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A Hot, Dusty Morning


We shipped cattle last week.       When we ship cattle, the cattle are loaded in groups onto our set of scales, then weighed.

Chicken Avocado Pizza


I just got home from a soccer tournament all weekend and was making plans for what I’m cooking all week when I remembered a recipe I photographed a few months ago that I plum forgot to share!

Hooker and the Dodo Birds


The ranch was busy last week, as it has been every week for the past several weeks. I sure hope that made sense.

Community Question: Interruptions


Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments.

Photo Canvases


As I showed you a couple of weeks ago, we decided to adorn the walls of our new office with black-and-white photos of the ranch and family.

Daniel Day-Lewis Quiz: Answers and Winners!


Well, what a quiz! This one was a little tough, as some of Mr. Day-Lewis’ films are more mainstream than others.

A Hard-Working Todd


I’ve been looking through old photos and wanted to share a few of my baby.   Todd has always been a hard working cowboy.

The Art Game Review & Giveaway


By Heather Sanders September is but a few days away, which means the time is ripe to expand kids’ exposure to some of the great artists of the last two centuries with fun, but informative ideas like Laurence King Publishing’s The Art Game: Artists’ Trump Cards.

Daniel Day-Lewis Movie Quiz: Enter Now!


Time for the big Daniel Day-Lewis movie quiz! All questions are based on some of his best movies.   TO ENTER To enter, select the correct answer to each question below.

Kitchen Tool Giveaway!


  By popular demand, this is an encore of a similar giveaway I had several months ago. Yay for kitchen tools!

Browned Butter M&M Cookies


Browned butter is one of life’s pure pleasures, whether it’s spooned over fish, tossed with popcorn, or sipped with a straw.

Daniel Day-Lewis Quiz: Wednesday Night!


Some of my favorite movies (My Left Foot, The Crucible, The Age of Innocence, My Left Foot, My Left Foot, My Left Foot…) are Daniel Day-Lewis movies.

His One True Passion


It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a dedicated Charlie update, and because his life has been so monumentally busy and fulfilling lately, I thought I’d do it now!

Green Chile Chicken


I made this for dinner last night and it was heaven on a plate. Green chiles are one of my favorite ingredients on earth, and since I had a pile of fresh ones, I decided to roast ‘em and highlight ‘em in a simple grilled chicken dish.

Community Question: U.S. President Readers?


Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments.

Weekend FitBit Giveaway!


Note: Because I continue to be obsessed with my FitBit, and because I love ya, I’m repeating the FitBit giveaway I’ve held in recent weeks!

Binders, Bras, and Bulls


1. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: I thought I was busy when my kids were babies. I thought things would get a little less crazy once they got a little older.

Early 80′s Music (and MTV!) Quiz: Answers and Winners!


Great job on the quiz, everyone! Here are the stats, answers, and winners!   STATS 18,335 people took the quiz 2,984 players scored 100%!

Homeschooling is Not Just for the Wealthy


By Heather Sanders Today the chimney sweep came to clean the sooty buildup inside our chimney and flue.

Early 80′s Music (and MTV!) Quiz: Enter NOW!


Time for the big 80′s music quiz! All questions are based on some of the best MTV music from the first part of the 80′s.


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