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Jarring Thumps

LUCKILY, IT WASN’T QUITE AS BAD as all that, but it was bad enough – not so much the branding itself, but the dry days that preceded it. All the tanks on the Flats dried up completely, and Bones Tank was so low that it was mostly mud with just a bit of water that remained on the bottom, in Continue reading

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About Our Life Together

Eve&Comanche_smallThis has not been a good month for me, even though the rains came on time, and so far we have had a comfortable 3 inches in a week. Normally this would have made me very happy, except that the thing I have been dreading for some time has finally happened – my great friend, and beloved companion of many years and… Continue reading

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Aura of History

I really can’t imagine where my time goes – to think that once I had time for Gerry, Grapevine, the guests, the office, Comanche, Tequila, Scotty, Clementine, the goats … I guess it proves the old saying that work expands into the time Continue reading

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For Tequila

I am constantly amazed at how little time I have these days!! To think that once I used to leap out of bed at 6 in the morning, ride Comanche to Grapevine, spend the day at the office, come home at 3, take the goats, sheep, dogs, and Comanche for a ride/walk, get Gerry settled for the evening, drive back to Grapevine for dinner and visit with guests until 9… Continue reading

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy

So here we are, in the 3rd week of April and this blog is just being written! But I have a good excuse – so much has happened that events seem to fly by and overwhelm me and there was just no time to sit down and get with the program!

Anyway, here it is…

The most awful thing that happened this month is that our beautiful Sarah… Continue reading

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That’s my new windmill

Lots of exciting things to write about this month, to be sure!!

ImageFirst of all, our Sarah, my good friend and Grapevine’s last Barn Boss, got married to her Lonnie on Saturday, March 1st, and all of us went to the wedding in Phoenix. Phoenix was awful, as usual, but the wedding was lovely – Sarah wore a fabulous white gown… Continue reading

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Send Us Some of Your Rain

I sure wish we could trade places with the UK this winter – I hear from our friend Steve that they are having endless rains, with houses flooding, and pastures so waterlogged that horses can’t be turned out for fear of some leg condition that I, living here in this dry desert, haven’t even ever heard of … while we sit here, dry as a bone, with endless blue skies… Continue reading

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Old Turtles

And so, here is the New Year, would you believe 2014!! To think that the First World War had begun this year, so to speak – but then perhaps thinking thoughts like these makes me sound like an old turtle…

Masters of the Bed

Masters of the Bed

Never mind foreign wars – I have some of my own. The… Continue reading

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I wouldn’t change this life for another

So is everyone all ready for Christmas – the gifts bought, wrapped, mailed, the cooking almost done…??

One of the joys – and drawbacks – of living alone is that there is not much point to Christmas, apart from the actual, real reason for celebrating it. But for me, gone the days when the Grapevine tree, a humongous 7 footer, had to be lugged into the Longhorn Room, decorated… Continue reading

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Of such thought are neuroses made

Katie visiting with friends

Katie visiting with friends

I wouldn’t have thought it was possible to be so-called “retired” and stay so darn busy! I have no idea where my time is going these days.

As some of you may know, I am about to undertake my first vacation in about 12 years and actually leave… Continue reading

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