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    04-04-2012, 04:52 PM
  #1451
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Originally Posted by texasgal    
I have actually decided that I have exceptional facebook friends because I was unaware that -- other than teenagers -- this behavior was common on facebook.

This is also a church-going woman talking about another church-going person .. not unlike GCB's .. the new series *rolls eyes*

I'm a Christian and I found this public display incredibly distasteful for another professing Christian -- or adult human of any kind .. lol .. .. (but also why I find the show GCB kinda funny .. you just KNOW people JUST LIKE THAT!) .. lol
I have a FB account but never go there. I just cannot be bothered with all the bickering and complaining that goes on all around.

As for 'Christians' sorry, but most church goers are the biggest hypocrites you can come across.
I consider myself a Christian, I rarely go to church, pointless, when I sit for more than 2 minutes I fall asleep. Sitting equals snoring so I never get away with it!

Both my parents could be classed as good Christian people yet they rarely went to church, they looked after others and lived by the commandments more than most.

A woman who was widowed lived in the bungalow adjoining my parents house. When she found living on her own to much parents converted their sitting room onto a bed sitting room for her. Mum cooked and did all her washing and generally cared for her. \Mill was a Methodist and cleaned and did the flowers in the church, she also cared for the hall, opening and closing it when needed and keeping it clean.
Mill developed dementia and went to live in a nursing home. Her pastor never once visited her there.
One Sunday a neighbour told Dad that mill was wandering in the centre of the road. Mum immediately grabbed her jacket and went to find her. It wasn't far up the road, 5 minutes at the most. Mill only had on a pair of slippers, skirt and blouse and the weather was bitter with a wind cutting through everything. Mill was shivering so mum took her jacket off. (Mum was in her 80's) Mill couldn't walk very fast and they had just got to the corner when mum saw the pastor coming out of a shop and called to him for help. He just looked at them, got in his car and drove off.
A young lad was doing something to his car and asked what help was needed. Mum told him that they were both freezing, Mill had 'escaped' and she wanted a lift. He immediately started his car, loaded them both and drove to the nursing home - only a few minutes away. Mum took Mill in, had a word with the staff to say she was wandering (a visitor had let her out!) and set off to walk home. The young lad was waiting for her and took her home refusing any payment.
It takes an earthquake to rile mother but she was so angry over this and later, still seething she went down to the church whilst the service was on and gave the minister a piece of her mind.
He actually had the audacity to say that he didn't recognise her or Mill, which was a downright lie, and he was told so.
One woman made a comment on what Mum had said and Mum turned and told her that if she considered herself a Christian then she could make the effort to visit Mill as they had been 'friends' for years.

My church is at the top of the hill, I can and do sit at the top of the hill, often on a horse, and do my humming to the good Lord. I haven't found a preacher that I have liked in years.
     
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    04-04-2012, 05:16 PM
  #1452
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
Isn't that true about men never having a cold! It's always way worse then anyone elses cooties!

As for the bald eagle cam, I actually live about 15 minutes from Caledon Caledon Natural Area which is full of bald eagles. In fact, I see them daily. It's so neat to see them now, just a few years ago I only ever saw them at Busch Gardens. We have nests everywhere (but we are walking distance from the river...)

Love wild life!
We do too! Precisely why we've chosen our location and occupations :)
     
    04-04-2012, 05:21 PM
  #1453
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by texasgal    
It was like a virtual public stone throwing on FB .. incredible. I really don't keep people as friends that post inappropriately .. I'm too old for all that drama !
I'm a Christian too, and so glad I have no time for FB! Even now, I just logged onto HF, when I should be sorting through my Smokey The Bear stuff for programs :)
     
    04-04-2012, 05:34 PM
  #1454
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
I awoke early, intended to go out to look for the vixens but it is pelting it down with rain. Much needed, I hasten to add.
I brought in two horses last night as it was forecast, Lumpy id a great big young horse, stands 16.3, and was away for point to pointing, he returned not having raced but very thin, not fit thin but thin. He has gained a lot of weight but not enough to get wet and cold and shiver it off. I could have put a rug on him but Rufus, the horse he is turned out with would undress him in no time at all!

I am envious of the wildlife you all have, I have not seen a bear in the wild, beavers, coyote, moose and a variety of deer in various parts of the US but never a bear.

I love the wilderness, the fact that there is so much room. Not easy to find in the UK.

I have several US friends who come to stay or have met when they are on a UK visit. They look at a map, see the milage is low and think they can drive from A to B. Possibly s distance of under 100 miles, and think it will only take them 90 minutes. There is so much traffic that it can take at least twice that. Roads are not straight, most with just one lane each way and you get stuck behind something and you have to stay there for several miles. Even the motorways (freeways) get long delays if there is an accident. The M25, an enormous motorway going all the way around outer London is known as 'the biggest traffic jam in the world!'

There is only one poisonous snake in the UK, the viper or adder, they are very shy and will keep out of your way if they feel the vibration of your footfall. No poisonous spiders.
When I was in VA I was fascinated with the variety of colourful spiders, and the birds.
I was always up a lot earlier than the people I was staying with, time difference had me waking at my normal time so I would go out as soon as it was light to see what nature I could find. Not a lot, it was there in the woods but I didn't know what I was looking for.

There are still many places I want to visit - all off the beaten trail! I do not want to go to a dude ranch, I want to be able to work cattle with those who do it for a living.
I do not want cities. To me if you have seen one you have seen them all. Sure the monuments are different as is much of the architecture but to busy and to many people in a rush for me.

I would love to see the canyons in Utah, go to Montana, the Blue Mountains, various places in Arizona, the list goes on and on!
If you love the wilderness and would like to see a bear, than do look us up if your travels bring you to N. Michigan!!! Our welcome mat will be out, a panoramic hilltop view of nothing but National Forest from the deck, and rivers, streams, waterfalls, nature in abundance will await you. The bear population in my county far exceeds the human population, but never fear-they are relatively shy, and I always hike with bear spray. Several move across the front of our house in the middle of the night hoping that I was too tired once again to bring in the bird feeders (must be done every night or else!) We are just inland from a Great Lake, and the beauty here is breathtaking. Delicious food will sizzle on the grill for supper as we sit on the deck looking out at the forest sipping wine, deciding where to soujourn tomorrow :)
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    04-04-2012, 05:36 PM
  #1455
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Country Woman    
yes its is 150 for 2-3 days
Yes she is well trained , she is a bit herd bound
But I never had a problem with this before
She had an injury as a foal so she is not for shows
But that is ok for me
No pictures yet and maybe next week we will go out to see her
She stays at the barn where she is
Yay!!!! How will you sleep until then? :)
     
    04-04-2012, 05:37 PM
  #1456
Yearling
Hi all! Am on spring break so not much HF time, but just popped in to catch up.

CW- I am so excited for you, you are getting so close to your dream!

And welcome JoJo! I too talk to my horse...shes a very good listener! She'll snort back sometimes, but its more out of boredom Im sure.

Had a a good lesson this morning, Grace was in a good state of mind, we cantered some, she's still stiff at the canter and unsure of herself which makes me nervous. Were working on it. We have a show coming up, so need to work a lot with her.

No new news kn the horse shopping front, havent heard back on any I have heard about, so just staying patient.
     
    04-04-2012, 05:49 PM
  #1457
Green Broke
Patience is a virtue, Grace, (I'm practising lots of it now trying to get the horse shed sided), but all good things are worth the wait! Good luck :)
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    04-04-2012, 07:14 PM
  #1458
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
< snipped >As for 'Christians' sorry, but most church goers are the biggest hypocrites you can come across.
I consider myself a Christian, I rarely go to church, pointless, when I sit for more than 2 minutes I fall asleep. Sitting equals snoring so I never get away with it! < snipped>
Yeah, you know what they say .. "...sitting in a church don't make you a Christian, any more than sitting in a garage makes you a car..."

LOL

Oh, and if you fall asleep in church, *you is going to the wrong church* .. *wink*

I've been seriously blessed with great churches in my area.. currently going to a Cowboy Church .. amazing bunch of folks and huge community outreach ..

Of course it's the same 20% of the people doing 100% of the work .. but everyone has to give their own account to the Lord, right?

-> back to horsetalk!

~tg
     
    04-04-2012, 10:33 PM
  #1459
Trained
I am a Christian but I don't go to church either
My church is outside in nature
     
    04-04-2012, 10:36 PM
  #1460
Trained
Now still need to see the Arabs and the Quarter Horse then decide
That will be next week
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