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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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~~~The Ball~~~

~~~The Ball~~~

We just had the Hunt Club Ball… We all flicked off the noticeably/larger chunks of mud…..donned formal party duds…….and tried to remember our manners and table etiquette… Some were better at it than others. It was fun watching women who were used to wearing heels versus those who weren’t……. …..in the past, I was in that latter group……. …..I could be seen hanging onto door jambs……. …..or skating & slipping across the waxed/slick dance floors on sprained ankles… …..but I’ve…

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The Great Goat Rodeo

The Great Goat Rodeo

As promised……. After my last post about Addy being pregnant……. *****Addy Is In A Family Way*** …..I needed to finish my story about running down our various goats…..in the mud……. Orchestrating…..catching…..&…..ultimately…..dragging various goats into appropriate stalls or pens is difficult at best……. …..but add to that scenario……. …..procrastination……. …..failing daylight……. …..along with recent torrential rains & the resultant/deep/paddock mud……. …..it’s all not a good recipe for success……. …..it was a GREAT recipe (however) for ear-numbing expletives…….spat and spluttered through mud-spattered…

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Joint Check

Joint Check

Let’s cut to the skinny… All four artificial joints are still fine and in good order and stuck where they should be… …..and I don’t have to go back for another three years…….if everything stays copasetic…….(HA!) And that’s just great. But like I said…….I don’t like medical tests and appointments and the related-whatnots…   ~~~~~Here’s an example of what had to occur prior to today’s appointment~~~~~ …….mouths need feeding before anything else can occur on any given day……. …….no actually,…

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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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Hunt Season Is Around The Corner

Hunt Season Is Around The Corner

Tra!  La! Soon…….the 2019/2020 Hunt Season will begin.   In fact, this coming weekend is our Annual Business Meeting.   It’s like the unofficial kick-off of the Hunt season. Even though it’s still beastly hot…….it’s good to know that fox hunting is just around the corner. Yippee!     Tra!  La!     Yahoo!     Zippity Cricket!     I’m Happy! I’m getting a jump on the season’s start by clipping and grooming Addy for the up-coming Hunts. Suzanne-Annette…

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Oops…….I Did It Again

Oops…….I Did It Again

I love my tractor. It’s a wonderful machine.   It’s diminutive but mighty… My Mahindra diesel 2615-HST I suppose it could be bigger.   I’m sure I could do more damage if it were bigger.   Maybe it’s good that it’s not bigger. Recently, I made a little mistake while taking out a compressed alfalfa bale…(approx. 900 lbs.)   The bales that were delivered this month are extra big and extra heavy…….but that’s a good thing…   If I don’t…

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Special Mud

Special Mud

    The Tropical-Whatever did earn a name. He was named Alberto.  He blew through over Memorial Day Weekend. He wasn’t too bad for us here.  Just a couple of downpours with those typical, tropical counter-clockwise winds. I’ll have to see why so much of the water is flowing into the pig pen. They’re loving it, but it’s muddy soup in there. So much so, that when you feed them, and they get so excited awaiting their meal———-there’s a lot…

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Bubble Bath Beauties

Bubble Bath Beauties

  I have my work cut out for me.  I have two big mama’s who need bathing.  Actually, I have more than two…………but today………..it’s just these two. They need scrubbing and hosing and rinsing.  They are equine-examples of the phrase—–“Rinse, Lather and Repeat”—–a lot. I love their socks and feathers.  I don’t love their maintenance.  But alack alas.  It’s one of the perks & troubles of owning a “feathered” breed.  Clydesdales are so very unique and quirky and hairy.  They…

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Swamp Summer

Swamp Summer

Apparently a named Tropical Storm (Emily) went over us a few days ago………………..But I missed it…………………. …………….well I didn’t actually miss it, I did notice it was raining……………a lot.  But it was just another wet day at the oasis.  It was gray, wet, muddy and boot-worthy………………….but not name-worthy(?)………………just a Monday. I did cancel with my home-nurse care who is still seeing me post-knee-replacement-surgery.  But we cancelled because she had new shoes and hadn’t put her boots in her car for…

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