In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Water Witching and Such

For todays' readers pleasure, a picture heavy post. We have had so many new experiences since moving to ranchland. I feel that some are best expressed by picture.


S, Papa and the Frog dog driving through the fog.

M water witching. Sweet thing couldn't get it to work for the life of her.

Me water witching. Turns out, I'm quite a witch!

It's so weird to have the rods turn in your hands all by themselves.

T "driving" the feed tractor with Papa

S on the old tractor in the shop

M and Papa in the feed tractor

T bottle feeding "Flame". Calves are so strong, they really
 push the bottle back at you. T didn't know what to make of it.

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