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Glossary Of Swamp Hag Terms

Glossary Of Swamp Hag Terms

  Better late than never… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This list will Ebb & Flow~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Abscond:  Honey bee jargon.  It means to run away.  Leave home.  Pack up all your honey & pollen bags and get out of Dodge. Addy:  Big black Clydesdale mare. Amanda (Mandy):  Jenny donkey in my childhood and mother to Phineas & Erasmus & Bruno & Sassafras & Nugget. Amulet:  My first Siamese cat.  A combination of a blue and a cholcolate point. Annie:  Jenny donkey and pasture…

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***Hay Delivery***

***Hay Delivery***

I love my little tractor… It’s not big, but it’s mighty… If it were any larger, it would be difficult and/or impossible to maneuver around all of the stumps and cypress knees…….(and sink holes)… We have a front-end bucket… We can attach a hay-spear on the front bucket to lift and move the round bales… (I have to be careful if the bales are extra large or too fresh a cut…..and if we don’t have an attachment hooked to the…

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~~Decoration Day~~

~~Decoration Day~~

Who remembers when Memorial Day was called Decoration Day?……. I want a show of hands……. …..I do…     I do… I guess I shouldn’t be proud of remembering the name change……. I also remember buying lunch milk when it was in little glass bottles and not cardboard cartons……. …..hmmmmmmmmmmm… …..I guess that just means I’m old……. …..hey, but I’m grateful and appreciative that I’m still here…right? It looks like people are going to try getting together for family picnics…

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~~~Aromatherapy~~~

~~~Aromatherapy~~~

This is going to be a short post… I just wanted to share this with you… I’m a product of the sixties and seventies…..so of course…..I’m into incense… …..(but I don’t like patchouli…..which is one of those obligatory scents from my era)….. I just recently got this new/cool incense burner… I didn’t expect it to work for me like it did in the photos… But it did…..! (except for when the air conditioner turns on and the vents start blowing)…

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Mounted Hound Walk

Mounted Hound Walk

  My younger daughter and I recently attended a Mounted Hound Walk… Our Hunt Club has Hound Walks without horses……. …..and Hound Walks with horses……. Devana is our Huntsman…….and yes…….that’s her alias. A few days ago, Devana and the Whipper-ins worked with an ensemble of young foxhounds along with the more experienced foxhounds in a hunt-like setting on one of our favorite Fixtures which is a beautiful ranch… It was nice being outdoors & in the sun & the wind…

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ASMR and Puppy Babies

ASMR and Puppy Babies

We have three remaining puppies… Val (who we are keeping)…..Penny (who is going to a friend this coming weekend)…..and the little orange ribbon boy. I have trouble remembering the sequence of letters in the SMR-thingie… I don’t know what they stand for… …..I should probably find out… ***What ASMR Means*** In the eighties, I’d heard about right and left brain hemispheric synchronization… (my brain has a continuous Doo-Wop beat…..not really synchronized at all)… I’m thinking that ASMR and the brain-thingie…

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~~More Chick-let Information~~

~~More Chick-let Information~~

So the fitted-sheet/swaddled dog cage is working quite well…..thank you for asking… The house-kitties are…..less soggy…..but still daring & damp……. …..and completely thwarted (so far) in their attempts to snag a Chick-let McNugget out of the cage… …..(I just love it when a good plan comes together)….. We’ve suspended their waterer from the top of the cage…..so there are no wood shavings in their drinking water…..(and no drowned chicks, either…..so far)… …..I dipped all their little faces in water prior…

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~~Springtime and Chick-lets~~

~~Springtime and Chick-lets~~

Our mail-order baby chicks have arrived… We went to our main post office to pick them up early in the morning… Last year I think we hatched out our own… I usually have to replenish the flock with purchased/mail-order baby fluff-balls…   *****Mail-Order Chicks***** It’s all about the roosters (or at this stage the cockerels)… Over the years I’ve found that you naturally hatch out at about a fifty/fifty split of pullets and cockerels when you let the hens get…

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Music Is Good

Music Is Good

Well, it is… All kinds of music… I even have my own head-banging tendencies… And I miss Amy Winehouse… And, of course, Bob Marley… Mother’s Day recently passed and I spent some of the day reading trash fiction (always great) and listening to classical music from a TV channel’s assortment… Life is good… Paulo steamed up a butt-load of peel  &  eat shrimp with melted butter…..(I even think that May 10th was actually National Shrimp Day) Could life be any…

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Water Tanks Come And Go

Water Tanks Come And Go

We put Anja and Poppy into Mason’s old pasture in the back yard… The Wolfhounds thought this was the best thing EVER… …..except for the fact that two draft ponies have no intention of running away from or panicking about the barking/bounding/bouncing Wolfhounds… …..they just stand and stare…..not interested at all in the Irish mob on the other side of the field fencing… …..they doze with half-closed eyes…..staring into the middle distance…..chewing on their cud (if they had a cud)……

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Whirl Wind

Whirl Wind

And then there were three… All the puppies are now sold/gone/& starting their new lives… And yes, I am suffering from empty-nest-syndrome… I am… I miss the little furry jellybeans… I do… I’ll have no excuse now for not brushing my hair or teeth… I’ll have to give Patrice a good soaking & scrubbing & laundering… I miss them… I love my puppies… I love this breed……. …….But the people…….? Not so much… Most all of the families, who wanted…

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