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 mate to Sonja.
Archemides: Puma gray male cat…….and good buddy.
Banamine: Medicine for fever reduction and muscle relaxant.
Becky: Our spotted Draft mare.
Bell: My black Percheron mare (mother to Monarch).
Ben: Irish Wolfhound junior stud…….(and junior idiot).
Bennet: Our spotted Draft gelding. Son of Violet.
Bernadette: Professional Tennis Player. Cohort-in-crime & fun friend in all kinds of adventures while traveling on the women’s professional tennis circuit. She should write a book…….I would read it…….oh, wait/I was there…
Betty Joe Bob: Cousin and best friend…………….(she had to like me, our mothers made her).
Brave: Tri-colored Spotted Drum Horse stallion. Son of Galway Warrior (retired Drum Horse of Queen Elizabeth).
Brood Box: Large box at the bottom of a bee hive. Where “the family” is raised and fed.
Chapin Forest: Chapin State Forest, Kirtland, Ohio
Christina: Roan (pink) Clydesdale mare (mother to Argyle & Brave).
Copernicus: Puma Bengal-spotted male cat…….major instigator.
Chantilly: My bay Clydesdale mare.
Claire: My bay Clydesdale mare. A rescue.
DaVinci: Puma gray male cat. Loves to pee on my vitamin bottles.
Dearth: Honey Bee jargon. It means no bloom. No nectar available. No food. Not good.
Doc: Hugely intelligent, contrary friend for decades & decades. I like poking him with sharp sticks on a regular basis.
Doctor Russell: An old-fashioned, rural, farm vet…..in the best sense of the word. No nonsense. No frills (unless you want them). Decades of real-life experience with all sorts of animals…..big and small…..pets and livestock. I value his wisdom.
(The) Doozie: Very long, aluminum horse trailer (bowling alley).
Drench: Larger quantities of various liquids and/or medicines shot down a throat.
Eliza: Kind friend & fellow rider & dedicated Fox Hunter. Her Hunt horse and good buddy is Mackie. I think before she acquired him, he was a joust horse with the Renaissance Festivals.
Erasmus Doodlelip Snodgrass: My older sister’s donkey during our childhood.
Ester: Friend & fellow rider & cohort-in-crime. How can she be such a great rider and have such beautiful/manicured fingernails? And she’s always looks freshly pressed…….even in the rain(?)
Fey: Irish Wolfhound female.
Galileo: A cat I don’t have yet.
Get Out Of Dodge: Leave abruptly…….with or without primal screaming & cursing & fanfare.
GiGi: Holistic friend for a great many decades…………….she helped me along that short path of becoming a weird cat-lady. I met her Bombay Black (Maru) and fell in love.
Hadrian: Our Irish Wolfhound and senior stud.
Harpo: Husband of Bernadette. A very, very fun & funny actor, creative-talent & Chocoholic.
I.M: Intra-muscular…….usually referring to the type of shot injection or vaccination.
Jimmy Billy: Creative/Think-Outside-the-Box person who comes to fix things on the farm…….plus, he keeps coming back…
Kahlua: Puma brown female cat…….she can reduce you to a steaming puddle with her stare.
Killian: Irish Wolfhound female…….and also an idiot.
Lola: Friend & fellow rider & cohort-in-crime…….she scares me…….I immediately say “how high” even before she says jump.
Long John Silver: Geriatric Umbrella Cockatoo.
Magick: My older daughter’s gray Percheron.
Mary Constance: Friend & fellow rider & Fox Hunt Whipper-In & Equine-Everything-Mentor. Phenomenal horse woman.
Mason: Retired Thoroughbred racehorse stallion/Mason’s Mark.
Molly: Irish Wolfhound female……….Alpha Bitch……….(oh wait…..that’s me).
Montana: Our farrier. He’s young, skinny, & tolerant of our big horses and willing to take care of their monster-hooves.
Mystic: My older daughter’s black Percheron mare (mother to Beauty).
Neil deGrasse Tyson: (Neil) Puma black male cat…….instigator along with Copernicus.
New Castle: Sapphire’s beautiful bay gelding.
Nuc: “Small starter hive”. It’s complete with a queen/drones/& worker bees. Quite often five complete bee frames filled with honey & pollen & brood & egg cells.
Older Daughter: Older daughter.
Optimus Prime: Smelly Boer goat buck.
OTTB: Off The Track Thoroughbred (retired thoroughbred racehorse).
Pascal: The individual in that “Cloud-Thingie” who I blog to…………..(to whom I blog?). My confidante/trustee/& friend. Pascal keeps all my secrets…………well…………secret. He is not prone to gossip and quietly listens to my private/inner thoughts.
Patrice: My over-alls and my friend……………I have several over-alls……………they are all named Patrice. Patrice’s pockets hold the secrets of the universe…………..(and a lot of dirt).
Paulo: My Spousal Unit of forty-two years (and counting)…….one step at a time.
Penitentiary Gulley: Penitentiary Glen Nature Park, Kirtland, Ohio.
Periwinkle: My second Siamese cat. A chocolate point.
Phineas Quigley Tewilliger: Donkey & friend of my childhood.
Pizzle: Medieval-origin word for penis. ***Urban Dictionary***
Poppy: My younger daughter’s Haflinger pony mare.
Professor Dillamond: Oberhasli Dairy Goat buck.
Prosecco: Puma beige female cat…….and evil incarnate.
Ralph: (a.k.a.—“Grease Monkey Ralph”) Riding buddy and owner of D.I. (the best cowpony EVER). Ralph is a Ranch Manager and can fix or solve ANY problem on the farm.
R.C. (Rooster Cogburn): Re-cycled name for favorite roosters on this farm. There have easily been twelve R.C.’s to date.
Re-Cycled Chicken Names: Henny; Penny; Henrietta; Clucky; Plucky (because you pluck them for dinner—get it?); Fluffy; Buffy (always given to a dumb hen (to be continued as I remember them)…….
Robber Bees: Honey bees from another hive, either wild or domestic. Bent on stealing all of the honey & pollen from your domestic hive and/or weakening or destroying your bee hive.
(The) Ruby Doozie: Big, red, diesel truck who hauls the Doozie…….I love my truck.
Sapphire: Friend & fellow rider & kind voice of reason.
Sam: Puma black male cat…….and cuddle-buddy.
Sebastian: Hunt Club friend and now owner of Mason. Sebastian, in addition to being a good rider, is also a horse trainer as well as a farrier.
Simone: Jt. Master of our Fox Hunt, friend & fellow rider & a good voice of reason but thoroughly up for a good time, and the epitome of still-water-runs-deep.
Sonja: My younger daughter’s gray Fjord Horse mare. She was also her friend & therapy horse.
Spousal Unit: In this case, usually, my husband.
S.Q; Sub-Cutaneous…….usually referring to the type of shot injection or vaccination.
Suellen: Friend & fellow rider & Fox Hunt Whipper-In & Mongol Derby rider.
Supers: Bee boxes added to the top of a bee hive. This is where the honey is stored and what the beekeeper harvests. They can be either medium or shallow sized (I use the shallow ones…..they are easier/lighter to carry)-(that’s important when running from the bees). The queen is never in the super (or shouldn’t bee).
Suzanne-Annette: Friend & fellow rider. Always game for a “road-trip” (by “road-trip” we mean driving long distances to bring home more horses).
Talisman. Paulo’s and my first dog. A Blue Merle Great Dane…….with a character and an attitude multiplied by one hundred.
Uncle Bob: Fictional Uncle & useless helper. An inept poser. Don’t lend power-tools to Uncle Bob (he never returns anything).
Violet: My black Clydesdale mare.
Wigs: Riding friend who I wished live closer. She earned her alias & nickname because she comes from Wigan (a town in northwestern England).
Willow: Irish Wolfhound female. Will ‘O the Wisp.
Winn Dixie: Local Florida chain of grocery stores. Similar to Piggly Wiggly (a little further north) and Kroger (even further north).
Younger Daughter: Younger daughter.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~to be continued…
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