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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Vacation Time WooHoo!!

Well I am getting packed up for a week at our Time Share in Branson. Got my season pass for Silver Dollar City. Packed some awesome books, DVD's and CD's, walking shoes and small backpack. So think I am set to take off tomorrow. No computer, no blogging, nada! Cold Turkey, off line. But I am ready. Looking forward to a few days of alone time, then some family is joining me later in the week. So that will be fun. Hubby is staying home to take care of the critters and get the lawn all mowed up. When I get back, having a family get together at the farm, then the next day Hubby is headed out to Nv. again to get his sister moved back again.

She is all healed up from her fractured hip, and has been on a cane now for a couple weeks and doing well. Hate it that it is the hottest time of the year. She lives in Carson City, just over the hill from the big fires up at Lake Tahoe. While we lived there a couple years ago there was a big fire on the west side of Carson City, up in the big pines where all the nice homes are. Looks bad when a big fire goes thru. We could see the fire from our home. Burned down over 30 homes and we thought that was bad. Can't imagine 300 up at the lake.

Well I am off, wishing a safe trip to the nieces traveling across country to be here for a visit with their Mom and all of us. Looking forward to that. I know they will have a great time together, and will get to see some cousins they haven't seen in ages. You know its really all about family isn't it?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

Synchronicity ? You decide.

I just ran (well walked) to the bank before I opened the store this morning, and dropped in at the little restaurant on my way back. I do that once in awhile to treat myself to someone else's coffee. Anyway I love it when little encounters just seem to happen. At the table by the door was a gal who recognized me from my book store and she introduced me to the older gentleman sitting with her. She said he is a local "character." Guess he is into Mo. Cowboy Poetry, and all sorts of things. We ended up doing some name dropping of Nevada Cowboy Poetry famous people and I guess he has been invited to Elko Nv. to their annual get together. I have attended the Cowboy Poetry thing that the hospital aux. puts on annually in Carson City. What a hoot. Hoping they come by the store to visit more and maybe bring me some books to sell. He has published his own poetry books.

Funny, just this morning hubby and I were sitting on the deck enjoying the morning coolness and talking about horses and remembering the pack trip we did at Elko back in about 1988. Part of the trip was a real steep trail down the mountain side and the horse I was on "Waddy" got spooked and sort of reared up so I bailed off and walked him down the rest of the way. Would you believe that one of the Elko poetry guys we talked about at the restaurant was a guy named Waddy Mitchell. Spooky huh?

If you are interested put this into your search engine and see what you find. National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Quote from "Many Lives, Many Masters"

"Wisdom is achieved very slowly. This is because intellectual knowledge, easily acquired, must be transformed into 'emotional', or subconscious, knowledge. Once transformed, the imprint is permanent. Behavioral practice is the necessary catalyst of this reaction. Without action, the concept will wither and fade. Theoretical knowledge without practical application is not enough."

Much food for thought.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blowing Smoke

Had the weirdest thing happen Sunday. We had finished dinner and was out on the deck and hubby did a big burp. He blew what looked like smoke from his mouth and nose. I have never seen anything like it. He does not smoke and he said it felt real dry, so was not a vapor of any kind. Well this has bugged me till last pm when it hit me as to what it was.

After he ate his dinner he had taken his vitamins, and he has quite a hand full to take. I think a few minutes later he did his burp and one of the capsules had dissolved enough that the powder inside flew up his esophagus and came out his mouth and nose with his burp. That is the only logical thing I can think of. Isn't that the weirdest thing ever??

Saturday, June 16, 2007

New Boobs?

I happen to know someone who is looking {and feeling} for new boobs. So I am trying to help out with her research and have found the perfect pair for her. So scroll down to the picture below of the perfect pair of Boobies.!!
Oh, her mother will be soooooooo jealous!

A pair of Boobies

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Thought for the Day

As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behaviour. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behaviour. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works."
– John Maxwell

Thursday, June 14, 2007

To see my Chick Flicks

Go to this other blog site of mine to see my pictures. Just copy and paste the site.
The only reason I like the spaces place is because it is so user friendly for posting pictures and albums. So I end up duplicating most of my posts to that site as most of my family have it.

So there you go. Go see my Chicks!! Will make you smile.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Hay is a WashOut! And baby chicks too!!

Well so much for making hay while the sun shines. Had the hay cut a week ago then it set in raining, got 1/2 in 2 days later, then kept getting sprinkles almost daily, Was almost dried out on Sun, then Sun nite it rained pretty good and kept raining all Mon morning, Got over 3 inches, with alot of flooding across the field into the ditches and creek. So this first cutting is totally ruined. What a bummer, as the first cutting is always the best. Hope it dries out enough so the guy can get in and rake up what is left and bale it and get it off the field so the new can grow ok and we can get another cutting or maybe 2 more time. We usually get 3 cuttings a year. It is raining again right now. Seems it just can't quit.

Sat pm. we discovered that 2 of our wild banty chickens hatched out babies. 3 in one batch and 4 in the other. Those sneaky girls flew into the chicken pen to snuggle up with the rooster. See the rooster and our laying hens can't fly out of the chicken yard. They have it good, a nice big grassy yard with a couple cedar trees and a chicken house to go into with nest boxes. So the only way the banties got fertile eggs was to fly into the chicken yard. They are sort of free spirits, and live out around the barn most of the time and have free run of the farm. No way to contain them. Have 3 in all. Well the baby chicks are reddish with some stripping down the back. I only got a good look because I used the binoculars! They won't let you get very close. But they seem to be hanging out down by the carport so we put feed and water out for them to help out. So we will see if they can protect them from the wild critters.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Reason for high gas prices, you think?

A lot of folks can't understand how we came
to have an oil shortage here in our country.
Well, there's a very simple answer.
Nobody bothered to check the oil.
We just didn't know we were getting low.
The reason for that is purely geographical.
Our OIL is located in
Coastal Florida
Coastal Louisiana
are located in
Washington, DC!!!

Any Questions???
NO? Didn't think So.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Making Hay While The Sun Shines!

Yea, finally we are getting our hay field cut. Just hope it doesn't rain for a few days. Seems it has rained nearly daily for weeks. Kept track on the calendar and for May we got a total of 7 inches, and have had 2 1/2 inches so far for June. Seems like we got April in May this year. Also the baler is taking a larger portion of the hay for his share, It has been a 50-50 deal in the past but now is is 1/3 for owner and 2/3 for the baler. The cost of fuel is the reason. We don't really care as long as we get enough hay in the barn to feed the horse and 3 donkeys thru the winter.

Speaking of donkeys, I have finally started working with Miss Flossy. She is our baby, but is getting big now. About 10 mo. old, {and the naughty little secret is that I catch her still nursing sometimes} But she has been a little biter from the start. The folks who had her when she was born thought it was cute to let her suck their fingers. NOT. But I find that if I clip the lead rope to her halter and "lead" her to the barn daily for their little feed treat, she is distracted and haven't had any biting. But don't turn your back!! Have given her a little smack on the nose and a firm NO. She is still just full of energy.

Neighbor across the road brought a couple of his horses home after having them on some other pasture all winter and spring. So all the neighbor horses had to call out their welcomes and trot up and down the fence to show off.

Flowers are blooming and have tomatoes set on now. Glad I have help with all the lawn mowing now that hubby is back home. It is a team effort to keep it all mowed and trimmed. But it is so peaceful in the country, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.