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Love Overcomes All Obstacles

Posted by mcm0704 on February 21, 2018 |

Slim Randles is my guest today with another installment in the on-going romance between Dewey, the Fertilizer King, and Emily, his marketing guru. They are just two of the endearing characters in the series of Home Country columns Slim shares with readers across the country in newspapers and blogs. I was first introduced to Slim […]

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Unrequited Love

Posted by mcm0704 on February 8, 2018 |

Looking ahead to Valentine’s Day next week, Slim Randles is here as my guest today, sharing a story of undying love. Dewey, one of the guys from the Mule Barn Truck Stop has long pined for Emily, despite wondering how she could ever love a man who shoveled manure for a living. Yet, hope prevails. […]

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Tricking a Trickster

Posted by mcm0704 on February 1, 2018 |

Packing up one house to move to another is only half the battle. Now I am in my new house surrounded by boxes. Thank goodness, my kids have been able to come and help with the settling in, and a couple of rooms are almost completely set up, most importantly the kitchen and the bedroom. […]

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Wintertime Fun

Posted by mcm0704 on January 24, 2018 |

Crazy week here at Grandma’s Ranch as we try to wind down everything for the move. Please welcome Slim Randles as today’s Wednesday’s Guest. He has a fun story about Doc and a squirrel and the sometimes silly things we do in the dead of winter just for fun. Enjoy, and help yourself to a […]

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Bittersweet Moments

Posted by mcm0704 on January 17, 2018 |

Help me welcome Slim Randles as today’s Wednesday’s Guest.  Today he is sharing kind of a sad essay, but it also a very thoughtful piece. I know that feeling of being able to face the day much better after a bit of fresh air and contemplation of the beauty in the world. That can chase the melancholy […]

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Will The Book Ever Get Finished?

Posted by mcm0704 on January 11, 2018 |

Oh, boy, can I ever relate to Dud in this guest post from Slim Randles. While I haven’t taken quite as long as Dud to finish a book, I do take much longer than many of my peers. And I am taking much longer with the packing than most folks, so it is a good […]

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Is it Summer Yet?

Posted by mcm0704 on January 8, 2018 |

Since I am still overwhelmed with packing and preparing for my move – which keeps getting delayed and delayed by the cold weather, I decided to share a post from Slim Randles that ran here a few years ago. I chose this one as we could all use a bit of warmth as the cold […]

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Resolutions to Keep

Posted by mcm0704 on January 3, 2018 |

New Year’s resolutions can be tricky. Do we do the standard “I’m going to eat healthy and lose weight,” or do we resolve to do something else? Slim Randles is today’s Wednesday’s Guest sharing what some of the guys down at the coffee shop are considering as their resolutions for this year.  Since it is […]

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Winter Wonderland

Posted by mcm0704 on December 28, 2017 |

You can complain about the cold, wintery weather, or you can go out and enjoy it as Doc suggests in this post by Slim Randles. Doc is one of the more positive-thinking members of the Mule Barn Think Tank, as he tries to keep the other guys focused on the good things in life. It […]

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Holiday Miracles

Posted by mcm0704 on December 6, 2017 |

There are a lot of things worse than the flu. I know. But when you have been knocked down with the fever, chills, sore throat, aches and fatigue, it is the worst thing of the day. Or the week. Hoping mine does not last a whole week, but… In the meantime, Slim Randles is here […]

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