Holy Cowz!


Hot N Crazy Daze Have Descended Upon Juniper Canyon!


Along with dust storms without wind. Its eyrie when the dust begins to rise without the wind!


Creepy unusual clouds above my head…


Almost makes you feel like you are in the Outer Limits or the Twilight Zone!


Kaaaa-Boom the thunder and lightning began. I was over feeding Melody and saw the strike hit…


The first fire of the season was born with winds blowing in our direction…we live about 10 miles from here if we drive the road but across country it is only 5-6 miles with lots of wheat fields in between.


Our neighbors and community jumped into action and thankfully no one was hurt, no homes were lost and the fire was out! Sadly they lost several hundred acres of wheat.


Scary times here as we have been declared a drought county…


Last night it was 73 degrees at 11:30…that is hot for us this time of year…


We have hit above 100 degrees most of the month of June…with a week straight of 110 plus degrees!


Stay tuned with Ellie and I on the dusty trail of life:)


Tonight as I close we are under another fire weather warning…

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 1:55 PM PDT on July 09, 2015
... Red flag warning remains in effect this evening
for thunderstorms producing abundant lightning and gusty outflow
winds for Oregon fire weather zone 641... 

* affected area... fire weather zone or 641... lower Columbia Basin 
  of Oregon. 

* Timing... most of the lightning activity will occur between 3 PM
  and 8 PM.

* Lightning activity... 3... possibly 4.

* Precipitation... some storms will bring heavy rain with 
  amounts up to one half of an inch possible. 

* Impacts... any fires that develop will have the potential to 
  spread rapidly.

Precautionary/preparedness actions... 

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.


I came across this a long time ago and it hits the nail on the head for people who blame their problems and mistakes on their family or on their parents or on the man in the moon. They blame every problem they have on someone else, unfortunately until they quit telling lies and using manipulations, until they admit their wrongs and look only to themselves, they are a lost cause. I know people that are very good at lying, really good and they roll along sucking people into their lies. They believe their lies so much they create a false truth and will defend their lies at any cost to you or anyone else.  I agree with this poster…Hallelujah and Amen!

The Views Of Life Off My Patio……

The views of life off my patio,


Are ever changing year round…and never boring!


“Hello Houston, we have a problem!!!”


Memorial Day weekend…the fields were green and beautiful!


Ten days later, we were cooking on a 108 degree afternoon…the wheat turned golden in a few days, looks like harvest on June 8th…and whoa!


Normally you would see the wheat turn slowly through the month of June…with harvest beginning sometime in July.


I have never seen the wheat head out in mid May or my flowers bloom in early March…nor did I have to mow the yard for the first time the beginning of March!


Crazy if you ask me…is it global warming or a season of drought?


In the local paper today, and I quote “Wheat yields are projected to take such a hit this summer that some Eastern Oregon growers may not even harvest their crop. Sparse rainfall and diminished snow pack have impacted producers all across the West, but an unseasonable heat wave in late May and early June hit developing wheat plants at exactly the wrong time. The heat wave came as wheat plants were in the stage of filing out their grain kernels. Foreign countries, Japan and Korea, that buy the soft white wheat from the Pacific Northwest will not want what we offer this year….as the protein levels will be too high for what they require to bake their breads, crackers and etc.”


It has been an odd year…from the crazy weather to the incredible love of my animals! I love my girl above…Melody is the melody of my heart:)


Oh my Minnie Girl…I miss you so…sometimes I think I see you out of the corner of my eye…and when I am sitting on the sofa, I’m sure you are on the back of the sofa, where you observed the world and me…I miss your sweetness and those big green eyes, always filled with mischievous love…this time of year was your favorite time.


How you loved the smells, the sounds of crickets and the sounds of birds tweeting to you all day long! Its ok sweet kitty girl, someday I will see you again and we will snuggle with lots of nose kisses, head bumps, tummy rubs and lots of purring….my sweet Min Mouse…my forever kitty girl.


And then there is Ellie, she loves me…she loves when I brush her each day from top to bottom, she loves the sense of being rubbed…I think it is due to a sense of being licked by her mama…and I am her mama…it brings us both comfort.


She is incredibly smart and intuitive…a very protective girl. She is a blessing from God and my Minnie, in her beautiful Australian fur.


Droughts, life lived and life lost, being loved and the pain that comes from loving too much…I would rather have the pain from loving too much as to me that is a life well lived. We love naturally and we live courageously….loving our loved ones and the life we have…is a very simple life.


HRCG over and out for now…but never for long:)


Have a simply wonderful week wherever you are!

I Pledge Allegiance To The United States Of America!

Today, as we declare our loyalty and commitment to the United States of America, lets join our hearts together with The Pledge Of Allegiance….


I Pledge Allegiance To


To The Flag


Of The United States Of America And…


To The Republic For Which It Stands


One Nation, Under God




With Liberty And Justice For All…


God Bless The United States Of America…


Wild Bill and Hot Rod Cowgirl…with Ellie Belle and All Our Critters Wish You A Peaceful  Sunday!

Matching Clouds Of Weirdness….

Alerted me to grab my camera and click click click!


Ominous clouds of doom…hmmm?


Very unusual clouds for us here in Eastern Oregon.


I noted the right cloud was getting larger at the top…while the left one was sort of morphing into something else?


I zoomed in on the right cloud, it was huge…we did not have a storm here but something unusual was going on in the heavens above! This odd cloud formation, reminded me of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind!


Its 90 degrees here right now…crazy hot for this time of year!

HRCG and Ellie are over and out for now…but we’ll be back:)

Happy Weekend!!!

My Oh My…My Sweet Ellie Belle…

My oh my…my Sweet Ellie Belle!


My oh my…my sweet puppy girl…you are ever so sweet:)


So adorable the first night that we brought you home…I loved your eyes and that cute puppy face!


Awww…I loves you so much Elie Belle!


You are the joy of my days…and nights you are my


Ferocious and protective girl…my good good girl:)


You love the camera…often posing for me:)


Doing the Roly Poly…Ellie style!


With a bit of Boogie, I mean, Doogie style of Twist and Shout!


My puppy girl who loved snacking on horse nuggets…


Giving me the most mournful eyes…how can I say no?


Laying your head on my leg when I am eating, looking at me with those sweet eyes…how can I resist?


My Oh My…My Sweet Ellie Girl…I Loves You!


My Oh My…My Sweet, Sweet Ellie Girl:)

Remembering Our Loved Ones….

As the golden river of life gently flows on…


Family history is a living breathing life that is passed on one generation to another…often filled with colorful memories and traditions of family heritage.

America The Beautiful!

Memorial Weekend is a time of gratitude for those who fought to protect our freedom and to protect our American life.


It’s a time of reflection…a time to honor those who went before us, who made our life better with hard work and sacrifice.


The last few years I began sorting boxes and memories of almost a hundred years stored in our home…each box took me back, like a historical time machine.


When I was 34, Mom gave me a big box of letters written by her parents when they were courting in the late 1890’s. Writing was the only way they had to stay in touch and that is what they did. Their letters and love notes are full of young love, sweet tender words that speak to your heart…priceless. I hope to put them into a book someday, as they tell of a time in America we could not imagine…and they share a sweet story of love.


Our house was built by my Norwegian Grandfather for his mother, my Great Grandmother Anne Marie, who was still living in Norway. The house is what I call a typical craftsman farm house built in 1920 and a mansion then,  as it has about 3800′.


I have always loved living here…the old house to me is a peaceful sanctuary…it speaks deeply to my heart of family honor and love. I have been asked many times what is it like to live in the house you grew up in?

Marcy and Prince 19573

For one thing, after WB and I were married and living here, I knew exactly where to put things:) I can predict the weather and tell you what the sky means…I know the neighbors by their exhaust…and I cherish every memory that I carry from growing up here with my parents…and moving here with my husband WB…and we are yet making “our” memories:)


When we pulled the carpet up off the old wood floors, there was worn stenciling on the floors…the foot paths were very evident and I could see and feel where my ancestors walked!


 I spent a few weeks on my hind end scooting along the floors, pulling the carpet nails out before we refinished it, with a box of kleenex and lots of tears. It was profound to know that your family, walked right there!


This is home to me…a small place on this vast earth where I walk in the footprints of those who went before me…this is home.


I give thanks to God for my family and especially my Great Grandmother, my Grandparents and my parents…my family and my heritage.


May you be blessed with good memories and good stuff this Memorial Day!


HRCG is over and out with Ellie and WB!

The Hot Rod Part Of Hot Rod Cowgirl!

The Hot Rod Part Of Hot Rod Cowgirl Is Still Rocking On!!!!!!


I know I know…as usual I have been running like a crazy country girl here…


Don’t give up on me, as yeah I’m here…me and Ellie have been reading all your blogs:)


I have had a huge writers cramp this last year since we lost our sweet Minnie…it has been tough guys…she was our sweet kitty girl and she loved this time of year! My heart misses her so much…and my writers stuckness comes and goes with many tears…


Do you remember last summer I posted about shooting three different videos out here at the ranch?


 Each video showcases one of our customer vehicles, that my hubby “Wild Bill” restored and built.


The videos took blood, sweat and tears with a few cuss words…and now they are live on YouTube!


Each one is pretty cool…and yes the red 1955 T-Bird is mine!

Click on the link below…


Turn up the sound…enjoy!


The first video is of this incredible 1933 Ford Roadster…


The second video is this sweet black 1930 Ford Tudor….


And lastly, the video of the 1935 Dodge Pick Up, with the before video and the after video. I love this truck, it is incredible!


So now ya know…when you do not see me consistently…


It is due to life at the “Secret Lab”….


HRCG and Ellie over and out for now but never for long…

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