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Karen Severn
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Howdy! Been off the the blog for a couple of years.... and a couple of really busy years they have been! I regret not blogging during that time. I have moved everything over to my new webpage, including current blog El Rancho Asno Blanco website has picture...

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Our dog Agatha, the beautiful white husky, has been dognapped. We are pulling out all of the stops and are willing to pay a hefty cash reward for information that results in her return. She is an important member of our family and our ranch team. She had on...

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This should not be happening.

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Stones and Sticks
Finally, the workers are all gone, the contractor paid, the gates are locked at night. Our Barndo now enters the next phase-- interior framing and finishing. We have been blessed with rainfall this summer, something we have not had the past few years of the...

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The next breeding season and dog archeology
Three weeks ago, we began synchronizing estrus on two adult goats and five yearlings. This way, we will have a five day window on when they will kid, rather than a haphazard guess. Yesterday, we separated them into two groups. Z1 and her two yearlings, Two ...

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Spring Things
Things are busy at el rancho. In the last week, wildflowers and bluebonnets have exploded onto the scene. The elms are pushing out leaves and the post oaks have grown catkins about six inches long! I love when the soil warms enough for plants to push throug...

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Dogs make Life Better
The last few months have flown by in a whirl. Between trying to get work done on Danny's house, getting fences built, and trying to design a barndo, and taking care of the critters. (let's not even talk about real jobs, too!).  I found time to go to Goat Ca...

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Seventeen Kids in Eighteen Days
Stella! This is our second year of kidding at el rancho. Last year we were total newbies and learned some valuable lessons. One of the lessons was that we decided we needed a more secure place for the does right before kidding. The other was that we decided...

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We're Back!
For those who follow (or used to follow) that Asno Blanco blog, we're back! In the past five months, we have been really busy, but almost standing still in some ways. I wrote a couple of half-baked entries that I never published and they will just quietly h...
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