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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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Sunday September 10, 2017

Sunday September 10, 2017  All of us at Blue Moon Ranch including animals and people are happy about the cooler weather moving in.  We also had a lovely rain fall last night that was just what we needed for the grass seed I spread around yesterday to fill in some…
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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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Making Memories

Friday September 8, 2017  I was lucky enough to have some Yaya time yesterday when I got to pick our grandson up after school. Belle absolutely adores him and was so happy to see him. Of course the other dogs were too but she holds nothing back. lol  He helped…
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Thursday September 7, 2017

Thursday September 7, 2017  The skies are still hazy with smoke from fires all over the west. Luckily nothing is burning close enough to threaten us at all.  Belle and I went to the Farmers Market yesterday and she did so well. She's learning that not everyone is going to…
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Wednesday September 6, 2017

Wednesday September 6, 2017  That moon! The skies! Fires are burning all around us in the western US and the skies are a reflection of what's happening.  The moon was orange red as it came up over the mountain last night. I wish I could've taken a photo, but I…
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Oh, those baby fleeces!

Tuesday September 5, 2017 I'll be opening the yarn barn this morning for shoppers and then this afternoon the rest of the fleeces will be skirted. Skirting a fleece is removing any part of the fleece that does not match the best part of the fleece. I remove belly hair, muddy…
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Happy Labor Day!

Monday, September 4, 2017  Happy Labor Day! Day of work or day of rest? We’ll do a little of both here. The little town next to Woodland is Francis and they have their “Frontier Days” celebrations ending today, so that might be fun to visit. It's going to be another hot day here so we'll…
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Sunday September 3, 2017

Sunday September 3, 2017  We have more visitors coming today and I've decided tomorrow we'll be closed to enjoy some time with family. Everybody need a day off once in a while, no? :)  Today will be another hot day so I hope we can get most of the outside…
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Friday September 1, 2017

Friday September 1, 2017 Yay! It's September! Cooler days and even cooler nights, trees changing colors, and gorgeous alpaca yarns coming back from the mill. The yarn we got back yesterday is simply amazing. I'll get some photos in the daylight and share them tomorrow.  I do have a busy…
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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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Can you help?

Wednesday August 30, 2017 The news of the day escaped me while we were visiting the grandkids (a welcome break from the insanity) but now that I'm catching up, my heart is aching for the people and animals in Texas who were hit by Tropical Storm Harvey. How to help? What to…
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We’re baaaaack!

Tuesday August 29, 2017  We're back from a quick trip to Washington DC to visit kids and grandkids.  Many thanks to Meggan and her family for taking care of things here while we were away. They did an excellent job as first time ranch sitters.  We consider ourselves very fortunate…
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