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Coming Home to Westcliffe

Two Weeks to ‘Spring Forward’

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Wow, Sunday, March 8th is daylight savings time. I will be happy to have longer evenings. One sure sign of spring for us is spring shots and dental floats for our horses. Equine dental care is important to do annually to prevent sharp points from harming the inside of the cheek and gums, to help the bit fit more comfortably and, amazingly, a healthy well balanced mouth, impacts the horse gait and gut health.

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Bill had all the horse in their stalls waiting for Dr. Jordan and Birgit. They were all calm throughout, even watching and interested in the ‘goings on’ in the neighboring stall. I was surprised they were all so calm; I know I am not when I go to the dentist. Of course, we had a supervisor, Rita, who purred throughout the procedures. Maybe that contributed to the calm. 

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Another rite of spring, is deep cleaning. I have started on our fridge, freezer and pantry. Take everything out, sort, toss and clean. How do crumbs get in the bottom of the chest freezer?! Why did I bother to freeze 1/3 cup of gravy? Oh my, the things we discover. I rediscovered a cool serving platter! My husband asked me to label the drawers and containers; “what!?” I thought. I have always done categories, but this step may just be the magic I need for things to stay organized! We shall see.

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I try to make spring cleaning fun by being mindful and grateful. I am grateful for the bounty we have in our pantry, and imagine my next homemade meal. I am grateful I discovered the platter that I am now displaying on my buffet. The platter was a gift from a dear friend now living in Europe. It blesses me with a little of her sunshine each time I see it now. Clearing and cleaning, I discovered, encompasses more than just things, but our sense of internal order. With that order, I find peace.

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I am hoping my business, NEST, will expand this spring and summer. We have a number of loyal and regular clients, and we take pride in helping them maintain their vacation homes and vacation rentals. Our valley and surrounding mountains create a quaint refuge, unique in our busy world. Homes nestled here truly are an oasis with the most amazing vistas and kind small town folks. 

Check out visitcustercounty.com to see all the activities coming up this spring and summer. Everything from star parties to PRCA rodeo to car shows to Shakesphere theatre and more! 

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