Today while walking around our complex at work in the wind, I found myself with the need to blow my nose. Usually I have a vast supply of Kleenex’s or dry baby wipes in my pocket, but of course today there wasn’t even a piece of TP shrapnel to be found. I found myself, as much as I hate to admit it, farmer blowing the snot out of my nose & watching it fly with the breeze. And it struck me- this is something that every kid raised on a ranch has attempted to master; even though some may have failed through disgusting trial and error. It got me thinking; what other disgusting things do people that were raised on farms and ranches do that the rest of human society would scoff at? Here is what I came up with. Sorry if you can’t relate; some of these just can’t be done in town:
Now that you are probably thoroughly grossed out, I hope you can appreciate why ranch raised kids are a little different from the rest of you. Our parents didn’t worry about little things like raising kids with strange habits or risking them catching distemper from the dog or rabies from the pet deer we rescued. I like to think that thanks to our penchant for being slightly disgusting, we have really great senses of humor and that one day, we might get to teach our kids just how to break off the perfect chunk of salt. You never know when skills like that can come in handy!
Hi, I am Richelle. I am a mother to two wild and crazy little cowgirls, a wife and friend to pretty awesome cowboy, and a lover of all things western. This is just my collection of my own observations of life, some of my photos, and a few recipes here and there. I hope you enjoy!