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The Sonoita Cowboy

As I am sure all of you know by now from my last two postings, we have had wonderful rains this January, totaling to date an exciting 4.8 inches, which should make for some spectacular spring wildflowers. Some of the moisture came in the form of snow, and, as much as I hate to be cold, I thought that the attached photo of the cattle ranch headquarters under snow is too beautiful not to share with you. Continue reading

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In Loving Memory of Rio

I guess life isn’t always sunshine and roses – having as many four legged friends as we have, it comes to us more often than to most of you to have to say goodbye to one of them. This happened a while back to us, when a much loved horse called Rio went to the pasture in the sky. Continue reading

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Ranch Holidays In Arizona, Riding in Apache Country by Claudia Simon

Ranch Holidays In Arizona, Riding In Apache Country
By Claudia Simon

After a week sleeping on the ground sharing a classroom I was looking forward to luxury. A small cabin in the Arizona desert for me alone, 3 provided meals and HORSES, horseback riding everyday in the beloved desert. Grapevine Canyon Ranch is a guest and cattle ranch in the southeast of Arizona in Cochise County, about 1.5 hour drive from Tucson Continue reading

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The Ultimate Ranch Vacation by Nancy Gates

On previous trips to the ranch Nancy has been joined by her daughters Dawn and Debra; as well as her sister Millie and Millie’s granddaughter Brittanie.

While on the ranch; Nancy has completed horse camp and riding lessons in addition to the trail rides and day trips.

Barn Boss Adam mentioned to me today that Nancy now has a cutting horse.

Grapevine Canyon Ranch is excited to have Nancy return to the ranch Continue reading

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This Surely Must Be Heaven by Connie Keys

Connie has been on the ranch 8 times since 2000. Her most recent visit was March of 2009.

Connie is from Indiana and enjoys spending the winter months in Sunsites. (in folder she spends winters in Sunsites)

This Surely Must Be Heaven
By Connie Keys

Where does the sun shine bright, the beauty of the south west show its grace and life makes you want to keep on living? I call it Continue reading

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Grapevine Canyon Ranch by Gene Joy

Gene Joy submitted the essay titled: “Grapevine Canyon Ranch” on Feb. 14, 2008

Gene first visited the ranch in 1994. He resides in Loveland, OH.

Grapevine Canyon Ranch
By Gene Joy

Grapevine Canyon Ranch was the fulfillment of my childhood fantasies. Growing up in a suburb of Cleveland doesn’t get one in much contact with the West except through Hopalong Cassidy and the Lone Ranger. Someday I had Continue reading

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Taco Soup

Here is an easy recipe submitted by one of our guests Steve Rabin. It is Taco Soup which would be easy to make and is not really soupy. Thank you Steve for this recipe.

TACO SOUP
1 lb. ground beef
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can whole kernel Continue reading

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