~~~Farm Husbandry…….(with the husband)~~~

~~~Farm Husbandry…….(with the husband)~~~

This last weekend was productive… Some key projects really needed addressing… They were all a decrepit/rotted mess… …..beyond decrepit… Fence repair is ALWAYS high on the list… Fences are never perfect… Fences always need fixing… Did you know those elves or pixies who live in everyone’s dryer……the ones who steal and/or eat all of those spare socks…….? …..well, I’m positive their second cousins are the fence-gnawing gnomes… I’m sure those beasties live in a dead stump out back in our…

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All For The Lack Of A Collar

All For The Lack Of A Collar

We should have named Ben…..Houdini… He is the best escape-artist, when it comes to getting out of his collars… We (the knuckle-dragging/bi-peds) finally learned that a chain collar for the boy is necessary……. …..we learned too late…….but we ultimately learned……. …..we have also learned that the addition of a hearty harness (for social occasions, when we have to go out) is a necessity for the Ben-boy……. …..(so that I can pull him off balance & subsequently stop his momentum)….. In…

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~~~The Daily Egg Hunt~~~

~~~The Daily Egg Hunt~~~

*****Disclaimer To My Friends***** *****There Will Be Snake Photos In This Post***** (…..there I feel better now…..) (…..I have a few squeamish friends…..) It’s that time of year when my biddies (the chickens…..not my friends) are warming up to more egg production… It conveniently coincides with Spring Egg Celebrations like Easter… Being that my hens are all truly free-range…..that means they can lay their eggs just about anywhere… A daily egg-search is a must……. …..on top of the generator……. …..in…

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…….it was an even darker and more ominous night in the forest…….

…….it was an even darker and more ominous night in the forest…….

Suellen made it……. She lived to tell the world……. …..well, only after she drove another five miles on firm ground to where there were adequate cell phone bars……. …..the rest of us were all stuck out in the boonies, way back in the woods……. …..Suellen had been able to radio back to us using the radio for the Huntsman and the Whipper-Ins… …..we now knew that there were vehicles totally blocking the exit for the rest of the trucks, horse…

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…….it was a dark and ominous evening in the forest…….

…….it was a dark and ominous evening in the forest…….

Fox Hunters are game for just about any inclement weather……. Several years ago our tried & true club members were actually Hunting during a small(?) named Hurricane……. …..in all fairness it had just been down-graded to a Tropical Storm at that point…… …..(but there was another one on the way)……. …..to this day (when we Hunt on that Fixture) there are still maturing pine trees that have a right-angle growth pattern (parallel to the ground) where the wind blew them…

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~~~The Ball~~~

~~~The Ball~~~

We just had the Hunt Club Ball… We all flicked off the noticeably/larger chunks of mud…..donned formal party duds…….and tried to remember our manners and table etiquette… Some were better at it than others. It was fun watching women who were used to wearing heels versus those who weren’t……. …..in the past, I was in that latter group……. …..I could be seen hanging onto door jambs……. …..or skating & slipping across the waxed/slick dance floors on sprained ankles… …..but I’ve…

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Paulo & Me

Paulo & Me

After more than forty-two years of marital bliss, you kind of get to know each other……. You know favorite foods……. You know if he’s going to accelerate or slow down at a yellow traffic light…..(FYI…he never slows down)…… You know he’s never going to turn his socks right-side-out. …..you know topics that are safe to talk about……. …..you know the ones to avoid…………………at all cost. …..or sometimes to just launch into for a lark….. …..just because…….and always with dramatic-flair……. …..sometimes…

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One More Cold Day In Florida…….(?)

One More Cold Day In Florida…….(?)

…..if we’re lucky, we might eke out another mini-freeze……. …..and maybe with another very cold night, we will frost-bite a few more skeeters, for good measure……. …..I’m really hoping that will happen. …..I think we’re forecasted to go down to the high thirties……. …..usually that means (where we are here) we will get down a little lower……. …..I’ll happily take that. I’ve been sleeping with socks on in anticipation……. …..or maybe it’s just because I’m getting old and my circulation…

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~~~It’s That Time Again~~~

~~~It’s That Time Again~~~

NETTLES!!! Those @#$%@# ‘ed weeds are back…….(AGAIN)……. …..sigh……. …..I don’t want to deal with them……. …..I don’t want to write about them…….again……. So…..I won’t……. …..I don’t want to have to spray them……. …..I don’t want to torch them with one of those hand-held, incendiary-thingies that Jimmy Billy suggested last year…….(although that does sound intriguing)… …..maybe if I ignore them thoroughly…..maybe…..just maybe…..they will go away……. I hate these @#$%@#’ed fireweed-nettles……. (Should you be interested…..here are past posts on these booger-plants…….  …

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Hoof Beats ~ Heart Beats ~ And Full Cry

Hoof Beats ~ Heart Beats ~ And Full Cry

This fox hunting season is almost drawing to a close… My younger daughter and I are hoping to ride regularly next season… Her horse, Anja, will be home……. …..and my horse, Addy, will hopefully be hunt-able by then……. …..(I’ll just keep poking the pills down her throat until Dr/Rev. Stevie Wonder says I should stop…….) …..(her recent blood work was the best yet…..soooooooo…..there’s that…) This last season, my younger daughter & I have hung out at post-Hunt Tea’s to help…

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