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Friday July 28, 2017

 Friday, July 28, 2017 We woke up to a crispy 47° this morning and if you thought Belle had puppy energy before, you shoud have seen her this morning! lol  I bet she'll love winter.  Bogart the kitten follows her around when she goes for her pasture walks but if she…
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Pregnancy testing

Thursday, July 27, 2017  Today I need to test some of the alpaca pregnancies that we hopefully started a few weeks ago. I prefer behavior testing to see how the female reacts to the male. Sometimes that can get rather complicated because I'm not breeding all the girls and many…
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An energizing week

 Wednesday, July 26, 2017  One week ago today I drove to pick up Belle!  What a week it's been. She has a way of focusing all my energy on her little brown fluffy body and many of the things I planned to do have been shelved. She's been with me…
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Many thanks

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  Thank you from all our dogs to all our neighbors who did not blow off fireworks last night!  I know there were some, but not close enough to set off the panic in the house. Nice.  Puppy elle will have her first vet visit today, I…
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Pioneer or Pie and Beer?

 Monday, July 24, 2017  If you live in Utah like we do, you know that today is a holiday.  But for the rest of the world it's just another Monday in July and you might wonder what the fuss is all about.  Today commemorates the entry of Brigham Young and…
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Sunday July 23

Sunday, July 23, 2017  We got through a good list of chores yesterday.  Traveling for 2 of the July weekends and then adding a puppy to the mix put us a bit behind on some things but we're getting caught up. Puppy Belle is getting lots of experience out in…
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Alpacas meet Belle

Friday, July 21, 2017  The alpacas were much better around Belle close up than at a distance. Once they could see her closely, and sniff her a bit they were mostly curious. Of course the fact that I was holding her made her not a threat. The guardian dogs were…
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Belle’s first day

Thursday, July 20, 2017 Belle's first day at Blue Moon Ranch couldn't have been better. In keeping with her socialization training, we went to the Park City Farmers Market and she rode happily in her red wagon, accepting pets and praise from so many people. The house dogs accepted her into…
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Our newest addition 💕

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 I wasn't looking for a puppy. But as is the case with many of our dogs they seem to find me even when I'm not looking. (just ask Chief or Charlotte) I was and still am grieving for the loss of our sweet Newfie Matilda. No more…
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Back home again!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017  We're back at the ranch and it feels good to be home. The wedding was perfect and it was great to reconnect with family. ​I loved getting welcome home kisses from the dogs, purrs from the kitties, (especially little Bogart who would not let go of me) and happy…
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July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017  Today we're hosting a tour for the National County Agent Association Conference.  This means that Agriculture agents from all over the country will be touring Blue Moon Ranch as part of their annual conference. It's been on our calendar for a year and I'm honored that they…
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The tweeners!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017  We did some halter training earer this week and got the 4 "tweener" boys set up in their new suite next to the bachelor boys. Even tiny little Grenada was moved over because recently he started playing with the other little boys and seem to enjoy their…
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Foxtails! ;(

Tuesday, July 11, 2017  Foxtails.  ughhhh 'Tis the season!  If you don't have animals you might think they are pretty grasses waving the breeze. But for those of us that have animals who step on or near them they can be quite hazardous. When they dry, they break apart and have…
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Hay is in!

Monday, July 10, 2017  The hay barns are all stacked to the rafters with wonderful local hay and it feels so good to know we're now able to feed all winter! Our delivery crew almost melted in the heat but they kept going til it was all stacked. Thanks guys!…
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