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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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One Cold Day In Florida

One Cold Day In Florida

We Had A Hard Freeze!!! Tra!  La! Take that mosquitoes! I don’t think we’ve had a hard freeze for the past two winters at least… We need at least one a winter to kill off the green-gooies that get to thriving in the heat and humidity down here…….(witness Ben’s head). And the mosquito population has been growing each year exponentially. As an aside…….did you know that we have elected officials who head up our Mosquito Control Division? ***Our Elected Mosquito…

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~~~Anja Is The Best~~~

~~~Anja Is The Best~~~

My younger daughter and her new horse Anja continue to bond. It’s great to see their relationship forming. I feel like Anja will learn to look out for my kid. She’s a gentle soul. Anja is still at Suzanne-Annette’s…….she still has one more botulism vaccination before she can come to our farm… …..but she’ll be coming home this month. Tra!  La! It’s winter here in sub-tropical Florida… Suzanne-Annette is a native Floridian… The temperature has dipped occasionally into the 40’s…

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It’s Finally Cooler…

It’s Finally Cooler…

The weather has FINALLY gotten cooler…!!! Tra!  La! I don’t know how long this is going to last though… It’s been hot and sweltering and humid for so very long. I’d forgotten what pleasant weather felt like.. …..I’m used to moss and mold growing on everything…..including me… …..late summer here is much like swimming through terrarium-scum….. But I recently had to dust off the heat lamp and put it on Long John Silver (our geriatric Umbrella cockatoo) for the last…

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Tropical Cyclone “Nestor”

Tropical Cyclone “Nestor”

Well “Nestor” blew through… ~~(why was Nestor categorized as a Cyclone and not a Tropical Storm…….I do not know)~~ We were on the right-hand side of this storm…   So we didn’t get the brunt of the winds…….but we did get the rains… He dumped a lot of rain… Honestly, with everything that has been going on here with the Irish Wolfhound puppies and the accompanying late night sleep deprivation…………I almost completely missed this one… *****Hello—My Name is Nestor***** …..that…

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Dorian

Dorian

  Abaco was first……. Dorian is over the Bahamas now……. All of the U.S. eastern coastline waits & watches……. Dorian is just camping out over those poor islands……. He’s so huge and so slow……. The islands are so flat……. It almost looks like he’s just parked right over them……. …..I heard that the Grand Bahama Airport is under five feet of water……. …..I knew a woman who went down to the islands to start a horse carriage business……. …..sigh……. I…

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Dorian’s Meanderings

Dorian’s Meanderings

It looks like we dodged the bullet…….(or the Ziti). …..this time….. …..however, our escape still isn’t etched in stone…….Mother Nature is at the helm… …..but again, I find myself asking——-why am I still in Florida…..? …..oh yeah, I have Floridian children who were both born here and don’t know anywhere else… *****Muckluk Definition***** I could just buy them muckluks & scratchy, woolen underwear and drag them back up North with me to an Ohio farm… …..it’s a thought… …..a serious…

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“Dorian” (et al) & The Bees

“Dorian” (et al) & The Bees

****NOAA’s Atlantic Update***** What was dry in December, is not dry now… What was dry in March, is not dry now… The same in June… And most of July… But not now.   When I set up the bee hives, I picked a “higher” spot in the goat pasture…….(let’s face it—–the goat pasture is synonymous with “the back swamp”.)…….(“swamp” being the operative word) I even put the hives up on two cement blocks. But even without a hurricane, we are…

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Patrice & Me & Mud

Patrice & Me & Mud

I sit here after barn chores in wet over-alls… I should be showering and laundering off all of “this”… But what’s the point? It’s going to happen all over again when I go back outside later… I think Patrice & I will just flick off the chunky bits and wait for the “rest” to dry. What I mean by the “rest”…….can be defined as mud/poo/pee/sweat/more-mud/and tears……..maybe that should be a name for a rock group?………….oh, wait…….I think it’s already been…

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