Coffee And Gossip
   By Marsha & Molly

11/21/2021 - I feel like this is one of those internet verification tests to see if I am a real person.  How many Ravens are in the picture?

11/15/2021 - This horse is named Minow and he is using his famous I am blind,  give me a lot of attention.  Yes, he is blind, but does get a lot of attention and exercise.   The ranch hand loves horses but is allergic to them, so she started wearing gloves and mask.  That so far seems to be working.

11/08/2021 Below is an older picture BUT you will understand WHY our solar light stopped going on.  YES, I had to get a ladder and clean off bird shit.  You would think this last rain would have washed it off!  It was like cement!

01/01/2021  Here we have Ranch Hand cutting Quincy's hair

0/25/2021 - We are in rain storms and the ranch is so wet I am not posting today - we are tying down everything we can due to the winds.  I know it is either complaining it is to hot with no rain or California complains about rain and flooding.  I just am NOT walking under any of the trees on the property - just to scary watching them in the wind.

10/18/2021 - Okay I think we have Dusty under illness control and here he is with his new friend.

10/11/2021 -  We are still dealing with a sick miniature horse so  I haven't had time to take any new pictures - WHO YELLED "Great news!"   SO, here is an older one of Dad Bobcat in my backyard.  Yes, I jumped behind a tree to take it.  Mom Bobcat is friendlier - him I don't trust, although he usually just looks at me and walks the opposite direction.

09/27/2021 - what is with this telephone pole.  If you look at posting 08/23 the owl, 07/26 the vulture you will see they all like the same pole.  So weird.

09/20/2021 - no posting today.  A tad of a horse emergency but the horse hospital said it does not look like emergency surgery is needed.  They have little Dusty now on IV and will xray in the morning.  Below is our little miniature getting medicine through a nose tube - EWWWWW!


09/13/2021 - Guess why my shoulders hurt?  OH, that's right - I'm typing with them at a high angle!  Why is there a dog sleeping on my typing tray?  Because she barks if I don't let her.   When she falls asleep I just slide her under and use the keyboard on my lap!

09/06/2021 - No more nice late walks around the ranch.  This is my skunk family - notice their tails are up warning me.  Kind of like Gramma if you bring that camera closer you are not going to smell nice.   I kept my distance and had to use the flash!  Also Don yelled, "If you get skunked you're sleeping outside!"

08/30/2021 - Gotta love ranch living - NOT!  You pick up some hay and a Tarantula falls out.  Really beautiful - looked like he had black velvet on his lower back.  NO, I did not kill it.  SO, I carried him on the end of a shovel and moved him off the ranch into the ravine where he can dig a hole and be a happy spider.   Ranch is living in a darn food chain!   Yes, I shake out my boots before putting them on.  EWWWWW spiders!!

08/23/2021 - I think this must be a favorite pole - if you look at 07/26 there is a vulture on the pole.  Last night it was the owl!

08/16/2021 - The quiet of sundown gazing out on the mountains and a CROW lands on the pole and starts cawing!   WHAT?  I am trying to relax and it is just cawing away.  It didn't even bring me coffee!

08/09/2021 - Well I watched Olympic throwing javelin - shot put - AND I want for the 2024 Olympics Manure Throwing.  You take your bucket rake - fill it - and see how far you can throw it.

08/02/2021- Our ranch coyote came home starved.  Why he can't catch things to eat is beyond me - Not to worry that is not a dead critter he is eating - it is dog food I bought him.    He will now do his usual routine of sleeping in the garden close to  our house, eat dog food and gain weight and then he leaves!!  THEN comes back looking like below!  Well, at least he hasn't been shot by a neighbor yet.  It is blurred because it was night and for once I kept a good distance. 

07/26/2021 - It is dry and hot here.  We now look like a bird bath spa.  They take a bath in the horse water troughs, then stand on their paddock rail to dry off then fly higher for full drying.   Here is one of the vultures on the pole.

07/19/2021 - I bought the Bobcat a whole chicken (it was on sale). I put it down near my truck, but didn't have enough time to leave. Suddenly, Bobcat was a few feet away. Bobcat looks at me as if saying, "WHAT are you doing here? BE QUIET I'm hunting."  SO, I didn't move or tell it that its store bought.  I'm standing still, and it stares at the chicken. SO I got down on one knee and took a picture. Bobcat looked over at me, "Didn't I say to stay still!" Okay, I'm now learning How To Hunt 101 - don't move any muscles! Finally, it did this giant pounce on the store-bought chicken and ran away with it. I'm not afraid of the Bobcat, but the baby skunk? RUN - fast in the opposite direction!