Christmas on the Ranch – Carols, Bells & Cow Chores

Every family who celebrates Christmas has their own rituals. For our family, feeding the cows is as much a part of the ritual as opening presents, lighting the advent candle, playing carol music or preparing the big family dinner. Sometimes we do chores in waves — feed in one pasture, come in for a hot chocolate and a round of presents, thenContinue reading “Christmas on the Ranch – Carols, Bells & Cow Chores”

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Christmas on the High Range

Christmas on the family ranch means getting together with the cousins, riding in the truck with Grandad when he feeds the cows, and making fun where you find it. For our kids, a highlight every year is pulling sleds through the pasture behind the 4-wheelers. But when the snow’s a little thin those frozen cow patties makeContinue reading “Christmas on the High Range”

High Plains Holiday

We celebrated Independence Day — and a 50th wedding anniversary! — with family at the ranch in Eastern Wyoming (we actually held the family reunion at beautiful and historic Ft. Robinson State Park in Northwestern Nebraska). It was great getting everyone together, and it just seemed right — honoring the legacy of family, and of our great country, atContinue reading “High Plains Holiday”