Ranch Life

Glimpses of my life on a ranch.

The Jolly Rancher’s calendar for 2018…

Coming soon!  The Jolly Rancher’s calendar for 2018!  I’m very excited…..can you guess why? I’ve been happily exhausting myself toiling away on designing my The Jolly Rancher’s 2018 calendar! Although it’s not quite completed, I can say, so far, it…
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Moss Roses- A Welcome Member of a Country Flower Garden

Moss Rose collage

Moss Roses.  A must-have addition to any country flowerbed. These lovelies–the higher the temps go the more they just burst with amazingly gorgeous blooms. When your other plants are gasping for mercy and threatening to croak from the sizzling summer…
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Lambing 2017 begins…

Lambing 2017

And…..they’re off!  Lambing has officially begun.  Get ready for upcoming lamb cuteness overload in the days ahead.  As for this moment, here’s a sneak peek…. You can never get too much lamb cuteness.  And, even a little teeny bit, is…
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Valentine’s Day Chocolate & Flowers Giveaway!

The Jolly Rancher has teamed up with The Chocolate Pan, to bring you an amazing giveaway!  Out-of-this-world artisan, hand-created chocolates, and custom-designed, flower-filled notecards can be yours!  A bonus gift for a winning subscriber too! Winner will be drawn at…
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Winners of our first-ever giveaway!

Five lucky people have won a The Jolly Rancher Cooks Sampler 2017 calendar! It’s Christmas Day, the blizzard is howling and we have five winners who will enjoy this beautiful calendar for the entire year. Thank you to everyone who…
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The Jolly Rancher Cooks Giveaway!

The first-ever giveaway! I am  launching my first-ever giveaway, from now until Christmas Day!  If you have enjoyed a peek into my life, you will love this fun and beautiful calendar to enjoy for an entire year.  Every month displays…
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The Screamers

When a ewe lambs, it’s normally a quiet experience.  She rumbles the “mothering chuckle” to her lambs, and they will make cute little lamb-cry sounds to her as they struggle to their feet. It’s a beautiful thing, and one never…
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Sounds & Antics of Lambing Time

I’ve posted lamb cuteness, and lambing-time busyness in pictures.  Let’s add some lambing-time sounds and action. I think it’s fair to say we’ve already established the undeniable, crazy-cuteness of lambs that fills our days during lambing, but what about the…
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Unforgettable Rooster Joe

Rooster Joe RIP cover

The life and times of Rooster Joe, the coolest chicken ever.  RIP, my friend.  I miss you…your happy crow…your magnificence! It was a sad day, March 5, 2016, when our much-loved Rooster Joe passed from this chicken-life to the grasshopper-filled,…
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Lamb cuteness overload…

Cute lamb, Montana ranch

Lambs are the cutest living creatures.  Ever.  And, we get to witness a massive dose of their adorableness every lambing season here in Montana. We run Targhee ewes, which are all white, and we use Suffolk and/or Suffolk-Hampshire cross bucks…
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