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March 2, 2019

Its been a tough winter. I suppose winters usually are.

Snow traps people in their homes, or worse, on the roads. Trees break and splinter. Mud and debris roll down the hills. Water floods though homes and businesses. Wind rips both dead and living things from their clu...

February 17, 2019

Since the beginning of time, people have had dreams and goals. Some people have achieved their dreams or goals. We are able to list them because there are fewer of them than “us”, and we are able to quote them because we have come to admire them for their victories. We...

January 26, 2019

They call keto the new diet fad.

Keto is short for Ketogenic. Ketosis is a natural metabolic process when the body turns from burning glucose, because of insufficient amounts of glucose in the body, and burns stored fats instead. In my opinion, labeling it a diet fad, o...

January 17, 2019

This may sound silly, but I leaned something today, from my hat. Actually, I learned more than one thing. Believe it or not, it had some darn good advice.

1)      Shield your loved ones from harshness.

My hat’s primary job is to shield, whether it be...

January 10, 2019

My family and I went to visit the historic Long Barn, at P Ranch, outside of Frenchglen, Oregon during the early summer. May I just say, never visit the Long Barn in early summer. Ever. It was a beautiful day. Gorgeous in fact. Not too cold. Not too hot. But the mosqui...

January 6, 2019

Two years in a row, and hopefully for every year after, the following has been my resolution:

Strength, without comparison.

I will...
Work to the best of MY ability. 
Play to the best of MY ability.
Love to the best of MY ability.
Give to the best of MY ability.

December 5, 2018

By now, most of my Facebook friends and family know, after suffering a "I haven't ridden my horse in over a week” with-drawl, I brought my horse into the house. It's not the first time, and certainly will not be the last. In fact, if I were to become a widow (I know th...

October 24, 2018

The best compliment, and mission, I ever received!!

On a horseback ride with my youngest son recently, he encountered that moment all people crossing the bridge from “being a passenger on a horse”, to “being a rider” encounter, sooner or later.

He was kicking, and growin...

September 30, 2018

Autumn has been gracing us with its warm afternoons and bone chilling nights. I’ve been watching as the leaves collect on the ground, growing more and more every day. Soon, the golden blanket will turn into slick mud when the wet begins to pour down upon us as relentle...

July 9, 2018

I’ve lost count how many years I’ve been taking our country life to the city. It’s something I have always felt was important. I remember being a little girl who would get feverish every time I so much as spotted a horse in the distance. If it was being ridden, I was t...

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