Thursday, November 22, 2012

I really should say this more often

When I started this blog five years and 1,635 posts ago, it was just me out here, talking to myself.


As the months flew by, more and more of you started dropping in to visit,


and now I get to share my pictures and stories with a circle of friends I never in my wildest dreams would have imagined.


You love my animals, laugh at my jokes, support me in my adventures and,
unlike most places on the internet, never have an unkind word to say.


As I spend this Thanksgiving Day considering all the many things for which I am grateful, you, dear blog readers, are chief among them. 
This blog wouldn't live to see another day without you. Now go eat some turkey and have a blessed day.

61 comments:

  1. Lydshp@aol.com11/22/12, 8:15 AM

    Thank you and you have a great Thanksgiving too. I so look forward to reading about the antics of your "crew" everyday. They make me smile no matter what is going on and I love your pictures. Keep it up!

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  2. How sweet! When I turn on my computer, you are the first place I visit. I have a smile on my face before I even click to open the 7MSN feed. Thank you so much for sharing your life pretty darn far from nowhere. Love to all of the residents of 7MSN.

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  3. Carol in N. Colorado11/22/12, 8:48 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, the 7MSN gang, your parents and all the readers of your blog. Safe travels for those on the road or in the sky.

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  4. Wishing you and all the critters at the 7MSN a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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  5. YOU make MY day, Carson!
    Thanks.
    Nancy in Iowa

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  6. Well gosh darling, same to you. You brighter our day, share your life with wit and wisdom, and give us insight into a totally different lifestyle than our own. All of the Cuckoos at our Casa love you right back and are so thankful for you and the beasties. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Oma Linda

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  7. Many blessings to you and your fur family. Love all your stories...and wonderful photos. Lisa G in TN.

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  8. I am so thankful to have your blog to start every day with a smile.
    It is one of only two that I always, always, always read while drinking my morning coffee. Mornings wouldn't be the same without it.

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  9. I am thankful that you blog every day and share your life with us. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the 7MSN critters!!

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  10. Estella from Co.11/22/12, 9:36 AM

    YOU are a blesssing to all of us that visit your blog. Thank YOU for the daily blessings, soooo very often it makes me giggle, IF not laugh out loud. We need more of that from our world around us. We always know we can get it here with you and your critters (ALL of THEM. I'm sure WE ALL want you to have a lovely day and now on to the TURKEY... hugs to all

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  11. Thank YOU, Carson. I'm one of the many who seldom leaves a comment, but I always leave your blog with a smile. I put a shortcut for it on my toolbar and it's the first thing I click on when I sit down with my coffee in the morning. I hope you and your animal family have a happy Thanksgiving. Maybe you and Lucy will have time to go for a ride. I think you're getting some of this unseasonably warm weather, too.

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

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  13. Thank you too! Love reading your blog and the photos. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  14. Carson, you are terrific and I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving.
    Thanks for sharing your world with us.
    Lots of love,

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  15. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful herd. I am thankful for you for sharing your life with us. You bring many smiles.

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you at 7MSN. I love the photos today - always look forward to seeing your posts!

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  17. Awww....Thanks, Carson! You have a wonderful day with your family and critters!

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  18. Diane from NC11/22/12, 11:37 AM

    Thank YOU Carson, The words you write and the images you post brings on my first smile of the day. We thank you for the time and effort you take out of your day to share your critters and all there shenanigans with us. Your DIY projects, snake hunts, bone treasures, Lucy rides, Smooch runs, Donkey “tails”, handsome Hank, Wynonna attitudes, and the hen parties keep us coming back, with pleasure, everyday.
    Hope you and your entire crew have a wonderful Thanksgiving. God bless you all.

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  19. You made me feel weepy, and wonderful. THANK YOU!

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful collection of clever creatures. You've brought many good laughs and great photos and have loved them all. Have a joyful day!

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  21. Love the neat birdy pics! I remember making hot bran mashes and sweetfeed with extra carrots for our horses on thanksgiving. And in MN by this time it was bitter cold and the 4 foots sure loved it. I did it again at Christmas, still love that smell. Kiss Hank on the end of his nose for me, and thank you for shareing your interesting life with us.
    Kate

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  22. Thank you, Linda, for bringing New Mexico to the world through your adventures and appreciation of this wonderful space. May your days always be wonderful.
    george in Abq & Manzano

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  23. You are the first place I visit every morning because you make me feel so much a part of SMSN, and I am so glad to join you with my heart, in your joys and your difficulties, as you make your wonderful life in New Mexico.

    It's my turn to thank YOU! Big hugs to each and every furred, feathered, 4 footed, 4 hooved, portly, handsome, cute and quilled critter that provide the pictures and stories for your blog. Also a BIG hug to you, Linda!

    Happy Thanksgiving, and a lovely day to you.

    Lizzie in Mississippi

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  24. In this era where we now have friends we have never met, I find myself fortunate to know you and your life. Thank you for the wide open sky and a life lived by choice with grace and humor.


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  25. Happy Thanksgiving, Carson. Your blog is such a bright spot in my day, everyday. I like the idea of being one of the birds on your fence. I refer to you as "my friend, Carson, in New Mexico".
    Don't eat too much. Have a grateful day.

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  26. I'm a newcomer to your blog but it is the first one I check on when I get on the computer...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your ranch children....I think a book should be in your future....Your furry kids just brighten a day...

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  27. Well, aim very thankful for you and your herd. You make a sometimes lonely world a little less lonely and bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  28. living proof you photography skills are not limited to your ranch and the 4 legged friends you live with, these are awesome

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  29. Thank you, Carson. It can't be easy finding blog fodder everyday and yet somehow you manage it. I enjoy your writing and your photography. But most of all it's the humor and positiveness I love..both from you and those who leave comments. My MSN cap is worn with pride here at the bottom of the world in New Zealand. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your furry family. HDJ

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  30. Happy Thanksgiving, Carson, to you and your family. You are an inspiration to see humor and good in our daily lives. I thank you for the many smiles and laughter you've brought me.

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  31. You and I are so different, but when it comes to loving our animals and caring for them we are cut from the same cloth. I visit your blog daily but only after I'm home from work, have myself and my pups fed and have settled into my spot on the end of the sofa...then I take my mini-vacay to the 7MSN Ranch. :-) Blessings to you and your babies from me and mine.

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  32. I am thankful to you Carson for making my day. The internet too for introducing all of us to you. We can have friends forever via a quick button click. Stay well and enjoy your Thanksgiving.
    Best always,

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  33. Such pretty photos today! Happy Thanksgiving! As a daily-reader-never-commenting-commenter, your blog is the first one I read when I come home from work. Thank you for making this blog a great one to read!

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  34. Beautiful birdies!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  35. I am thankful for you! I look forward to checking in on your blog every day, knowing that no matter how bad my day was, my heart will be lifted by your wonderful words, fantastic pictures, and lovable herd. Thank you for sharing!

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  36. We love you too - enjoy your turkey and have a relaxing holiday!

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  37. Love your blog and so thankful that you share your life with us. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Betsy

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  38. I love your blog, your great stories and your critters. I look forward each day to reading all about your adventures. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  39. Thank you for sharing your life with us. You will always have somebody on this side of the computer waiting for you next adventure, tip, or some great shots of "the family".

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  40. As one of your newer readers, I have become fairly besotted with every people and critter at the
    7MSN Ranch. So like the rest I am right here with you every day and will probably stay for a very long time.

    Blessings on you and all,

    Jo in MN

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  41. I love these photos, I have never seen most of these birds. thank you for sharing your lovely world. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  42. Its you, Carter, it's you that makes us so nice. ;-)
    And your parents ofcourse, they did a fine job as well. Hi parents of Carter !

    Els from Amsterdam

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  43. Oh boy, now I wrote Carter instead of Carson... SORRY You know I know better. And SORRY, Carson's parents... {blush}

    Els from Amsterdam

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  44. Like so many others... my first cup of coffee is with 7MSN each morning. My hat's off to you for being so faithful and creative in keeping it rolling. Would you care to mention how many visitors you've had in these past several years?

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  45. Carson, do you have a really big storage plan with Blooger/Picasa? You have a huge number of photos across your posts. I am being blocked from uploading files and they are demanding money to continue. I was wondering if you are having the same issue? It seems to have come up yesterday with a lot of people. They want monthly payments. Hmmm...

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  46. We're all fed and happy here. Your blog is the best. Thank you! Now, where's that bird identification book...

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  47. I am just as thankful that you want to share your world with us, and that you do it with such humor and wonderful photographs!

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  48. You and your gang help to start my day off with a big smile. Thanks a bunch!

    Tabitha in Montana

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  49. Happy Thanksgiving Linda - it is a pleasure to visit you and the herd each morning. You are part of my daily routine and it wouldn't be the same without you in blog land.

    Thanks for being so faithful to your loyal subjects. :)

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  50. Yours is one of my favorite blogs, 7MSN. I love reading about the life you live in the middle of nowhere with your animals. It's WE who are blessed by YOU.

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  51. Right back at ya...
    Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness in the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.~Henry Van Dyke


    Mick

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  52. We love you, the boys and the girls. We are supportive of everything that you do!

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  53. Adding my voice to the chorus of appreciation for all you share with us.

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  54. Gratitude the whole way around. Love your photographs of the birdies!

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  55. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the Fur People

    Gaina xxx

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  56. Right back atcha, Babe! I don't remember how I originally stumbled upon your blog, but I'm so glad I did. How blessed am I?

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  57. Like all the rest, I check your blog every day. Thanks for (almost) always being there. I just wish I had the time and subject matter to get as good with my camera as you are with yours.

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  58. Having just got back from the family thanksgiving (drove 800 miles today) I hope that all, Carson, kids and readers had a good day....thank you Carson, for introducing me to your family, both near and far. From your blog I have extended all over the globe.

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  59. We, in turn, are very thankful for YOU.

    You are a reliable day brightener. We follow your triumphs, share your griefs, and worry if we don't hear from you for a few days.

    You make us believe the internet is not the antichrist.

    You extol the virtues of margaritas... I may have had too many, myself. I'll stop now.

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  60. It's my pleasure to be here. Your blog is gorgeous and uplifting and I look forward to your posts.

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