Some Things Never Change

After letting everything possible get in the way of having a productive blog, I’m back. I feel like every time I get on here, I’m apologizing for not keeping up with it so I’m just going to say this: I will try my darndest to keep The Kleenex Chronicles up to date and consistent but as is my history,…

A Life in the Day

As of last night, our calf count was at about 182 (I think that’s what Lyle said, sometimes I don’t pay REAL close attention when he comes in at 6am) so needless to say, things are going hot and heavy around here! Not the hot and heavy like high school but you know what I…

Biology 101

Calving season has officially started! The first calf of 2012 was born yesterday morning which is pretty exciting! Everyone (Lyle and Alan) has been on pins and needles waiting for this year’s calving season to begin because due to a heavy rain storm last spring, the bulls were put in a little later than normal.…

It’s Good to Be Back!

Yes, I realize it’s been over a year and no, nothing catastrophic happened to make me stop updating this blog. Actually, it was a really good year! We welcomed a new addition to our family this past summer and everything at the ranch has been moving along just great. Whether you want to call it…

Resolutions Schmesolutions

This year I set two new year’s resolutions—both involving the blog. I’ve already failed miserably. I’m used to not living up to my resolutions for the entire year but this might actually be a record for quickest failure. The first of my resolutions was to update the blog every day. I figured since I spent last year explaining…

All Caught Up

Oh, how two months can change things! I’ve been sitting on this post for a few weeks now but I finally have time to upload it. We’re supposed to be heading to Billings for Thanksgiving festivities today but as usual, things aren’t quite going as planned… We got up to start our car in the -15 degree…

Are You There, Noah? It’s Me, Mariah

Three nights ago, Lyle and I made a toast to our first anniversary and indulged in some homegrown t-bones and thawed out wedding cake. While we giggled and laughed as we talked and ate, we both consciously avoided the one topic we so wanted to forget but couldn’t stop thinking about. And no, we haven’t been working…