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Thank you! A State Fair wrap-up #SOL19

Last Saturday, we finished what may be our last Iowa State Fair experience. There was tension between the groups we'd stalled with for the last three years. My daughter was a cranky about many things. My wife was half a... Continue Reading →

My State Fair #sol19

It's 10:15 CST, and this is the view from where I'm sleeping: Yup, it's State Fair time! As my wife is in Italy, my job of "show dad" has expanded to that of "show parent". U made cookies. I made... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings: The End of July?

Why hello there my blogging community, long time, no write! #sitdownandgetwordsonthescreen It's not that I don't have things to write about, but my brain just seems scrambled right now, and it seems that putting together a coherent statement, let alone... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 9 – A Princess No More

I just posted this on my Facebook page: While her reign has ended, her name is etched forever as Iowa Brown Swiss Princess! Last night, our daughter's reign as princess came to an end. It's a bittersweet ending, because up until... Continue Reading →

#SOLC19 – Day 6 – My Creative Wife

First, Spotify! Who knew? I knew I was old, but dang?? I'm listening to "one hit wonders" with "House Music 2019" saved to listen to later on. Good grief! If you've got a playlist, I'd love to listen to it! Mine... Continue Reading →

The Power of the Big Brown Cow #SOL18

I'm biased. I love the Big Brown Cow, Brown Swiss. I love the gentle temperament and the fact they allow us to lead them. We've never felt scared working with our animals, yet, if they don't want to go, they... Continue Reading →

“I can’t always be positive, but I can have faith.” #SOL18

I sat down a number of times yesterday and just drew a blank on what to write for my Slice of Life Tuesday blog. I'm back to "this is simplistic" compared to other blogs I've read lately. The words aren't... Continue Reading →

Our State Fair….#SOL18

....if I hear that iconic song from State Fair, I might just vomit! 😀 However, I think we'll talk about the state fair, if you don't mind. We really did think this was our last fair. My wife: not a fan of... Continue Reading →

The National Brown Swiss Convention #SOL18

Last week was the National Brown Swiss Convention in Coralville, Iowa. #whoopteedoo This was an event I was generally looking forward to because it would bring together a giant herd of Brown Swiss. At this point in my life, if... Continue Reading →

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