Every Nook And Cranny

GoodGollyMissMolly! Things ’round this outfit have been busier than usual. Must be the close of a season – as in the door officially slammed shut. There are still several things I/we need to do before winter sets in. One of the ‘check list’ assignments was to take senior photos for a young friend [Jessica] during her favorite season … Fall. Here is one – taken on a high bluff at the family ranch. C’mon in to see the rest and some of the other ‘ranchy’ goings on … in every nook & cranny.

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  1. Amy says:

    Love your house and love seeing the prairie. I live in SE Ohio in the hills of Hocking County and enjoy seeing your wide open spaces. I wish I could say my house looks as nice as yours. I am too afraid to make a mistake so just leave it as is. You inspire me.

  2. Betty Benesi says:

    Ok so we’re in the Santa Cruz mountains in California so we need firewood. Only one night cold enough so far to build a fire. I need to clean out my pantry before the holidays. Mine is an old pie safe with screen doors actually made out of packing crates. Hem my new curtains and maybe paint the stair case. My husband wants me to stencil "Duck, Duck, Goose on the lower steps because our first story has lower than normal ceilings. We don’t have snow like you do so we can still do stuff outdoors except when it rains:)

  3. Kim Robbs says:

    Love the pictures! thank you for sharing, but have to find out where your daughter got the long black coat or did you make it?

  4. Brenda says:

    My list is always longer than I can expect to get done. I put it away for a while because we are getting ready for my hubs parents 50th anniversary and decided just to mostly keep my mind on that and give myself a break from waking up at night stressing about my long list. I have decided that sometimes it is nice just to do things as I see them and not worry about the rest for a while. The Christmas season is coming up and there will be plenty back on a list soon enough. Love all you decor and finds. I canned beets for the first time this year. I have found I will need to grow quite a few more next year because I only ended up with 5 pints. We did roast some in the oven to eat also. Well just taking a break from some business of Grands visiting so back to my task at hand. Hope you get another Glamping trip in!

  5. Kerri says:


    Wow! You are one busy lady. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and am so impressed with all you do. At the top of my list these days is fixing up my 1955 12′ Lakewood Camper…she’s a cute little thing that needs some TLC, luckily my hubby is "into it" (he actually surprised me with it a few weeks ago, which is "surprising" considering he gave me much grief about wanting a vintage camper for the past few years). Seeing you and your gals glamping it up just makes me want to get it done that much sooner…I can’t wait!! Our first trip in it will be to the beach, so my hubby can surf/rest/surf/rest…and being that we are in SoCal we can take her out as soon as she’s done. 🙂

    Looking forward to your next post,

  6. Victoria says:

    Shery, Your cows are magnificent, your little friend beautiful, even your chickens are goregous!!! Do you ever just sit back and take a deep breath and take it all in? How blessed you are!!! And when do you get to bring the new baby home? I can’t wait!!!!

  7. terces says:

    You continually inspire me, I don’t know how you do it all and with such a warm and gracious spirit. I always feel like I can barely keep up and taking time away from the farm always sets me behind, not to mention the milk that starts adding up quickly….. Thanks for all you share and how amazing a job you do of that. The photos you take and show are stunning!

  8. Mercedes says:

    Stole your stolen idea for hanging a quilt. I had the saw and did not know where to put it. Thank you.
    Love your guest room. It is lovely.

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Her Royal OrangeNess

I’m loopy about pumpkins. Well, actually, Autumn is the root of this love for ‘Her Royal OrangeNess’ ~ the undisputed Queen of the fall parade.

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  1. Karen says:

    This was a great time reading all you do in fall, was blessed to see what you did in spring. People do not have any idea what real cattle ranchers go threw to help put food on our table. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Terri says:

    Thank you for another inspiring post! This afternoon I plan to bake a batch of the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin bread-it sounds so yummy.

    Blessings to all,
    Terri in NC

  3. Joan says:

    Ah another wonderful visit!! Love the pumpkin story, never had I looked into it or heard it – thanks. There is not a pumpkin around that I don’t see the beauty of it and the gourds, even the big knobby ones, they have grown on me. Love the picture of the velvet chenille stem pumpkins, going to have to try to make some of those beauties. Yes there is something special about being ‘quiet’ in a corralled heard, just a bit magical sitting atop a horse looking onto the backs of God’s creatures. A lot of work being a rancher but the joy is there too. I too have been praying for all the ranchers so badly hit by the blizzard. Fortunately I live by a pretty good sized pond with grasses surrounding it, so am privileged to see the fowl, flying in and out, ahhh the wonders of God!! I wish you a Happy Fall on this very cold Fall morn. God Bless

  4. Diana Henretty says:

    Good Morning From the Frosty Ozarks,
    Your recipes sound so divine today, thanks for sharing them.
    Our home fires are burning this morning, made loaves of Sweet Potato
    Pecan bread to share this week.
    Loved your pictures today, I hope you don’t mind if I copy your beautiful
    wreath today for my holiday door, it is so lovely and full of fall.
    Happiness to you from Noel Mo, Diana

  5. Bonnie says:

    Shery, always wait anxiously for your post! Love them all. Thanks for educating the rest of us about cattle ranching. And thanks, also, for the recipes, but pumpkin is missing from the ingredients in the Pumpkin chocolate chip bread. I’m wanting to make some, so would appreciate knowing how much pumpkin. The stuffed pumpkin sounds very intriguing too.


    OOOOOooooPs! So sorry! You need ONE 15 oz can.  Shery J

  6. Diann says:

    I am especially grateful for fall this year, as it has been a hot and fiery year in my area. And I am also glad I am not in the snow! Cool this year is in the mid-80’s, high 70’s! That aside, the great oak (well over one hundred years old) is dropping her harvest of acorns. By spring I will literally have a thousand little oak trees in every planter, pot, spot of dirt to share with friends. Over the years the oak tree drops an exceptionally large amount of acorns and this is one of those years. Our neighbors down the road have a great corn maze and pumpkin patch and although California’s seasonal changes are not as dramatic as some states, I can still smell the fall in the air. It is a good time of year. Thanks for your thoughts and letting me bend your ear for a while. Blessings in all of your endeavors.

  7. Denise S. says:

    Loved reading your post again! I am going to try the pumpkin bread recipe with the chocolate chips. thanks for sharing.

  8. Marilyn says:

    I made the chocolate chip pumpkin bread today using my own cooked pumpkin. It is fabulous! Thank you so much for the inspiring blog.

  9. katherine says:

    This is a wonderful post…you shared so much as always, I can see your generous heart in your posts. I grew up in Nebraska on a small farm…beef, corn, wheat etc…I now live in PA on a small sheep farm that my husband and I started for our kids for 4-H, anyways I took for granted the cow calf operation my Dad ran and did not enjoy it like I should have when growing up, so it is good to see a post that celebrates that! And the pumpkin part, O’ my, so many good ideas. I think I will try the pumpkin butter soon. I would love to see more pics and stories about your Corgi! God Bless!

  10. Jan says:

    Hi Sheri, These pictures are fantastic!!
    Happy Fall

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Buffalo Gals

This past weekend, my glampy farmgirl pals and I went on what might be our last glamp-out of the year. The outing included witnessing the annual buffalo roundup at Custer State Park in the nearby Black Hills.

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  1. Joan says:

    Shery, Shery, Shery, will you never not make my heart jump for joy? yes my heart is happy, my eyes are tearing up with pleasure – oh how wonderful to see the buffalo and you to see/hear/smell them in person – right out in God’s country – THANK YOU for the wonderful visit. God Bless.

  2. Teri Personeni says:

    Oh Shery!! What a wonderful adventure for you and the gals! Thank you so much for including me in it by sharing your great photos. I can almost hear the hoofbeats and buffalo grunts as I scroll through your album.

  3. Karen says:

    This has been fun see you all as you go on this trip.I may to stay late next yr& get to see with you. I see you have snow now, we are going into low 30’s this weekend.

  4. Karen says:

    Was great to see my friend have thier last trip, as now snow has come early for you & were in low 30’s starting this sunday, have wood in stove & wood insde.

  5. Terri Wilburn says:

    Shery, Last week this NC lady was enjoying the intriguing So Dakota Badlands & the beautiful Black Hills of Wyo. Although we missed the Buffalo roundup, we stayed at the Custer State Park Game lodge cabins & enjoyed the arts and crafts fair & all the weekend activities. Early this week the park was quiet and we were able to view the buffalo & other wildlife up close. I snapped lots of photos to keep the memory of this amazing place close at hand.

    Thanks to your blog writings and photographs, I felt an extra kinship with this amazing area of the country.

    Terri in NC

  6. sue m says:

    Thank you so much for sharing a most wonderful adventure. I must admit my jealousy but so happy you shared your pictures for me to live vicariously through. Just so special. Thanks again

  7. Debbie says:

    My oh my Shery! Just amazing to see those buffalo and to get a glimpse of your glamping gals out havin’ fun together!
    Loved this post from top to bottom! Oh, and we share having  "crowdaphobia"! I’d much rather be where I can see my way in and out with plenty of space around me! It creeps up on me when I fly, go to the movies and to concerts and in the mall.
    The leaves are turning so quickly here in New England. The earliest I’ve seen since arriving 12 years ago. As always, your blogs are an inspiration!
    Deb ( beach farmgirl )!

  8. Carol Norwood says:

    Shery … That must have been a wonderful spectacle to witness, despite your fear of crowds (one I share, by the way)! What wonderful pictures and what a wonderful sisterhood of glamping friends. Aren’t you glad you aren’t there this weekend … with 2-3 feet of snow? Good gracious! Carol

  9. Jan says:

    Did you actually have power, or did you use a generator for your heater in your trailer? Looks pretty nippy in that neck of the woods. Fall is definitely upon us…
    I just purchased a lovely vintage red and black vintage vest from an estate sale. I feel honored to own it as it belonged to a wonderful cowboy in it’s previous life. I told his wife that I would wear it around a campfire and when I did I would say, ‘Thank you Ross!’. She thought that was just great…

    Wonderful and interesting post, Shery!


    Yes, Jan, we did have electrical and water hook-ups at this campground. It was NICE to have lights and water when it is cold.

  10. Robin Griffin says:

    O my goodness what wonderful pictures. I would give anything to be able to do that just once. Thanks so much. I really enjoyed it.

  11. Sandi says:

    Wow! What an experience! I’d love to witness that someday, and it did look like a movie script from Dances With Wolves! This coming weekend is our (probably) final campout of the year and it will be bittersweet! So enjoyed your pictures! Glad your friend had her camera!
    Sandi (the Travelin’ Sister)

  12. Denise S says:

    Ok, for someone who doesn’t know and has only been in WY & SD once, explain about the buffalo round up. I’ve been to Custer State Park and am just curious. You make me want to come visit your area so badly again! thanks for the great pictures you always post. Oh, and did your area get lots of snow over this past weekend??


  13. Mercedes says:

    Thank you so much for posting the buffalo round up photos. What an incredible adventure. I live in the city and long for the country life.
    Love your posts

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