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Cows Need Lovin’ Too

Cows Need Lovin’ Too

Note: Since I was not here in person, I have no idea if this cattle herd is all boys or all girls. I’m just going to assume they are girls, so am referring to them as “cows” in this post If they are bulls or steers, I sincerely apologize to them…nobody likes to be called […]



I’m so glad you clicked on over here to contact me! Be assured that each contact submission will be read and addressed as soon as possible. I love to hear from you! Actually, I feel honored when you reach out to me and share yourselves…it takes a lot of trust to do so and that’s […]

About Real Country Living

About Real Country Living

When I really stop and think, it’s pretty amazing that life’s journey led me smack dab in the middle of nowhere Montana, on a cattle ranch. I grew up in the city, but married a Montana cattle rancher when I was 19. I learned everything country during my 30 years on the ranch and love […]

Even Chili Looks Beautiful in Picture...


The smallest stuff can bring a smile to my face and make my tummy happy. And this time, I’m not talking about food in my tummy happiness…this is the kind that manifests when even the little things I blunder through (blun-der: verb – to act or speak clumsily), still might bring pleasure to others. Heidi posted […]

My NutriBullet 900 Series

NutriBullet 900 Series

All opinions in this post are my own and are not sponsored in any way.  I did it…I’ve been wanting a NutriBullet for several years…and I finally gave in to my desires and bought the NutriBullet 900 Series. And I could not be happier. This thing blends everything smooth as can be. I haven’t had […]

New Coneflower Colors in the Garden

new coneflower colors

I decided to try a couple of new coneflower colors in the garden this year. I can’t wait to see how they look next season, when they are more mature and filled out. Below is the “standard” Coneflower color which is a light purple, lilac color that we have in our gardens. This is the […]

Meet Ava – Our German Wire Hair...

Meet Ava – Our German Wire Haired Pointer

I’ve never been around an “ugly dog” …well, let me rephrase that…a “german wire haired pointer” …I always thought…wow, that’s a face only a mama ugly dog could love. But…let me tell you…I LOVE this dog!!! Does that mean I’m an ugly mama…and a dog? Honestly, it’s hard to even call her a DOG…she is […]

Best Pickled Eggs Recipe

Best Pickled Eggs Recipe

I’ve been having a ball the last couple of days, making these pickled eggs and doing some experimenting with cooking hard boiled eggs. If you consider my age…and how many years I’ve been cooking…and how many times a year I hard boiled a batch of eggs…on TOP of the 5 dozen I did every Easter […]

Chalkboard Cheese Tray

Chalkboard Cheese Tray

Here is the “before”….I won this cool chalkboard painted cheese tray…or board…whatever folks call these. Yellowbrick Trading Company asked their Facebook “likers” to leave a comment to be entered in a drawing. Lucky ME! My name was among those drawn and this is what I got OK…normally, I dive in and do up a chalkboard […]

Who The Heck Am I?


Hey! My name is Deena. I have a passion for everything country, which includes my country family. I’m the proud mama of 5 grown kids and their 5 spouses…and the super proud Nana of 7 gorgeous country babies.

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