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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Project 200 Toys

Once again, I have been motivated and moved by another dynamic Cowgirl, Tena Bastian. Like most of us Tena has a busy life between family and her Equine Career. Personal circumstances and her Good Will have combined and she has created "Project 200 Toys" I have included an excerpt from her Blog .

"We have created "Project 200 Toys" which is our effort, with your help, to collect 200 toys for the 180th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard. Their annual Christmas party is December 3rd and my husband and I want to surprise them with toys for their party. We are giving ourselves now through the month of November to collect 200 toys for their party. We ask for your help with this because we all know that it takes a community to raise a child but it takes all the people we know to raise 200 of them! "

Most of us know someone or have a family member who choose a military career. If you don't the media has given us a front row seat to our modern wars.

Project 200 Toys has suggested gift cards as a way for people to participate. You can mail them to the address provided in Tena's blog.

I wanted to spread the word for such a great Cowgirl with a great big Heart!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Empire Ranch Roundup Open House

I never have to look to hard to find something to do in Arizona. We have such a vast inventory of Historical Places that many are filled up on weekends with events. One such event happening this coming up weekend on Saturday October 24, from 10am to 4pm . The Historic Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House held in Sonoita Arizona.

The theme for this event is "Cowboy Country at Empire Ranch" When you visit the web page; make sure you scroll down and check out their links to amazing sites full of information about Arizona History.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Empire Ranch Foundation has done a really good job of defining and reaching their objectives.

The landscape around Sonoita is just beautiful. Rolling grassy hills are splattered with scrub oak trees and spotted with ranches. The drive down is very enjoyable.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Country Thunder Arizona 2010

It might not be to early to start planning. Organizers sent out an announcement today with 2 important announcements. First, they have seperated the dates for NASCAR fans so you can attend both venues. Second, they have $99.00 passes available for purchase... check it out

Coconino County "Potato Fire" Map

From the Official Coconino National Forrest Twitter Page here is a map of fire location. http://Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Juliet R Harrison Photography Sale

Artist and Author of "White Horses" announces a "Sale" of limited editions that are available at her website

"Hope on Horseback"

One of my "things" in life is to practice random acts of kindness. I believe whole heartidly that what you give in life is what you get back. If you tweet with me you will receive my "Cowgirl Spirit" for support.

Also, I am fortunate in life to have life long girlfriends from elementary school. Many of our Parents when to School together during the 1930's & 1940's in Tucson Arizona. We still ride horses together and "commune" regularly with our families. Our children are almost adults now and we have great friendships with these "youngins". This got me to thinking about people who might be "disconnected" from a strong support group.

As you may know by now I am a Twitter Cowgirl! Which has allowed me to meet some other "Tweeps" who have fast become another support group for me. I like to share the stories of people I meet on Twitter, like Emily-Jo Peak who is an Alabama Cowgirl her Profile is "@ausunshine". Emily-Jo Peak describes herself as "A 30 something wife, mother and horse owner, sometimes paid photographer, trying to live each moment like it's her last and full fill a dream or 2 in the process". You can find Emily on Facebook and Twitter.

Emily is an inspiration to all us "Modern Cowgirls", between Family and Horsing around she is involved with a great organization called "Storybook Farm". This non-profit combines Horses and Special Needs children up to age 25. You can hear her speak @

I have enclosed the link and hope you check it out!