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Hi Charlie: Thanks for following my blog. I feel like I know you from all the shared posts with Irene. I too like to ride, although I haven’t for years. My daughter was a serious rider for a number of years in hunter jumper competitions. I prefer a western saddle!
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Jumping always looked fun to me. My family worked on a big ranch in California and there was a fox hunting group that rode there. It was odd to see the jumps they built over the fences throughout the ranch, and a stranger sight to see them with their hoard of fox terriers baying like banshees as they rode. It was so different compared to the buckaroos (the California version of cowboys) that pushed cattle and worked on the place. I love the western saddle — made for long hours of riding! I’m so glad we connected; I see you all the time at Irene’s place. Then I read Geoff’s review and got curious about your books! You won me over with chocolate!
Thanks for finding and following my blog, Charli 🙂 I look forward to reading your posts too.
Hi Julie! I’m really excited for your debut book — had no idea your were such a country-western music fan. Sounds like a good read! Thanks for visiting the ranch!
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Thank you so much for the follow it always lovely to recieve on it’s like a smile or a wave from a stranger ! Be well and happy!
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Hi there Charli,
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. I hope that you get as much pleasure from it as I do,
Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂
I really enjoy your photography and history! I’ll add in some things from the not-so-ancient Old West of the American Frontier! Thanks for stopping by.
So glad to hear it, Much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing the old West 🙂
I was looking at this link about beautiful glass green houses and one of the names designer/architect in the link was Cobb.
How interesting! Might be a clue to Cobb’s name, although I also think it’s familiar for “Colbert.”
Hi there! Just dropping by to say thanks for following my blog and keep up the good work 🙂
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Hello Charli. I stumbled across Carrot Ranch and am excited to see the Flash Fiction Challenge. I hope it is still active and I look forward to joining your crew here.
Welcome to Carrot Ranch. I’m in a bit of a personal lurch, but once I get through next week, the Ranch activities will resume. We’ve got the best crew in the world here!
It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m thrilled you wandered over to my little corner of the world. Thank you for following and welcome to the fence jumpers. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles
You had this buckaroo curious at “Cow Pasture Chronicles” and then I was delighted to discover a fellow flash fiction writer! I look forward to perusing (jumping) fences.
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Thanks for the follow! 😀 I’m really digging your blog!
hi Charli! Thanks for clicking the follow on pensitivity101 today. Hope there are things you like in addition to the prompts from you! Welcome!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Sounds like we have a log in common, you’re just more proficient. When I worked for Tulare County Office of Education, we sponsored a student event called Cowboy Poetry which featured having an artist come to the schools. I don’t know if they still do that, but if you ever come to the Central Valley in CA, let me know. 🙂 Marsha
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Charli, It may seem like I stumbled into Carrot Ranch, wrote a couple of Flash Fiction experimental pieces, asked about the anthology, got bored and disappeared. Nothing could be further from the reality. Five weeks ago with no sickness or warning, my husband died of a massive coronary. He was here one moment and in the next heartbeat, he was gone. I’m still reeling in emotional upheaval, as I’m sure I will be for the rest of my life, but as of this week, I’m reaching out to dear people, such as yourself, who I admire and respect as I attempt to write more than just poignant grief and spiritual poems and a cathartic account of our last day together. That’s what you’ll find on my blog recently. I wanted to let you know and ask about the anthology. I have a short story I’d like to submit, but not sure of the genre, word count, and theme. I hope to become involved in the wonderful world of Carrot Ranch again. You provide amazing support to the writing community. I am also starting to do editing and advising on publishing/formatting. Blessings to you, Deborah
Deborah, I’m so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. I’ll send an email.
Thank you. I wasn’t sure how to get in touch.Thank
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