Special Needs Horseback Rides Bring Smiles

Riders, volunteers, and even horses are smiling In between teaching shotgun at the Women's Outdoor Weekend and helping at the Youth Fishing Derby in Pagosa Springs Wolf Creek Outfitters (WCO) hosted the special needs children of Pagosa Springs for the annual horseback ride. Each year our team gives the kids the opportunity to watch, pet, …

Coping with the Stress of Losing an Animal

In my latest newsletter I discussed stress, coping with it, managing it, and learning from it. I mentioned that we all have stress in our lives, and ... well, I may have inadvertently invited some into my life because it's been a heck of a week. Fist off, someone said, "You look like you just …

Touches of Springtime at the Funny Farm

It's incredible how less than two weeks ago we had feet of snow and now it's gone, and it looks like springtime at the Funny Farm. Does it feel like spring in your neck of the woods? I'll start by saying that we had our annual Safari Club International banquet fundraiser event last weekend. Most …

Success, Relationships, Country Life, Goals

As we head into February it's time to reflect, renew, and keep pushing toward our goals. Keep striving to become a better you. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."~Winston Churchill 2019 seems to have begun with a jolt. I'm excited about the momentum I have …

7 Ways to Improve Your Relationships in the New Year

Out here on the Funny Farm we've been planning for the new year for about a year. We've been setting, expanding, and working on goals every month. Our schedules run so far ahead that it's not as though suddenly 2019 strikes us as a surprise. In our busy lives, we have to remember that relationships …

National Day of the Horse — That Makes Me Look Good

I just learned that it's National Horse Day so I have to share a story about that beautiful steed and a day when he made me look good. -- Not that he's only made me look good once, but I'm only sharing the one story. Can you imagine the stories he has to tell? Of …

Tuesday Ponderings – Family Time and the Christmas Season

It is the season of Christmas and I sit here awaiting the sunrise and time for feeding the animals on the Funny Farm. I sip my coffee planning the coming days and weeks, and puzzle over families separated and acting childish because their egos are too big and the expectations too high. As I sit …

Stop With the Excuses by Save the Cowboy

I came across this image and message of "stop with the excuses" a while ago. I found it inspiring because don't we all come up with reasons, blame, justifications, and ways to whitewash an outcome? As we head into the week, read the piece from 'Save the Cowboy' and think about what ways you're inhibiting …