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If you have been to the ranch, chances are that you have noticed Mel’s ancient light blue Chevrolet truck, Archie. Archie is the stuff of legends. Mel has been driving him for almost 30 years to feed the young horses, and the stories of his survival and dedication to service are unparalleled. Like the time…

Any of you who came as guests during  the second half of summer 2010  might remember talk about a wild horse that was patrolling the perimeter of the ranch. When we first noticed the wild horse, there was cause for immediate concern. The horse was right outside of the pasture where all of our young…

It is now Monday, and I had my surgery on Thursday. Certain things are definitively better: 1. Sleeping 2. Getting in and out of bed 3. Bending my knee (I try to do 30 repetitions of bending and straightening the left knee each time I get back in bed after a jaunt around my cabin.)…

Our plan for February (I, taking care of the ranch, and Richard, taking care of calving season at the farm) had to be seriously revised this week, thanks to an unexpected knee injury. My knee trouble started about seven months ago, during the first week of July. Each year on July 1, we have our…

After my first week of taking care of the ranch on my own, Richard came up to visit, which is always fun for me. I spend quite a bit of time talking to the animals (Whistle and I have lengthy conversations each day!), so it’s a treat to get responses in English when Richard comes…

One of the most common questions I get from our summer guests is: What do you wear in the winter? It’s a good question, and before I moved to Wyoming and learned the meaning of -40 degrees Fahrenheit, I would have wondered the same thing. The trick is to layer. I am normally wearing five…