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        12-08-2013, 04:34 AM
      #14121
    Yearling
    Popping in late, after my 3p11p shift; have read the last 2 days, consider yourselves all "liked" (lol, "love" you guys).

    Eole: 10 horses left @ the 'lil ranch @ the moment; Janice's 4, an owner's 3, an owner's 2, & an owner's one. (Tina owns the 3; have not met her, but she owns Tommy, plus Addie & Rosie. The 2 are Arabians, & the 1 is baby Beauty).

    Everyone's Christmas decorations are lookin' lovely!

    Ah, Stan you spent the day lookin' for pigs & goats. I spent today lookin' for any old people that slipped on the ice or fell in the snow! Lol...didn't find any. We've just had tons of no-heat calls. TGI my F. & I do agree w/you about boys; although not a mother, have seen alot in the "past few years". Yup, there's a difference (like, no s..t [monitor, pleez forgive, couldn't help that]). Like "duh". Even my little boy cat has to crash & burn himself & push his limits...then looks at me like "huh?". Just being a boy.

    Have another short post, but have to get off & on again, so doesn't get eaten...
         
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        12-08-2013, 05:03 AM
      #14122
    Yearling
    Ok: I did something that I was afraid was stupid ($wise) ,but did it anyway but think it's a good thing: took some $ from my work Christmas bonus & found on Amazon some DVDs (idea being: can set up my exercise ball, my soon-to-be constructed horse-head w/rein-board, & "be there" while I watch/work.

    Ordered:Rider & Horse Back to Back: Establishing a Mobile, Stable Core In The Saddle (Susanne von Dietz); Balance In Movement: The Seat of the Rider (von Dietz); Learn Horseback Riding: A Step-by-Step Video Guide (by N/A) & Intermediate Horseback Riding (by N/a).

    Got enough to qualify for free shipping on 4 of them. Really trying to get myself set up for winter, & the Mondays I can't get out to SkyView. Besides, need to somehow get into greater focus during the week anyway, so...hopeful implementation. I was very careful w/ordering, & think I got what will be most beneficial.

    Supposed to snow starting tonight & thru tomorrow. Hope I can get out to muck around @ the 'lil ranch on Monday. Going to be cold, if I can get there (cold is cold, I can do it [TG not in Canada!]), but can't drive in blowing snow w/icy roads. Will see. I have hunter's socks to put in my rubber boots that I can put batteries in, so getting prepared.

    I'm sure I've missed stuff in recent posts; but, I did always wonder, btw, how well hay nets actually worked; they kinda seemed like an accident waiting to happen, & you that know just affirmed it.

    Nite all. Tomorrow am going to do laundry, basic domestic chores, call my Mom in Iowa (an every Sunday thing), clean fish tanks...then make a good dinner & crash w/a book or movie, or both...& go to bed early, to see how HorseMonday wants to present itself.

    Be well.
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        12-08-2013, 05:08 AM
      #14123
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    Originally Posted by tjtalon    
    Popping in late, after my 3p11p shift; have read the last 2 days, consider yourselves all "liked" (lol, "love" you guys).

    Eole: 10 horses left @ the 'lil ranch @ the moment; Janice's 4, an owner's 3, an owner's 2, & an owner's one. (Tina owns the 3; have not met her, but she owns Tommy, plus Addie & Rosie. The 2 are Arabians, & the 1 is baby Beauty).

    Everyone's Christmas decorations are lookin' lovely!

    Ah, Stan you spent the day lookin' for pigs & goats. I spent today lookin' for any old people that slipped on the ice or fell in the snow! Lol...didn't find any. We've just had tons of no-heat calls. TGI my F. & I do agree w/you about boys; although not a mother, have seen alot in the "past few years". Yup, there's a difference (like, no s..t [monitor, pleez forgive, couldn't help that]). Like "duh". Even my little boy cat has to crash & burn himself & push his limits...then looks at me like "huh?". Just being a boy.

    Have another short post, but have to get off & on again, so doesn't get eaten...

    Son and I are going deer stalking end of January in the middle of NZ north island. (my shout) Some thing I want to do with the boys. It becomes a story they can tell their own chldren. I know it sounds bad but I need some practice amd wild pig has a nice tast when spit roasted. Young goat is also a lean meet compaired to lamb and similar in taste. I have been sighting in the new gun and have discovered I have developed the habbit of closing my eyes just as the gin fires. Not a good thing so practice is required.

    I deal with them when they come out of the courts or prison and its the same story, mum aunties and sisters all telling them what to do and no male role models to get a ballance and NORMAL male input. In NZ its getting to be 50% of the children are being raised in a one parent family and we have different roles to play when raising children, that is not being done as most of the children are being raised by their mothers. In the same token I do not believe men are fully equiped to raise girls. Here is another interesting fact. More children are killed by their mothers than by their fathers. I'll lay odds you wont believe that one. But its true now back to horses for they keep us sane but broke.
         
        12-08-2013, 05:45 AM
      #14124
    Yearling
    Back on quick to respond to Stan:

    Maybe keep your eye quick on the critter after sighting on the rifle; changes your focus while aim is steady & your eyes won't close; nano-second thing, of course. Thinkin' it's just the newness of the rifle & unfamiliarity w/impact. I'd love to try roasted wild pig, sounds good.

    Raising either girls or boys in one parent families is complicated. My current book-read is a history of Europe post-war 1945- 1990. Just getting into it (detailed book), but I just read that post-war Germany circa '50s-60's had a population raised predominately by women. That produced some some very productive & able men, but those are the ones that got in the "headlines", who knows what happened to the common folks. As said, very complicated (& convoluted).

    What needs to "happen" is both strong male & female roles in child rearing, & there we are, right in the middle of our messy present mess. Yes, more females go nuts & kill their children, & males go whatever. It's a not-nice world, where some people think to seem it's ok to murder.

    That's our dilemma on this planet. Those who are sane, do something else, & survive. The good stuff is hard to glean, but it's there.

    Here, we go to horses.

    Sorry if I went over the top.
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        12-08-2013, 11:39 AM
      #14125
    Green Broke
    Stan-I'm w/you on the theory boys need to get dirty, challenge themselves, etc.

    Koolio-Yes, I'm into the warmer weather-cold makes everything hurt-you may not understand this for another 20 years or so, maybe never, if you're lucky, but it's a reality for many of us. But I have lots of clothes, and don't need to be anywhere in a hurry-that is one of the joys of retirement-LOL.

    The donkeys water trough has a crack in it, so when it thaws enough to empty it, she will get a new one, & it will become a food bin, probably for the Morgan mare as she dumps her hay out of the 45 gal tub she now has. It's new, so that might be the water bin & it's black so that might help.

    Didn't get much snow yesterday-just a dusting & it's already gone. We'll get a little warmer in the next few days. I made some fudge yesterday-oh yum!

    TJ-Those books, or DVD's sound good, & the exercise ball does help w/core strength. Can't wait to hear that you have everything together & how you like it!

    Keep warm everyone!
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        12-08-2013, 08:29 PM
      #14126
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    Where do the days go?

    I did get a rode in today! COLD! It read 20*, the humidity was at 90% it was a bone chilling cold....I'm still chilled. Will soak on the tub after dinner.

    Got some grocery shopping in...when your out of TP...it's time to go....

    Did a little Christmas shopping online, wrote lessons, did chores and here I am....the day is about done! Ugh! Not enough time in the day!

    Told my bro I wasn't going to graduation. He totally understood. Had to tell DHs cousin we may not be at 'Christmas' next weekend....depending on what transpires tomorrow....although I am feeling positive. But DH hasn't even thought about the cousins Christmas....so he was like, tell them we are not sure. What ever....it's his family?

    That's about it on my end. Will keep you updated on the docs.
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        12-08-2013, 08:45 PM
      #14127
    Foal
    I am 56 and as a teenager my mother helped me buy a yearling and not tell my father about her. I had her until I married and sadly could not keep her. I have always wanted another horse, but in the back of my mind the fear of having to lose another horse would always rule. 4 years ago I decided to lease and lets say, that I was totally in love again and had to have someone of my own, that I can go or do anything I want with. My husband did not know anything about him for 4 months. Now my husband happily totes us all over the place. There is nothing like being on the back of a horse where you can forget everything, troubles, stress and its just you and your friend.
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        12-08-2013, 08:49 PM
      #14128
    Trained
    It sounds like you had an awesome mom!!
         
        12-09-2013, 08:16 AM
      #14129
    Started
    Got up early to enjoy my coffee before we trek down into the city for DHs doc appointment.

    Just got the call....school is on a two hour delay! figures...when I don't get to enjoy it! now my sub plans will be all messed up....but I'm not going to fret. They can figure it out. This 'getting old' thing helps with the worries....I used to fret about when I was gone....now I don't care so much!

    According to online, the roads are clear....so I'm not going to worry about that either! I looked at the map and the doc is near where I lived to do my student teaching...so I'm pretty sure of where we are going too! Yea!

    So I was thinking about Christmas and all the gift giving....what gift are you giving that you are most excited about? I have two....the first is a homemade calendar for my mother. I've been taking pictures of her goats, dog, cats all summer and pulling them together on this calendar. I have some really cute ones of the goat that just died, so I can dedicate a page to him...

    Second one is very simple, but to my horse friend. It's an empty cute container and note cards/ special pen. There will be a note that says that each time something good happens, write it down on a note, date it and stick it in the can. At the end of the year....open it up and read what you wrote!! I did this for myself this year...found the idea on Pinterest....can't wait to open it up.. I think she'll love it...as we always talk about being thankful for the little things!

    Well, I better get going here. Happy Monday all! TJ hope you get a ride in today!!
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        12-09-2013, 11:35 AM
      #14130
    Green Broke
    Pretty cold here in AZ-I think about 9 degrees. We've defrosted the cats' water dishes-outside ones) & I've broken the ice on the horse's water troughs and they are happily munching their breakfast. The trash truck comes today, but he's already later than last time. WE were going to take the Polaris into town for a repair, but DH can do it himself, just extending a tube for release of some fluid. So, I'll probably just hang around the house today, maybe do some baking or sewing. Maybe even some tack cleaning-have plenty of that to do!
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