Belle

Friday December 1, 2017

Friday December 1, 2017  Unseasonably warm temperatures continue for us today and although I know it's not what the ski industry needs, it's unbelievably pleasant working outside.  The alpacas are getting plenty of exercise as they wander about and I haven't even had to think about winter bedding in side…
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Tuesday November 14, 2017

Tuesday November 14, 2017  It looks like we'll have a bit more time for winter preparations around here as the weather continues to be dry and mild.  I know the skiers are praying for snow but we can use the extra week or two.  The pastures need a bit of work…
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Take a Walk

Friday November 3, 2017  One of the bonuses about having  puppy like Belle is that I need to take her on a walk every day. When she was just a teeny pup and the roads were so hot this summer, we did most of our walking in the pastures. And that…
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Friday October 27, 2017

Friday October 27, 2017  There must have been some major tussling going on around the main cam station yesterday and I found it upside down and in the hay feeder.  I thought I fixed it but for now the only cam that is working is the outside one.  I'll have to…
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Full Moon Follies?

Sunday October 8, 2017  I know the full moon was a few days ago, but the skies are still flooded with moonlight here and all of our dogs were quite active last night.  Do they see shadows, raccoons or skunks looking for a cozy place to spend the winter? Whatever…
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Friday October 6, 2017

Friday October 6, 2017  Amazing moon last night wasn't it?  We also heard coyotes howling nearby and the dogs seemed on high alert all night.  (Yawn) Our kids from Salt Lake City were here for a visit and now I think Belle needs a 7 year old here to tire…
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First snow!

Friday September 22, 2017  We woke up to a white reminder that winter is not very far away! For Belle the puppy and Bogart the kitten this is the frist snow they've ever seen. Bogart is still curled up between hay bales in the hay barn but Belle is extremely…
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I can see clearly now…

Wednesday September 20, 2017  It will be sunny and cool today, a perfect day for getting the pastures all cleaned up. Way back in the beginning I'd use the rake and shovel method and try to do it every day. Oy! That didn't leave much time for anything else!  Once…
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Tuesday September 19, 2017

Tuesday September 19, 2017  Puppy Belle is 4 months old today and going in for her first grooming appointment. Photos to come.  Meanwhile back at the ranch, last minute preparations continue in anticipation of the weekend.  But we'll be ready by Saturday, never fear. :)  The knitting class we've scheduled for…
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Dogs and Alpacas

Sunday September 17, 2017  Jack has improved slightly on his steroid meds but we have to be very watchful of his activity and keep hoping for the best. I'm knitting a few more projects as fast as I can to have in the Yarn Barn and the place is startign…
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Friday September 15, 2017

Friday September 15, 2017  We're finally getting a lovely soaking rain. This will be perfect for the grass seed I spread around some bare spots in the pastures yesterday. One more week and we'll be opening our gates to the public, we like to have things looks spiffy here. :)  We…
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Saturday September 9, 2017

Saturday September 9, 2017  Our thoughts and prayers are with all our friends who call Florida home as Hurricane Irma moves toward the coast.  Most have left the state, but some have too many animals and are going to stay. I can't imagine having to make that choice. I'm afraid…
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Making Memories

Friday September 8, 2017  I was lucky enough to have some Yaya time yesterday when I got to pick our grandson up after school. Belle absolutely adores him and was so happy to see him. Of course the other dogs were too but she holds nothing back. lol  He helped…
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