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The Babysitter

April 11, 2012

By Lisa Hampton

22 Responses

    Every ranch family has probably had one at some time. They are kind, calm, tender and loving, reliable, gentle, unfettered, and usually become a beloved family member in short order. No, … [more]

Taking Time Out

January 19, 2012

By Lisa Hampton

8 Responses

Does life ever get so crazy that you don’t know whether you are coming or going?  Ever get that small voice in the back of your mind saying “Umm, and how exactly do … [more]

War Horse – A Cowboy’s View

January 8, 2012

By R.W. Hampton

15 Responses

  Well, it’s not often that I see a movie worth commenting on, much less recommending, but the family and I drove about 200 miles round trip the other night to go see … [more]

Happy 100th Birthday New Mexico!

January 6, 2012

By R.W. Hampton

1 Response

Yes, on this day, 100 years ago, (January 6th, 1912) President Taft signed the proclamation making New Mexico the 47th state of the Union & the U.S. added a brand new star. As … [more]

Low in the Snow

December 13, 2011

By R.W. Hampton

6 Responses

  Well winter’s sure set in here at Clearview Ranch. While the boys and I were gone to Texas on our last road trip, my wife offered to babysit our good friend Shelly’s two Corgi dogs.  Neither of the … [more]

Marine Corps 236th Birthday

By R.W. Hampton

3 Responses

Happy Birthday Marines!!!! Our Marine is in California this year celebrating with his wife at a Marine Corps Ball. We know he’ll be wearing his dress blues tonight and she’ll be decked out too.  We … [more]

Halloween on Highway 21

November 2, 2011

By R.W. Hampton

1 Response

Here in America there is a phenomenon that happens every October 31st . In cities and towns across the country we encourage our little ones (and even sometimes ourselves) to dress up as anything … [more]

The Homecoming of the 2/9

March 18, 2011

By R.W. Hampton

19 Responses

The night of February 10 found me in Camp Lejeune, NC, to welcome home the 2nd Battalion 9th Marines from their combat deployment in deadly Marjah, Afghanistan. More specifically, I was waiting for my … [more]