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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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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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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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Opening Hunt Meet

Opening Hunt Meet

Yesterday was our fox hunt club’s Opening Hunt Meet. It was the official opening of the Fox Hunting Season following the Cubbing Season. It was held at one of our favorite venues. An absolutely beautiful ranch with pastures and woods and streams and bridges and ponds. My younger daughter and I couldn’t go this year……. …..again… She’s not ready yet to ride her new horse, Anja……. …….which reminds me, I haven’t written about Anja yet——-(her purchase, or her shipment (from…

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Mason and Sebastian

Mason and Sebastian

Mason has a new home. Mason has a better home. Mason has a new job now too. He has gravitated from being an apathetic, non-breeding/non-productive stallion….. …..to being a potential hunter/jumper gelding in-training….. ***Disclaimer***(Mason was never consulted about the personal cost of this career transition…..) However, he is now ensconced three hours south of us in Sarasota. He has a glowing future of possibilities. He already looks like he fits easily into the horse shoes that are in store for…

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All Hallows Eve & All Saints Day

All Hallows Eve & All Saints Day

………….phew, this has been a super busy week and then some…………. Our Hunt Club Tea went well… People were well fed… Music blared.  (A huge industrial fan had to be enlisted (we have record breaking heat here in Florida for this time of the year.) I feel good when people not only eat the food I’ve made, but also take carrots for their horses along with a take home plate for later for themselves……. …..that means the food must’ve tasted…

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Halloween Fun-ness!

Halloween Fun-ness!

Halloween is coming up. So is my first Hunt Club Tea. The Tea’s on Wednesday evening (tomorrow). Halloween is on Thursday. I’m planning my menu now. It’ll be easy…….Shepherd’s Pie,  Baked Spaghetti Casserole,  Caesar salad,  Goat Curry  (one of our Masters lived in Jamaica for awhile), Cobweb cupcakes and Halloween cookies with Sprinkles. …….with beverages and a full bar…….(of course)… We have so many cookie cutters… …..it’s easy to find Seasonal favorites… So we pulled out broomsticks, hissing cats, Dracula…

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!!!!!!!*****First Hunt~~First Hunt~~First Hunt*****!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!*****First Hunt~~First Hunt~~First Hunt*****!!!!!!!

Get out of the way…………. …..old lady on a pony coming through…………. Lola and I made it to the first Hunt of the Season!!!!! Tra!  La! Actually Lola dragged me……. …..you don’t say no to Lola…! HA!  I just remembered the lyrics to that song! …..whatever Lola wants…..Lola gets… I’ll download some quick photos from the Hunt. It wasn’t too hot at 6:30am…(69F) It wasn’t too bad by 8:15am… …but it was heating up fast… It was sweaty hot when…

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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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