Hail, bruised horses, a shredded garden

Large hail can do a number on horses, grass, and a garden

I’m getting published!

I am so excited right now! In May, I was invited by Z Publishing House to submit a short story in their Nebraska's Emerging Writers competition with the prize being the opportunity to be published in a book of short stories. I found out this week that my submission, (a scene from my book) was … Continue reading I’m getting published!

I got a new camera

I've had my eye on the Sony a6000 mirrorless camera for awhile now, but I didn't want to spend the money on it. But then I found a starter kit on sale super cheap on Amazon and the last of my reservations went out the window. It was time for me to get a good … Continue reading I got a new camera

Day #3 of Stockwhip training

I finally fully cracked my whip with Moon and she did great! I was going to post the video here, but my computer and internet aren't cooperating. But you can see the video on my Youtube channel, GoPro Cowgirl as well as some of my other videos. Please keep on mind that I'm still learning … Continue reading Day #3 of Stockwhip training

Day 2 of Stockwhip training

I've been working on introducing my stockwhip to Moon this last week. I started out making sure that she was completely comfortable with the lead rope being swung around her and tossed all over her body. I made sure to also swing it so that it would wrap around her legs since that can happen … Continue reading Day 2 of Stockwhip training

Mount Rushmore

I finally made it to Mount Rushmore after being within 20 miles of it more than a dozen times. I've got to say that as amazing as giant sculptures of four of our presidents on the side of a mountain is, I was more in love with the trees! There is not a single tree … Continue reading Mount Rushmore

You wouldn’t want to be inside my head

You wouldn't want to be inside my head. It's a depressing place to be, full of tormentors and all manor of unpleasantness.  The smile on my face for all the world to see, even when fake, is sometimes then only little thread holding together all the broken little pieces of this soul's heart and mind.  … Continue reading You wouldn’t want to be inside my head

Writer’s block and cookies

A little story I wrote in an act of rebellion against my writer's block

My first Short Story Competition

This is a short story I wrote for a competition way back in junior high. I got second place, but when I read it now, I can't help but wonder why the judges liked it so much.

Surgery went well

Sophy's surgery went well yesterday, and she was moved out of PICU today. She still doesn't want to eat yet, but her doctors are very happy with how she is doing overall. Continued prayers for a speedy recovery are welcome. And please pray for Sophy's parents as well as her 1 year old brother and … Continue reading Surgery went well