The Mace Place

First Cutting of Hay at The Mace Place
Last night David spent most of the evening in the barn working on his swather. One thing I can tell you, we don't have new equipment on our place. It's old equipment that has been salvaged from his Grandmother's pasture, long ago parked in that spot waiting to rust away to nothing.
Spring Calving Season – I Hate Calving Heifers
Spring calving season is almost finished. The pasture is full of babies. Just a few more cows left to calve and then we can get ready for weening the fall babies. Ahh, that lovely sound of calves bawling for their mommas and the mommas bawling for their babies.
Cattle Are Dogs and Horses Are Cats
Not so long ago a rancher would saddle up his horse and ride out to either move cattle from one pasture to another or to bring them up to graze on winter wheat. Where I grew up, in northern South Dakota, they would ride out and bring the cattle up close to the barn for winter.
The Horse Picture – Is It Fake or Is It Real?
I shared a photo last night on Facebook that was all in fun. It was pretty cool looking, but a fake. Of course it's obvious but as a one time paint owner I can tell you what to look for to notice it was a fake. Here is the photo:
As you can see, someone has painstakingly made it appear that the …
Winter Wonderland at The Mace Place
When we woke up on Sunday morning I was surprised to see all the "white" on the ground and covering our vehicles in the drive. I know the weather man "predicted" wintry precipitation but who listens to them except those that clear the shelves at Walmart the night …
Beautiful Flowers Made From A Rotary Hoe Blade
My husband David knows I can't grow plants. I bring plants home and they scream when I walk in the door with them. I think it's like Little Shop of Horrors for them. It's sad but it's true. I have a brown thumb but I LOVE flowers. I try to find the variety that loves to be neglec…

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