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Fall Filly

Pat's mare Plata did not foal in June with the other mares. She is an older mom, and took her time. Maeve called, saying, "Grandpa--Plata had a filly and she is black with a diamond on her forehead!" Pat asked Maeve what she wanted to name the baby and she said "Diamond."

Plata and Diamond

Pat’s mare Plata did not foal in June with the other mares. She is an older mom, and took her time. Maeve called, saying, “Grandpa–Plata had a filly and she is black with a diamond on her forehead!” Pat asked Maeve what she wanted to name the baby and she said “Diamond.”

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2015 in Animals, Events, Horses

 

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A Visit to Ute Creek Ranch

sunset over Ute Creek

sunset over Ute Creek

 

We are in New Mexico, visiting our great good friends, Jack and Tuda Crews. Several years ago (can it be 15?!), they left Wyoming and moved to Bueyeros, New Mexico, where Tuda’s family has ranched for many generations. The Ute Creek Ranch has been recognized for its conservation practices, including the New Mexico Society for Range Management Excellence in Range Management award. Tuda and Jack have vastly improved their range and their riparian areas, in spite of many years of drought.

Pat, Jack and Tuda look at the Aqua Balls on their watering tank

Pat, Jack and Tuda look at the Aqua Balls on their watering tank

The Aqua Balls reduce evaporation by 91 percent. This saves 16,000 gallons of groundwater in a year, at this tank alone. The tank is windmill driven and also provides water for wildlife.

The Aqua Balls reduce evaporation by 91 percent. This saves 16,000 gallons of groundwater in a year, at this tank alone. The tank is windmill driven and also provides water for wildlife.

Each watering tank on The ranch has an overflow pond, which provides bird habitat.

Each watering tank on The ranch has an overflow pond, which provides bird habitat.

St. Francis overlooks the ranch headquarters, and the Tuda Libby Crews Bird Sanctuary..

St. Francis overlooks the ranch headquarters, and the Tuda Libby Crews Wild Bird Sanctuary.

Northern New Mexico used to have lots of sheep, but these were the only ones we could find.

Northern New Mexico used to have lots of sheep, but these were the only ones we could find.

 

 

 
 

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Burrito

Burro in Burro Alley, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Burro in Burro Alley, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2015 in Events

 

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McCoy with his blue cast

...after a slight mishap with the monkey bars

…after a slight mishap with the monkey bars

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2015 in Family, Folks

 

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Upper Smylie with bales

Here's the baled hay in the Upper Smylie, framed by the remnants of the old beaver slide.

Here’s the baled hay in the Upper Smylie, framed by the remnants of the old beaver slide.

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Events