February 27, 2019

mule notes, mmxix-ii-xxvii

short visit today, just a nice graze

February 25, 2019

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we improvised a neck rope today to help determine the right length for a real one

February 24, 2019

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lately Cora seems reluctant to go back to her paddock when it's time for me to go
makes me wish we had our own place

February 23, 2019

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those tracks show our entire ride
it was epic

February 22, 2019

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mule notes, mmxix-ii-xxii

Cora is wary of thick brush but sometimes she finds a fringe of grass too tempting to ignore. She has also figured out that the latch on this gate doesn't always catch so she can let herself out.

February 20, 2019

family notes, mmxix-ii-xx

we all dream each other

trail notes, mmxix-ii-xx

scribbles, mmxix-ii-xx

ha ha I found Sarah's conté crayons in a cabinet
they're fun

mule notes, mmxix-ii-xx

Cora Springmule

February 18, 2019

mule notes, mmxix-ii-xviii

Cora got a hoof trim on this chilly morning. She behaved pretty well - made it through three feet before she walked away. (We did finish - she just needed a little break.)

February 17, 2019

scribbles, mxix-ii-xvii

not to scale or anything - they were in two different chairs

February 15, 2019

February 14, 2019

mule notes, mmxix-ii-xiv

happy valentine's day 2019

I don't know what kind of flower this is but I'm eager to find out - Cora LOVES munching on the  ground-lying leaves of the plants from which this blossom has suddenly sprung.

February 12, 2019

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a little rainy the past few days but today was nice

trail notes, mmxix-ii-xii

February 11, 2019

February 9, 2019

ranch notes, mmxix-ii-ix

I was out early to cover the morning feeding shift and then hung out with Cora for half an hour.
We had a light freeze - the paddock gates and other metal surfaces had a coat of ice but none of the troughs were frozen.  (The agarita blossoms from a couple days ago seemed unfazed; they're tough.) 

February 8, 2019

February 7, 2019

sunset notes, mmxix-ii-vii

mule notes, mmxix-ii-vii

a hanging out day
this was one of only three or four open agarita blossoms I saw today - the year's first, with many more on the way - and just like that, it's spring! (barring a stray late frost)

February 5, 2019

February 4, 2019