Belle

Sunday January 28, 2017

Sunday January 28, 2018 It’s a cloudy dreary morning at the ranch but all is well.  Actually overcast skies are the best for photography so I might just take advantage of the situation and try for some new  photo opportunities. I’m starting to look for cria movements in some of…
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Sunday January 14, 2018

Sunday January 14, 2018  Ed gave me a wonderful gift yesterday and did all the animal chores for me. Yes I do love being out in the barn and caring for the animals but to take a whole day to rest while healing was much needed.  My phone tracks my steps…
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A very bored puppy

Wednesday January 10, 2018  The flu continues. Poor puppy Belle doesn't understand why mom is not taking her for walks and spends so much time in bed.  So she built a fort - I kid you not.  Next to my bed is a nest of pillows, dog bones, dog toys, one…
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Sunday January 7, 2017

Sunday January 7, 2017  All the snow we were hoping for came in the form of rain!  In January! We'll have another chance for the white stuff next week and I suppose I should reread some of my blog posts from last January when we were nearly paralyzed by so…
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Wednesday December 20, 2017

Wednesday December 20, 2017  "They" say snow is on the way. We really do need it so I hope they're right. Our grandson is coming here today to bake Christmas cookies so that should be fun.  A little snow falling outside will add to the magic. ✨ I'm still shipping orders…
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We’re Open Today!

Saturday December 16, 2017  It's our annual Holiday Open House today! We'll open the gates at noon - before that hour, we're scrambling to get animals fed and do other chores so we can visit with you until 4:00.  That's when we'll need to start feeding animals again.  So if…
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Imaginary dogs

Tuesday December 12, 2017  When I was a kid, I didn't have imaginary friends, but I did have imaginary dogs.  I'd walk them down the street holding on to their imaginary leashes and I'd brush them carefully every day. My parents were great parents, but they just weren't dog people.  My…
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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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