Here’s Your Sign

I was woke up by hubby this morning via text. He’d went to work and saw our son’s horse was out. He was sweet enough to let it get daylight before waking me up. An electric company has been in our neighborhood recently changing out poles. Apparently, they unplugged our electric fence (without us knowing) and didn’t plug it back in. I assumed they just unhooked it, drove through, and hooked it back up….like we do. I saw them drive through and they never said a word about anything. I assumed they knew what they were doing. I woke my oldest up. He took off with some feed and halter on a four wheeler. He searched for awhile and returned empty handed.

I had him stay with his sleeping brother and took off in our little farm truck. I searched and messaged our neighbors. I talked to the little country store up the road. We have a tiny community so, it’s easy to contact people quickly. I went down people’s long driveways if they had hay or horses. Finally, as I was about to give up, I went through a field to a trailer. It was the brother of a friend. His house trailer was in the middle of a huge hay field. No luck at his place but, I saw something gray as I was leaving. Across the road, the friend and guy’s brother has a hay field. I thought it might be a hay bale. Then, he turned and I saw his mane. The rotten horse had made a friend. He was visiting a paint horse across the fence in another field.

Long story short, our escapee gelding is home safe and sound. The electric fence is plugged back in, and I’m keeping our gate closed a few days for good measure.

I hope you are all having a great weekend and preparing for Church tomorrow. May God keep you safe and sound.

God bless,


#Horses #gelding #Farmlife #electricfence #fourwheeler #Church


Cowboy Pumpkin

Hey, Strangers! Long time, no type. I know, I know. I’m sorry but, life happens. I get sidetracked trying to keep up. I really am thankful for all of my readers. I’ll try to do better. Haha! You might not want to hold your breath waiting though. My oldest son’s ear is looking better. We still may have to have one more surgery but, we are so thankful he seems to be recovering.

My youngest son is in 2nd grade. They were asked to do a Pumpkin Book report. They got to choose a book to read and then, decorate a pumpkin as one of its characters. He chose a book called, Cowboys.

It is a cute book for people who love the cowboy life and rodeo world. It has lots of cowboy adventures, like roping and bucking horses. We made a Cowboy Pumpkin since, there weren’t any specific named characters in the story.

There are lots of flaws but, I think it turned out adorable. He was excited about it. I hope all of you are enjoying Fall. Have a blessed weekend.


#pumpkins #fall #books #cowboys #roping #broncs #boymomma #rodeolife

4th Grade Math 😳

I’m subbing in 4th grade today. The children are very sweet and polite. That Math though! Oh mylanta! Y’all, it’s been a few years since I’ve been out of school. I was always a great reader, and I adored English. But Math?! Ummmm no. Not my favorite at ALL. The questions on their Math pages are things I learned in High School. I’m pretty sure! I’ve had to have a student explain some questions to us. Lol. Oh well, you do what you have to do. Haha. Here’s to surviving 4th grade Math! Thankfully, Reading and Writing is next. ☺️

Our hog dog puppies are growing. They are weaned and rambunctious. It’s so hard to get pictures now but, I tried. Here’s a few I snapped during play time one evening.

Introvert Life

Any of introverts out there??? I was very shy growing up. I wouldn’t talk to people I didn’t know, unless they approached me first. As I grew up and began working in the public, I have grown a little more bold. I’ll smile and talk to strangers. I definitely reach out to the underdogs. You know the people who look miserable? The children who aren’t talking to anybody. The kiddos with dirty clothing or holes in their shoes. Although, I have to make myself reach out to teens and adults, I now do. (Children just seem much easier for this shy introvert. Lol)

Church, Restaurants, and new crowded places make me feel nauseous and sweaty. I’m a Pastor’s daughter so, isn’t it kind of strange that Church scares me to death?! I try to sit towards the back and “blend in”. I don’t understand why but, something about sitting in front of anyone makes me nervous wreck! Don’t laugh! This is serious. Haha! Do any of you introverts have certain things that send you into panic mode?

Updates around our home/farm…..I’ve weaned my bottle calves and sold several. I’ve got 3 calves at the Funny Farm I’m feeding. (Funny farm= our home place) We traded my oldest son’s gray horse off for another taller gray quarter horse. He’s very friendly on the ground. We’ve not had time to ride him much but, he seems to be doing well. The boys are both in dyslexia interventions this year. Hopefully, it’ll help them improve with reading and daily academic struggles. My oldest will be having more tests done to figure out why his ear isn’t healing up. We are battling the swelling and now pain in his hands and feet. Scary stuff for a momma to endure the unknown.

I hope all of you have a blessed weekend! T.G.I.F!!!


Rainy Rodeos

We had a weekend of rainy rodeos. All went well, even if the crowds were smaller than normal. Everyone was safe and our rain coats were a blessing. My son’s ear (previous post) is a tiny bit swollen but, is much better. The ENT gave us another round of antibiotics to stay ahead of it this time. Hopefully, that’ll keep us out of the hospital! I’ve added probiotics to build up the good bacteria in his body. Otherwise, all is well. We’ve been working, doing homework, and farm stuff as usual.

Ear recovering from surgery.

I hope you are having a great week. Take care and God bless.


Catch Up

Y’all would not believe this last month we’ve had! My oldest got swimmers ear from our pool. That turned into an infection that led to a badly swollen abscess on the outside of his ear. Bless him! It’s been horrible! We actually ended up in the emergency room that landed him in the hospital for 4 nights. Finally after 4 doctors, an ER visit, 3 surgical procedures, & a hospital stay……I THINK we are finally on the mend. He was able to go back to school on Tuesday. The stitches will dissolve on their own, and we have a checkup next week. He’s still on two antibiotics but, over all we have hope in healing.

He’s a tough country boy. He’s rodeoed and worked cattle like a champ. He’s been through a lot this last 30 or so days but, never whined on complained. He kept up with his chores feeding and helping us out when needed. I’m very proud of him. We’ve almost caught up with all the makeup work from missing 5 days of school.

I hope you are all doing great! Take care.