The Mother Ranch Blog

Abby Wambach: You were never Little Red Riding Hood. You were always the Wolf.

Feb 05, 2020

This week I'm reading Abby Wambach's book called Wolfpack: How to come together, unleash our power, and change the game. I wasn't certain if it would be for me (not being a soccer lover) but I...

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Brad's Retirement, Day 1: Sheep Wrangling

Feb 04, 2020
 

Brad was offered early retirement in July 2019, he accepted and January 31st was his last day of work.

The next day, this was what he was doing!

We have to give yearly shots to all of the sheep but...

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The Cobbler's Child Has No Shoes

Jan 17, 2020

After the accident with Celita, I did a lot of soul searching. I was trying to find the lesson in what had happened. I found that I was living a version of "the cobbler's child has no shoes" with...

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The ManChild wants a cell phone

Jan 16, 2020

The ManChild (12) went with me when I bought my new phone earlier this week and is now certain it's time for him to have a cell phone of his own. I figured he was talking about one of the less...

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Poppy's new hairstyle

Jan 14, 2020

Lord. This goat. He was born soooooo pretty, I thought he was a girl and named him Poppy. We quickly realized he was a she but he was still the prettiest, snuggliest baby ever. Soon enough he...

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Matching Hair!

Jan 13, 2020

We were out with the horses and donkey and I was having a snuggle with Sweetness. My son looks over at me and starts laughing!

"What??"

"You and Sweetness have the same hair!"

I had him take a...

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Finding the little gifts!

Jan 01, 2020

You guys. A sad thing happened to me a few months ago. I was out doing ranch chores and was backing up our little Kawasaki Mule and I heard this thwump...
Huh. That was a weird sound. I looked...

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Horses as Teachers—Rayn and boundaries

Dec 31, 2019

My horses (and donkey, goats, dogs) are always teaching me lessons. Right now Rayn, Wynter, and Sweetness the mini donkey are on another "boundaries" kick. When I was sitting and writing during my...

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In 2020 start with yes...or maybe no...

Dec 30, 2019

Yesterday I saw a sign that said, "Start with yes." and I immediately thought, "Or no."

Sometimes life is hard. Hard, like, death defying hard. Hanging on by your fingernails hard. Brittle smile to...

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Don’t Turn Your Back on the Red Mare: Reflections on injury, rest, and healing.

Dec 19, 2019

Journal entry from 11/17/19

Part 1

Oh my Lord. Yesterday was a lot of fun with Bella and the horses until the end. We were walking back with Celita and the big 40” horse ball. The ball was in...

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