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~~~Horse Thieves~~~

~~~Horse Thieves~~~

Just like I need more to worry about. Apparently there are horse thieves in our area. Social media and the regular daily news has been helping with information. As gruesome as it sounds, there was at least one horse (a little south of us) who disappeared and was later found in a field as a butchered carcass. What is wrong with people? The advice that’s being circulated is not to leave leads near the stalls or halters on your horses….

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I Think It’s Time To Do The Christmas Card…….(are we late?)

I Think It’s Time To Do The Christmas Card…….(are we late?)

Yep…..it’s that time….. I can feel it in the air….. It’s time to put pen to paper and scratch out our annual letter….. What? It’s Late…..you say!?!…….!?! Pshaw…….I say…! One year I sent them out at Easter….. …..and recently someone reminded me that I sent them out in the summer… Maybe I should aim for next year’s  Autumnal Equinox  for our 2020 photo…..? That’s an idea…!!!… But for this year……. …..we’ve picked out a compilation of eight photos….. Paulo doesn’t…

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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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University Of Florida Botanist’s Opinion

University Of Florida Botanist’s Opinion

And around and around we go………… The weed photos were dutifully sent to U. of  F. And surprise, surprise, surprise…………. …..none of the weeds were considered poisonous to horses or livestock…………. …..well, that’s not entirely true……. Weed #5 (they believe) is from the “mallow” family. It could cause higher than normal nitrate levels in the blood…….IF the plant is stressed and then eaten………….(?) …..well…….Weed #5 didn’t look “stressed” or even nibbled on by the horses.  There were only two of…

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Dorian Approacheth…..

Dorian Approacheth…..

The spaghetti models are running amuck… We are all feeling whiplashed by that stupid pasta… Our favorite meteorologist is looking haggard… My stomach acids are typically/seasonally churning away just like the hurricanes… Dorian is gaining strength over the very warm waters in the tropics… We are all watching the hinging-point of where he will ultimately make landfall……. …….there is a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean that will determine when Dorian makes a turn from going to the west…….to heading…

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Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace

I suppose I have to now……. I’ve been putting this off for awhile……. It’s been over two weeks……. So I’ll just jump in at the deep end……. Chantilly died suddenly……. So suddenly…….. I can’t wrap my head around any of this……. We’ve involved the county’s Environmental Crimes Unit… But like everything else……. …they are not going to be able to find anything……. We have her death on surveillance camera footage……. …….very dramatic… …….very sudden… I’d been watching the horses since…

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Annual Lobster Party

Annual Lobster Party

  We did it again. We pulled off another annual Hunt Club Lobster Party. 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lbs lobsters abounded…….well, they really didn’t “abound” per se. Bounding would have been difficult with those rubber-band-things on their claws. But in the news, at the same time, was a rare occurrence in a lobster net in New England.   A bright blue lobster was caught.   *****Blue Lobster Caught In New England***** *****Albino, Calico, & Blue Lobsters*****   Apparently it’s…

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A Year Has Gone By…….

A Year Has Gone By…….

    April 21st., 2019… I know it’s Easter Sunday………. ……….but it’s another day too……….   ……….it’s the day last year that our horses started dying………. My family is trying to move on………. …..we are………. Additionally it’s the anniversary of my Father’s passing……………   Quite the day, isn’t it?………. But……………we’re also hoping that Claire is in foal to Brave………. That’s something to celebrate……….isn’t it?!! We do still need Dr. Stevie Wonder to confirm by ultra sound to make sure……….  …

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Brave’s Coif

Brave’s Coif

  Brave has more mane and tail than he knows what to do with.     His long hair has a luxurious wave to it………….almost like the 1920’s finger-wave…………..but he doesn’t take care of it. I don’t think he’s touched a brush or a comb in years…   So, I guess I have to do it… His mane is really luxurious & thick.     But if it’s left to its own devices, it twists into dreadlocks. Brave the Rastafarian….

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Brave’s First Rodeo

Brave’s First Rodeo

    Well, it’s more like a slow, low-key kind of a rodeo. He’s a draft horse, so nothing really ever revs to over-drive. But, Brave is under the magnifying glass now. We need him to be a good, well-behaved young man. He is the last of our original drafts. I don’t want to loose him too. I’m more than a little paranoid and possessive……………that’s understandable. Given the multiple, bizarre, mysterious deaths of so many of our horses during this…

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