Wednesday, November 21, 2018

High Noon Tea #14 Join me for tea and conversation.

High Noon Tea

It's tea time again on our homestead in Montana.  In this episode, I talk about my favorite ice tea, and share a secret about how to ripen tomatoes.  I even try my hand at speaking different languages.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

In Search of Home

At Home in the West

I'm happy I was able to create this video about fall on our Montana Homestead, before the winter weather moved in to stay.  This one holds a special meaning for me, and even by husband said it was "impressive".  Once I regained consciousness, 😉 it made me more than pleased to share it with you all.  I hope you take a moment to enjoy "In Search of Home-Welcome to Cimarron".

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Montana Author Wins National Literary Award

2018 Will Rogers Medallion Award Bronze Medal Winner

My first book will always have a special meaning to me. I spent nearly two years writing it, and another year and a half searching for a publisher who would consider it worthy of their publishing house.  I'm truly honored to win this prestigious national award.  I want to send a special thank you to those of you who read my blog, watch my videos, and in some way, support my work as an author and artist.  

Monday, October 22, 2018

A Star is Reborn

A Star is Reborn

This is the story of an abused horse that we have adopted into our family.  He is very gentle and deserves a chance at a new life.  He's been with us about 5 weeks, and seeing the hope in his eyes brings a tear to my own.  This is a new chapter in our lives on our mountain homestead.   

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bloopers, Outtakes and Mishaps, Let's Laugh Together!

Will you laugh with me or at me?

Enjoy these bloopers, outtakes and mishaps that occurred while I was making my videos.  Recording them is hard work, but you can see, it can be fun too.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Snow Day! This is fall?

This is Fall on a Montana Mountain

I shouldn't be surprised we have already had two snow days this fall.  A few days ago we had some beautiful weather.  The horses were enjoying the sun, and the leaves were a bright gold. It's amazing how quickly the mountain changes.

One morning, I woke up to to see flurries, and the snow continued to accumulate all day.

Two days later, the snow had melted and the sun was out again.

 That's life in the west.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Rescuing Star- The Vet's Prognosis

***Star Update***
The vet gave Star a check up. He does have a stifle injury with severe swelling and some damage in his hip. She also found some melanoma cancer that is treatable. He has some scar tissue from an injury and other issues under his tail. We are working with that too. We started anti-inflammatory medications. Even with all the work ahead, the prognosis is a good one. I'll post another update in a week or so...

***Whiskey Update***

She also looked at Whiskey who had stopped eating 3 days earlier. He is my 31 year old Morgan. We believe it's an abscessed tooth and he is undergoing treatment now, he is nibbling his food this morning, so I think we have turned the corner. Thanks for all the good wishes, I know it helps.

We all appreciate your interest and the kindness you all have shown for our rescue animals.  Many thanks, from all of us at Cimarron.

High Noon Tea #14 Join me for tea and conversation.

High Noon Tea It's tea time again on our homestead in Montana.  In this episode, I talk about my favorite ice tea, and shar...