Life on Almosta Ranch

Stories of ranch life and other silly musings of an old codger

David McClain

David McClain
Doniphan, Missouri, USA
February 08
I am a simple man who has lived a simple life for sixty years. I have not dined with movie stars nor Kings and Queens. I have not walked the halls of power, nor have I been a mover and a shaker. I have, however, been a soldier, a tinker, a jack of all trades. I have raised five children....I have been loved and I have loved. I do not see grand designs nor do I chase afer them. Instead, I listen to the heartbeat of the land and I rejoice in a bird's song in the morning. Do not come here seeking answers for I have none. I do have questions which I will ask you constantly though. I do not believe in aruging so Politics will not be discussed in my blog. I do not care what your personal beliefs are for you are free to believe as you will...please allow me to do likewise. I have never been rich, but I have always been poor. Being poor however has never stopped me from feeling rich. I feel rich because I have the love of a good woman. Melinda completes me. She gives me the peace of mind and soul required to write about life without regrets and without envy of those who might have more. She is my world. Almosta Ranch is our heaven and we are happiy. This is what I want to share with you in this blog.


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JANUARY 9, 2013 2:35PM

Baby Alert From Almosta Ranch

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Of all the jobs we have to do on Almosta Ranch, the most rewarding of these jobs is bringing of new life into the world. Babies, whether they be human or animal, tend to renew the spirits of people who might otherwise become jaded with the world in general. 

 On the second of Jan. Mel's great experiment proved successful. You see, about twenty-one days before, she had placed some eggs from our hens into an incabator with the hopes of hatching a new brood of chicks. So for twenty-one days she was in mommy mode, going in each day to turn the eggs, checking for any signs of life within the shells. Well last week her efforts were rewarded with four baby chicks. So for now they live in a large bird cage in the house and out of the weather and they come running each time their human mother taps the cage before feeding them.

Four chicks

Meanwhile, out in the barn, nature was taking its course and two of our rabbits were busy adding to the rabbit population. Here are some pictures of the first litter but the second litter of babies are still too small to distrub with a picture taking session.

4 week old BEW Mini Lop

4 week old Harleqiun Miini Lop

4 week old Tri Color Mini Lop

Life is never dull here on Almosta Ranch.

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Babies, babies! I have never, ever seen an animal baby of any species that wasn't adorable. Love the bunnies and the chicks are perfect.

Jeeze! Those critters all look like their momma was cross-bred with Tink! Especially the rabbits.......!

Lezlie....Thanks, the babies even make a cranky old man like me smile.

skypixieo....Damn, you're right. I need to go out and check my security fence again.

Sheila....They are, aren't they.
Bunnies and chicks! Loved this. Thanks so much for the miracle of birth update!
Aww, it looks like Spring!
Aww, it looks like Spring!
such fuzzy adorableness. You are one lucky man.
All is right with the World! Wondrous! R
Thanks,David for your life-pictures.