Fun With Ducks…….

Fun With Ducks…….

Right now…..I should be doing paperwork to renew my National Athletic Training license before December 31st……. Procrastinate much?????????? But honestly…….I’ve been attempting to do that all day long…….with very little success……. I’ve put out a loud/pathetic wail to my older daughter to help me with all of this necessary cyber-garbage……. …….I’ve got scraps of paper and xeroxed certificates floating all over this house…….and if DaVinci pee’d on them sometime throughout the year…….who knows what I did with them…….?… …..I sure…

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Mister Lawn Jockey

Mister Lawn Jockey

I can write about “him” now… He’s not a secret any more… I was requested by Ester’s husband to paint a concrete lawn jockey for Ester as a holiday gift… …..and subsequently an old lawn jockey was delivered onto my driveway… …..the chickens and I and Patrice were enlisted to paint Mr. Lawn Jockey (a.k.a./M.L.J.)… …..he needed a good wash…..and a scrub…..and then multiple coats of sealant… …..and after a guarded phone call to Ester…..I found out what colors she…

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Oscar’s On His Way

Oscar’s On His Way

A couple days ago my younger daughter and I loaded up the dually with five (now 25 pound a piece) Irish Wolfhound puppies for their continued puppy shot series and up-dated health certificates. All of the necessary vaccinations, paperwork, pokes & prods were completed when we re-packed the pups back into the truck and wove our way back home. Paulo’s sub-compact would no longer be the vehicle of choice for five Wolfhound puppies…….now it’s just gotta be the entire back…

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Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

It gets dark at this time of year so quickly… It’s hard to get the outside chores done in the daylight. We’re still medicating Addy twice a day with 45 capsules dissolved in water each time… It’s hard enough trying to accomplish that in the full light of day, much less while she’s jiving and diving in the dark……. …..I don’t blame her…….it really tastes BAD! I’ve gotten that stuff in my hair…in my eyes…lots of it in my mouth…

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The Holiday Sprint

The Holiday Sprint

Maybe the Holidays should be more accurately identified as a Sprint combined with a Marathon… Today for example: Wake up. Brush multiple cats off face. Feed cats; feed hounds; feed puppies; clean puppy kennels. Go outside (take multiple deep breaths to clear my head of the morning house-fumes). Feed chickens/turkeys/rabbits/goats/pigs…….and then the horses. Check on Poppy (who had decided to opportunistically break down the already dry-rotted fence posts yesterday…….and then gorge on a compressed alfalfa block…….and then subsequently colic…….). Yesterday…

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This Old House

This Old House

  I guess we put enough lights on the Christas tree this year… Well, maybe we put a few too many… …..my younger daughter and I had to go out to run some errands……. …..and when we came back and tried plugging in the tree…….everything stayed dark……. …..not just the tree…….but the ceiling fan…….and other wall plugs and lights in the kitchen too……. …..no fuses were flipped…….hmmmmmmmm… But this house has ALWAYS been unique……. …..that’s an understatement….. Here’s another example…

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Mission Accomplished ~~~Puppy Proofing The Christmas Tree

Mission Accomplished ~~~Puppy Proofing The Christmas Tree

We finally got the tree up AND we got it lit! It’s not pretty…….but it’s (fairly) puppy-proof… Let the games begin!                       Tra!  La! My younger daughter and I went to our special tree farm and picked out our tree…….(we’ve been going to the same Christmas Tree Farm since my girls were in diapers.)   ***Lazy Lay Acres Christmas Tree Farm*** …..Paulo gives us ceiling height measurements ahead of time.  We…

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The Annual Christmas Photo

The Annual Christmas Photo

We’ve been doing a Christmas Photo and Letter for well over thirty years… We’ll do it again this year… I’m sure there are people out there who would just like us to take them off  “the”  list… …I won’t… I never anticipated that getting older would give me license to get crotchety-er… …..it has… …..heh…..heh…..heh… ………….how did a word like crotchety-er and an annual Christmas tradition end up in the same paragraph…….? (hmmmmmmmmm…)   One of these years, I am…

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The Horse Psychic

The Horse Psychic

I’m pulling out all the stops… Yesterday I had a psychic come to our property to “read” my horses and the land… Surprised? Oh…….come on……. …..you shouldn’t be by now! …..and here’s a spoiler…….it’s not the first time she’s been here either… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sabrina came yesterday… (alias…alias…alias) She’s crusty…….I like her… Years ago (2004) she was here to read two of our horses… One of which, we were having a great deal of behavioral trouble with……. Sabrina told us…….all she…

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