Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bonjovi and life lessons

Taking my boxers for their early morning run...Bonjovi always likes to take a toy, keeps his prey drive at bay...on 50 acres, we often see rabbits. If they lay very still, Bonjovi will usually just run by them. Too often, fear of being caught make them run for it, then the chase is on...I'm always rooting for the rabbit..."run for your lives" I yell. As they head for the nearest fence to make their escape.

There are many life lessons watching my dogs chase rabbits...they give it 100%, running for all they're worth, huge smiles on their faces, they nearly careen into the fence, look forlorn at the rabbit making their escape, then they look around, brush themselves off, and look for the next rabbit to chase - and off they go!!! Why do we humans hang on to defeat and disappointment? There's always another rabbit to chase...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Life off grid

People often ask me, "you live so far away from EVERYTHING, how do you run your business? who are your customers? Certainly NOT residents of Ash Fork!!!??? Besides, how do you even run your embroidery machines?" If you've seen my WindSpirit Embroidery website homepage, you may have noticed a picture of Steve working on the embroidery machine...that is not your grandmothers embroidery machine - no sir! its an industrial, 2 headed Barudan work we got it up our rocky, steep dirt road, that is the topic of another blog...

But to answer the question I often get, I say: "When you live far away from everything, the whole world is your customer!" Thank God for the internet, satellite, and road trips.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Another breathtakingly beautiful morning at WindSpirit Ranch...indigo skies, red tailed hawks flying overhead looking for their breakfast...time to feed horses, take boxers out for their morning run and welcome another glorious day - but first, another cup of french roast coffee.

Later, T-shirt designs to create, embroidered caps to run --