Author Archives: Eve

Possessions Bring Responsibilities

There is an old saying “Be careful what you wish for – you may get it.”

This piece of wisdom almost – not quite – might apply to us desert rats, always whining for more rain – because this summer, we for sure got it! Can you believe 24 inches for the year, and 21.90 inches for the summer alone? All the more wonderful when I think back to… Continue reading

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Ranching Until Sanity is Gone

So I was all set to whine about the dry lake and the disaster on the pasture when the wettest summer in years came along – so exciting!! It began with some tremendous downpours on the Flats, where it filled up all the tanks to overflowing, so no more worry about having to get the tractor to drag the cows out of the ooze – horrible job, and so worrying… Continue reading

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Jarring Thumps

LUCKILY, IT WASN’T QUITE AS BAD as all that, but it was bad enough – not so much the branding itself, but the dry days that preceded it. All the tanks on the Flats dried up completely, and Bones Tank was so low that it was mostly mud with just a bit of water that remained on the bottom, in Continue reading

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About Our Life Together

Eve&Comanche_smallThis has not been a good month for me, even though the rains came on time, and so far we have had a comfortable 3 inches in a week. Normally this would have made me very happy, except that the thing I have been dreading for some time has finally happened – my great friend, and beloved companion of many years and… Continue reading

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Aura of History

I really can’t imagine where my time goes – to think that once I had time for Gerry, Grapevine, the guests, the office, Comanche, Tequila, Scotty, Clementine, the goats … I guess it proves the old saying that work expands into the time Continue reading

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An apology from Benny the Webmaster of Eve’s Blog

Dear All,

As most of you are already aware and some will be aware, this blog was unfortunately hacked and thousands of erroneous SPAM posts went out and inundated your inbox. For that I cannot apologize enough. I have fixed the problem and be rest assured, I am making all necessary steps to prevent this from happening again.

I wish to thank you all for being such loyal… Continue reading

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For Tequila

I am constantly amazed at how little time I have these days!! To think that once I used to leap out of bed at 6 in the morning, ride Comanche to Grapevine, spend the day at the office, come home at 3, take the goats, sheep, dogs, and Comanche for a ride/walk, get Gerry settled for the evening, drive back to Grapevine for dinner and visit with guests until 9… Continue reading

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy

So here we are, in the 3rd week of April and this blog is just being written! But I have a good excuse – so much has happened that events seem to fly by and overwhelm me and there was just no time to sit down and get with the program!

Anyway, here it is…

The most awful thing that happened this month is that our beautiful Sarah… Continue reading

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That’s my new windmill

Lots of exciting things to write about this month, to be sure!!

ImageFirst of all, our Sarah, my good friend and Grapevine’s last Barn Boss, got married to her Lonnie on Saturday, March 1st, and all of us went to the wedding in Phoenix. Phoenix was awful, as usual, but the wedding was lovely – Sarah wore a fabulous white gown… Continue reading

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Send Us Some of Your Rain

I sure wish we could trade places with the UK this winter – I hear from our friend Steve that they are having endless rains, with houses flooding, and pastures so waterlogged that horses can’t be turned out for fear of some leg condition that I, living here in this dry desert, haven’t even ever heard of … while we sit here, dry as a bone, with endless blue skies… Continue reading

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