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Gratitude turns mountains to bumps

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” ~ Ralph Blum Living with gratitude hasn’t always been my norm. In an industry where so much is outside our control, negativity finds plenty of fissures to … Continue reading

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Perception

“We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” ~ Virginia Satir I find this affirmation true and meaningful; however, I’ve come to believe the most dangerous, the most limiting perceptions are those we hold about ourselves Other … Continue reading

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Dirty Laundry

There’s a lot to see in this overstuffed washing machine. I see lessons that will be offered again about sorting clothes and a reminder to unwad socks, but mostly, I see the load of laundry our 10-year-old washed without being … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree

For the first time in our nearly 20 years together, our tree is not laden with totes of ornaments tied to memories and stories through the years. Generally, The Rancher preps and places the tree. I fill it with lights. … Continue reading

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Calling BS

You know what happens when you have cows? Shit. That’s what. Please don’t misunderstand. There is purpose and reward in feeding and supplying the world as cattle ranchers. There are idyllic rides through favorite pastures, picturesque scenes in each season, … Continue reading

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Fall Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to J. Vanderwerff, A. Fuhrer, and D. Nesselhuf for winning my random drawing for subscriptions to South Dakota Magazine, The Pioneer Woman Magazine, and a comfy, fun T-shirt from my friend Calee at Blue Sky Boutique respectively!! Private messages … Continue reading

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Purposeful rest

Our greatest potential comes not from the busyness we choose but from the rest and reflection we allow. Continue reading

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Fall Ranch Giveaway

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill … It truly is better to give than receive, and my fall giveaway feels like a great way to celebrate a new season. Continue reading

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Family Growth

Every day since my last post has presented opportunity to write about something, to share a lesson or glimpse into our lives as parents/partners/ranchers/friends in central South Dakota. Yet, I held back and decided those lessons and glimpses were not … Continue reading

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Brave by Reflection

Our hearts grew with worry as the skies grew dark and the weather warnings screeched. We had both prayed and prepared as best we could. As the winds blew, those dark skies opened up. Like tears of gratitude from a … Continue reading

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