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Monday February 12, 2018

Monday February 12, 2018   Soaps are curing all over the mud room and will be ready to wrap by the weekend.  More gloves, mittens, scarves and boot inserts arrived from our co-op last week and I'll get those added to the invemtory in Yaya's Yarn Barn today. I'm grateful to…
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Tuesday February 6, 2018

Tuesday February 6, 2018  We did get a wee bit of snow over night and yes that makes up happy. Snow = water in reservoirs = good hay crop = happy alpacas = nice fiber = yummy yarn.  And we need quite a bit more before we'll feel good about the…
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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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Saturday December 9, 2017

Saturday December 9, 2017  Well, it's a little embarrassing to admit, but I found a "small mountain" of roving and yarn that I tucked away for my own personal use last fall and there is no way I'll ever find time to spin or knit with most of it.  So I'm…
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Monday December 4, 2017

Monday December 4, 2017  The birds were right and we did get snow. Not as much as we expected, but everything is white this morning. Now we'll see cold and sunny weather for the week with no more snow in sight. Our events seem to be a magnet for snow,…
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Sunday December 3, 2017

Sunday December 3, 2017  The weather guys say we'll see snow today. I don't trust them any more. But I do trust the birds. When I look at the feeders and they're having a feeding frenzy I know we'll have snow. I'll be checking the birdfeeder once I finish this update.…
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Thursday September 21, 2017

Thursday September 21, 2017  The new soaps are all cured and ready to sell, so today I'll be labelling and wrapping them.  We have a new scent this year that is classic vanilla and it smells divine.  The soap has cured into a dark brown which is what will happen…
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Monday September 11, 2017

Monday September 11, 2017   I find that spinning and knitting help me deal with stress.  When the 9-11 tragedy struck 16 years ago, I remember spinning yarn like crazy while I listened to the radio.  Yesterday I knitted as I waited for news of Hurricane Irma and our Florida friends…
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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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Thursday August 31, 2017

Thursday August 31, 2017  Farewell to August, month of too much heat and abundant flies.  ick.  We usually see our first frost in early September and I'm ready! The trees in Parley's Canyon are already starting to change and that makes me happy. It also makes me realize how much…
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August 24, 2017

Thursday August 24, 2017  One month from today we'll be in the middle of our Fall Open Barn Days! Always a fun time to see so many people at the ranch but lots of preparation goes into it. I'll start making my fall soaps next week and we're bringing back…
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We’re open today!

Saturday, February 11, 2017  It's Mid-Winter open barn day! We did get a few inches of fresh snow overnight, and everything looks beautiful. We'll do our best to clear paths for people, but please wear boots if you plan to walk to see the animals. The snowplow has already been down our road and…
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