Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013, it was a very weird year

Welcome to the third annual 7MSN Ranch year in review. This video tradition began in 2011, when I took one picture 
from every blog post that year, edited them together chronologically, added a song and called it done. 
I did it again in 2012, so why stop now? Herewith is a look back at 2013, in 300 pictures, five minutes, and one catchy little tune.


(The music is Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What A Wonderful World.")

61 comments:

  1. What a wonderful end to the year and start to my day! Thank you!! Happy New Year to all!

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  2. That is wonderful! It makes the difficult stuff less difficult and it makes the beautiful stuff BEAUTIFUL!so long,2013! Happy New Year!

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  3. Thank you! what a greeeeeeaaaaaaat video to finish the year! it was a year full of life with his joys and sorrows; it has the same flavour for me. Have a nice and peaceful New Year Eve, best wishes to you Linda. May 2014 brig a lot of sweetness and happiness.

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  4. Oh, my, that was a year, wasn't it? I got some tears in my eyes, just thinking about some of the things that happened.

    The silhouette photos were exquisite. And now I have a nice tune in my head to replay for the day.

    Happy New Year!

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  5. Great. BIG. Smile.
    What a nice way of summing up 2013. Happy New Year to You, your herd, and your loved ones!

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  6. Always enjoy your year in review video. Happy New Years to the 7MSN crew and critters!

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  7. Linda, great video! Love seeing you and the crew. Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!

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  8. Fabulous look back on your "weird year". Thank you for putting the video together for all of us to start our day with joy, laughter, and thankfulness. This sure beats all those "Year in Review" pieces all over the TV. Happy New Year!

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  9. SPLENDID! I hope 2014 brings you many more memorable moments (okay, we can skip the hospital drama). Best wishes to you. Thank you for sharing life on the ranch with us.

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  10. Just one word BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE that song too! Wishing you and your critters a Healthy and Happy New Year!!!

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  11. Thank you for sharing another year with us!

    Happy New Year!

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  12. Sherry in Wv12/31/13, 7:09 AM

    Beautiful. I look at your blog daily as do others and love everyone of them. Your sense of humor is so off that it makes me wish I lived around the corner from you.
    Thanks for making every day start off with good vibrations because of you and all your beautiful furry family.
    Best wishes for a New Year.

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  13. Linda, I laughed and smiled all the way through this video... you live the life i always dreamed of and will ever live.. I am so happy I found your blog and have enjoyed every moment of every post and the song is PERFECT with all these fantastic photos.where else can i find chickens carrying dead rats.
    Happy New Year.

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  14. Oh I just love this! I shed some sad and happy tears....I think more happy. Had to watch it again. And I will watch it from time to time when I miss you guys...
    Happy New Year Carse!

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  15. So many events last year. Wishing you a quiet year this year.
    Happy New Year!

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  16. Aw, for some reason I can only get it to play the first 11 seconds, and then Smooch is forever staring out the window of the unfinished sun room. But thank you for another year of wonderful posts and photos that allow us to be part of the 7MSN Ranch.
    I shall try the video again later on another computer. :) I need my year-end fix!

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  17. That was gggrrreeeaaattt! Thank you and Happy New Year to you & all your critters.

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  18. Love. Can't improve on that. Just, Love. xoxo to you and all your wacky herd members.

    Blessings for a fabulous New Year!

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  19. Absolutely EXCELLENT!!

    Looking forward to more of your adventures in 2014!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! from Colorado!!

    Hugs ... Marcia

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  20. What a beautiful video! Thank you for enriching our lives by sharing yours. Best wishes for a wonderful 2014.
    Becky

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  21. That was wonderful , thank you for sharing . Happy New Year 2014, hope this year brings all the best things to you and your family :)

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  22. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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  23. So touching and beautiful. Thank you! This year has definitely made a lot of us stronger. May next year bring all of you health and contentment.

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  24. Is it possible to love someone elses pets that you've never met? I think I do! Wonderful video. Truly brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Happy New Year!

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  25. What a lovely blast through the past year. Smiles, tears and review of your sharing with us here at the first place we come every morning. Thanks for another great 7MSN video production, loved every bit.
    Here's to a happy, healthy, less stressfilled 2014 to you and the lovable critters. Casa de Cuckoo

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  26. What a great video - Izzy's song is perfect for it. Thank you for sharing your life on the ranch with us every day. May 2014 be a joyful year for you!

    Janet

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  27. Thank you for all of the great posts of 2013 and looking forward to 2014! I wish you and all of your wonderful friends, family and loving, adorable ranch babies an even greater, happier New Year!!! Retta :-)

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  28. What a terrific sum up of 2013. Loved every frame of it. Here's to a joyful, happy and healthy 2014. Thanks for bringing delight to my otherwise ordinary every day.

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  29. beautiful. What a year. I am looking forward to 2014!

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  30. Not a dry eye in my cubicle this morning...oh wait, I am the only one in my cubicle! Thank you so much...love the music. Happy New Year Carson; you certainly deserve an awesome 2014!

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  31. It has been quite a year...a few profoundly sad times, but so many my grin-inducing ones. My favorite shots? Those few with your mug smiling back at us. :-)
    Love you, Carson - happy 2014!

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  32. LOVE THIS VIDEO....LOVE everything about it....Have a Blessed New Year with all your crew at the 7MSN Ranch....
    Love from NC

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  33. Perfect, the whole thing was just perfect!

    Happy New Year Linda, to you and all the critters and your family of friends.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  34. What a wonderful video! And the song is perfect for it. You always bring a big smile to my face, Carson. Happy 2014!

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  35. I'm so glad you included June. I think about her often. Weird, i know, but i do.

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  36. Carson - wishing you and all of your wonderful brood a Happy New Year. Ya'all make my days a little brighter - love your blog.

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  37. Beautiful video. Beautiful music. Thank you for sharing. Happy new year.

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  38. Beautiful video. Beautiful music. Happy new year.

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  39. Beautiful record of an eventful year. I hope that 2014 is smoother sailing for you and brings health and happiness to you and all the 7MSN team. Happy New Year!

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  40. Thanks so much for putting this together for your groupies. Love it.....what a year it was for all. Johnny Cash Cat, the sun room, your health and of course, your Dad. Wishing you a gorgeous new year....

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  41. Thank you so much for the wonderful year in review. I really loved your choice of artist and song for your vimeo as IZ is one of my favorite singers and this song is one of my favorites. You can't help but feel good deep in your heart when you hear IZ sing this song.

    Much love to you and your family (or as Shreve Stockton of Daily Coyote says, "farmily" :>). Happy New Year.

    Linda D. in Tucson, AZ

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  42. Gosh, I am just tearing up at everybody's blog posts today. Enjoy your blog all year long. Happy New Year.

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  43. That was absolutely wonderful! If I were to have to choose which pictures to include in this year end wrap-up, I'd still be at it. I love it so much that I just watched it again after starting off my morning with you and yours. Izzy's song is one of my all time favorites, too, so it was a win-win for me. Thanks for sharing your world with us.

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  44. SWEET!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR Linda and Lucy, Hank, George, Alan, Wyonna, Smooch and Johnny!! Give them an extra HUG for me!!

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  45. Thank you, thank you. So very grateful for your mad ninja tech skills, Carson. And your heart and sense of humor and eye for beauty.

    During the next prolonged drought can focus on those green 2013 fields and sigh and remember.

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  46. Mmm, that was just wonderful. Makes me smile and cry both at the same time. Thank you.

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  47. Thanks for a good year and giving me something to look forward to in the mornings with my coffee! I know it had a little more "adventure" than you care for, but your perseverance through these times has been an inspiration. And this trip down 2013 brought back memories of one of the highlights of my year. thanks and here's a toast to a new year and new adventures but only of the good kind :-)
    xo

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  48. Great video, of course!
    Happy New Year Linda to all of you at the farm.
    Wish we all get a wonderful year, with all the health, fun, money and hay we can handle.
    All the best to you!

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  49. Happiest of New Years (you did have a heckuva 13!) to you! I read each post first thing - were some of those pictures outtakes or is my memory slipping? Anyway, thank you for sharing your amazing life with us.

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  50. If, roughly a year from now, you post a video with a title along the lines of "2014, one badass year", then my New Year's wishes for you and all you love will have come true. <3

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  51. I got the video to play all the way through this morning, and what a wonderful way it was to start the new year! Thanks Linda.

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  52. Carson,
    May 2014 be a very good year! God bless each and everyone of us!
    Your pics have once again brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat! Just breathtakingly beautiful! Thanks again for a wonderful year of you and yours! Love it!
    Hugs,
    Deb in Viola

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  53. Happy New Year! So neat to see all the smiling and grumpy faces both! Lucy sure has the stare of death down pat! Im glad the year has turn back to the better. I hope 2014 is better and maybe Jonny gets a little brother? Best wishes Carson!

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  54. The video is just beautiful and the song is perfect for you and your ranch family. I was smiling and teary-eyed at the same time. Loved it!!

    Blessings to all of you in this wonderful new year!

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  55. Perfect.
    All the best in 2014.

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  56. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful world with us every day. :)

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  57. Loved, loved, loved it!!! Happy new year!

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  58. Well done, Carson. Great photos. "A Year in the Life"

    Best always,

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