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A Wrinkle in the Eyeball

Tommy and Friend

“You are where you are in life … so get on with it.” Prince Philip

How do you like the motto above?? So true- and just think how much time we spend whining about the things we don’t have, instead of being happy with the things we do have!

So – do let’s… Continue reading

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“Dally up, dally up”!

Before I get too far into this epistle, take a look at the photo of my two starvelings – “Is it feeding time yet??” Doesn’t that break your heart? They remind me of that character in the Dickens novel (Oliver Twist, wasn’t it?) who, at some meal time or other went up to the front of the refectory holding up his Continue reading

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I Took a Flashlight, and Became the Belle of the Ball

As I said in my blog comment, I have now lots of time to invent new ways of doing things, and, accordingly, we decided to gather the cattle in the North Cochise, drive them to the corral, sort off the heifers which are going to be put into the Grapevine Headquarters – so much grass there, never fully utilized before because of the cross ranch traffic – and then drive… Continue reading

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The Work of Ten Chiropractors

I realize this has been a long time in coming, but I have been through some tumultuous times.

First of all, my computer died, and I launched out and bought a Mac. Now you may know that I had owned the very first Mac made, way back in 1982 or thereabouts, and just loved it. Several Macs later I was Continue reading

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Me?? What a thought!!

The winter of 2010-11 is passing more swiftly than I would have believed possible, and, far from being ‘the winter of our discontent’, it is turning out to be pretty nice. The temperatures have hardly fallen below the freezing mark in the early morning hours, and the days have been pleasantly warm – though I guess that the proponents of the global warming theories would not like to hear this!… Continue reading

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Four white feet – go home without him!

I don’t know what I would do without horses!

For one, I don’t know what I would do with any excess money, always supposing there was such a thing – but, money or not, horses – and dogs – supply that zest for life that seems to be so wanting today. The latest ray of sunshine here is a little bitty piece of equine fluff born to mare Isha… Continue reading

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Trails Fade, Memories Remain

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas!! This last Halloween, and of course, all the other holidays upcoming, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, are the first in thirty years that I am spending without guests and Grapevine, and it is a very strange feeling. I really miss the decorating, the hustle and bustle of the special days, the guests coming in, so many of you returning year after year, so that it… Continue reading

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Giddyup

Eve standing proudly among the wildflowers

You know the old saying, time flies when you’re having fun?? So true – I really can’t imagine where I found the time to fit in my normal 10-12 hours a day at Grapevine!!

So what is taking up my time? Let me start …. but where to begin?… Continue reading

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Muy Contento

I think that what I hate more than anything about having closed Grapevine is losing touch with some of the great guests who passed through its doors over the years. Understandably, people are finding out about the closing of the ranch gradually, and, while I love hearing from them, I share in their regret at the passing of an era, at the loss of friendship, at the inevitable march of… Continue reading

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That’s My New Windmill

Let me begin this by saying how much I love getting all your e-mails which are still coming in, talking about your good times at Grapevine. I am so happy that the place meant a lot to you, as it did to us.

But next – I must apologize to many of you who sent me e-mails and probably wondered why I hadn’t bothered to answer. The reason is… Continue reading

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