The country man’s wife

Intentionally living life each day as it comes, while dusting the debris and dirt off to start again every time I am unintentional. You’ll discover me in the garden, enjoying the writings of others, drinking coffee, and walking the country roads.

Here’s a little about us and the simple life we live:

Stay a while!

South Dakota morning sky

South Dakota sky

in the garden with Kitty

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98 thoughts on “The country man’s wife

    • I really enjoy your writing and have found your blog to be very interesting. It oftens reminds me of the farm I use to visit as a child. Seeing the bottle fed calf was so sweet. I look forward to reading more. : )

  1. Love your header photo! Just wanted to say, I’ve enjoyed your posts so far and plan to come back often. Best wishes on the job hunt – been there, very similar situation – and good luck on the blog venture, too!

  2. love this blog. Love the picture above too.

    You 2 sound like me and my hubby… I too married a hunter/fisherman And apple pie is one of his favourite.

    Feel free to visit my site. It’s fairly new and I talk about a little bit of everything. Mainly, Christianity, fiction writing, and deafness.

    Thanks for sharing and God bless,

    Renee-Ann
    http://www.wordpress.com

  3. Just stumbled upon your blog; I love the header photo at the top, it’s so precious! I also love the photos of your doggies in your recent post. So cute! I’ll be back to read more, seems like a great blog :)

    -Heather

  4. I subscribed to your blog. Hope you don’t mind! I kept “bumping into” you in various places and figured what the hey, we must have something in common! (Upon further reading, yup!) I love all the pics …. keep it up!

    Cher

  5. thank you for your sweet comments! is it okay if i add you to my blog reader? i’m always looking forward to finding new, great blogs!

  6. We loved becoming friends with our neighbors in married housing at Iowa State. Being from MI I’d never met anyone from Minot, ND. They were the nicest, neatest people you’d ever want to know. Learning about your experiences has been just a rewarding!

    I love your blog, perspective, pics and the wedding photo you used for your header is beautiful! You’re doing a great job! Although I’ve been personally journaling since May, I just secured my blog address yesterday, so there is little posted and I have a lot to learn, first.

    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Love your blog! I’m a rancher’s wife in Washington state, among other things, and when hunting season comes along my friends and I all refer to ourselves as “hunting widows” since we never see our husbands… :)

  8. I really enjoy reading your blog. It’s personal- I feel like I know you! I am from Florida so I always wonder what it’s like in places like South Dakota. Maybe you can find a job as a writer! Good Luck!
    P.S. Your puppies are too cute!

  9. Your life is fascinating. Nothing sounds fresher to me than a wife saying (and meaning it), “I love my husband”. Continue with your awesome blogs! I’ll be here cheering you on :)

  10. After I found your blog yesterday, I ended up reading through a good deal of new and old posts! Very personable writing, you really come through and paint an amazing picture for us. Love it! Thank you for sharing your life with us ;)

  11. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Encouragement right now is very precious to me. I feel like I’ve lost a bit of who I am being so far away from everything and everyone I’ve ever known. The bright side is that I’m discovering a whole new side of me that I like a lot.

  12. It is amazing that being on the other ends of the Earth ( I am in Western Australia ) we can have such close lives .. my husband is much the same hunting (kangaroos) farming and the occasional game of golf or fishing. I do have two children to keep me busy while he is not around though. Great posting and look forward to following your journey … love your puppy dogs : )

  13. Wow, you live quite the opposite life as I — kudos for keeping others’ informed from your perspective.

    Best to you and your blog. Post some pics, you only live once ya’ know.

    –Shan

  14. Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my italian writing blog. I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

    If you want to participate and to have more information send me a letter.

    Good life and I hope to soon
    Josè

  15. Good Sunday! It’s Andi here, from Double Dose of Special. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to comment on my guest post on Our Typical Life. I appreciate that you were willing to share your thoughts with me, and that my post touched you in some small way. Please come over and visit me on my blog anytime.

  16. Fascinating! Love your header pic. Absolutely love the concept of your blog. Not really enamoured of the hunting bit though.

    Your life seems so much fun and rewarding for the soul. Have you ever considered writing poetry? The landscape you live in seems to be the soil for poets. Have quoted my fave poem from my fave poet:

    William Butler Yeats. 1865–

    The Lake Isle of Innisfree

    I WILL arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
    And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
    Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honey bee,
    And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

    And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, 5
    Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
    There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
    And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

    I will arise and go now, for always night and day
    I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; 10
    While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,
    I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

    Continue to whisper and murmur…. god bless!

  17. Love the whole concept of your blog. I used to live in western South Dakota. Your blog helps me enjoy the little things and the beautiful South Dakota scenery. P.S. I think the hunting parts are just fine.

    Michael B.
    Wasilla, Alaska

  18. Enjoyed your blog. We used to live in Rapid City, SD. My husband was stationed at Ellsworth. We loved it there and seriously thought for many years that we would retire there. But we found our little piece of heaven in the Shenandoah Valley of VA. Still think about the horizontal snow, and cross country ice skating on the mountain lakes. I loved the Black Hills, not so much the plains though.

  19. Really enjoyed your blog. I’m a city girl from the south. You draw beautiful pictures with your words of things that are utterly foreign to me. The photography is a wonderful accent. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I just began reading your blog, and I really enjoy what you have to say – and so i’ve become a follower. I think it’s nice to see someone else’s perspective on life, and especially one that is so different from my own because i’m a city girl. I love the city. It doesn’t mean that I don’t have a respect or longing for the country though! I hope to read more, and be further inspired/enlightened by your thoughts.

  21. Wow, your blog is simply fab… I live in the more genteel English countryside now but am actually a city girl from Asia. I’ve never been to anywhere like where you’re from, it just looks simply amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and pictures, I’m so very glad you stopped by my blog or else i wouldn’t have found yours xx

  22. You are truly living my dream. This city girl always wanted the cowboy to take her away :)
    However, i met and married a man who i love with all my heart! Life takes some unexpected turns for sure. Hope it’s okay if I add you to my blog roll. Your site is a fabulous read!

    I’d be honored – thank you!!

  23. I really enjoyed discovering your blog just now. The photography is beautiful and you write so evocatively about a life that has always seemed so romantic to me all the way over in London – I’ll definitely be checking back for more, (and if I can work out how to put you on my blog roll I’ll be doing that too!)
    Some of the stories on my blog are set in either rural lives or in various parts of America and this really gives such a flavour of your way of life in South Dakota- it’s perfect escapism.
    Thank you!

    Thank you so much! Your takeaway from this blog is even better then I’d hoped for when I started it up!

  24. I enjoyed rambling through your blog. I lived in SD for five years (my husband was stationed at Ellsworth AFB) and miss things like Indian Tacos, trips to the Black Hills Playhouse, the incredible rolling green of spring on the prairie, and the frighteningly huge skies (at least in the perspective of this midwestern girl who now lives in the FL panhandle). Oh, and we use the same iced coffee recipe…love me some Pioneer Woman. Keep up the good blogging!

  25. Greetings from Botswana! I’ve never been to the US, and we really are on opposite sides of the world, but a lot of the things you say about September apply here too! Look forward to reading more!
    Feel free to read any of the stuff I write about Botswana!

  26. I was eating a slice of warm Hawaiian sweet bread just baked my my hubby when I read your carb blog! Then I saw your photo: Doesn’t look like you have much to worry about in that department. I’m glad I found your blog after you commented on mine. Your words and photos capture the essence of where you live — and how much you love it and your man.

  27. I see perpetually peeved 1st comment. She is the coolest, funniest and brutally sarcastic blogger chick out there. My favorite blogger. But she has not posted in months (?)

    I know! She was the first blogger I saw on FP, I think. Enjoyed her posts.

  28. I love this blog and I also have a country man, he is from northwest Iowa. We are currently living in the city and trying to make our way back up there so he can have what your country man had there in those pictures. Fish in hand, peace in heart. I love this blog and look forward to more of your writing!

  29. Loving your blog! I check back often. I’m a newlywed (and a blogger on a job hunt) so I appreciate your writing style and how candid you are!
    Great work! And I love the concept. I grew up on the farm and moved to a big city…so it’s the opposite for me!

  30. 15 free minutes turned into an hour as I’ve gone through your blog and comments, Love your style and that you include photos as part of your story. That is something I enjoy doing as well. Always have my camera on hand, though that means I go through a lot of them as they get beat up and trashed in no time from constant use and abuse (falling out of my bag, etc banging into cosmetics also in my bag, etc). I just subscribed and look forward to reading more.

  31. Hi there..
    I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. Don’t really know what this means, but I guess I’ll find out! Hope you are well. Love your blog and your message. Sometimes I wish I could transport myself to S. Dakota and the slower life… sigh.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Suzanne

  32. Thanks for coming by today to offer such gracious support. I comment on your posts because your blog is a thoughtful, artful and hospitable environment I love to visit. I’m glad to see that more and more other people are discovering this too! It’s such a worthwhile community to build. :)
    Onward and upward, my friend!
    Kathryn

  33. I followed you back here from your visit to my blog. Thank you for finding me because it led me right back to HERE! I like what I see/read. Wow. Pictures I’ve seen so far are stunning. And your words are just as lovely.

  34. I do not know why i was missing on this blog! just found it..no.. DISCOVERED it :)
    Keep it up! Loved all your posts i went through. Amazing, really

  35. I’m sure you’ve received many nominations already but I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks for sharing with me the beauty of South Dakota, a place I never imagined so gorgeous and peaceful as you make it out to seem. Hope you’ll accept the award :)

  36. Hi! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, so I could find yours! I love the idea o a simple life in close contact to the earth we live on, and your pictures are just beautiful! I’ll be back for a discovery tour on your blog soon! (Just about to leave the house, but then … ;))

    Happy New Year to you!

  37. “A prairie woman choosing to enjoy each season, in weather and in life”….

    Just love the above line at the beginning of your blog; nature beats out everything else, every time – and that is why the comparisons between natures seasons and life’s seasons is something we all can relate to. Thanks for being real, genuine and for creating such a beautiful blog. – thebaldwinpoet.wordpress.com

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  39. I love it! :) I bet you and my wife would be good friends. I’m from the sticks of West Virginia, and she swore she would never marry a country boy. :) I sure showed her. haha

    http;//benknotts.wordpress.com

  40. Hi! I loved your blog….but it makes me miss my childhood in the country :) I feel guilty raising my children in the city…on a postage stamp. I feel like I’m robbing them of the experiences I had as a child.

    Thanks for sharing!

  41. I have nominated you for ‘The beautiful blogger award’. If you’re willing to play the game,check out the rules on my blog. If not, don’t feel any compulsion to follow through.
    Take care! :)

  42. enjoyed coming across your blog. i also blog about living the simple life and doing it with the person i love most, my husband. we currently live in a city but would love to buy land and have a small ranch of sorts. happy blogging!

  43. Glad i found your blog… look forward to getting whisked away to the simple life!! if you get a chance please stop by my blog as i too desire all the simple things… love your pics always great to see beautiful things! Happy Blogging x

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