grandkids

We’re white again ❄️

Tuesday April 25,2017  It's snowing and 30° with snow expected most of the day today. It looks like we have a bunch of powdered sugar coated alpacas out there, most chose to sleep out in the snow last night.  I'd love to put the outside cam on for you but the…
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A magical place

Wednesday April 19, 2017  A dusting of snow greeted us this morning and all our fully fleeced pacas are pleased. More snow is in the forecast for next week, so we'll keep out shovels out just in case they're right. I hope to spend some time inside Yaya's Yarn Barn…
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Happy Easter

Sunday April 16, 2017  Happy Easter! Our family will be here today and we'll have our annual Easter Egg hunt. Then some feasting and just hanging out at the ranch. It should be perfect weather, and with the black birds and the frogs singing, it's our kind of Sunday chorus!  Enjoy your day!  Photo of the…
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How now brown cow?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  I love brown cows.  We often have cows pastured next to our ranch and the brown cows are undoubtedly the friendliest. The black cows stare at us from a distance but the brown ones run up to the fence hoping to get a little pat on their…
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They’re back!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017  A sure sign that spring has arrived is when we hear the frogs in Woodland and we heard them this past weekend. I'm not sure how far they have to bury themselves to survive those 20 below zero nights in the winter but they're back and their croaking…
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Work and play on Tuesdays

Wednesday, April 5, 2017  Today I'm feeling grateful for a grandson who loves to do farm chores! Our new hay delivery was stacked rather high for me to reach and he effortlessly climbed to the top of the stack and sent down as many bales as I needed.  Nice! Then he helped…
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March 19, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017  Oh my, what a delightful Saturday that was. Perfect weather for working outside lasted all day and even our grandson said, "farm work is good!"  I really believe to have work you love is a wonderful thing. And we are lucky in that area 7 days…
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Where IS it?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  I'm sure one day I'll laugh about the fact that my missing garage door opener has allowed the alpacas or maybe dogs to open my garage door at random. But today is not that day. I sifted through more winter bedding than I knew was out there…
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It’s March!!!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 We made it to March!  Whoooo-hoooo! I know there will be lots more snow that will fall in March, but the days are lighter longer, we will see a few warmer days and the buds on the trees are starting to swell. Our grandson had a ball in the waist deep snow…
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Winter lingers here…

Tuesday, February 21, 2017  It still looks like winter here which will delight our grandson who is coming to spend the day here today. He loves the snow and ice and will happily spend most of the day outside. We'll check the melting ice at the creek and see if…
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How to enjoy snow

Wednesday, February 1, 2017  Well I'll tell you this. If ever you think snow is a pain in the butt, just invite a 6 year old to spend the day with you! He had so much fun with all the mountains of white fluff I couldn't help but enjoy it too. He was worried that he…
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Dec 26

Dec 26, 2016 It sure doesn't seem like a Monday! The family is still here and we enjoyed such a great holiday together yesterday. 🎄 I even had kids volunteer to feed the alpacas for me last night so I got to enjoy sitting by the fire in our cozy home. Nice gift! It's below zero…
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Happy Winter Solstice!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016  Happy Winter Solstice!!!  Even though the change will be slight for a while, we love to know that the daylight is coming back and the darkest days are now behind us. It was blissfully warm here yesterday (above 50°) and our grandson enjoyed a day at the creek chopping through the ice…
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