Author Archives: Christine

About Christine

Daughter, Web Developer & Ranch Hand

A Sprinkling of Mayhaw Berries

This is how the harvest begins. Some of the berries are ripe and they fall from the trees. We have various ground covers, a parachute, tarps and shade cloth, spread out to catch them from the trees that are ripening … Continue reading

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Call for Participants Mayhaw Berry Festival

Are you a local Crafts Person, Agricultural Producer, Business or Musician? Do you have an Ag-related, Nature, Community or Craft class you’d like to schedule during the Festival? Do you want to Volunteer? We would love to have you! Arts … Continue reading

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Felting Class

So many people expressed an interest in learning how to felt at Market Days, that we decided to have a felting class – in time for Holiday giving. We’ll be focusing on our popular sheep-faced dryer balls, but will help … Continue reading

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10th Annual Farm Tour

The Fall Farm Tour is this weekend. Since this newsletter is so late, we hope you’ve heard about it on TV or radio, and seen the booklets where you shop. We will be open… well, we’re pretty much always open. … Continue reading

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Storm in Sympathy with Texas

Last night we had a such a violent storm, I felt it was in sympathy with Texas. The lightning, especially in my second story bedroom, was blinding and constant. Between the thunder and lightning Bailey wouldn’t even stay upstairs with … Continue reading

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Ranchers Journal – Thursday August 17, 2017

Got started late and stayed out longer than I expected to. So this will be brief – or at least that’s the plan. Once I get to ‘talking,’ I find I have lots to say! One of the things I … Continue reading

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Ranchers Journal – Wednesday August 16, 2017

Highlights Got started when I wanted to this morning, about 7:30 AM. First the keets. Yes, we will have Guinea Hen keets for the Fall Farm Tour this year. Bobbie was able to find and hatch seven of them, which … Continue reading

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Great Pyrenees Puppies for Sale

Born April 19, 2017, we have two of India’s puppies left for sale, a male and a female. They have a clean bill of health and their shots from the Animal Medical Clinic here in Monticello. Great Pyrenees are large, … Continue reading

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Watering the Chickens

Chickens I went out to feed the chickens first this morning. They had enough feed still, but all the water canisters were ready to be filled. Since I’d been seeing some runny poops (we’re very ‘poop-centric’ here), I decided to … Continue reading

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Quiet Sunday

It’s a quiet time right now, ranch-wise. Animals to care for are at their minimum, the young and adult chickens are consolidated into one area, most of the puppies are gone and the weather is steady. All this is particularly … Continue reading

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