Tag Archives: Grapevine Canyon

Long Winter Nights

You know how you should never congratulate yourself on anything?? And remember how I was crowing about our warm winter? Well, take a look . . .

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On Danny’s days here, I help him with the feeding, which is a pretty light job, as it consists of driving the Polaris while he… Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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