Matilda

June 3, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017  To all who have asked, no we are not shearing today. But we have finally been confirmed for 7:00 am next Saturday June 10.  Helpers: Please reconfirm with me via email if you can help us on that date.  I'll have a lot of preparations to…
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RIP Matilda

June 2, 2017 My heart is broken. We lost our sweet Matilda last night. She lost her appetite and started running a fever on Wednesday and I took her right in to the vet. Bloodwork normal, ultrasound showed no obstruction or obvious infection. They sent us home with antibiotics. When…
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June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017  Just when I thought things were starting to settle down I found myself on the way to an emergency vet visit with my sweet Matilda. A 105° fever and no appetite is nothing I'll mess around with, so off we went. Her blood work was normal, ultrasound showed…
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Look on the bright side

Sunday, April 30, 2017 So I'm trying to think of all the things about cold weather that are good as we wake to another day of "where did spring go?" weather. #1 no flies #2 no overheating alpacas #3 coffee tastes better on a cold morning #4 we can still…
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Snowy April!

Thursday April 27,2017  Come on mother nature, it's late April but it looks like December out there! Snow is in the forecast today and tomorrow then maybe we'll catch a break.  Hoping to get the barn cleaned out of all the winter bedding soon, but a few dry days would…
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Monday March 13

Monday, March 13, 2017  It's been delightfully springlike here and the boy alpacas have decided it's warm enough to go wading in the creek! They don't care that they have to walk through snow to get there. Silly boys.   I bet my grandson will have similar thoughts when he's here…
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Why do I do it?

Thursday, March 2, 2017  Did you ever wonder why I post these updates every single day of the week? I do it so you know there is a real person behind the web page, not an IT wizard, not an employee paid to keep up the image and certainly not a professional blog…
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Feb 28, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Well, we thought January was brutal but that was before we met February! It snowed most of the day yesterday and piled up more than any other storm so far this winter. It was very powdery so I was able to open most of the gates, but we are officially winter…
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Everlasting winter

Thursday, February 16, 2017  I spent most of the day in Salt Lake City yesterday and what a different world that is. It's only an hour away but looks like a totally different climate. I didn't see any snow at all! Our driveway is still lined with mountains of white and the poop cart that I…
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February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017  The snow continues to melt, but most activity is still confined to the small areas that have seen the most animal traffic. It's too heavy to shovel, so we'll just wait it out. I do see some of the babies jumping and playing inside the barn and that is…
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the morning routine

Tuesday, February 7, 2017  Our morning routine revolves around the house dogs. While coffee is brewing, Jack the labradoodle goes outside to get the newspapers.  The other 3 dogs wait patiently (while drooling) for him to come in because they know that all 4 of them will get a dog cookie…
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Being a student again :)

Monday, January 30, 2017 I started a few online classes last year and I'm finally finding time to get back into my "student" mindset. Luckily the classes have lifetime access so I can jump right back into it. It's wonderful and learning new things about photography or natural healing is what keeps me excited. :)…
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January 5 – still snowing!

Thursday, January 5, 2017  Well! Believe it or not, we got even more snow! I'd say there's at least 2 feet out there, maybe more.  Ed is working hard hard to keep the driveway done but we don't have a snow plow, just our little Kubota tractor with a bucket, so it takes f o r e…
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