The Mother Ranch Blog

Our Colorado to North Carolina Move in Pictures (and a Video!)

Aug 24, 2021

I have SO fallen down on the job of staying in touch! I seriously thought I'd be able to pack the ranch, move across the country, unpack, and keep blogging and YouTubing, hahahahahahaaaaaaaa! Lord....

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Sold sold sold!

May 27, 2021

Our Colorado ranch went under contract on May 1 but I wanted to wait until we closed on May 20th before I let everyone know! 
A lovely couple bought it, Mike and Julia (seriously) and...

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Great News on ALL fronts AND 7 New Watercolors!

Apr 30, 2021

Ahhhh spring! It's a late one but it's finally here! Today is 80 degrees and sunny but the mountains are still covered with a blanket of snow—perfection.

For me, spring means I often wake up...

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Pics of the NC Farm & Training the Horses & Donkey to Load into the Trailer!

Apr 10, 2021

(Just want to see the horse & donkey video? Click here!)

We all know, you can't judge a book by it's cover and yet what do we do all the time?? Argh. When I first saw our Colorado ranch from...

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Ooooo, guess what?!

Mar 30, 2021

We are officially under contract on the Apex, NC farm I was telling you about last time!

Did we sell our Longmont ranch yet, you ask? No, not yet. The Apex place allowed a contingent offer–a...

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Still Here

Mar 18, 2021

Still on the planet. Still living in Colorado.

I've been wanting to write to you for months but my life has not seemed my own for quite awhile now. Let's see how short I can make this:

In mid...

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The Gifts of 2020—Distillation

Oct 23, 2020

This past week at the ranch included many masked contractors walking through our house to give estimates, baby guineas, and packing for a possible evacuation that, thank God, never came. If you...

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Faith, Speed, Overwhelm, and Universal Cogs

Oct 14, 2020

Whoohoo! After a month's search and talking to four realtors, we finally chose one that fits us best. She came in with strong comps and a full marketing plan that we really liked.

And now comes the...

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What Isn't Fair Right Now?

Oct 07, 2020

I have this deck of cards, the Wordsmith Deck, that helps me get going when I'm feeling stuck.

Today's prompt was, "What isn't fair right now?"

Well, if that isn't timely.

It feels unfair that we...

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Happy, Healthy Balance

Sep 29, 2020

It seems I think and journal about perfectionism fairly often and here I go again!

I recently discovered that the freebie I offered here wasn't perfect. Do you see it? I didn't see it until a few...

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