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The Internet to the Rescue

February 18th, 2012 Comments Off

White Oaks, New Mexico is an old gold mining town now officially listed as a Ghost Town. Janie had chosen this place for the ranch because of the history of the area, and because of the beauty of the surrounding mountains.  White Oaks is, however, in a remote location.  Having a population of about 32 [...]

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Sacrificing Comfort to Buy Hay

January 26th, 2012 Comments Off

While this would mean the cabin would never get much above 60 degrees on a good day, it would save on propane, and thus leave more funds for hay.

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Snowed In on the Mesa

January 13th, 2012 Comments Off

The herd took off, snow flying, and soon surrounded Bill to discover what he had in those bags. Closing in on Bill, Corona snorts: “A treat or your hat!”

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Angel Copes With A Blizzard

January 4th, 2012 Comments Off

You can see the snow swirling around before it actually reaches the ranch. This storm was a fast moving and soon chunks of snow were belting down on the herd.

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Gale Force Winds Hit New Mexico

December 28th, 2011 Comments Off

The high wind forecast was to hit central New Mexico around noon, and Janie figured they could drive to San Antonio on the Rio Grande River and be headed back home before the worst of the winds came

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The Crisis is the Hay Storage

December 19th, 2011 Comments Off

Despite a forecast of an easy winter, the first snowfall came October 27. Grazing for the horses on the mesa is over and those with horses face a grim winter.

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Angel and The Herd Stay Home

November 18th, 2011 Comments Off

Folly, the Appaloosa mare, and Angel with her stable mates from the track were missing. There were tracks leading toward an old abandoned road…

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Angel Climbs the Mesa

October 22nd, 2011 Comments Off

The next day after her adventure in the tangled brush, Angel followed the herd up the trail leading to the mesa on an alternative route.

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Open Grazing Awaits Angel

October 7th, 2011 Comments Off

Horses live in the moment and what happened yesterday and what might happen tomorrow was of no concern to Angel.

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Horses Try to Understand

May 4th, 2011 Comments Off

Janie was struck by how much this horse wanted to understand her and humbled by the try in him. Horses ask questions, too, if we will just listen to them.

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