Polka Dot Ranch…Day 6

Resting on the Ranch Day…

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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.