The Mother Ranch Blog

...and now I get an EpiPen...

Sep 24, 2021

Yesterday I went out to walk the dogs and was just standing outside in the grass when BAM! something stung me in the calf. I never did see it but after last week's 10 red ant bites on my ankle and...

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Cupcakes!, 1920 Tobacco Barn Rehab, & the Scary Squirrel

Sep 18, 2021

Good morning from the Mother Ranch!

In the adoption world, they call the day your child was placed in your arms, their "Gotcha Day." Rayn, my heart horse, had her Gotcha Day this week, we've been...

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Hammock Time!

Sep 08, 2021

A few years ago, at our Colorado ranch, Michael and I bought Brad a Father's Day hammock. He'd always wanted one and we finally had the space! We decided on a double for just this reason:

How had...

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"I HOUSEDOG!"

Sep 02, 2021
 

This is Tessa on the left and Duke on the right. They came to us at our Colorado ranch in the spring of 2017. They were already adults (Tessa was 4 and Duke 3) and had already been with sheep for...

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Midgie

Aug 30, 2021

Sweet Midgie went to heaven back in February, in the middle of all of the upheaval of the pandemic and prepping for moving the ranch to North Carolina. Her kidneys were giving out on her and she...

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Handpainted Floor Cloth!

Aug 26, 2021


I had a thought the other day after finding that Lucy had peed on a big 8x10 area rug...AGAIN.

Remember back in the 1990s when everyone was making floor cloths out of canvas? I decided to bring...

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My Brain is a Fun Sponge

Aug 25, 2021

So interesting how our brains work. 

I have a huge claw foot tub in my new house. I’m 5’7” and I can stretch out fully with only my head out of the water. It’s...

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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!

May 01, 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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