Archive for the ‘weather’ Category

Horses Break Out and go for Haystack…

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Wow, what a afternoon we had today. First of all the weather has been crazy the last 2 days - 3 days ago it was over 100 degrees and today it was in the upper 60’s to low 70’s during the day and it actually rained!!!! for the first time since mid-February. It was extremely windy one minute, and calm the next. While that is not crazy in itself, what happened 30 minutes before dinner indeed was - As I was walking up for dinner from my house (right next to horse pasture) It seemed that something wasn’t right, as there seemed to be a lot of horses running around and rearing up, but I thought for a second it might just be because it had been raining. After about 15 seconds I then realized that NO, a entire 1/5th of our corral full of horses had gotten loose, about 15 of them, and most were standing by the freshly delivered haystack having the “buffet of a lifetime” while a few others were showing off the fact they had escaped to the other horses still inside the other corrals - hence the rearing up and running around I had noticed. I called the wranglers down and we began to gather them one by one and most were cooperative. However, there were a few that wanted to have a little more “fun” shall we say (with the help of Tux our border collie herding them), and were not going to be caught just yet. And then came the rain! now it hasn’t rained in 3 months and we haven’t had this many horses get loose in many, many years, so the chances of both happening in one 20 minute period is slim to none. (more…)

Well Into the Hundreds…

Monday, May 19th, 2008

It has been very, very hot here the last 4 days as we went from perfect temps in the 80’s and 90’s to about 105 the last few days. Luckily though it is set to “cool” back off into the 80’s and 90’s by Wednesday…and remember folks - “it’s a dry heat!”

First Day of the Year Over 90 Degrees!

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

We made it to the mid-90’s today and the same for tomorrow. However, by Wednesday it is supposed to be back to mid 80’s and even upper 70’s!

Weather Has Been Absolutely Perfect…

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

For those who are going to be visiting the ranch in the future I wanted to post the link to the weather site that we use at the ranch. While it is not 100% accurate because of our remote location - it is close enough

National Weather Service Forecast for Stagecoach Trails Guest Ranch

Also, for the past several weeks it has been near perfect Arizona weather - between 72-82 during the day and in the 50’s and 60’s at night which is just right for a campfire! As we are now into April it will of course keep getting warmer and warmer every day so pack accordingly.