Category Archives: @ The Ranch

Somebody owes me an apology. And a margarita. And not necessarily in that order . . .

OKAY, SO HERE’S what happened. I’m trying to print out what’s left of Morgue File, the 4th book in the Cauley MacKinnon series while simultaneously putting out a brand spankin new newsletter about a HUGE project I’m starting with some … Continue reading

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The Holiday Armadillo strikes again. And this time he broke my nose . . .

NO YOUR EYES do not deceive you. The Holiday Armadillo broke my nose. And blacked my eye. And cracked a rib. We were out at the ranch for Thanksgiving, and everything was hunky dory. We left Tues. evening with Bodhi … Continue reading

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Halloween Fairy Lanterns! (and a few creepy crawlies)

We recently replaced our solar lights along the walkway with some fancier lights, and I realized you can take the apart the lights and re-purpose them into Fairy Lanterns (and a few creepy crawlie lanterns). I took the innards out … Continue reading

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Kick Butt Last Minute Halloween Guide for Fellow Procrastinators

Though I had the house decorated weeks ago for Harvest/Halloween, The Steps decided we should throw a spooky party, but not with the hay bales and sunflowers I’d set out for my book club.   “Can’t we make it spooky?” … Continue reading

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His name is Marlowe. Apparently.

Still at odds in the debate over what to name our new Adopt-o-Kitty, Chap suggested we name him something from one of my books . . . chap: What’s that cat’s name in SCOOP? me: Muse? Muse is kind of … Continue reading

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Support our Troops by helping pups?

WHEN I STARTED helping out with publicity for the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, I knew I’d be supporting homeless dogs and cats, but I didn’t realize I’d also be supporting Iraqi and Afghani vets.   Last week, US … Continue reading

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Raining Cats & Ladders: How I was nearly killed by a large piece of industrial equipment…

TO BE FILED UNDER: Stuff I Should Know Better By Now Having had (and worked with) animals since before I could walk, you would think I’d know better. But then again, I’m the kind of girl who only needs to … Continue reading

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