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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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SHADES OF MY BLUE HEIFER…

Having a herd of cows can cause you some worries, like when it doesn’t rain, or when they climb through the fences and take up camping six miles away on the local golf course, or at any one of a million other times – but sometimes they sure give you a good laugh!

Our first time heifers have begun to calve… Continue reading

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What a lovely world we live in, when we can share it with other creatures!

When you live on a ranch there is certainly ample opportunity to observe animals and birds in their natural habitat!! I was thinking that only today while watching my collection of birds competing for the daily ration of bird seed outside my window. Some time back it had occurred to me that my living room window was an ideal place for several bird feeders, and so, in quick succession, a… Continue reading

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A tribute to a friend….

I imagine that by now you are all convinced that I have either died and gone to heaven or left for balmy climates elsewhere! So sorry for the long pause – and, not as an excuse, but as a reason, I want to tell you that the pause was entirely due to the fact that I am now the lucky occupant of not one, but two chairs at Grapevine –… Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas from Grapevine Canyon Ranch

I guess that Christmas is a very good time to review your life and to be grateful for what you have, rather than dwelling on what you don’t have.

I thought about this while driving home from Grapevine the other day, when I was struck, once again… Continue reading

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See You Around The Geocache

Enjoying Cowgirl Clinic

Those of you who have been following our web site will have heard about the cowgirl clinic – so let me tell you that it has come and gone, with huge success. The four participants learnt a lot, improved their horsemanship skills, and had fun – and what more can you ask of a self… Continue reading

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