We’re continuing the interviews with our children at the Ranch, and today we want to introduce you to Danny, our sweet-loving kiddo who brings joy to everyone he meets. What is your favorite food? “Chicken nuggets! But I don’t eat the chicken nuggets at school because they’re gross!” What is your least favorite food? “Homemade…

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What is your favorite food?  Alfredo! (Fettuccine)   What is your least favorite food?  Mushrooms! How do you know if a mushroom is poisonous or not?  What is your favorite game?  Apples to Apples  What is your favorite animal? What is your favorite animal on the Ranch?  The cat family (lions, tigers, etc.) Panthers are my favorite. On…

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We’re continuing our interviews with our kiddos at the Ranch, and today we want to introduce you to Edith, our fun-loving teen who lights up a room when she smiles. What is your favorite food? “Steak! I love both steak and ribs, but if I have to pick steak is my favorite. Ribs are a…

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We have some awesome kiddos at Joy Ranch. It is our privilege to walk alongside and help them heal, grow, and mature into the amazing people God created them to be. You know them through the photos we share, but we’d like to introduce them to you individually over the next several months through an…

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We survived! School is officially over. I think it’s safe to say the last three months of school was a learning experience for everyone. We’ve all been stretched and grown, both as a group and individually. But now that school is over, what do we do? Our beach trip? Cancelled. Summer camps? Cancelled. Trampoline park?…

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We have been keeping ourselves, and our kiddo’s busy! Now that school is officially out things are both a little more relaxed, and a little more hectic than usual. Here is a look at some of the things we have been up to over the past couple months: Picking and eating wild onions: We “grew”…

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Joy. This is a word we’re all too familiar with at Joy Ranch. Although we’ve understood the power of joy, it has come to have a much deeper meaning during this time of isolation and restrictions. Happiness is different from joy. It is based upon circumstances, but joy comes only from God and gives us…

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Homeschooling, ready or not, here we come, here we are, here we go, etc. The following is an idea to help motivate those who don’t love to read and reward any who do. One thing we try to teach our kids is that what you focus on, grows. An area our kids needed to “grow”…

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“The goat came back!” As odd as this may sound, this was a common phrase heard around campus all last week, and it was said with much excitement and more than a hint of shock and awe. We have a new Pygmy billy goat on campus. Everyone calls him something different, from Smoke to Reese…

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With all this free time due to the quarantine, it has become a trend that people are doing projects and then posting about them online. Whether home-improvements, building bird houses or doing landscaping everyone finally has time to get to those “to-do” lists. However, it has been the opposite for us here at Joy Ranch.…

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