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It’s all good

Thursday, March 30, 2017  Well, I guess March will be going out like a lion as we brace for another snow storm tonight and tomorrow. About this time every year I get antsy to get the barn cleaned out from the winter bedding, but I think I'll need to practice patience for…
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Winter returns

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  Winter has returned to Woodland! It snowed most of the day yesterday and all those green pastures are white again. Our grandson loves the snow and he'll be happy to find lots of it here waiting for him when he visits today.  Actually it seemed like…
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We ❤️ spinners

 Sunday, March 26, 2017 A rather chilly Sunday will be perfect for moving hay today. It's 23° as I type but should warm up nicely later today.  A fun bunch of spinners (and one dear husband) came yesterday and left here happy with their fibery treasures.  The rain did not dampen…
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March 25

Saturday, March 25, 2017  We have visitors coming this afternoon so we're hoping the rain doesn't show up till later this evening. But I'll tell ya what - that rain is sure making things green up beautifully around here. So we'll use umbrellas if we need them. ☂️ Update on…
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Friday March 24

Friday, March 24, 2017  We did have snow fall yesterday but it didn't stick. Thank you mother nature! Forecast for today - sunny and 50°. In other words, perfect. :) I need to move some hay today to make room for a delivery this weekend and it doesn't need to…
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A rainy snowy Thursday

Thursday, March 23, 2017  Snow and rain is in the forecast for today. The herd has so much fleece growth by this time of year they are pretty impervious to the weather. I see many of them are outside this morning even though it is raining slush. I've been rushing…
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A visit from the vet

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 When a male alpaca will not be used for breeding, and his behavior is telling me he is waayyyyy too interested in the girls, there's only one thing to do. Snip snip. Many of our non breeding boys get to keep all their ahem, parts, but Rusty…
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It’s not about religion

Tuesday, March 21, 2017  It's not every day you get to have a Relief Society President come to scoop poop with you but yep, it happened here yesterday. If you do not live in Utah and are not sure what a Relief Society President is you can Google it or…
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Spring!

Monday, March 20, 2017  Hey, did you know today is the Vernal Equinox? That means it's the first day of spring. Get ready for longer days, earlier sunrises and later sunsets. I can handle it! There are a few piles of snow left in north facing areas, but for the…
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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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March 18, 2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017  The big thaw continues and I hope we can get some of the messy slush moved away from the front of the barn. Our grandson will be here with us today and he'll get a chance to show us his muscles. lol  The sandhill cranes are…
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Friday, March 17, 2017  Happy St. Patrick's Day! How appropriate that we are watching the ranch turn green all around us. :) The only animal who is still sleeping in the barn at night now is dear old Betty the barn cat. We fondly call her Grandma Betty.  She can't…
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March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017  The pasture snow is almost gone!  Never fear, we'll see more, but the alpacas are now out and exploring all day long and even sleeping outside at night. Chief and Charlotte keep them safe so they can sleep wherever they want.The March newsletter, though quite late,…
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The ides of March

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  Nearing 60° today? Oh my! I need a few more days of warm and dry to be able to tackle the frozen mess in front of the barn but we're getting close. There is a slight hue of green appearing as the snow recedes and I must…
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