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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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Think of it as an Inspiration!

I have always admired people who think of a project, and then sit down and do it. I don’t operate that way at all – which may explain a lot of things about my life, when I come to think of it. But for me, it goes like this: I think of a project. I ponder it, and see it already done, and enjoy the imaginary fruits of having done… Continue reading

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Life After Grapevine

I am finding out that there is a life after Grapevine…..

We are about finished with the clearing out of the Grapevine business files, I have established a nice little office at my house at the Cobre Loma, and with increased leisure I am more free to watch life around me. And so here are the latest doings of my dog Tuffy…… Continue reading

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The Final Days Are Here

The final days are here– and I thank Bud Anderson, who shared some of them with us, for this photograph.

The final days are here– and I thank Bud Anderson, who shared some of them with us, for this photograph.

I have been touched beyond your imagining by your many blog comments, e-mails, phone calls and… Continue reading

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Happy Trails and God Bless

Well, dear friends, the time has come for me to say goodbye to Grapevine Canyon Ranch. It hardly seems possible that the place where I spent the last 30 years of my life will no longer be my first waking thought of every morning, and the last sleepy thought at night.

I have come to this… Continue reading

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First Flight

Writing the last blog it occurred to me that perhaps some of you may want to know more of my background, which was, if I say so I, rather varied.

I was born in Europe, but spent my formative and young years first in a boarding school in the Himalayas of British India, then in Karachi, Pakistan, where I had to learn the language of Urdu, then in Bombay… Continue reading

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