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Apr. 23, 2011 4:05 pm 
Updated: Apr. 26, 2011 4:01 pm
  It is a beautiful day. The sun shines down through puffy clouds set against a blue backdrop. The first robins are hopping about, the chickens are scratching up all the dirt and leaves in the back yard and the rest of the animals are wandering around eating the lush spring grass that MORE
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Apr. 23, 2011 12:56 pm 
Updated: Apr. 27, 2011 7:00 am
Very little makes my heart as glad as seeing Bruno and Cletus standing on their hind legs doing their “happy dance” when they see me in the morning. Cletus stands as tall as I am when in this position, and he wags his long tail, as he bunny hops on his hind legs and his long body ben MORE
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Apr. 17, 2011 11:27 am 
Updated: Apr. 23, 2011 10:19 pm
Animals have always been an important part of my life. Horses, especially, having been ‘horse crazy’ since I was a toddler. Consequently, I spent most of my life in or at the barn and more hours on horseback than on the ground, at least until the past few years. Being both a klutz and a dared MORE
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Apr. 9, 2011 3:39 pm 
Updated: Apr. 17, 2011 1:50 pm
There is some sunshine out today, so I decided to put the lambs outside. Being locked in a dark barn doesn’t seem to be the healthiest place for them. The only boy among them, “Normy”, skinned his back somehow, so I put a little cape on him to protect him from sunburn. I had to kick MORE
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Apr. 7, 2011 1:22 pm 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2011 9:11 pm
The welcome sunshine started the grass growing. The cows, sheep and goats were enjoying some grazing and playing, the pups soaked up sun and watched their charges. I got the portable greenhouse back up, started some tomato seeds (late) and looked forward to putting the bummer lambs outside MORE
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Apr. 3, 2011 5:14 pm 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2011 12:43 pm
After a long, cold winter, we have a beautiful day.  It was snowing, with heavy winds last night, but didn’t stick, and this morning there is a blue sky and bright sunshine. I put all the little critters, except for the bummer lambs, out to absorb a little Vitamin A&D in the form o MORE
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Mar. 29, 2011 5:37 pm 
Updated: Apr. 4, 2011 4:51 pm
Spring might actually show up one of these days, so I have been trying to turn my attention to the house, in my “spare time”. Being on a ranch, the closest pavement is about 40 or so miles away, and the dust is pretty much constant here. Lack of humidity causes wood to dry out and crack. Once MORE
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Mar. 26, 2011 5:34 pm 
Updated: Mar. 27, 2011 11:50 am
  Well, it snowed again today. It’s beginning to wear on my nerves, and the groundhog gets to enjoy the same status as Al Gore and his own poor predictions. Meanwhile, life goes on. The goats have to be milked twice a day, the lambs have to be fed and doctored, the chicks in the hou MORE
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Mar. 23, 2011 2:41 pm 
Updated: Mar. 25, 2011 5:45 am
  Yesterday brought another trip to the doctor in town and of course, we can’t just waste a whole day and all that fuel for just one thing, so we picked up 5 little day-old bummer (orphan) lambs. They look pretty rough, as their mothers were undernourished due to the bad weather destro MORE
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Mar. 19, 2011 5:40 pm 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2011 9:48 am
It’s official. I am grounded and afoot, not going to Cow Camp. I woke up for the 8th day in a row with a throat that’s on fire and a head that echoes. I deferred to my better judgment and chose NOT to go gallivanting across the desert in sub freezing temperatures looking for cows for MORE
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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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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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