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Being the Railbird: Anniversary Edition

Beware: Colorado Prairie Railbirds, guaranteed to spook more people more than horses. A reader gave me...
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Thanksgiving is for the Dogs.

Here are two of my dogs, Preacher Man and Manning, guarding the back door. You'll notice they are facing the...
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Affirmative Training: A Cowboy Walks Into a Bar…

A cowboy walks into a bar. He's dusty, fresh from the barn. Shuffling his feet, keeping his eyes low, he...
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An Allergy, Spyglass Tunnel Vision, & a Valentine

    Most of us start with an allergy. Our noses get stuffy and our eyes are red and teary...
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It Could Be Worse. You Could Be Married to Me.

"Honey, when you're in town will you pick something up for me?" I don't quite wait for the answer. "Great,...
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Horsewoman, A Computer Can Smell Your Fear…

  We are horsewomen. We muck 13,505 pounds of manure a year... per horse, and you know we don't own...
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Photo & Poem: A Donkey’s Years

  His bray begins with a shallow panting, as he aligns the end of his nose level with his back,...
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Travelblog: Introverts Everywhere

Humans spend so much time trying to “make” horses do things. I’m a little more fascinated these days with what...
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Thanksgiving from a Cowboy Girl

You could tell it was the 1980's because I'd done something with my hair that made me look like a...
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Horsewoman. Internet. Wine.

It's been a melancholy week at Infinity Farm. I'd call it the dog days of summer but truth is that...
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun

The secret he bleated was repeated with a neigh and a bray: hooray for today! ... *apologies to anyone looking...
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant

When understatement is enough. Read more
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A Cautionary Tale About Sleeping Around.

We heard about Arthur, who had reached that certain age in the life of a young goat, just as we...
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

Harmony: Spring training has begun for our elite and highly competitive Infinity Farm Synchronized Napping Team. New coach this year,...
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Valentine's Day and a Goat Tail. I Mean Tale.

Is it too soon to say the word? Sure, there's more snow coming. You'd be nuts to pack away the...
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

Cats curl in a circle more often this time of year. Eliminating extremities makes her nose warmer than mine, for...
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

Gathering. Well, it's one of my favorite things. A sweet meditative time with the good company of Edgar Rice Burro...
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops.

Oops!--It's an empty can with no more grain-treats. Still, a smart goat would want to be thorough and double check....
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