Friday, April 30, 2010


Let me just start by saying that this is truly NOT a joke and that this really did happen...
They found a dead body about 3 miles from our house earlier this month... 
Apparently, in October, a man from Pueblo got in a fight with his girlfriend and left in his car.  His car was later found on our boss' land about 4 miles from our house on fire.  There was no sign of the man.  Earlier this month, another local rancher was tending to his cattle and found human remains.  Those remains have been positively identified as the man from Pueblo that went missing.  There's a lot of speculation about whether the man was murdered or if he took his own life, but either way, it's enough to give me the goosey bumps.  Maybe I should have added this to my previous post of life in the country.  Appealing to move to the country now, more than ever.  

Monday, April 5, 2010

I took a drive....

I took a drive tonight.  
All by myself.  
It was nice.
I figured out a few things:
If you don't know what it means to 'mark a field',
If you don't know how manure can smell so sweet,
If you don't know what it is like to look forward to a dirt road,
If you don't know what it's like to look in your rearview mirror and see your trail of dust,
If you've never watched a calf being born, 
If you're kids don't know how to drive a tractor,
If you don't know what gated pipe is,
If you don't wave at every car that you pass,
If your kids don't get dirty everyday playing outside,
And you don't know how to go to the grocery store once a month,
Then you probably live in the city... and I feel sorry for you.  
Truly, I think raising a kid in the country is the best place.
I still love you city folk though!