Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I have commited myself to getting rid of the extra weight that I have been carrying around. I have started a new blog if anyone is interested in checking up on me. You can help keep me honest.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

There's nothing new under the sun! Nuttin' to blog about. The boys and I are going outside everyday. They have a lot of fun, playing in the gravel, finding sticks, (they live in the woods) riding their little toy tractors, playing with the basketball, digging with their shovels, and just running around the yard. Since I haven't posted any photos of them lately, here is a couple that I took last week. They are little sweeties, well, most of the time!
I have been working with Maddie, our 4 year old filly. I have been doing groundwork, getting her ready for me to ride. She is doing very well, and she learns quickly. By the time I get ready to get in the saddle she should know what the reins are for, and what is expected of her. I don't really expect her to have any problems with it, as long as I take it slow and don't rush her.
My perennials are coming up and everything is growing and getting ready to bloom! I sure hope it doesn't freeze and kill everything! Spring is so early this year, but I love it!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Lovely Weekend!

This is Solomon, 19 years old. I have cared for him since before he was born. He was watching me getting his supper ready. This was taken about a month ago, when we had some rather cold weather. He and the girls were eager to get in their stalls for the night.
I took this one yesterday. After I get home from work, the horses will often come down to this corner of their pasture and wait for me to come outside. I was in the kitchen when I took this one of Katie. She couldn't see me with the camera. She was just watching the door and waiting.
Awww! Say 'peaches'! This was taken on Sunday. We had a lovely visit and ate way too much! We had wonderful spaghetti with meatballs; potatoes, carrots, and roast cooked in the crockpot; garlic bread; chocolate cake; cream puffs; pretzel crunch salad; persimmon bread and bars; sweet tater pie; applesauce cake for all the March birthdays; two kinds of iced tea. I'm probably forgetting something too. It was a lovely day with warm spring weather. But best of all was the wonderful companionship and good company! My parting shot, saying goodby at the back door. See you soon!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Where is Spring??

It sure doesn't seem to be lurking around here anywhere! I love the sunshine, but it is nasty cold outside and the wind blowing makes it feel that much colder! Even the crocus and daffodils haven't started to poke their heads out yet! If anyone knows what happened to it, let me know!!

This morning we drove up to Greencastle to the Tractor Supply store, and stopped at the Monon Restaurant to eat breakfast. It is a quaint little place and always busy. I had a Western Omelet with coffee. It was pretty tasty. E had biscuits and gravy with orange juice. Love to eat there, just for the atmosphere. They have train stuff all over the place, with other antiques mixed in too.

Last Monday I took Taco to the vet for an evalution. We left him there and she did surgery to remove the mass on Tuesday. Since he had to be inside (he is a barn cat) for the next 24 hours, we left him there and I picked him up on Wednesday after work. The area above his eye is still swollen, but I think it is gradually going down. He still can only open his eye a little bit. I think he was glad to get rid of that thing! He is his usual annoying self. Meowing to be picked up and held, constantly! He is eleven years old this year. We didn't spend the 70.00 dollars it would have cost to find out what it was. Just glad it is gone. Vet said it would just kill her not to know what it was! Well, she can spend her nickles to find out, if she wants to know that bad!

I'm itching to get back in the saddle again! The horses need more exercise and I need it more than they do! But all the mud, makes it so hard to do. Can't

ride ANYWHERE around here without making deep pock marks in the ground. Sure don't want them in the hay field, or anywhere else. So...we wait...until it dries up some more. I wish my ship would come in! I would like to have some of those dollars to put some gravel down and a couple of loads of sand in the round pen. We could take care of some of this mud!

I got a call at 10:00 PM on Thursday night from eastern Kentucky. I was brushing my teeth, just about ready to hit the hay! Well, it was 12:30 when her cell phone died and my phone went dead! Nothing new, just talking about her dogs, and sheep and grandkids and her own kids. Youngest grand children are 14 months, and 3 months. She did say thanks for the photos of the dogs. One of them was recently killed on the highway in front of her house. No, it was't the one we took to her. It was her youngest son's dog and he is taking it pretty hard. A female, but she said she has two puppies from her that look just like her and one will be his.

The horses want their supper, so I guess I will head out to the barn and clean stalls and feed them. Then feed us when we get back in the house. No idea what is for supper!