Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fattigmand Night

Last night was fattigmand (faht-e-mahn) night. It seems that most of the ethnic cookies we make have some sort of ritual involved, whether intentional or not. The local elderly expert once told me it turns out best made after dark … Continue reading

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Fencing

This past weekend was perfect for fencing. Partly sunny. Not too hot, not too cold. Just right.   Mark and Kaitlin spent Saturday getting the corner posts set and the gate hung. Sunday I helped string the wire and set … Continue reading

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Sweet Sound of Rain

It is raining tonight. It’s been a long time since we’ve heard rain on the windows and smelled that fresh dampness in the air. The water coming off the roof is a good sound. Seems crazy to say that when just a … Continue reading

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Sale Day at the Four Sixes

I’m glad most people at the Four Sixes on sale day did not know Mark and I were from the frigid north because I’m afraid they would have blamed us for the record cold temperatures we suffered that day! We … Continue reading

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Return to the Remuda Sale Demo Day

Today was preview day at the 6666 Ranch for the Return to the Remuda Sale. Four Texas ranches, the Pitchfork Land & Cattle Co., the Beggs Ranch, the Tongue River Ranch and the 6666 Ranch combine forces and put on … Continue reading

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US Highway 83

Mark and I got out of North Dakota just ahead of the first snow of the year. Much to the dismay of my crew. See, I had committed to an auction sale long before Mark planned this trip. Shouldn’t have … Continue reading

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