What a May Back at the Ranch

It has been a great May back at the ranch and it is only the 19th. We had our first little filly and over an inch and a half of rain. It seems so strange to have a small colt on the ranch. I have always worked with cattle and had an old horse around [...]

May 20, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

A Celebration Back at the Ranch

“Gran Quivira Rustler ” was published yesterday, much to my satisfaction and personal delight.

January 5, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Freelance, Ranch  One Comment

21 Days of snow, And Counting

When most people think of New Mexico, they think of arid, desert conditions. However, New Mexico has a surprising number of wonderful ski resorts. Back at the ranch, we normally see snowfall a few times a year. If we do get any quantity, it is usually gone within a week. December has been unusual back [...]

December 26, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  One Comment

Finally, we had a rain

Twin calves are very unusual in the beef industry. Now, drought and unusual weather made getting the twins here truly remarkable

August 3, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Livestock, Ranch  No Comments

Leaning Over the Fence

It is a good day to lean over the fence and watch the calves grow back at the ranch. Things have been chaotic and in constant turmoil recently. With over 16 moves in the family, I am not sure just what happened this past year. Most of it had to do with the economy as [...]

May 10, 2011  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  2 Comments

Never Enough Rain

Making decisions about the future of the ranch and having a strong partner who is willing to make decisions.

August 2, 2010  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  3 Comments

Moving Back to the Ranch

An unexpected crisis has me moving back to the ranch. My mother, who will be 90 on August 8th, had a slight stroke. Her memory has been affected, and thus, my brother and I cannot leave her alone any more. So, I will tell Portales good-bye today. At least for a month. I suspect it [...]

July 29, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Uncategorized  No Comments

A Tiny $100 Day Back At the Ranch

Have you ever seen a calf the size of a cat? The new calf is cute and is still worth $100 just by hitting the ground alive!

July 8, 2010  Tags: ,   Posted in: Livestock, Ranch  3 Comments

An Unexpected Week Back at the Ranch

Jimmy Dean may have died, but I will remember him. And another litter of orphaned kittens–Guess I get to stay back at the ranch again!

June 14, 2010  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Ranch  No Comments

And So May Ends Back at The Ranch

Back at the ranch, I am writing and earning a living. My $100 a day goal is fairly easy to accomplish and it is not all coming in from the ranch. My freelance writing and photography is paying off and it was simple enough to start back at the ranch

May 31, 2010  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Freelance, Ranch  One Comment