Barn Cleaning Update

Sigh ... what a job. I set the standard way too high -- again. I exhaust myself sometimes. Not to mention what that standard does to my helpers. But Don is an incredible sport. Guess he's used to me and my modalities. Anyway, MOST of the items have been returned to the barn. But I'm …

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Conversing with Mother Nature

ANOTHER snow system? Goodie. Look Mother Nature, out here at the ranch, we need running water in all the barns, so please keep the temperature above 35. Otherwise I have to haul water buckets to four different pens. Do you know how much water weights? Yes, of course you do. Sorry, I wasn't thinking. Well, …

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We’re not the smartest ones on the ranch

Boots are lifesavers, especially if they're barn boots. It's wonderful being able to walk everywhere and do almost anything around the barn and not worry about something getting inside my shoe. I'm a city girl and it is taking me a looooong time to turn in my shoes. Walking around the house barefoot, wiggling my …

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The things we do for our critters

Being snowed in isn't so bad. That is IF you have enough supplies. At our place that means hay for our critters. Good news/bad news: today is the last day of our hay. Guess I'll be venturing out tomorrow or later this afternoon. With that being said, it's been wonderful just hanging out with everyone. …

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Merry Christmas, Everyone

Merry Christmas, Everyone. What a perfect morning. Husband is still sleeping. Poor baby came down with the flu a couple of days ago so we've postponed our family Christmas until he feels better. Two of the dogs are playing next to my desk. Lilly and Meister are almost non-stop playing machines. They'll play a while …

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Happy Holidays with the Goat Bells

Happy Holidays Everyone: For the past few years Karin Christensen with Scientific Animation & Illustration has released her famous Carol of the Goat Bells around this time of year. The goats, the song, and the sentiment combined put a smile on my face, warms my heart, and sparks even more of the Holiday spirit within …

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