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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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!!!!!!!*****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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What A Difference A Preposition Makes…….

What A Difference A Preposition Makes…….

    Let me start out by saying…….I love the Oxford comma. But I also like messing with language. Punctuation can be a bully. Don’t get me started… *****Funnilicious Mistakes***** Words and punctuation should be made to entertain… They are the bestest fun to play…with……. I love using & abusing them. I have an on-going/personal feud with apostrophes & plural possessive words ending with “s”… *****Weird Al Yankovic’s “Word Crimes”***** I would like to know who is the person who…

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Bone Density——Yippee!!!

Bone Density——Yippee!!!

  I recently went to my doctor. I don’t avoid them… I really don’t… I do procrastinate however… They are so judgy……………and opinionated… AND, “they” are the first to say that they “practice” their trade…………hmmmmmmmmm… So, there’s that……. Let’s put it this way, I had to get the lab work done because the prescriptions were about to expire after almost a year. So I did. And then I went back to the doctor. I like him.  He’s judgy, but he’s…

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Addy’s Issues Are Still Unsolved

Addy’s Issues Are Still Unsolved

  The big old girl doesn’t look sick…   She doesn’t act sick… She is a little off her feed……………but only just a little…   And that could just be because of all of the pills I am crunching up and sprinkling on it while trying to disguise the meds under a veil of maple syrup (imitation). ***************Caution:   Digression Starting*************** (I’m a purist when it comes to maple syrup)-(and YES, Ohio has a small maple syrup industry)-(I grew up…

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Stacking the Chicken Deck…….(or how to win big bucks @ next years Florida State Fair)

Stacking the Chicken Deck…….(or how to win big bucks @ next years Florida State Fair)

  I’m perusing the poultry web-sites… I’m checking chicken mail-order catalogs…   This IS the time of year to start prepping for next year’s Poultry Show at the Florida State Fair.   My younger daughter got her prize money winnings for her Best of Breed Blue-Laced Red Wyandotte hen———she won $5.00… …………………………………………….Woot!  Woot!………………………………………………   Simone should have received her prize money check in the mail by now for her Rooster “Rex”.  She either got $3.00 or maybe even a whopping…

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And The Results Are In……………..(aka The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost)

And The Results Are In……………..(aka The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost)

  The Open Poultry Show is now recorded in the archives for Poultry Posterity… The chickens are awaiting their release day… Now they are just showing themselves off for the public and general fair-goer. ……….Why is it………just about every fair patron………who passes a cow………has to go………moooooooooooooooo………???     Those of us who frequent the livestock pavilion, will sit on the stacked hay bales and watch the variety of passer-bys (it’s better than analyzing Walmart shoppers after midnight)…     ……………..and…

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Bath-Time With Lola

Bath-Time With Lola

  I’m not skilled enough to down load the video that I took. That’s a pity… It would have been a classic… Tomorrow is check-in for the chickens for the Open Poultry Show at the Florida State Fair…   Lola had to come by tonight to bathe her chicken…………….Lola insisted on coming by this evening to baby-shampoo her bird…………… Who am I to stand in Lola’s way? We had a long conversation earlier today on the appropriate clippers needed for…

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Busy Week Ahead/Things To Do/People To See

Busy Week Ahead/Things To Do/People To See

      Things to do…………..things to do…………..things to do…       Tomorrow my younger daughter and I have a lunch appointment with her potential employer. We’ve been waiting for this potential opportunity for a long time. My daughter completed her horticultural education in St. Augustine, Florida after completing Florida School for the Deaf & the Blind along with First Coast College.     That school is phenomenally great………….absolutely!   Lunch tomorrow is with the manager of a local,…

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State Fair Poultry Entries

State Fair Poultry Entries

  We’re getting organized… I’ve got enthusiastic friends on board… The poultry has been identified and chosen… Entry forms have been filled-out and sent in…   Our $3.00 entry fees have been emptied out of pockets and couch cushions and counted up…     Houston, we are on a go status… However a tragic, major stumble has already occurred………………..(i.e.  my friend, Suzanne-Annette’s exhibit ducks were eaten by a dog owned by her Airbnb visitors………….sigh.) The dog broke into her coop…

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