Friday, October 27, 2006


All that stuff is ice. Still they're brighted eyed and bushy tailed.Any stressed animals are brought into the barn and 'defrosted'. This is sort of rare. Unless they're sick, they adapted beautifully given the chance. And the horse in the middle, Merlin, he's originally from sunny California! Ain't nature marvelous!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Eli, work and play

Eleanora dressed for the horse chores, then party time!

Potluck for Eli

Eleanora and her charming partner Guido visited from Germany this week so on Friday we had a potluck party here at the ranch. Lots of friends attended but it seems they must have all been chatting in the kitchen as the camera was on us silly ones belly dancing in the living room.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


This is Rod's beautiful mare Lady. Picture's a little dark but click on image to see ice on whiskers.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Mernie has left for a week and the snow is flying and water freezing; and the phone is dead. Still I love it!Went riding today in 30 degree F temperature. That's just below zero for you centergradarians.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Laramie, a great place!

Just to let all the folks back home know what a fun place Laramie is here is a pic of an accordion group some friends of ours put together for the home coming parade. I was asked to play the largerphone but duties on the ranch forbade it this time. Laramie is a dynamic university town with an eclectic, culturally rich community. I love it! Thanks Doug for this terrific photo.
This is a great photo so click on it to make it large.( The guy on the left hiding in the back with the red cowboy hat is a fellow Aussie, Paul Taylor, or Chub as I call him!)

horse in hog heaven!

Now there's a feast fit for a horse.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Sabrino at work

The Rodent Control Officer hard at work already.Scroll down for more on Sabrino.


Here is Embassy again. If you go back to August 06 (maybe July) and look at the blog 'Geris' you will see a pic of is him all skin and bones. He still has a few ribs to be covered but he's chubbed up pretty good. Now his jaws are aching from eating so much.!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The new RCO

Wow! Look at the size of that litterbox!! And look, it comes with a toy! (Click on images to make bigger.)

Checkin' in all out!

Met Sabrino the new cheap employee at the ranch. He's filling the position of Rodent Control Officer and already he is taking his job seriously. See him here checking out the place. He's in heaven.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


20 F. That's about 5 below for those Down Under. Burrrrrrrr!

Friday, October 06, 2006


This is my third painting since being back. Gamma cattle marker on canvas board 19 x 17".
The model was the big fella draught horse, Tiny. Fun huh!
Artisan's Gallery in Laramie has my exclusive agent right now.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


First completed painting since returning to Wyoming. See how it has changed from the 'underpainting' a few blogs back. I'm so sick of trying to think of names for my paintings so I'm just going to use the greek alphabet this time around. Hence the title

Alpha .....cattle marker on canvas board 18" x 16" ish.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Manure by any other name is still ****

It was big 'clean up week-end' at the ranch. It was also my birthday week-end and what a way to celebrate turning fifty! The manure has been getting packed down for the passed four years. See above the cheap help and below the help working for board for his big ole belgium draft horse Tiny. You can see a picture of Tiny a few blogs back. Y'know how people look like their dogs, well it works for horses too. Both horse and owner are great big, beautiful, gentle giants.Click on the image to see why when 'Roger' came into the house and sat down with a beer the chair collapsed from underneathe him.
The image of Jackie (above) may be a little blurred as Jackie is a real mover and a shaker.

That is one big pile of **it.