Category Archives: completely unrelated

Stuff that matters, but not to the alpacas.

Christmas with Cliffhouse


Hello all! Production has staggered to a halt as we all take a break from knitting and spinning to celebrate being together. Jared and I are still the kids in the family, though Momma and Dad have a grand-dog, Derby. … Continue reading

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Winter White


The Friday before Christmas I, Momma, was lucky enough to experience Mother Nature’s “Winter White.” I put my barn chores on hold, grabbed my camera, and spent 30 minutes snapping photos of our ranch covered in hoar frost (a grayish-white … Continue reading

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“The Heart of the matter…………”


Aunt Geri here, plying yarn and watching the snow – feeling sorry for the creatures living outdoors dealing with these bitter temps and strong winds.  Selfishly, I’m glad our few morning chores for our foster horses are complete – knowing … Continue reading

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Another new, old adventure


Remember when I posted about the alpaca gold and my garden? I worked quite a bit of the ranch’s compost into the soil in my garden when I planted my broccoli, strawberries, and tomatillos. Well, it’s harvest time, let’s take … Continue reading

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A Colorado Country Garden


A rainy day in July seems to bring out the vibrant colors in my garden. Dad here, sharing with you photos of the front yard flowers and the bright jewels they attract. Our late spring delivered several lovely surprises after … Continue reading

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Sunday Storm-day


After a tense early summer of wildfires and grass-crisping heat, the “monsoons” have rolled in. Kirstin here, and I was down at the ranch over the weekend. Right after Sunday dinner, this storm rolled in from the north. We love … Continue reading

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Black Forest fire burns close to home


There are multiple wildfires burning in Colorado as I, Momma, write our blog post tonight. The Black Forest fire is the closest fire to Cliff House. The air is heavy, the shroud of smoke in the air and the acrid … Continue reading

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Mary, Mary, quite contrary…


…how does your garden grow? With tons of weeds and an embarrassingly random selection of vegetables. No wait, that’s not how the rhyme goes, at least not for Mary. She has her silver bells and cockle shells (in the garden? … Continue reading

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There and back again, a mulch’s story


Kirstin here, writing from the ranch at the tail end of lovely Easter weekend. The weather is teasing us with nice, sunny days and I’ve been getting out into the garden to prepare for spring. Since I was coming down … Continue reading

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“Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?”


About a month and a half ago Uncle Jerry called me and asked if I wanted to go on a trip with Aunt Geri, in celebration of her birthday, just she and I. He offered to set us up in … Continue reading

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