Rural scenes from fall 2020

The fall of the year always leads me to reflect the most on my life. How I spend my days comes to the forefront as daylight hours grow shorter and night arrives sooner. The sunsets this time of year are spectacular and I can’t help but think seeing more of them is how I should be spending my days.
Golden Blessings. The autumn of the year is full of golden blessings.
I love fall cattle work. Bringing home mother cows and their calves to the home ranch is one of my greatest joys. There is no better feeling in the fall of the year than to have your cattle coming off summer pasture fat and happy.

You will find them

You will find them in the pickup truck driving to town for implement parts. Hair pulled into a beautifully messy bun with a seed dealer cap pulled down tight. You will find them working at the ranch. Hands cracked from the weather but still with glittery fingernail polish on. Wearing a torn, grease-stained, manure covered […]

A historical month for sure

In March The Cattle Business Weekly published its one-time-a-year printing of history related articles. This year’s section holds within it stories on some of the region’s greatest saddle makers, a wolf hunt in Cherry County, Neb. and a quest to learn about South Dakota’s brand books. All three are interesting reads.  Speaking of interesting reads, […]

Sounds of the season

Everyone has different sounds that they relate to the holiday season.  It could be the background noise of a college football game on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas carols on the store’s overhead system that gets you into the spirit.  Maybe it’s the sounds of wrapping paper being readied to wrap that brings home the giving aspect […]

Author Talks

Boondocks Boutique in Spearfish is hosting author talks every Tuesday now thru April. I am so impressed with the store wanting to utilize their loft space in a creative way that promotes community and the arts. Looking down thru the list of authors that will be presenting it was a great reminder to me how […]

October has been busy

Many women love fall, for its comfy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything but I tend to enjoy it for different reasons. It’s been a busy month, let’s see what has been happening. Fall Calf Run Cattle pots are lit up like Christmas trees rumbling down the highways and byways of our region this month hauling […]