People

August 2017: A Pug by Any Other Name by Kelli Kozak

Maximus Prime. Maxwell Smart. Max-A-Million. Mad Max. My little buddy, Max, for short, is God’s gift to the masses. Highly photogenic and the embodiment of charm and class, Max’s animal magnetism draws people to him as though he were the gnarliest Kardashian and, as expected, is a sought-after prize on countless cell phone cameras. Is…

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August 2017: Hiking Again

As I explained in my Running from Weddings article in last month’s magazine, Sterling and I routinely enjoy a weekend of rest and relaxation as we leave the hosting of weddings at Dunrovin to our son, Jake. These weekends recharge our batteries and provide us with much-needed, unscheduled, quiet time by ourselves. We have been…

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August 2018: Summer Brains

Every month as I get materials ready for our Dunrovin Ranch Lifestyle Magazine, emails between myself and my editor, Sheryl Madden, from Washington state, start to fly back and forth. Sheryl is an incredibly efficient and talented editor and I have come to rely not only on her skills, but her speed and her unfailing…

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August 2017: Welcoming Equine Refugees

As it became clear that the Lolo Peak fire was headed to the heavily populated Lolo Creek and Bitterroot Valley, people began to take stock of their situations. What would they need to evacuate? Where would they go to house themselves or their animals? What would they take with them? When should they go? Should…

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July 2017: Red Heeler Puppy – Part 1

  Red Heeler Puppy – Part One by Mackenzie Cole The red heeler had one eye. The other was sewn shut and there was a scar across her nose that was swollen and black. Her ears were both cut. One had a nick almost an inch deep. They healed with a gap, which left them…

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July 2017: Running from Weddings

  Operating a guest ranch is more than a full-time job in the summertime. It is a 24/7 job that engulfs our entire lives. It brings wonderful people to our doorstep, lots of different types of fun outdoor activities, and an endless amount of work that includes considerable stress in making sure that everyone, both…

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July 2017: We are Wabi Sabi

  We are Wabi Sabi By Hobie Hare   “Attune to the fact that nothing in nature is judging you, or wishing you were any different than you are.”   —Mark Coleman, Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path to Self Discovery.   I lived and worked in Japan for two years…

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July 2017: Jane’s Diversity with Horses

JANE OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF…? by Jane sparks SuzAnne Miller has a talent for encouraging people to stretch; to reach outside their comfort zones. You can resist (which she doesn’t take personally!), or you can lean into the growth. When SuzAnne proposed I work with her horses on camera, and also write a monthly…

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July 2017: Becoming a US Citizen

My July 6, 2011, letter to Carroll College on Daniel Birlut’s behalf says it all: It is a great pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Mr. Daniel Birlut’s application for admission to Carroll College. Daniel has been employed as the Ranch Property Manager for Dunrovin Ranch for the past two and one-half years.…

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