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Livestock Guardian Rescue Dogs

Tuesday October 17, 2017  I get asked questions about our livestock guardian dogs almost as much as about our alpacas.  Let me talk just a bit today about rescue dogs.  Oh the idea is wonderful, idyllic even.  But the reality is that not every Great Pyrenees or other livestock guardian breed (Maremma,…
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Monday October 18, 2017

Monday October 18, 2017  It was a beautiful fall Sunday and we took some time off to spend it with family.  Sometimes you just have to readjust your priorities, you know? ;)  Today we'll think about our broken down truck and a revised delivery attempt of the alpacas.  We have a bit…
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The best laid plans….

Sunday October 15, 2017  We loaded the girls into the trailer, paperwork in hand, map set on the new phone showing us the route and off we went.  20 minutes later a big POP from the engine of our dear old Ford F150 and we were pulling off the road…
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Saturday October 14, 2017

Saturday October 14, 2017   Today we'll be delivering two of our girls to their new home. It's always kind of bitter sweet when we do. I'm happy for new owners and their enthusiasm but I do miss each and every one we sell.  After we get back we have shoppers…
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Friday the 13th 👻

Friday October 13, 2017  No we're not worried about a Friday the 13th.  Are you?   If you have been waiting for a reply to a voice email or email or text, I hope to get caught up today, my apologies. We had our first ever sleepover with our grandson last…
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Inspired by the corn mazes

Thursday October 12, 2017  I spent most of the day yesterday building a maze for the girls to wander in.  Why in the world would I do that?  #1 It makes it easier for me to catch any animal that I want.  Because our females wander freely over about 3 acres,…
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Wednesday October 11, 2017

Wednesday October 11, 2017 I bought a new camera and it's wonderful. It fits in my pocket, it can even send an receive texts and stores so much data for me.  I can edit photos right on the screen and it stores the photos for me too.  Oh some people might…
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And they all have names?

Monday October 9, 2017  Visitors frequently seem surprised that all the alpacas have names and that I know them all. I suppose it's easy for me because each one has a story and I remember the story along with the name. "But all the white ones look alike" they'll say. …
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Full Moon Follies?

Sunday October 8, 2017  I know the full moon was a few days ago, but the skies are still flooded with moonlight here and all of our dogs were quite active last night.  Do they see shadows, raccoons or skunks looking for a cozy place to spend the winter? Whatever…
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Saturday October 7, 2017

Saturday October 7, 2017  How do you find joy when you're feeling sad? Well it sounds so trite but it really does help to count your blessings.  And keep counting until you feel better. I've been going over and the things I have to be grateful for and it does balance…
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Friday October 6, 2017

Friday October 6, 2017  Amazing moon last night wasn't it?  We also heard coyotes howling nearby and the dogs seemed on high alert all night.  (Yawn) Our kids from Salt Lake City were here for a visit and now I think Belle needs a 7 year old here to tire…
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Thursday October 5, 2017

Thursday October 5, 2017  Well I published our next "learn to knit" class on the Blue Moon Ranch Facebook page and it sold out in hours! Perhaps there really are a lot of people who want to learn to knit? Or maybe they've heard that I serve my favorite pumpkin bread…
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An almost perfect day

Wednesday October 4, 2017   The colors of the leaves around here are pretty spectacular but fading quickly, so I decided to take the 4 house dogs for a little road trip to see more of them. The dogs are happy to be included any time I go in the car.…
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