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Dec. 22, 2011 2:27 pm 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011 8:14 pm
The Maremma pups came back after a long night on patrol. Randy got up and showered, leaving me snug in the comfort of my warm down blankets for a bit longer. He went out and threw hay to EmmaLou and the goats and sheep. I made it as far as the couch and the coffeepot. As he came back inside… MORE
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Dec. 16, 2011 10:38 am 
Updated: Dec. 19, 2011 9:57 am
I am going to TRY and post a blog...hopefully it doesn't get cut in half like before! just scroll down past my 'arrows'...         llllvlllllvkeep scrolling...llllvllllvThere are ice crystals blanketing everything and the water troughs are frozen, except for those that we have put heaters in.… MORE
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Dec. 9, 2011 11:06 am 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2011 1:45 pm
there have been some changes to the format on AR and I can no longer get my blogs to post here. In the event someone may want to read what I have, the link is:forpeteysake.blogspot.comfeel free to stop by, and say hello! Merry Christmas to all. MORE
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Nov. 28, 2011 6:56 pm 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2011 12:51 pm
It’s quiet this morning, here in the little rock house far from everything. Randyman has gone to work up in the shop and it’s just me and Cider. He is always happy to see me, whether I am waking up, or just stepping out of the bathroom. A separation of a few seconds brings the same joy over… MORE
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Nov. 18, 2011 8:13 am 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2011 8:03 pm
I am guessing this is going to cut off the top right side of my blog again with ads. Not sure how to remedy that. I'll post here anyway and wish you luck.   If  anyone wants to see the 'uninhibited ' version, the original posts are at forpeteysake.blogspot.com Thursday, November 17, 2011Almost… MORE
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Nov. 15, 2011 9:53 am 
Updated: Nov. 17, 2011 4:16 pm
Free FallWe left for California with tomatoes beginning to ripen on the vine and squash almost big enough to pick. We came home to frozen water troughs, and vines and flowers blasted from killing frosts. Warm sunny days have turned gray and cloudy and the hands of time have moved forward… MORE
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Nov. 10, 2011 11:58 am 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2011 4:54 pm
I have been contemplating the differences in people. I, personally, have never been comfortable around people much, but find myself feeling more at home and welcome in the company of animals. Hard to believe, but I know there are people who don’t care much for them and others who are even… MORE
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Nov. 4, 2011 12:42 pm 
Updated: Nov. 16, 2011 12:11 pm
We FINALLY got it all together and made our trip to California, to meet our newest VIP, Kinley Grace P.Day 1. We get up early, load my favorite pillows into the truck and whatever hasn’t been loaded the night before and we begin the 14 hour drive to spend a week with  Cody, Krystal, Abby and… MORE
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Oct. 16, 2011 1:26 pm 
Updated: Oct. 30, 2011 7:11 pm
After a somewhat challenging week, I found myself in a fit of good health and was able to resume riding...at least for a couple of days. The horses were wrangled up into the corral and Wimpy didn’t even bother to run from me. He is so convinced he is retired that he saw no reason to exert any… MORE
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Oct. 13, 2011 9:18 pm 
Updated: Oct. 20, 2011 5:18 pm
With plans to go and meet my new VIP, I have had major delays. First, EmmaLou started bloating, which required immediate attention, as a cow can die rapidly from this condition. A week later, she was lined out and doing well. I began to pack the truck.Enter Cletus. He starts shaking his head… MORE
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Kids are raised, we are ranchhands on a 250,000 acre working cattle ranch 110 miles from the nearest small town, so we raise a lot of our own food, vegetables, fruits, milk,eggs and meat. Love riding and working cattle, but find myself spending a lot more time in the kitchen, and the garden. forpeteysake.blogspot.com http://throughthedarkestvalleys.blogspot.com/
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Having 2 Jersey cows as well as milk goats, playing with fresh milk is a hobby, making our own butter, yogurt, sour cream, cheeses, soap and all the other great stuff you can do with fresh raw milk.
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Homemade from scratch...anything! All traditions are sort of gone by the wayside, as we live so far from family now
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Most things from this site, this has been the best thing the internet has had to offer!
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A layered Jello dessert...the middle layer never set, so it did the 'ooze-wiggle'...and...well..I liquified a couple of chickens on 2 different occasions, turning them into a black gel. Moral of that story is, don't start cooking then go clean barns!...and there was the time that my kids were helping me make Thanksgiving dinner and SOMEbody (who resembled my youngest son) forgot to put the sugar in the pie!!!
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