Ranch bound

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Friday morning after school got out we were en route to the ranch. Emmy came with us for the weekend this time which was a treat!

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This little one barfed four times driving up - we think she had a little virus or something  poor baby!

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Vacaville stop for potty break and Starbucks - one kid down clothing or a diaper 😜

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We stopped in Red Bluff and the kids stayed w Em at Oma's house while Heff and I picked up my birthday present - a welding set up!

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And then Emmy and I stopped in Yreka and picked up four craigslist bunnies. Just adding to the menagerie madness! 

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They tried to convince me to take these three free kittens. Great story behind this one and thank god I said no wayπŸ˜‰

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Finally arrival in Fort Jones! 4-wheeler ride to check water first

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Takes a fee minutes to breath in the mountain air and be grateful we are here. 

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Put these girls to work

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Tess supervised

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Moving wheel lines with Dad

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Sunshine and Emmy!

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We brought Penny the cat to live out ranch life. We didn't see her for a few days (not surprising after 8 hours in a dog crate) but now she stalks around killing field mice and moles all day long. Happy cat. 

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Lessons from Dad on how to hold bunnies without getting your face scratched up. Some learned the hard way ;)

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Relaxing in the hammock

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Bunny enclosure done. They escaped the next day through the wire holes and are now free range bunnies who wiggle back in to eat and drink. Somehow all four are still alive. 

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Ready to work Saturday morning in my Five Marys Farms gear!! 

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Tractor selfie moving dirt with my husband. And yes I wear overalls now when in farming ;)

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Planted 100 more tomato plants a friend gave me she'd started in her backyard and didn't end up needing. Tomato sauce for days we hope! Maisie was a great helper planting all of the with me. 

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JJ came to help too. She was pretty excited to be touching horse poop. 

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Lunch break - for my mountain man and I 

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Found this old welded swing buried in brush by the big house 

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Fixed up for swinging!

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Saturday night Em babysat and we went to Etna Brewery for live music night! Our new friend up there Jason Conley played and the place was packed! A really fun night seeing friends we've made and meeting new ones. We feel lucky to be so welcomed in this really great community

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Morning view from the barn while Heff and I were working 

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Emmy time playing cards on the porch 

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And taking amazing photos as usual!!!

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Big girl Francie. Officially a 1st grader now!

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Only a few of Emmy's photos. Always awesome. 

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And Emmy took and posted this picture of JJ holding a chicken - to which my sister MADD this comparison and texted us she had seen that face before ;)

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Sunset ride up the gulch!

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Lots of dirt and sunshine up here, my favorite. 

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