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Irish Setters, My Favorite Breed

As you well know the Irish setter is my favorite breed of dog.  They have a keen sense of gentleness and loyalty. The first record of this magnificent breed dates to 1859 in Great Britain. Since the end of World War 1, breeders have been working (with excellent results) at eliminating a genetic...

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Long Hot Summer

Hi everyone! What a long hot Summer it has been! Statistics say we have had more days over 100 degrees than any other Summer on record. Early in the Summer a pair of geese landed on the pond and hung out for a couple of days. I think they were on vacation, as...

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Spring Has Sprung!

What’s Happening on the Ranch. Spring has sprung and Destiny Ranch is decked out in all its’ glory! The seasonal pond is full and soon it will be time for the dog’s to get to swim in it for a short time of the year. The pond will dry up by August ,...

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Corn Hogs!

Hi Everyone! The time really flies, and it is time once more for the Super Bowl. This is the one day of the year I let my family eat all the comfort/junk food they want, and it seems to work, because they don’t seem to want junk by the time dinner comes, reaching...

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Surprise Meatloaf!

Hello everyone! This year has gone by so fast. Christmas came upon us sooner than usual (It seems!) For those of us on a budget, I have pulled this recipe out for Christmas dinner. We all wish we could afford prime rib, but for those of us who can not afford the roast,...

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Christmas Fruit Cake Cookies

CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE COOKIES 2 oz. candied cherries 1/2 lb. dried figs 2 oz. apricots chopped coarsely 1/4 lb. raisins 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup brandy 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice 6 oz. chopped pecans 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 cup extra fine...

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California Tree Mortality

Hi everyone! This last Summer has been a long, dry, and hot experience. The drought in California has been very trying for the residents of the forested areas of California Many trees in California have died this summer due to the bark beetle. The trees that have died have added an increased fire...

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Easy Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup When I am under the weather, I love comfort food. My Butternut Squash Soup packs comfort into every little sip. I have been having health issues and need to rest frequently, so I made this soup and Bill and I really loved it. It stays in the refrigerator overnight very...

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Goodbye Prince From All Of Us On The Ranch

He’s my Little Red Corvette Baby you’re much too fast Little Red Corvette He’s got an owner who’s gonna last. When I first saw him He was just a pup Right then I knew he was for me. But I didn’t have the money So I saved up ‘Cause Irish Setters don’t just...

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Fun Day At The Pond On Destiny Ranch

We had a very fun experience just a few days ago as we played in our seasonal pond here on Destiny Ranch. The dogs just love the water and it is a blast taking them down to the pond for an early Spring romp. This is the first time we have been able...

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Mystic Maui

This is my latest painting. I just finished it last week. It is mixed media incorporating acrylic paint, water color, ink, and enamel paint. I was remembering a trip to Hawaii, the Big Island, where we walked through a fern forest that was just so amazing! The fern trees were way over our...