Life and Gratitude

When I remember back to a time when I was still a teen (19) and I met this handsome 24 year old man from Ensenada, Mexico, never did it pass through my mind where I’d be in 30 years. Needless to say, not many people do. We go through each day one day after another,…

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Catching up……..

I can’t believe a year has gone by since my last post. Would the excuse of being to busy be enough? Probably not, at least not for me it isn’t. During my unexpected hiatus, a lot has happened at the ranch which means I have some catching up to do.  I hope you enjoy what…

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Agave: The Will to Survive

The events in these dog stories are all true. I’ve tried to portray their personalities, the events in their lives, their relationships with each other and their human friends and family they love so much.  I hope you enjoy,  Agave: The Will to Survive.   The morning before the storm, Agave felt a strange tension in…

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Project in the Works

It’s been a long time since I really sat down to write.  I’ve written about important recent events but I can’t remember the last time I wrote a short story which, when it comes to writing, it’s what I like to do. So, with that said, I’m planning a series of short stories about our…

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Our Most Cherished Companions

Although the world of companion animals is large and vast. For those of you who know Raul and I, our most cherished companions are our dogs and this is also true for our son Ricky and our daughter Christine. Our pack of Blue Heelers are truly hard core working dogs but at the center of…

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Another Good Story: Feathers and Wings

  Raul and I have something very special to share with you.  We’ve had an amazing visitor stay with us at the ranch these past two months that no one, least of all us, would have ever expected to drop by.  The events behind this visitors arrival has given Raul and I a lot to…

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Color, Creativity, and An Adventurous Traveler From Far Across the Sea

  This week, Award Winning Water Colorist and Illustrator, Helen Shafer Garcia, joined us for a weekend of color and creativity in her water color worskhop which was held at the ranch in our barn-studio. Helen and a group of nine art students arrived late Thursday afternoon and on Friday morning, bright and early after…

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Las Comadres Return!

  Like the Goddesses, Las Comadres are an amazing group of ladies who have visited us every Spring for many years. If I were to explain why they’re so special I could easily repeat, word for word, everything I said in my previous post, Welcome Home Goddesses, and it would be right on target. That’s…

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