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Guess who is back?

Friday, March 14, 2014  Guess who is coming back to Blue Moon Ranch today?  Our boy Stetson!  Yep, our friends the VanHises from Wyoming will drive him here and we'll reintroduce him to the bachelor pad over the weekend.  More boys are leaving on Saturday too, so hopefully in all the…
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Look into my eyes

Thursday, March 13, 2014  It's a sure sign of spring when the sandhill cranes return to Woodland.  I hear them almost every day now and have seen a few fly right over the barn.  I hope to find time this week to drive to a few of their favorite nesting spots…
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Heed the warning!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014  It seems we have a new dog in the neighborhood who is allowed to run free. :(   I suppose some neighbors think we are nuts that all our dogs are fenced and only walked on leashes.  (Have you seen Ed walk 3 big dogs around here?…
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How’s your weather?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  So we're back to a tease of winter today with  everything white again.  Snow is predicted for today and tomorrow.  The weather really does play a very important role in when and how we do things around here, I only wish the forecasters could be a little…
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Back to the needles!

Monday, March 10, 2014    I'm not sure if it's the change in the weather, or the herbs I've been taking or the Emu oil I've been rubbing on my hands, but I'm knitting again!  I gave it up almost 2 years ago after the pain in my hands just made…
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Time never changes in the barn

Sunday, March 9, 2014  Did you remember to set your clock ahead?  Life in the barn is unchanged no matter what the clock says, so no big deal for the animals.  Feed 'em when they're hungry and all is good.  The snow is almost totally melted and the alpacas are wandering…
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Sunshine Saturday

Saturday, March 8, 2014  Abundant sunshine is what they are predicting for us today.  That will be perfect for some spring clean up around the ranch.  There are still lots of frozen bean piles and ice is under any of the leftover hay from when I fed them on the snow,…
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Friday flurries

Friday, March 7, 2014   Well it's all white again here this morning but I'm afraid it wont last.  Slush is the word of the day. :)  Computer work will be easier to stick with while this kind of weather is outside.  March newsletter is about half way done, and I'm…
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Alpacas and soap?

Thursday, March 6, 2014  When people visit Yaya's Yarn Barn and see all the soap for sale in there, they ask me what does soap have to do with alpacas?  Well, nothing, really.  I have been making soap for many many years, it's the only soap we use in the house…
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The Sounds of Silence

Wednesday, March 5, 2014  It's usually pretty quiet at the ranch. Alpacas chewing, maybe a cat meowing, a cow in a neighbors field mooing.  But generally it's pretty quiet here. Except for when the redwing black birds start their spring singing . They start right around Valentine's day and escalate until…
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Early March grazing?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014   There are bare patches in the snow with bits of pasture showing and the alpacas are all over it.  The best grazing areas are still closed off to them but I just can't stand to confine them in the barn when winter starts to melt away.  So…
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A Sunday drive

Monday, March 3, 2014  Once in a while on a Sunday, between visitors and feeding chores Ed will say, "Want to take a ride?"  Our neighborhood provides so much for photo opportunities I always say Yes.   We started at the neighborhood Buffalo Ranch and I was delighted that a big…
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March Mudness

Saturday, March 1, 2014  It's March! That means we need to get ready for March Mudness. ;)  We did get a nice new blanket of white over night and it sure looks pretty this morning.  We have visitors coming today and more snow as well.  I'm starting to think about spring…
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