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Whisper can’t wait for spring


Well, Kitties will be Kitties. Mom calls Squeaky, Zipporah and Whisper her “Sweetie Kitties”, but it looks like Whisper’s up to something the birdies aren’t going to think is so sweet. Our close friends Donna, Laura and Roger remembered Mom and Dad’s … Continue reading

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That beautiful, terrible white stuff


The ranch got it’s first snow last week! The animals coped in different ways. The alpacas, who are cat-like in their dislike for being wet, hung out in the barn, miffed. The horses enjoyed a good roll in the mud. … Continue reading

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Hay, lots of it


It was a BUSY weekend down at the ranch. The family picked up, drove home, and then unloaded 200 bales of hay. That’s 5 tons of hay that had to be moved by hand from the truck into storage in … Continue reading

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Estes Park Wool Market


The fam and I are headed up into the mountains this weekend to attend the 22nd annual wool market! If you are in Colorado, have an idle weekend and are even vaguely interested in fiber art and the warm cuddlies that … Continue reading

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Emergency preparedness


Last week, I mentioned one of the wildfires burning in our area. There have been three already this season, though none of them were near enough to threaten us. Over Easter dinner, I talked with the family about the Ranch’s … Continue reading

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Alpaca bio: Trip the hummer


Little Tripoli was the first cria (alpaca baby) born on our ranch. His momma is our sweet Tulip, a medium fawn (light brown), and Tuscany is his half-brother. As a young ‘un, Tripoli’s personality is still developing, but one thing is … Continue reading

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Kill it, Whisper


Mr. Personality, aka Whisper, has developed a few games to play in and around the barn. Ambush is particularly fun for our little hunter. He likes to hide in the horses’ feed troughs and wait for Zip or Squeaky to … Continue reading

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