Dec 7 – Winter

Ha! The challenge subject couldn’t have landed on a better day! 4-6 inches of snow last night and 10 degrees this morning…wind chills into the minus.

The pups and I went for a quick winter walk after breakfast. It’s not nearly as cold here as a lot of places, but 13 degrees and a wind chill of -3 is cold enough for me! The forecast for tonight is -12 with wind chills down to -25. Brrrrrr…Thank goodness for the barn…and the wood stove in the house!

This is my “Wild Bunch.” L-R Stetson, Catnip and Rohan. We adopted Catnip from the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada, and of course she was pregnant, which produced Stetson. We also adopted Rohan, and he is from the Hog Creek HMA out of Vale, Oregon.

This is an easy question for most horse people…so, for everyone else: Are these guys warm or cold? How can you tell?



Nov 4 – Clocks

(a bit outside of the box on today’s challenge)

‘A Clock in Disguise’
Who keeps time with 4 hooves, not 3 hands?
Who can bray the morning alarm without setting it the night before?
Who knows exactly when breakfast and dinner should be served…and tells you in no uncertain terms?
Stetson says “Who me??? I’m just making sure you’re on time!”

IMG_2740FYI, that’s a bit of snow…not bad dandruff ;~)

March 16 ~ Photo A Day #75

Yesterday was VERY windy in the afternoon and the sky was a haze by the amount of dust that hung in the air…which is very typical for our area. But signs of spring are creeping in all around us.

Stetson and Catnip, our burros, are searching out new sprigs of grass at the base of the sage brush. It’s very dry in this SE corner of Oregon, and we are praying for spring rains to help the grass grow…it’s essential for all of the cows that get turned out on the range land.

Burros & Rim Rock

February 6 ~ Photo A Day #37

This is Catnip the burro. We adopted her from the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in Northern Nevada almost 7 years ago. She’s from a feral herd of burros that were removed from the Refuge in order to maintain a healthy herd amount.


Feral horses and burros can over populate an area leaving the land bare of food for themselves and other wildlife that depend on at forage.

What’s the difference between a burro and a donkey? Nothing physically; they are the same animal. The terms are used to distinguish where they originated. A donkey is domestically bred while a burro is born in the wild.