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October 12, 2020
Preg Checking from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I wanted to sneak away for a little while on Thursday to take pictures so I hustled to make cookies (the 9x13 pan is a Honey Bun Cake) before the boys showed up for breakfast:On Thursday, they were preg checking some cows. Our vet, Dr. Blach, spends the morning at the back-end of 180 cows:I sent him and his tech home with baggies of cookies:Sorry gal - if we had grass, we'd keep you and you

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October 11, 2020
Weaning Week I from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Another busy week here on the ranch. The pens would soon be filled with bawling calves and in preparation, DH and I cleaned out water troughs last Sunday afternoon:Another ranch-wife workout:And more fish were transferred as DH was adding medicine to the waterWe weaned the beef calves on Tuesday. I spent most of the week in the kitchen while the boys gathered and cut the calves from their mamas.

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August 6, 2020
Mescalaro Sands Morning from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

On Good Friday (Yes, it's taken me this long to publish this post), DH and I loaded a couple of horses and trailered just east of the ranch to Mescalaro Sands, an off road recreation area just 4 miles from our eastern border. It's a great place for him to work fresh horses. He hadn't ridden these two since last fall and we're fixing to get busy with Spring Works. If you think about how much

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May 20, 2020
In the Round Pen from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Last Fall we bought this sweet little stud colt. His name is Shooter's Little Joe. DH has 6 personal horses right now, plus 4 ranch horses. He's hoping to buy a colt each year in order to keep a good string of horses under him. There's a lot of work that goes into making a good ranch horse. And let me just say that I am no horseman. I took a colt starting class in college and that is the

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May 16, 2020
Life with the Millers from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

There are so many wonderful aspects to living where we live. Fresh green chile: Brilliant blue, sunny skies over 320 days a year: Crisp, fresh air that invigorates your soul and makes you want to breath in deeper Wide open spaces Breathtaking views Room to explore: And one not so wonderful aspect. Some years they are worse than others. This year is a worse one.

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May 4, 2020
The Great Fish Relocation from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I really never know what the day will hold around here. On Tuesday I cooked breakfast, tended to morning chores, took out ground beef for dinner, followed DH to town so he could drop his rig off at Mark's (our mechanic and super nice guy), drove back home, turned towards the house to start dinner when DH asked for help cleaning out a water trough. A few years ago I brought home some tiny

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April 22, 2020
1000 from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I never had a vision when I began this little blog in September 2007. I just wrote because I loved writing and I wanted to document our days. What we did. How we cooked. Where we lived. Who we were. And I never really thought about folks stopping by to visit. But you did. And you do. And thank you for doing so. This dirt road will always welcome you So I thought I ought to document the

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April 20, 2020
Another Patient from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Feed runs are beginning to slow down, but we're still spending a couple hours a day in the feed truck: Waiting on cows: Skeet doesn't miss much This particular feed run was made on our anniversary. DH noticed a heifer off by herself and after seeing she was feeling poorly, we went back to the house, loaded a horse and trailered back to pick her up: With Skeet's help,

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April 13, 2020
33 Years from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

DH and I are pretty low key. We don't usually celebrate milestones like a lot of folks. I'm of the mind that the small, daily actions are ones I don't ever want to miss or take for granted. The fact that he still opens the door for me. Or that we make each other laugh. Or that I cleaned out the feed room for him without him expecting me to. Or that we have HIS and HERS buckets when we have water

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April 6, 2020
Doctorin' In the Desert from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

These photos were taken 2 weeks ago, but it's just taken me a while to get a post together. I know the world as we know it has temporarily changed for most folks these past few weeks. Many of you are staying home while others are on the front lines, working hard to save lives and help slow the spread of this virus. Everyone is doing their part. I don't think I'd do well if I was in the house for

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April 2, 2020
On Any Random Tuesday from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I don't know that we ever really have typical days around here, but we seem to fill them up. On Tuesday I cooked for the crew again...Tortilla Stack in the crock-pot, corn, salad, homemade salsa, and Summer Berry Pie for dessert. The dessert was really a selfish choice...I had a small crew which meant there would be an extra piece of pie left over for DH and I the next day.

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March 23, 2020
What I've Been Up To from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Life as we know it has changed for most everyone lately, but it's business as usual for us. I know many of you are finding a new temporary normal and some of you are sewing your way through it. No sewing here. Last week I made a 9 hour road trip and spent a fast week with my mom. I left Tuesday and came back Saturday. I didn't see the sun the entire time:  Yes. I know we all need to stay

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March 20, 2020
Sunny Saturday from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

Last Saturday morning we headed north to pick up a couple of bulls that don't look well. It's hard to find folks that are as vigilant as DH when it comes to knowing and reading cattle. He's a good steward of the land and the animals under his care:                                                        You can't just drive through a 7,000 acre pasture and drop feed out. It takes time to

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March 16, 2020
New Mouth to Feed from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I know that so many have been affected by the changes incurred due to the Coronavirus, but for us, it's business as usual. Agriculture is one area where little changes. This place is 128,000 acres and leaks still need fixing, water still needs to be run, cattle still needs to be fed, equipment still needs to be maintained, and babies still need milk: It's been a long time since we had a

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March 12, 2020
Lately from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I've been chipping away at my Jellystone quilt as time allows, but progress is slow. One of my readers requested I share my progress and not wait until I finish the quilt to share. I know I often post when I begin a project and when I finish one and not much in between. I'll try to be better about that. I've been working on HSTs But sewing time is a little harder to come by lately. Last

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December 24, 2019
The 3rd Week in December from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

We interrupt this Christmas season to bring you more ranch life. We shipped out more calves today so I cooked for a crew last Thursday and today. Today I made Lasagna Casserole, green beans, salad, and 5 cheese bread - courtesy of  my mom and Pepperidge Farms.

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November 7, 2019
Hello Winter from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

We've really enjoyed a beautiful Fall, but I'm always sad to see it come to an end. I think this qualifies as the end of Fall. No doubt we'll still have some beautiful, warm, sunny days, but this pretty much signals the arrival of Winter: The other day it was 11° when I dropped the boys off: I was told (in jest and not by DH) to not take pictures because they didn't look like

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