Category Archives: Life on the Ranch

A Little Tree Obsession

We started doing the Christmas Tree lot 3 years ago at our place.  It was love at first… sale.   We harvest wild trees from an area that is permitted for commercial cutting.  I love everything about tree-cutting trips — a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Spice, My Eye

I can’t get on the Pumpkin Spice train.  Man, I can’t even approach the Pumpkin Spice train station to TRY to board the train.   Weird, because I looooove squash and have been devouring the stuff in various forms almost daily.  … Continue reading

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Tough Stuff

Doing the right thing sucks sometimes. Here’s to Nevada: When we first started our business we began scouring Craigslist and other online groups for suitable horses — older, quiet, calm.  We found an ad for a “free horse” in Roy, … Continue reading

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Hello? Spring? Is That You?

We have two small glacial remains in our backyard, the last remnants of Winter 2016/2017, aka “oh my god when will this white horror end?”  Tonight’s weather forecast predicts an inch of snow.   Nevertheless, we persisted.   25 fluffy … Continue reading

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This White Bull****

***Disclaimer: I don’t know if this is true, but it’s funny and that is what matters.  Also, swearing. *** There’s a story circulating that a man was arrested for attempting to remove snow with a flame-thrower.  The  operator of said … Continue reading

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This Weather, Though!

I tell ya.  Over the weekend we were in the single digits, negative degrees at night.  We had about 8 inches of snow on the ground and my sole occupation was “breaking ice”.   This morning it’s 43 degrees out. … Continue reading

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Many Thanks

November marks the beginning of the end, it is the month when we begin to end the year.  We butcher the birds, harvest the last of the walnuts, cut down trees for the Christmas tree lot, and kick off the … Continue reading

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Aw, Nuts!

It’s fall.  Something about the light and the cool air makes me want to snuggle indoors and write every chance I get.  (My dream life is one of ridin’ and writin’.)   This time of year is exciting because we … Continue reading

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In Case You Ever Wonder What Breakfast is Like Around Here

I’ve always loved everything about feeding time — the sounds, the herd dynamics and interactions, the exercise.  Thought I’d share it with you in this video.   Yukon is the first horse I feed, he gets Equine Senior as it’s … Continue reading

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Got Hitching Rails?

There are hitching rails at the South end of Kiona Winery’s parking lot.  These were put in several years ago, I believe by the Backcountry Horseman chapter (this is unconfirmed, because I’ve heard numerous others claim to’ve put them in). … Continue reading

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