And whats your 2016 motto?



We are truly excited to know what the heck this thing is!

Are you ready?

It's a vintage Cattle Oiler!

Okay, for those who don't know what that is, it's a special stand where cows can rub their itchy spots from bug bites and apply their own bug lotion.

See that archway?  That once had multitudes of bristle brushes attached to it. When the cows would rub, an insecticide dribbled from the bucket down an iron rod onto the bristles.  And when the cows would scratch on the bristles, it would go right onto the cow's backs. A Cattle Oiler!  

They are so important to a cows health 
that they are available today in a more modern style 

So we can put that puppy to bed for the year 2015! 
I knew you were stressed about that question as much as we were...
Well, maybe not stressed.
But inquiring minds NEED to know!
What a great way to start the year 2016!

(it's the littlest things that get us through the day...)

Huge thanks to our nice Ranching neighbors to the North 
for telling us and solving the mystery !!!

(and yes, there is whiskey involved. 
Come on, it's Montana. MONTANA. Wild west, remember? 
It's the littlest things that get us through the day...)



(a cattle oiler. yesses!)

We're onto a new 2016 life motto.

(And it doesn't involve Whiskey. Well...not's the littlest- OH NEVERMIND)

 This is mine. Yep. It fits.

What is going to be your life motto for 2016?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Like me- I want to know!



edited to add more exclamation points.
 There's not enough. There's never enough.


  1. Hoping 2016 is less crazy than 2015. That's as good as I can do. Need coffee ;-).

    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year and I knew that:) not really:) thecrazysheeplady said it perfectly. xo Hug B

  3. I learned something today! Happy New Year to you too!

  4. Happy New Year! Really like the old cattle oiler, it's always fun to see the old stuff like that.
    Your motto is a good one! I'm just going for a word...Gratitude. :)

  5. Be open to things untried and inspired.

  6. The best views of the world are through the ears of a horse and the eyes of children.

  7. It was bugging me so I'm happy to know what that is/was! Thank you. :)

    My motto for 2016 needed some thought, but this is what I came up with: We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~Japanese Proverb

  8. Hmm a motto, thats a toughie. I always liked the quote...If its important you will find a way, if not you will find an excuse. So maybe that will be my quote for the year this year with my new pony and horse and so mcuh good stuff going on :)
    Happy New year to you as well!!!!!!!!

  9. Great because I NEEDED to know :) Dance like nobody's watching!!! Happy New Year.

  10. My hope for 2016 is to live through the whole year!!

  11. All the best for 2016 happiness, health for you and your family, many motifs in new year
    greetings Frank

  12. Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because there are never enough:)

  13. Happy New Year! Unique Oiler, I have not seen one like that

  14. Interesting gadget and I'm glad someone let us all know what is it.

    I think my motto this year will be simply "MOVE", not as in moving house but to move my body and mind every day in some way.

    Happy New Year, dear one. I get so much joy from all my blogging pals, which certainly includes you.

  15. Oh, I forgot to say how much I like that new header shot. Such an evocative photograph, yet peaceful at the same time.

  16. My 2016 motto is: Let it go...mental or's getting tossed!

  17. G.W. Feral Woman,

    Great motto!!! Happy New Year!
    We plan on trying to pay off our debt, and live our lives for us....not others.
    Most of all, make some life changes to be healthier.


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