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April ❤️

Saturday, April 15, 2017   Did you watch it?  April the giraffe just had her baby!  I couldn't take my eyes off the video from Animal Adventure Park in New York where she lives. How awesome that people all over the world could witness this miracle of birth. The baby looks…
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It’s a passion :)

Thursday, April 13, 2017  Every day I have work that needs to be done at the computer, and that's all fine. But my soul comes to life when I step out the door and go visit the animals. I'm so lucky I have found my passion and get to emerse…
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How now brown cow?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  I love brown cows.  We often have cows pastured next to our ranch and the brown cows are undoubtedly the friendliest. The black cows stare at us from a distance but the brown ones run up to the fence hoping to get a little pat on their…
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They’re back!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017  A sure sign that spring has arrived is when we hear the frogs in Woodland and we heard them this past weekend. I'm not sure how far they have to bury themselves to survive those 20 below zero nights in the winter but they're back and their croaking…
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A few fleeces left?

Monday, April 10, 2017  The snow has all melted and the sun will be bright today. ☀️ Perfect! I need to get into the fleece shed and see if there are any more fleeces to have processed.  I ran out of good weather going through the fleeces and then the fleece shed…
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Rainy Saturday

Saturday, April 8, 2017  It's pouring rain outside as I type - just as things were almost dry enough for us to work outside. <sigh> Oh well, there's plenty to do inside too. I hope to finish one of my on line photography classes and today might be the perfect…
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Friday April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017  The fleeces continue to grow and I'm dreaming of all the wonderful yarn and roving we'll soon have to offer.  I looked at little Maybelline yesterday ( Miranda X Silver Lake) and her fleece IS charcoal gray and just gorgeous!  I remember wondering when she was born if we'd…
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Work and play on Tuesdays

Wednesday, April 5, 2017  Today I'm feeling grateful for a grandson who loves to do farm chores! Our new hay delivery was stacked rather high for me to reach and he effortlessly climbed to the top of the stack and sent down as many bales as I needed.  Nice! Then he helped…
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April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017  This will be a cold week at the ranch!  Temps will drop in to the teens tonight so the alpacas will definitely enjoy wearing their fleeces.  Snow is in the forecast for the weekend.  ❄️ The April newsletter is under construction and I hope to have…
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Rainy day tours

Monday, April 3, 2017  We had a large tour group come through yesterday and even though it was raining we pulled it off.  They were all adults so we moved the tour inside and barn and our ambassador Scarlett was thrilled to have visitors see her "at home".  lol  Even…
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A giraffe?

Sunday, April 2, 2017  Have you been watching April the giraffe as she prepares to give birth? I've been checking on her since February! If you don't know what I'm talking about, do  a quick google search and you'll find her. She's been showing signs of eminent delivery for the…
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The heron

Friday, March 31, 2017  Whenever I leave the ranch, I drive past an open area with ponds. Many birds love this area of course, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, occasionally a flock of pelicans and many smaller songbirds. But one mysterious Blue Heron has captured my attention. Perhaps because my dear dad loved…
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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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