Polka Dot Ranch Day 8…beautiful blooms

Hugu was on his way again to the barn when he heard a lovely sound

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They all loved Violet and enjoyed when she came to see them,

the flowers gave their best blooms to make her smile

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Some flowers bloom just a day, and some for a whole week, but Violet knows each and every one of them are special and unique.  Hugu shakes his head still in disbelief as he watched his wife sing another flower to bloom but then Violet herself is quite special for who among us can make a flower bloom by just singing to it. Hugu knows his Violet is very special and one of a kind…but that is a story for another time.

Just as we humans are different and unique we are suppose to love all who enter into our lives, no matter how long we have them.  We are blessed to know so many cancer warriors and valiant angels.  So the next time you have a moment to brighten the day for a child battling cancer (or anything) DO IT!  MAKE THEM SMILE AND FEEL LOVED even if its just a blink of an eye.


Polka Dot Ranch…Day 7 – and the strange noise

Hugu was headed to the barn that fine day in spring when he heard the strangest thing…..

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then nothing.

Then more….


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By this time Hugu was headed for the pond as that is where the noise sounded like it was coming from.

Then even more…

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As Hugu rounded the corner by the gate he heard it again

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wait a minute that was not right something was off about that noise,

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as Hugu neared the dam by the pond it sounded once again and this time it was

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and then cheering…wait cheering?

Then a smile started across Hugu face as he saw the beaver family.

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Mama and Papa Beaver and the triplets were standing near the dam,

tails loaded with mud

Then he heard it again only this time he saw it too.

Now the noise made sense,

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Hugu paused and bent over to ask “Are you learning how to repair the dam,”

the beavers dancing around Hugu said “Yes we are, so we can keep the fish in for you Hugu!”

Hugu said “Thank you, I love to fish down by you all here at Puppy Pond”

“Well I am off to pitch some hay for Skullerina see you later.”

“BYE BYE Hugu see you later, and say Hi to Skullerina from us!” shouted the triplets.

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Polka Dot Ranch…day 5

So by now you learned we like to rhyme, and that is the game we played when we drove anywhere it was easy and would help my son remember words.  As we had a real struggle with learning in the lower grades until he was tested and found to have executive dysfunction disorder which means his brain processes things different, you and I might learn that 2+2 is 4 and then be able to recall that 3 or 4 months down the road when we needed it again, Cole on the other hand needs to have things repeated for several years in order to recall it, we don’t know if this was a side effect of his chemo or from where the doctor removed his last part of the tumor.  What ever it is the first few years of school were a bit rough, we still have issues but now the teachers and classmates help him more and over the years he has retained more too.  But this made up place where we stuck in our real farm animals was a place that Cole and I could create in our minds.  So come with us on an adventure or two, and meet all our flat friends at the Polka Dot Ranch.

So deep in the north woods of Minnesota lies the Polka Dot Ranch, it spreads out over vast prairies and forest as it is 50,000 acres. (that is close to 79 miles square) there is a stream with a small pond and waterfall, we have cliffs and rocks and a beautiful sand beach by the lake, owners home and 2 big barns, and several small out buildings, plus 2 bunk houses for the hired hands and friends that come to visit.  The owners of the Ranch are Professor Hugu and Violet Buttercup.  Of course many folks think his name is spelled wrong but his mama knew best, that his name was precious, as it is pronounced (HUGYOU)  He and his lovely bride farm steaded this ranch back when most of us were just a thought in our parents mind.  They have raised 6 kids and crops galore.  So come with us as we share the antics and sometimes wonderful adventures on the Polka Dot Ranch with all their flat friends.

Polka Dot Ranch…day 4

So today is cold and blowing

Forecast says it should be snowing

I have seen this before

this past spring, nor

will I forget how cold and wet

it was when it first met

my little nose

I shivered all the way to my toes

or my hoofs as you say

I really think winter is on its way

its so cold and blustery today

so now I will think of May

and the pretty flowers that come


from farmers with a green thumb

so for now I will hunker down

in my pen and not give a frown

for spring will come again soon

here is hoping I won’t wait until June.

Polka Dot Ranch…day 3

I have other friends

so my heart will mend

I miss the ranch were I was born

but here they raise some corn

So now my life is here

with many new friends near

my friends are kittens, horses and a turkey

he walks kinda quirky

his head bobs up and down

and he struts and pecks the ground

he makes me laugh

and me just a little calf

then there is the beagle

she sometimes thinks she is an eagle

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she follows the bunnies in the yard

and in the house i heard there was a lizard


i feel warm and cozy

and my new life is quite rosy

for now i am off to bed

to rest this little head.

more tales to tell another time

so for now i will end this rhyme.

Polka Dot Ranch…Day 2

So today Skullerina is in her pen


And her human friend comes in

He feeds her grain

And speaks of rain

What is that she thinks

maybe something cool to drink

her human boy says here’s a treat

something little with four little feet

its fluffy and soft

they will probably hide in the hayloft

they hunt and prowl

and sometime growl

but mostly they purrrr

when you pet their fur

who is my human showing me

why its kittens and they are cute as can be

Marble the Magnificent and Garfield the Great

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are here to catch mice they really can’t wait

no more holes in the feed sacks

now the cats have our backs

So now I have two new friends

my fun here will never end.