80 and helped him clear and burn a little brush.

brush firsThis is when I really wished i had my camera with me.  It was so peaceful in the woods.  We too a walk and did a little dreaming.  A couple of times we just stopped and listened.



I was amazed to see this little patch of green in the otherwise brown landscape of January.  grassThis is what the promise of spring looks like.

Here are a few more pictures from our walk.creek in woods creek in woods2cow in woods Hope all is well and warm with all of you.

Be Blessed,

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