at home on the range

Blizzard and Jenny

Lost Creek Cattle barn transported  piece by piece from Fort Niobrara's U.S. Calvary in the 1800's

We arrived.  At three a.m. Sunday morning, past the shadow of the Lost Creek barn, at the end of a ten mile gravel driveway and a 12 hour trip, we finally arrived.  My kids slept fitfully (they woke up screaming every ten minutes) and I was frazzled (still recovering), but we made it.  Hallelujah, Praise the Lord, and Glory to God.

Kids are amazing.  They are like Energizer bunnies that keep going and going and going and going...
And they've loved every minute we've been here at my home ranch.  My brother Jody has two kids close in age to my oldest and we've had so much fun with him and his family and all the family out here.

Swimming in a cattle tank my brother set up for us (that's my brother on the right--he's a purple heart vet):

Sitting bareback on Jenny and feeding the horses treats:
Paddleboating on our pond:
and I could go on and on about all the experiences my kids are soaking up.

We love being home on the range!

p.s.  we are vitually in the middle of nowhere (I think we pulled into a gas station the other night that was called that) and access to the internet is a bit limited, so I apologize if I don't post as frequently


Olivia Grace said...

This looks AMAZING!!!! We had a cattle tank pool growing up, what else do you really need! Have a wonderful time and soak in all that natural goodness!

Lindy said...

I love Nebraska! no matter what part. It is a great place to grow up!

PaisleyJade said...

Beautiful pics - enjoy!

Southern Gal said...

Have fun!

Emily said...

What a beautiful farm! I grew up on a farm too and there is nothin like it!

I would love to hear your brothers story sometime! I have so much respect and admiration for vets! Please tell him thank you for me!

Mich said...

Love the pictures!

Reminds me of going to my Grandpa's farm as a kid.

Have fun!

Kristina Clemens said...

Awww...these images are amazing! I love ranches...wish I was a bit better on a horse, but I'm sorta trapped in the city! =)
Kristina J.

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

it is my dream to live somewhere like that! so pretty!


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