Mocha Ranch Snow

Lake Anna

We had an interesting thing happen this year when the snow melted. Instead of making a cute little frozen pond for us to “ice skate” on, it just kept growing. It kept snowing, raining and freezing until we ended up with a lake that is currently covering about 7 acres (including the road between our house and the neighbors).

Here’s a video where Ashton investigates where all this water is coming from:

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Ashton and Anna’s 2010

Anna, Linux, Ashton and MochaWhat another great year. 2010 was another whirlwind of adventure.

To the right, you can see our latest addition to our Ranch, Linux, Trakehner colt (boy). You can also see Anna, Ashton and Mocha.

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Randomity of 2010

2010 has been an awesome year for us except for blog postings. We’ve done an absolutely horrible job of posting on our blog(s). I hope to remedy that very soon. The plan is to start posting pictures and posts of all the events that have occurred in the last 10 months and date them for the time they happened. If this all works out, no one would even know we’d totally abandoned our blog for almost an entire year… save for this short paragraph.

Since I couldn’t leave this as such a boring post, I decided to continue by posting pictures of some of the randomity of 2010: namely anything that wasn’t important enough to have it’s own blog post. Enjoy.

On October 8th, we had “Formal Friday”. We even went out to lunch at the Hot Spot. =)


AshAnna watched Julie and Julia together and Anna got super excited to cook some yummy foods. This was our breakfast the next morning! Yummy!

Cinnamon rolls

Oh, and I (Ashton) cooked my first apple pie. I still have lots to learn, but it was edible…

Apple Pie

My friend from Von Rocko gave me an awesome storm trooper picture for a present, and I fell in love with StarCraft 2. (I got to play the beta for a few glorious months.) Here’s my work station:

Computer Station

Anna competed in 3 Dressage competitions this year, and qualified to compete a the championships!

Top Priority Trakehners

What would a blog post be without a picture of Mocha being adorable:


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A Winter Morning

We woke up this morning as we always do, and we went out to feed the animals. This time I brought a camera to take pictures of all of the ridiculous animals.

Because of the weather, we’ve been keeping the below three horses in the “large paddock.” Today, we let them out to run around in the field. They ran around for a good 10 minutes.
Ashton Anna's Horses

Ashton Anna's Horses
From left to right is Maple, Onora and Aspen.

While I was out in the pasture I took a picture of our house in the snow:
Ashton Anna's House

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Mocha Catches a Bigger Snake

Mocha vs Snake…

Round 2…

Mocha was sitting on my desk looking out the window as she normally does every day. It was still nice and cool outside, so I opened the window so Mocha could stick her head out… The second the window opened: Mocha jumped out of it, landed 10 feet down, sprinted 20 feet into the bushes and a second later came out with a snake:

Ashanna's Mocha gets a snake
As you can see the snake was about as long as Mocha is!
Ashanna's Mocha walks around with the snake
Then she took the snake under our porch to play with it.
Ashanna's Mocha takes the snake inside

After I took that last picture, I brought Mocha inside so the snake could return to it’s life in the hopes of getting large enough to help Mocha and Rosco in the quest to remove all gophers from our land.

And since I’m posting about Mocha, here are some picture of Mocha being adorable:

Ashanna's Mocha sleeps belly up
Ashanna's Mocha hangs out with the wireless router
Ashanna's Mocha sleeps with the computer cords

Hahaha, what a spoiled cat.