Coffee And Gossip
   By Marsha & Molly

12/05/2022 -  Well the person who put that tape said Kyle the Coyote would not remove it.  UH, ya think?  Kyle just bit off one end and (see it hanging out of his mouth and kept pulling)



11/28/2022 - This is on a night camera so a tad not focused but that is Coyote Kyle figuring how to get up on that deck

11/21/2022 - Why is Don driving into the pasture hill without anything in the bucket?   The answer was because it's his tractor and he's going for a drive!  A drive up a hill???  Man and his tractor!

11/14/2022 -  Minow and his brid friends that sit on the rails during feeding time.  Yes, I do give them birdseed so they are waiting for breakfast.  Minow doesn't mind them - he is blind and doesn't see them.  Even when he had his vision, he still didn't mind his birds.

11/07 - And here we have the one that strives to be different.  At times you have to follow your own path - OR a bird dropped one of the sunflower seeds in the right place!

10/31 - I am pleased to announce that FINALLY one of the seeds I planted in a flower pot grew.  I will call it a squirrel flower

10/24 - I was having coffee inside my fenced yard, and lounging on a recliner when I looked up and there is Kyle looking at me through the fence as if I'm suppose to open the gate and let him come in!

10/17 Kyle decided better to stay in a horse paddock when the neighbors are out shooting

10/03 - This is as bad as if you are late to work!  I was 10 minutes late feeding!   And here is Kyle waiting

09/26 Kyle is a hybrid dog - it is against the law to feed/water coyotes, or wild or feral animals.  He is waiting while I feed the horses.  Then I fill the water bowl outside the barn.  If not then all the not owned ranch animals go into the horse stalls for water.  I fill the bowl with water that is empty.  He is patiently wating for it to be filled.  I consider it an out door horse water bowl.

09/19 - Well I have proven I'm never satisfied - I hate when it snows  and I hate when it is 98 degrees!   I apparently complain all year!


09/12 -  If you look at the background the coyote pup has decided to sit on the hill while I feed the horses.  Of course it's illegal here in CA to feed or give water to coyotes and I NEVER EVER EVER do that - they hang around the horses and if I don't put out water in a bowl, then they drink from the water trough!  And if any animal is in distress I go by my own law FEED, WATER, HELP

08/29/2022 - Okay, this is not acceptable for Kyle (the Coyote) to be walking in my front yard.  I think he was heading toward the feed truck that is parked at the end of the sidewalk outside the gate.  SO, I am moving the truck closer to the pasture away from the house and he better NOT show his tail walking in my yard.

08/22/2022 There is always one looking at a different perspective in life.

08/15  Quiz - Am I teaching Dusty when I say 3, that he hits his hoof on the rail 3 times?  OR is he just being rude and banging his hoof because I am taking to long to get his food.

08/08 - Night vision camera - Mom eating and pup decides to take a break to scratch an itch.

08/01 - Yes the pups are still here.  They seem to listen and stay close to Mom except for one!  He just wants to wander off by himself and explore! 

07/25 WAIT - who do these little pups belong to?  WHY are they here?  Do I look like I feed every animal that visits?  Uh, well I guess if they show up at food time they get fed.

07/18 No picture this week - There are so many squirrels that want lunch that I stopped feeding in the afternoon. Those little squirrel critters can go forage for food in the pasture!  Yes, I know practicing tough love on squirrels is a tad over the top but they have to learn!  TSL - Tough Squirrel Love!

 07/11  I was going to cut down on feeding but how does one ignore this pitiful face that the bowl is empty? 

07/04  I brush Dusty and it takes me a long time.   Guanhua brushed Dusty and it was done fast and efficient.  SO, that proves engineers are orderly with a plan and is better than my brush here, brush there, start over since I missed a place.

06/27 -  I guess he thinks if he stands there long enough that food will just drop to him out of the truck.

06/20 - I thought that Don had bought me a pretty statue - WRONG - it ran away.  I should have known he didn't buy it.  He would buy a hammer, socket wrench, etc. AND all would eventually go in his tool box!

06/13 - Today is Don'ts 83rd birthday!  And Yanhua and Guanhua came to help with chores brushing the horses.  Yanhua and Quincy

06/06/ - favorite squirrel pic -Yes, I know they are not pets but they listen.  Well not really but I pretend they listen.

05/30 - I want to end the month with a picture I took two years ago. from my porch,  but I really like to look at it.

05/23/2022  Another accident - same curve, same trajectory - isn't this getting boring, this car didn't miss the tree but T-boned it - BMW.  Driver hurt but alive , good car design!  tree missing some bark.  Of course they all say they weren't speeding!   DUH - yes, they are speeding!

05/16/2022 A nice visit from former co-workers, but more then that they're friends!  Years ago I was going to give up one of the mini's who wouldn't listen.  This great person came into my office and asked if she could train Quincy to listen would I keep him.  He listened to her!  And he is  still here at the ranch.

05/09/2022 - Must not have been road kill on our road.  I had 5 vultures at the feeder.  THEN, the sun came out nice and warm and this one decided that after he ate he'd warm up for about a half hour!

05/02/2022 - I filled the food bowl with dog food for our Ravens and the ranch coyote comes running down from the pasture. I wasn't sure if it was the right coyote running toward me - SO I jumped in my truck!  Yes, it was the ranch coyote.  He limps and he comes down when he's starving - hangs around eating dog food for a few days and then off he goes to wherever, until he shows up starving.

04/25/2022 - All I could think of when I looked toward the cattle ranch across the road was, "Strive to be different!"

04/18/2022 - I thought Dinky suffocated - I ran up to him to save him.  He gave me a look, "Hi Gramma, I was having breakfast."  He didn't even take his little paw out of the bag! Then he just went back into the bag to eat.  I am supposed to be alpha!  My animals just ignore that fact.

04/11/2022 - Yesterday I heard Don yell to me from the kitchen, "Why do you have a Turkey on your car roof?" I wanted to answer, "Honda gives you a free pet turkey with every Pilot, and he was just delivered!" HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW WHY THERE IS A TURKEY ON THE ROOF! (Sorry for yelling using an upper case)

04/04/2022 - Why do you need to tie the shoelaces on your work boots? I go out to my truck to feed the "wild" critters. Put my hand in the bin, see something move, think SNAKE, jump back, trip on a shoelace, land on my butt! Don runs out with his snake-shot pistol. A) He can't shoot into a bin in my darn truck! B) it turns out it wasn't a snake in the bin C) HOW is it my fault it was only a mouse? A cute little mouse - Don put on gloves, picked it up, and moved it to the garden at the other end of the property.

03/28/2022 - I have been corrected that I don't have feral animals on my property but wild animals. I don't see them as "wild" since they are very orderly? ANYWAY, I guess we will call them ranch residents. They were all born on the property.

SO here is the ranch resident Raven - Now, every morning, he eats the leftover dinner chicken - This morning, I didn't put out the chicken, but he was eating. I quietly asked our Raven, "Why are you eating a squirrel?"

His caw-back question was, "Why do you drink coffee?" Okay, that ended the discussion.
I cleaned stalls, and Caw-Caw continued to be gross and eat. He did swear it was dead in the road and not one of the ranch residence squirrels.


 03/21/2022 - It was dentist week for the horses!Yes, that is our miniature horse getting sharp points filed.   Yes, he is sedated.


03/14/2022 -  Yes, we have a new spin-out past the house in the morning.

Accidents are now getting to be a regular occurrence on our curve. The only thing that changes is the color of the car and the make of the vehicle! Spin red car spin! Tire blew out - nice guy - just hit that HUGE bump speeding on went all over the road! Video it is a MOV file Video

LAST ACCIDENT - white car! spin white car spin!

360 Video Jan 13th -  2.2MB .mov file

03/07/2022  I feed him under the fence by his squirrel entrance - these are ground squirrels.  Anyway, hoping he is safe from hawks, the bobcat, coyotes, AND the owl.  I do lecture the predators on the ranch to leave the little squirrel alone! 

02/28/2022 - Quincy and Rheanon running and jumping - Quincy loves to jump over things so it was a nice day.  I hate to jump over things,it makes my coffee slosh in the cup.  It is great that  Rheanon runs with him.

02/21/2021 - Our old man Shane sleeps most of the days now - he will be 30 in April.  BUT still loves to eat and walk around slowly so all is good.

02/14/2022 Night vision camera - Yes, that is our owl that now sits on the roof - it was totally dark when I took the picture and I'm not used to my new night vision camera to get clear pictures, BUT it is the owl.

02/07/2022 Nicole and Kensington:
 Mom, miniature horse, Kensington time.  

12/27/20 - We will end Xmas with telling people don't speed past my house.  YEP, this one rolled over 7 times past my house and ended up in the neighbors field.   NO one got hurt - I would not post a video if there was serious injury.  Video is stopped at the beginning for a few seconds, or it goes by to quickly!!  VIDEO is a .mov video 927KB

12/13/2021 - Well, sitting having coffee and I hear this loud crash!  Heard it before so knew someone was speeding down the country road AND missed and went through our fence - 3rd time someone crashed into our yard, this year!   Landed upside down!   Driver crawled out and was okay!  Now that car is made safe - roof didn't crush, seatbelts and airbag saved his life.  Video off our camera is an MP4 video -and large file - it takes a few seconds to fly by the second camera
First camera   34MB     Second Camera 95MB