The Mother Ranch Blog

Sacrificing

Mar 10, 2020

I’m very aware (again) of how I often I don’t take into account my own wants or needs, not for the important stuff anyway. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m upfront and out loud...

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On Being a California Sunbaby and the Sun Damage at 50

Mar 09, 2020

My brother Michael and I, August, my 50th birthday. The scary issue is the tiny brown spot under my left eye (as you're looking at the pic), on my cheekbone. It's about the size of two pen dots.

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22 Years Ago Today...

Mar 07, 2020

We met at a whitewater kayaking roll session. His first memory of me was me laughing my head off in the pool. My first memory of him was at the Mexican restaurant we would go to after, he was like...

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Lambing Season—Not For the Faint of Heart

Mar 04, 2020

Laura Longtail's boy/girl twins, born a week ago.

In a week's time, we had three sets of boy/girl twins, lovely!

Brad was out working on the birthing center this Saturday when he heard the low...

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Lemons to Lemonade, my life in a short comic strip

Mar 04, 2020

I've never drawn anything as a comic but decided to give it a try—to be brave, move forward, out of my perfectionism, and into exploration and play. Sometimes play is hard!

This is about a...

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A Little Self Portrait

Mar 03, 2020

On Valentine's Day I was journaling and the idea for this came to me. I thought it would be fun to use it with my signature at the bottom of blog posts.

I want to keep showing you how ideas morph...

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I guess Snickers is NOT pregnant. Darn.

Mar 03, 2020



Snickers: Drama Queen Extraordinaire!

Well you guys, Monday, March 2, 2020 came and went and Snickers still has shown zero signs of being pregnant.

Again.

For the third year in a row.

Now, due...

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What is Neurofeedback?

Feb 27, 2020

You guys have heard me talk a little about NeurOptimal Neurofeedback, something I offer here at the ranch. After the accident with Celita, I started doing neurofeedback every morning as a piece of...

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First lambs of 2020!

Feb 24, 2020

Monday, 2:45am: I'm staring at my phone on the bedside table, watching Laura Longtail, who seems to be searching for something. Weird.

2:48am: Ok, something isn't right. Did she have a baby and it...

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The Permanent and Imperfect Art of Sketching in Pen

Feb 15, 2020

I sketched this in pen recently, it may turn into something, it may not. Either way is okay.

I almost always sketch in pen now, it forces me to accept the imperfections. I used to sketch in pencil...

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