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post #16181 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 12:41 AM
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Oh, I forgot to add, my loving wife of 37 years is a little concerned about my mental status since I started riding. She thinks horses are expensive. Wait till she sees what a barn cost.
Then there is the trailer and something to tow it, not to mention the tucker saddle.

Rob you are not alone this thread is 99.9 percent women and now and again half a dozen men stick their heads up, make a comment, and duck for cover. Im Stan a rising 66yeras and have a 7 year old green broke gelding called Bugs. I spend mega bucks on the horse.

My blog foremyhorse.org you may enjoy the read. Its different.
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post #16182 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 01:12 AM
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SC I like the citrus color in the Kitchen.
What's that stained glass way up in the corner???
I have also been busy like that when a tree crashed through my house.
I definitely know how this works.
Yes, have to experience it for yourself!

With stained glass, do you mean this? (explanation in link)

Fun with Painted Glass - Strawbale House Build in Redmond Western Australia | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This is an old photo, before any wall plastering.

When you start plastering, it looks like this:

Internal Plastering, Bush Room - Strawbale House Build in Redmond Western Australia | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I found that while digging around for the coloured glass photo.

A tree crashed through your house, huh? Wow! How extensive was the damage?

We just came back from visiting our families. There was a recent bushfire in my in-laws' suburb, in Perth's forested hills, which destroyed about a dozen houses, including the one next to their own. I'd seen that kind of thing in photos and on the news, but it was quite a different thing seeing it first-hand walking our dog around the suburb on Saturday!
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post #16183 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 01:23 AM
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Hung out the washing and started the fencing ITS still too hot sun still putting out a lot of heat and we are going into April, no rain in the forecast for at least another two weeks.
Some photos just for you TJ.

Bugs being Bugs
Hi Stan, great photos! What breeds are Bugs and Stella?

I had a flick through your blog. How's your heart doing? Thanks for that post, I had no idea heart attack symptoms could be so unusual.

Also nice trekking photos!

Are you eating venison? Do you have it with cranberries? It's very nice to eat. We occasionally eat kangaroo here. Most recently we had about 60kg of roo in the freezer for us and the dog after we got a neighbour with a gun to put down a big boomer with a broken leg who was hopping around painfully. Once he was dead it seemed a shame to waste the meat. We originally thought we'd just get it for the dog, as the boomer was quite old, but the meat looked great and we made some delicious stew with it. Very tender and lean meat, very like beef or ostrich.

You guys get roo or wallaby meat over in NZ? I know you can thank Australia for infesting you with possums, but are you also infested with kangaroos and wallabies? I've never been to NZ. Love the Lord of the Rings movies though!
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post #16184 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 08:14 AM
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Good morning all. Hope you had a restful night and are blessed with a beautiful day.
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post #16185 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 08:40 AM
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Hi Roadyy, have you got the horses where you want them now?
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post #16186 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 08:49 AM
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Good morning, Rick, and the same to you!

SueC, I love the photos of your place, just beautiful!

Am off to Janice's in a few minutes. Eole, I don't know If I have a lesson today or not, sometimes Janice surprises me w/an unscheduled one. Am always prepared, just in case, w/proper gear in my bag..including my new reins!

Later! Hope all have a very good day.
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post #16187 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 08:59 AM
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No ma'am. I move them around the 12th. I am looking forward to it.

Tj, I hope you have a great time out there with Addie, Spirit and the rest. Looking forward to your report on how it goes.
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post #16188 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 09:23 AM
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Monday, monday... But it is still spring break!!

Yesterday we got stalls cleaned, the poop cart dumped and hay brought up to the barn from the hay sheds. It is such a big job when there is still a foot of snow on the ground. Despite the cold, DD and I got a ride on on Sally and Sam yesterday in the field. Both horses seemed to enjoy a little exercise and a good grooming. I could have made another blanket with the hair that came off Sam. He's such a mammoth!!

Speaking of Sam, he goes in Thursday to have the tumour removed from his penis. It has gotten quite a bit worse lately and I fear he has an infection as well, so I am hoping all goes well. We know it is likely cancerous, and although he is 23, he is otherwise very healthy. I simply want the vet to remove it so he is more comfortable. No chemo or extensive cancer treatment as I believe quality of life is so much more important than quantity. Please keep us in mind on Thursday with good thoughts that it is a simple procedure.

Koolio is still third wheel and the other two aren't yet letting him eat so he is spending some time in the barn keeping Cheeky Pony company at night and at mealtimes. We are making re-introductions slow so that nobody gets hurt. Cheeky spent some supervised time in the outdoor pen yesterday with Koolio and DD close by. She enjoyed that! It has been tough for her to be cooped up in a stall for so long. We will get her out for a while today as well.

DD meets with her riding coach today to find out what she has to take tomorrow when she starts her working student program at the stable. It is going to be tough as she is moving out and will be living with her coach at the stable. Yesterday was a little emotional thinking about my baby leaving home. My daughter and I are very close and I will miss her terribly. Hopefully she will have at least one day a week off where she can come home. I keep telling her I am holding her horses hostage so she better be back regularly. I am happy for her as this is a dream opportunity for her and I have to let her go as she is an adult now. It's just hard... It doesn't matter how big and responsible they are, your babies are still your babies.

I hope everyone has a great week. I'm try to keep my chin up and not worry too much about Sam or be too sad about my daughter leaving. If you have any good fun, happy stories, I'd love to hear them right about now.
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post #16189 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 09:36 AM
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While we were sitting around the pool watching the huge steaks cook on the bar-b, I was throwing a little rubber ducky back and forth across the pool to my daughter who was sitting on the diving board. She would scoop the duck up with the skimmer net then sling it back at me. Well, it didn't quite make it to me, but was close enough I chanced a reach for it while holding the hand rail at the steps. I was still wearing my work boots and as I reached a little further, my left boot lost traction and I became a pendulum swinging under the hand rail wear it protruded over the water. HEAD FIRST into the water, nasty water, green pollen filled water, stagnant water, filled with tadpoles, coming up the other side of the handrail and pushing myself up to a standing position.. After all of the big eyes popping out of everyone's head they commenced the hardest and loudest laugh imaginable.


Hope this helps you smile as I even laughed after the ordeal.

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post #16190 of 29437 Old 03-31-2014, 09:38 AM
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Btw, can anyone who can see the canter of Little Man(Back and White) tell me if they have seen that leg work in a quarter horse before without walking horse blood line?

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