Freezing our butts off at SDC!

Brrr… Although it is not as cold here as many other places in the country, it is COLD! (Have to say that I am not missing Montana at this time where the temps, where we used to live, are close to -50! I even made mention today that I cannot imagine why I wanted to milk cows in that frigid barn each day when we lived there!) Here today, in Branson, Missouri, it was in the teens. Daniel wanted to go... read more


Here’s wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. We trust your day was a good one. Now that we can cook a turkey here in the fifth wheel we stayed at home to enjoy a quiet day. Michelle joined us and we enjoyed Roast Turkey and all the trimmings for lunch. Richard tried a new recipe from New Zealand for his Christmas Pudding this year and it was good. I made a chocolate pecan pie so we enjoyed the... read more

Back in the Arts and Crafts business!

Last Wednesday we took a trip to the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) and came home with a new business, ABC Photo Art. As we viewed this business and talked with the then owners, Richard and I were totally overwhelmed and yet ready for the challenge. It’s a good job we bought the size trailer that we did as we came home with that thing loaded! Where to start? We honestly had no clue but knew we had to... read more

Our latest acquisition

2 photos in this post. Since before we left the farm, Richard and I have been wanting to get involved in an additional business that would teach the children how to not only run a business but also how to make money on their time. As you well know, Richard and I are entrepreneurs. We definitely do not walk to the beat of the standard drum! We want to give these kids the opportunity to do the same and... read more

3 months worth of mail…..

We arrived back at Treasure Lake this afternoon, seven days short of 3 months since we left on September 10th, and 6231 miles later! Wow! We had a fantastic trip but it feels good to be home and it wasn’t very many minutes before we met some old friends who will also be wintering here. Michelle has been picking up our mail for us and paying in any checks. Most of the rest of it went in the bin! Only... read more