Archives for October 2016


Pumpkin Picking

Total #momfail over here.  I waited until yesterday to finally take my kids to the pumpkin patch.  In my defense, we have have home grown pumpkins and corn stalks on our porch, but a trip to the pumpkin patch was still necessary, if not only for the pictures.  We went with the kids’ cousins Oliver […]


Fall Soup

With the weather getting colder, we love a hearty fall soup.  I try to keep the heavy cream and cheeses out of it and always drain the grease, and I know they aren’t super healthy, but they are so good and easy.  I love soups because the kids and I can eat an early dinner […]


Weaning Calves

Life has been just a little bit crazy lately.  DG had the big cattle gather last week which resulted in me driving back and forth either with groceries/things DG forgot or taking BG there to help and then go to school.  I have a hard time letting him miss school when I know that fall […]


Canning Salsa

Last weekend I was ambitious and decided to make salsa.  Okay, maybe the ambitious part is a lie–in all honesty, I was just excited to use my new kitchen!  Since our garden was such a flop this year I bought a couple boxes of tomatoes, peppers and onions from the local “veggie stand” and was […]


Fall Gather

It seems like we measure our lives by what stage the cattle are in—calving season (early spring), spring gather (spring to early summer), cows on the mountain (summer and early fall), fall gather (October), preg checking (November to December) and then winter when the cows are on the desert. October 1st was the official start […]

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