Category Archives: Blog

The Legend of Diamond Spirit Ranch

Diamond Spirit Ranch celebrates the life of Diamond, a gentle, courageous and much loved horse. Of the many animals in the animal kingdom, few compare to the horse with its strength, grace and nobility. Horses often symbolize freedom, invite wild imaginations and manifest power of mind and spirit. Yet when we gaze across a pasture…

07/30/2021 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Owning a Vacation Rental Home

If you rent vacation homes you have possibly wondered about the advantages to owning one or even several. You can easily transition from renter to owner and there are many convincing reasons for doing this. There’s also important information to know in advance of making the decision to invest in a second home. Why It’s…

02/15/2021 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Behold Our Beautiful Cactus!

By providing links to other sites, AVHR does not guarantee, approve, or endorse information or products available on these sites.   Do not dismiss the desert as dusty and barren. The Sonoran Desert is lush with bold and barbed cacti, colorful and fiercely armed to protect the species as well as the water they hold in reserve. While…

02/10/2021 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Let’s Hit the Trails

By providing links to other sites, AVHR does not guarantee, approve, or endorse information or products available on these sites. The greater Phoenix area which includes the East Valley is the shangri la for golfers with public and private courses at every turn. We’re also a paradise for the avid or casual hiker, biker* or horseback…

12/12/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Calling ALL Golfers!

My golfing experience is limited to miniature golf, called putt-putt by some. Yup, that’s it! You might think I shouldn’t write this blog but I’m writing it anyway because, despite my lack of golfing experience, here’s what I do know: Mesa is the shangri-la for golfers! With our almost perfect weather, blue skies and mountain…

11/15/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Batter Up for the Cactus League’s Spring Training

By providing links to other sites, AVHR does not guarantee, approve, or endorse information or products available on these sites. With the arrival of spring we leave the quiet and cold of winter behind to enjoy the splendor of the earth’s awakening and all that spring embodies. For baseball fans this includes spring training and the…

07/16/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Don’t Miss Our Burrowing Owls

An Owling We Will Go… Arizona should head your list of destinations to visit if you appreciate owls. Our state has 13 different species: Great Horned, Barn, Western Screech, Burrowing, Long and Short Eared, Saw-whet, Whiskered Screech, Ferruginous Pygmy, Northern Pygmy, Flammulated, Elf and Mexican Spotted Owls. A few of these owls migrate south during the…

06/17/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Let’s Show Some Respect for Service Dogs and Their Owners

Service animals are dogs that are trained to perform specific tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of these tasks include assisting individuals who are visually or hearing impaired, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving items and alerting the individual to safety hazards.  Only dogs are considered service animals; other species do not qualify. Providing emotional support, well-being…

06/03/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

The COVID 19 Crisis: Your Health and Safety Matter To Us!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes COVID-19 is primarily spread through person to person contact. Specifically, that is defined as a healthy person having close personal contact with a person with COVID 19 who is coughing and sneezing. Social distancing is recommended to avoid virus contamination in this way. The CDC hasn’t…

04/01/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog

Peccaries, Not Pigs, Please!

Welcome to the vast and beautiful Sonoran Desert, home to over 60 different mammal species. One mammal you may see (and smell) should you visit our desert is the javelina (pronounced have-uh-LEEN-uh) which is the common name for the collared peccary.  Javelinas are pig-like animals in appearance but are a different species than pigs or…

02/10/2020 | by nicole dawn reiber | | Blog
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