To Everything…Turn Turn Turn!

There is a season, turn, turn, turn…


And a time to every purpose under heaven!


A time to be born,


A time to die…


A time to plant,


A time to reap…


A time to kill,


A time to heal…


A time to laugh,


A time to weep…


To everything, turn, turn, turn…


Stay tuned…much more to come…


Three more verses with photos synced to “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by “The Byrd’s.”


 “Pat the cat also likes the Byrd’s…I mean the Bird’s!”


HRCG is over and out with a swish of a very well known tail…my sweet Melody:)


Along with a  “Wisdom Note” below to share…


Yup! We’re…moving on!


Have a wonderful “Fall” wherever you may be!

Simple Moments…Simple Times…Simple Me……

Simple Moments…


Bring Me Joy…


Moments In Time…


Make Me Smile…


Simple Times…


                  Thankful Moments…


Happy Horses…


Happy Tucker Girl…


Our Sweet Never Dull Life…


Grabbing My Camera…


And Smiling…Yup…Thats Simple Me:)

Let ‘er Buck!

Let ‘er Buck 2016!


The Pendleton Round Up Rodeo is off and running!


Once again its time to Boot Scoot BOOGIE!


Its time to Rock…


And Roll!


Gotta love those pick up guys who get you off your Wild Ride:)


Yup…rodeo week is here…its that time of year when you can join in and see people you only see once a year…its a time to celebrate the end of harvest and its time for a rodeo that is rich in heritage…steeped in tradition and full of history…in this small town they call Pendleton.


Son Greg is following in the footsteps of those who went before him…


His dad, WB, and my dad, his grandfather, by working in the arena during the rodeo…


A big job to fill as our arena guys are in charge of fences, unexpected wrecks, livestock with lots of unforeseen issues…


They work hard to keep the livestock safe and everyone else safe as well as themselves. Photo above is of son Greg going airborne last year…he was banged up but ok!


Round Up is an amazing week…we all volunteer one way or another…we all grumble that it is too crowded and well grumble grumble grumble…we should leave town for the week…


Round Up becomes a part of who you are when you grow up here…its in your heart…its in your blood and each year you swear this is the last year but…it calls your heart back home and thats what it’s all about…along with amazing cowboys and cowgirls who get out there and live it by working hard and playing tough!


And thats it…I’ve lived here forever and like a moth drawn to the flame…I’m home!


Rock on Pendleton with the Rhythm of Round Up…and Let ‘er Buck!

The Last Breath

Of a warm summers night in Juniper Canyon…oh how I love this time of year here!


Its heaven on earth to this cowgirl…the sounds of various birds and critters…in the distance I can hear neighbors yet harvesting…and the magical light is soooo pretty!


I’m outside every summer evening and then some to not miss anything! WB likes to watch TV so he does that to relax but for me it’s being outside as much as I can! I love it!


We just got home from a trip to Portland, 550 miles round trip, whew!


As soon as we got home I took off the city clothes and put on the country girl clothes that I will forever be me in…


I do love getting dressed up for special times and things but its hard to take the country cowgirl out of me for very long before I need my jeans or crops this time of year, a simple tee-shirt and of course one of my various cowgirl belts…and I’m home:)


Once I made the change it was Ellie’s turn to play, she usually goes with us but today was going to be a long drive for her as in boring…


I watered my many flowers and also watered my water dog…Ellie loves loves loves water! So we be playing…she is such a good good girl:)


And for reasons unknown Pat the Cat, (he’s the orange one), one of our “Lion” barn cats likes to hang out with Ellie, so he comes up from the barn to visit and he also brought his companion, our other Ellie, named Ellie as she was found in an elevator as a kitten someone abandoned, am so glad that she is ok and doing well! We have Ellie the Cat and Ellie the Dog:)


Sun has set and its getting dark…Stone Coyotes singing on my iPod…love them! I have many fav’s from Outlaw Country on XM radio…love that station!


Same ol’ blah blah me here tonight…I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful summer evening…an having a perfecto memorable summer too! God night all:)


And remember God has the night shift with all your worries…over and out from HRCG, brought to you live from Juniper Canyon on an incredible summer night!



Fragile Seconds Between Life And Death….

A few weeks ago we were on the way home from Seattle, WA. on a fast and furious Sunday. We delivered a customer vehicle to its owner that morning…


WB, Ellie and I got up super early in the wee morning hours and hit the trail to Seattle, WA. which for us is I-82 to I-90…about 200 miles, one way.

We were excited to deliver the outrageous, flashy red “69” Barracuda back to her owner, he was so excited to see his girl and drive her again! It was a joy to me to meet the owner and his lovely wife…and also their friends who had seen them through the Barracuda frame off restoration.


After unloading the Barracuda we went in search of a gas station that sold diesel…when we tow our triple axle 30′ car trailer with our crew cab dually, we are the same length as a semi truck and trailer…it’s hard to maneuver in tight places, which would be gas stations with lots of small cars running in and out, cutting you off.

All the delays we experienced on that Sunday morning, were a blessing, as the delays kept us safe.

We got back on I-90 about 11:50am….traffic was heavy but we were getting through it and closer to Ellensburg, WA. where we hoped the heavier traffic would disappear as we turned towards Yakima.


It was about 12:45 pm and I turned to check Ellie to make sure she was doing ok and then I heard WB say “HANG ON!!!”

I turned and saw several cars and pick ups crashing and one going backwards in front of us…no warning or time to react, it all happened so fast!


By God’s grace, WB was able to get us stopped, our empty car trailer has a weight of 6000 pounds. That’s a heavy load on the hitch and that weight pushes against us in stopping quickly…the trailer tires were ruined but we were stopped and alive! If we had a car in the trailer, adding more hitch weight on us, we may not have been able to get stopped.


Directly in front of us was a small white SUV…and then the massive wreck. You can see our pick up and trailer with our name on it and the small white SUV right behind the Washington Department Of Transportation truck. As soon as WB got us stopped…we both watched our side mirrors wondering if we would also get hit from behind or the sides. We had lots of smaller cars behind us that got stopped but were sitting  kittywampus or crooked, as well as RV’s and pick ups with boats…all miracles in that they were able to stop without warning like us.


Once we saw it was safe to get out, and no one was going to crash into us…WB grabbed our first aid kit and told me to sit tight with Ellie and pray…and I prayed and prayed hard.

The driver of the small white SUV that separated us from the wreck, told us later that he, his wife and two daughters were on vacation from Georgia, he told us”by God’s intervention, we got stopped behind him, as all he could see in his mirror was our big rig and he knew if we hit them it would not be good.” WB was ready to drive us off into the median to avoid hitting him or anyone and we agreed, God was there that day in all our lives!


As  a grateful cancer survivor, I know life is lived right now and in the moment…I truly appreciate it! We never know what today will bring to our lives…life is sacred with each breath we take!

My heart goes out to all the injured and their families…one passenger was gravely hurt, they did cpr for over an hour, unfortunately they did not survive. Those who had serious injuries went to the hospital once the medics arrived.

Traffic was backed up behind us 22 miles on I-90, as the freeway was closed for several hours. After three hours of waiting, they opened a single lane of freeway up so that we all could head for home.


I took the photos above and below when we got home that Sunday evening. No storm or rain and yet, the double rainbow lasted for several minutes. I felt it was God letting me know He was protecting us and He also had those who stepped into His arms in heaven.


We continue to pray for all of those who were involved in the wreck, the families of those who did not make it and also to those who did. I give thanks for those who helped, performing first aid until the paramedics arrived and to the nurse who stopped her vehicle in the opposite lanes and came to help. God bless all of you…I pray healing on all your lives.


And to my husband who was in control of our truck and trailer, he got us stopped safely, and then he went to help those directly involved. He has always been my White Knight and yup he still is!


I love you WB:)


Praying that you will be blessed wherever you are…wishing you a peaceful weekend! Your lives are precious…HRCG is over and out for now but hang on, I will be back!


Sometimes, I simply take life in and think on it…


absorbing the incredible views of life itself all around me


the beauty of open skies and land you can see without end…I have lived here forever and it still takes my breath away!


fans running as our room is always hot in summer…husbands dozing, Ellie too…windows wide open,


smells like rains a coming, like a nice warm bath in winter…it smells incredible:)


an owl hoots somewhere close to the house as he flies by my window looking for dinner…


my horses are dancing in the moonlight…


night moves…night sounds…Juniper Canyon on a warm summers night…

I’m Back…I’m Back…Yep I Am!

I’m back…I’m back…yep I am!

From the adventure of surgery and I’m feeling like me again!


And I hate this part as I feel good enough to do more but my body says “yeah right gf, go ahead and try”…so I’m taking it slow.

But doing more each day…grabbing life and as usual hanging on tight for the ride of my life! It always feels dang good too…that ride thing on my horse’s back:)


I am truly sorry for being so long in posting a new post…I have thought of you all daily but I have been too tired to do much of anything.


And last week we had a severe weather alert…and a tornado warning….scary yes and whoa…tornado?


Here in this corner of Eastern Oregon we do not get tornadoes…ever…and now it is becoming a common experience each year with a tornado alert!


OK Kansas., now quit that…you can keep the tornadoes and we will keep our peaceful fluffy white clouds along with the man in the moon each night!


And we have hit over a 100 degrees already…unheard of in June here…another record and a first…not good for the wheat at all!


And I’m back…all is well and all is ok! I have tons of pictures to capture to make up for lost time and posts! Hang on and know I am not going anywhere! Wishing you all a wonderful evening with good stuff from me…


HRCG, Ellie, Melody, Dasher, Tucker and Wild Bill we’re over and out for now…but not for long!


Hang tight and enjoy the daily delights of summer once again!

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