My Husband Isn't My Whole Life, But He Makes My Life Whole !


Doniphan, Missouri, USA
June 19
Almosta Ranch
I love the country life and share it with a wonderful husband, a few horses, lots of dogs and whatever wildlife wanders by. We have 10 acres, wish it was 10,000 acres.... but hey, it's a start !!


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DECEMBER 20, 2010 12:06PM

Early Morning Chores

The early morning sun finds us all snuggled warmly under our blankets, it's brightness slowly arouses our senses.   As much as we try, we can't keep it out of our eyes.   The rays prod relentlessly, pushing and tugging at us until we finally relent and climb out from our… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 29, 2010 9:20AM

My Son

I wrote this and never made it public. I found it today and decided to post it. Thanksgiving was the last Holiday I got to spend with Richard and it will always be a bittersweet time for me.

Richard died on February 10, 2010 late in the afternoon. David and I were… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2010 4:04PM

A Lazy Summer Day

Like most of the country, we have suffered from a heat wave that just won't go away.   Today we had a bit of relief and I wandered out to the pasture to take some pictures.    Ricky was burning some brush in the back pasture and the horses and donkeys had come… Read full post »

APRIL 20, 2010 1:18PM

Delicia de Fresa

I love to experiment when cooking.   The end results aren't always what I expect,  but my dear, loving husband always manages to swallow it all down with a smile on his face.... or was that a grimice???

 This recipe was put together because of some leftovers which included cream… Read full post »

APRIL 6, 2010 5:29PM

Inside Out Enchiladas

As I walked in the door, carrying a armful of grocery bags, David came running over to me.... I thought to help take the load of heavy bags from me.   Instead he started blabbering about Foodie Tuesday and Walter Blevins and Enchiladas.

"Whoa Nellie" I said, as I struggled into the… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2010 9:40AM

Paybacks Are Hell !!

Now for those of you who have read  I Don't React Well To Threats , you will understand where this post is coming from.   If you haven't read it, go read now!

 He should have known better.   I don't know why men are so dang hard to train.   They… Read full post »

JANUARY 17, 2010 7:31PM

Teenage Pranks, Nuns and Holy Water

My older brother, sister and I all went to the same school from first grade through to graduation.  It was a small Catholic School with a Parsonage, the Church and the Convent (which us kids called the Nunnery).  

 When I first started first grade, the nuns were covered from the… Read full post »

OCTOBER 25, 2009 10:36PM


My mother is the one who passed her love of nature and animals on to me. All the time I was growing up, my mother was always taking in injured or abandoned wild animals and rehabilitating them to be released back into their natural environment later.

It was not surprising to… Read full post »

OCTOBER 20, 2009 11:44PM

Breaking vs Training Horses

I just haven't felt like writing lately, but my dear husband asked me to write something in regards to training horses.   Specifically the difference between breaking and training.   So here goes:

Back in the 'good ole days' horses were broke.  The cowboy roped the untouched… Read full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2009 8:44PM

A Mountain to Climb

When you live on a farm or ranch, there is birth, there is life and then there comes death.   Birth is a miraculous event that makes all of us smile and rejoice in life. 

 Then life guides us along on our path upon this Earth.  Sometimes the path is smooth… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2009 1:58PM

This Wonderful Country of Ours

I went up and had lunch with David one day when we lived in Texas, and did a bit of shopping. I was talking with a couple of ladies while standing in line at the checkout counter when we started talking about traveling.

The two middle-aged women said that they had… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2009 3:37PM

Northern Lights

Living in Michigan, one of the things I cherished was the chance to see the Northern Lights. Of all naturally occurring heavenly phenomena, few come close to a night with a magnificent northern lights display. Flickering curtains of dancing light against the dark skies, always amazed me, and entrance… Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2009 9:44PM

The Battle of the Locals on DISH TV

I was going to do a sweet, first blog today, but damn it all, I am not in a freekin sweet mood.  I very seldom allow my anger to surface, but Dish TV not only brought it to the surface today, once there, they poked it and jabbed it and twisted… Read full post »