My third column ran in the De Smet News while I was home visiting my family and working on wedding plans. This one was fun for me to write, but not so fun to live out. The article is a little bit dirty because I actually had to dig it out of the trash! Since I was gone when it printed, I did not have a chance to buy mine at the grocery store. When John and I went to see his Grand Pa at the nursing home, he had just tossed his copy and I sorted through the wastebasket to find it.

Scan 15

The Damage


 1. Cracked bug shield – prairie cause of destruction – pheasant (a previous incident)

2. All other damage – prairie cause of destruction – snow drift


If its called a bumper shouldn’t it be able to handle a little bump? It think I’ll start calling in a “cracker.” (Sorry, thats what we call a homemade joke.)


Depressing snow & wind while I’m getting pulled out of the drift. The one part of the tale I couldn’t fit into the column was that I went to the store right after I got pulled out. I saw one of our neighbors who was also shopping in preparation for the blizzard. It was maybe 10 minutes after the ordeal and she already knew I’d gotten stuck. That’s small town life for you. Word travels fast!






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Hey there... I'm Sierra!

I love to blog, plan, organize, decorate, teach, research & be creative. I’m a farm wife & mama of three kiddos: almost 6, 4 and almost 2. We love to live and work in rural South Dakota. A few years ago we remodeled a house & we call our home The Peacock Ranch.

I am earning a Spiritual Direction Certificate from Sioux Falls Seminary & I put my masters in English/Mass Communications on hold at South Dakota State University so I can focus on being a mama in a pandemic! In the meantime, I’m enjoying reading more & writing here on the blog.