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Marcy Miller
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Rattlesnakes and Shaker Cans
It's the trifecta of perfect conditions for seeing a lot of rattlesnakes here on the ranch: hot weather, sustained drought, and moisture around our trees and container plants. Rattlesnakes don't usually rattle me, and they're fine when they stay in the dese...
Rattlesnakes and Shaker Cans
Rattlesnakes and Shaker Cans
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May 28th, 1918: On this Day in Arizona History (Memorial Day edition)
It's Memorial Day, May 28th, 2018 - and an appropriate time to remember the first Arizonan killed in World War I, exactly one hundred years ago today. That man who died a hero's death on May 28, 1918, was a Pima Indian, Matthew B. Juan. Born in San Tan, Jua...

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Historic, Under-Appreciated Willcox, Arizona
The Wilcox Depot I'm a sucker for authentic old western towns, unspoiled by tourism and kitschy re-creations of sites and events. Put a life-size diorama at an old fort site and I'm unimpressed. Do mock shoot-outs in the streets and I'm heading the other wa...
Historic, Under-Appreciated Willcox, Arizona
Historic, Under-Appreciated Willcox, Arizona
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Stress-Free Halter-Breaking, Lesson One
Like most contemporary horsemen, I prefer not to put avoidable stress on my horses. Long gone are the days of fighting it out and "breaking" a horse with a snubbing pole and rough handling. I avoid conflict with them when possible and especially so with the...

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A visit to the site of the line-of-duty deaths of two early Arizona Territory lawmen, Sheriff Glenn Reynolds and Deputy William H. "Hunkydory" Holmes.
The Death Site of Sheriff Glenn Reynolds
The Death Site of Sheriff Glenn Reynolds
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The Death Site of Sheriff Glenn Reynolds
Cross along the Florence-Kelvin Road (c) 2018 MJ Miller Outside of Florence, there's a sandy dirt road that leads east. Called the Florence-Kelvin Road, it's still a rural drive, as yet uncluttered by subdivisions (although they're in the plans for the futu...
The Death Site of Sheriff Glenn Reynolds
The Death Site of Sheriff Glenn Reynolds
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An update on Ethan, our newest McNab puppy.

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The Further Adventures of Ethan the McNab Puppy
Ethan meets snow. (c) 2018 MJ Miller Oh, Ethan, you're growing up so fast. You're not yet five months old but you've already had a brief introduction to snow. You've ridden horseback - on the horse, that is, and you've gone on day trips with me to explore s...

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Our new baby!
The New Filly Arrives
The New Filly Arrives
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The New Filly Arrives
After an unsuccessful attempt to sleep in the barn last night, I gave up and came in at 0200. The coyotes had been howling, Ethan the puppy was cold despite being curled up between my ankles, and every time Ethan growled at the yelping of the 'yotes, big-ea...
The New Filly Arrives
The New Filly Arrives
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