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Keep Optimistic

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. Drive safely, keep warm and, above all, keep optimistic!!

I am about to bring down my little Christmas tree. I bought it some years ago – a miniature little thing, about 2 ft. high, which I stand on my coffee table, already decorated and ready to be plugged in. Very handy – after Christmas… Continue reading

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Sarah the Pig, Some Orphaned Calves and Hank the Horse

So – I could make a lot of enemies, and begin this by saying “Hello from sunny, warm Arizona”!

Or I could be pessimistic and talk about global warming, which seems to be more than a myth this year – here it is December, and it still hasn’t frozen. The temperatures are down to the high thirties or low forties – unheard of, this time of year!! The leaves… Continue reading

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Philosophically Taking Life as it Comes

So – I can hardly believe it’s been several months since my last communiqué – and you can probably hardly believe you are even reading one – always supposing that there is still someone out there who will be reading it!!

But, in all seriousness, you would not have wanted to be reading anything I would have written in the last couple of months, seeing as it was definitely… Continue reading

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I’ll throw in a goat for nothing

As you all know – and you should all know, as I’ve been making enough of a fuss over it – about five weeks ago I had a knee replacement. 

The surgery itself, like all surgeries, was a snip. They put you to sleep with apologies for having to stick needles into you, and then, a couple of hours and several thousand dollars later, you wake up, and presto!… Continue reading

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Printing Documents from your Horse

You may have wondered if I had moved myself to greener pastures up in the sky or something, not having written for so long, but it’s been hectic. Isn’t there a saying, something along the lines of “the faster I go, the behinder I get”? That’s me…. this month.

The first thing I will share with you is that I don’t like the modern age one bit. So why… Continue reading

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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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