Posts by sonja

New Book Published —-“Not Yet” My new book is available on Amazon in Kindle or Paperback. Non-fiction dealing with aging, life during the pandemic, loss of an adult child and homeschooling a grandson. Laugh, cry and be angry.

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Latest Book Haven’t posted in a coon’s age, however long that is. The latest book, the fifth is titled, “Ready Set Go,” and is available at Amazon. I have continued short term lodging here at the ranch and the five properties are listed on VRBO under Texas Hill Country, Ambush Hill Ranch, Barksdale, Texas. More to...

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New Book Published

New Book Published

My new book, “Saplings, Switches, and Twigs is now available from Amazon in paperback or digital. A quote from the Preface follows. And the old man said, “Before these crowded streets, trees stood here.” This book is not about trees, but about the sturdy roots and branches of a family, similar to a tree and to all tress that grow for short periods or for centuries and give...

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Saplings, Switches, and Twigs

Saplings, Switches, and Twigs

My new book, Saplings, Switches, and Twigs will soon be published. The book is an interesting account of my family, some nice things and some sad things, but all memories that signal a journey into the past, a trip that aging encourages. This picture is of me and my sister-in-law riding in a World War II Leopard tank at the Oxley Ranch in Uvalde County, about an hour away from my ranch. The...

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Predators

Predators in my world are mostly four-legged though the bird predators have only two legs. Unable to raise lambs or even axis deer, I acquired two donkeys to protect the two herds of sheep in different pastures. Last year I raised four lambs, this year I am down to only one surviving and I expect that single lamb to be gone every time I call the sheep to feed them some alfalfa. The coyotes,...

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