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        05-27-2014, 08:51 AM
      #17761
    Green Broke
    Phew, finally got caught on the entire weekend of posts.

    Tj, when you type Eole's name stop and look at it before hitting the space bar. There will be a line under the word informing you it does not recognize the word and usually gives a couple of options for a correctly spelled word. Double tap Eole and it will save it to memory. This is how you teach a stupid smart tool. Lol

    Glad you finished yesterday's lesson on a good note and that she was able to open your eyes to your true progress.


    MN17, beautiful pics and very glad you and M got along as well as Jay and R did.


    Ccg, my grandmother had the same out look on the treatment for her lung cancer. She told her family that she knows she is right with God and is comfortable with moving into eternity with him instead of suffering here with them. She knew she was making them suffer as well. I was able to take my family up to her place the 2 weekends before she died and got to see her smile and more active than she had been in the last 6 months, according to my aunts and uncles there. We even sat down together to watch an Alabama football game where she laughed so hard at me for hootin and hollerin at the TV. She said it was good for her because she was able to see me and my dad in that instance. My dad passed away in 02 and this was just a couple years ago. I guess I'm trying to say that from my time getting to know you on here you remind me so much of her and her drive to stay busy enjoying life that it allowed her to not fear death. Thank you for reminding me of her.


    I know there are several more very worthy posts to respond to, but these stuck out the most and had a real draw to me to respond to.


    I'll try to update from my weekend later in the day when I can. Got another stop to make then go try to do some actual work while being sun burnt from the waist up.
         
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        05-27-2014, 08:52 AM
      #17762
    Yearling
    Hey everybody

    Hope everyone had a great weekend. It was hot here (90 degrees F) I took on the garden and there's not a blade of grass anywhere. I think I am becoming obsessively compulsive keeping it clean. Woke up this a.m. And felt like a rung-out dishrag I was trying to get the garden to a point where I could start working with Red in the a.m., when it is still cool. I am afraid I have had him on the backburner for a week or so because of the garden. With it turning so warm, I am really going to have to be careful not to overdo it with him in the roundpen.

    We had some unwanted action in the neighborhood this past week. Some neighbors were found with components for meth, moonshine and pot. That's one reason why I am so strapped for cash. I bought my little ole neighbors' house next door to avoid anyone from moving in too close and making meth(I call it poison.) I don't understand how this world has come from "Love thy neighbor as thyself" to making money off of selling something to someone that will literally kill them over time. I don't know that much about meth except for what I mentioned. I even tilled them a garden spot to try to be a good neighbor. Totally oblivious to what they were doing. I am so na´ve. Now I am so untrusting and cynical, again. I am thankful they were busted and I didn't get caught up in any illegal activity when I was tilling their garden.

    I tilled my little old neighbors a small garden spot and I worked it for them Friday. They are 20 yrs my senior and they are unable to do manual labor. They really enjoy having their own garden. I bought their place and I have given them the right to live there free of charge because that is their home and I know they will be safe there. Plus Miss Peggy cooks great. I don't eat over there often, but she cooks like a country grandma. She is my buddy. I am sure they don't make any illegal substances.. My property now extends about a half of a mile on either side with the forest on the back. I will have it paid off by this time next year. I am getting use to living on air, but I am relieved to know there will not be any rif raf next door. Rif raf = druggies = vampires

    I am working myself into the dirt to can food to save money and people are sucking up tax dollars because they do illegal things and don't work and can not pay for legal fees and probably will do time at tax payer expense and will come back out and do the same again. What a vicious and useless cycle. One thing is for sure, I don't look over my shoulder because of something I have done. I can carry a firearm because I am a law abiding citizen and have the right!!! And next year when I pay off the mortgage, I am going to by an electric start Troybilt tiller for garden maintenance and a 16 ft. Trailer to haul my tractor for servicing and hay for Red.

    Thank you I needed to vent

    Have a great day.
         
        05-27-2014, 09:10 AM
      #17763
    Yearling
    Cacowgirl

    I think about you all though the day. I am so inspired by your brave attitude and you zest for life. I wish you happiness. Ride, ride and ride. All you can. Love and be with your loved ones. I know you cherish every moment. If I knew that my animals would be alright, I would gladly trade places with you so you could stay with your loved ones. Your life is so full. What has happened to you seems so unfair. I really wish I could give you 20 more years. My family is all but gone, and I am so ready to see my Lord and Savior.
         
        05-27-2014, 11:04 AM
      #17764
    Green Broke
    This was what I got to do Saturday evening after coming home from the ride on LM and Trusty. He spent Saturday night with us and we got to show him off at church. He was all happy and smiling at both me and DW compared to the scared look every time I touched him the previous weekend at their house. I ATE THAT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    This is that Liability sign on the stall wall as you walk up to the barn. I mentioned it awhile back as some one mentioned worrying about having others ride with me. (I think it was in this thread, but will mention it in the riding thread too).

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    Sunday I hauled the neighbor's tractor out to the barn to knock the top off the pastures. DW decided she had to get in on the action so I sat on the fence watching and picking at her for hitting several fence posts with the bucket. Then she got it stuck right in front of me which didn't go over well for her. I had to bring the truck in the pasture to drag it out. I did not get pics of that as I was busy getting it unstuck. They headed home soon after getting it unstuck and I stayed til around 7pm to finish the last of the big pasture. It looks great and glad I did it Saturday since the rains went through there pretty good yesterday. Knocked down the pole with the gourd bird houses on it. Thought Tracey would appreciate the little tractor with her new one.

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    Here are a few MN17 inspired silhouettes from Saturday's ride.

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    Spent yesterday at Ship Wreck Island water park and got beet red from the waist up. Nope no pictures of this Apple. Yep red and round therefore resembling an apple.lol

    This is what I found in both of Trusty's ears. It is almost like mildew build up. It comes off in a powdery form with a good rubbing. It is not hard or bulky or anything.
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        05-27-2014, 11:42 AM
      #17765
    Green Broke
    Here is a pic of the pasture as I came in yesterday morning. Same pasture as the first one of DW on the tractor off in the distance. It really does look so much better than seeing all those red top weeds growing above the grass.
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        05-27-2014, 11:58 AM
      #17766
    Yearling
    A coment before I have to get ready & go out the door to work: was thinking about SueC's comment to Happy Place about the misconception & explanation of curb bits. That's why Janice has a curb bit on Bailey when I ride her, because of my inexperience. (Got al lot out of the book I just read too, that I borrowed from Janice. So much of it was about advanced training, which was way beyond my comprehension, but gleaned a lot further of what's actually going on in a horse's mouth w/different bits.)

    Have a very good day,all!
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        05-27-2014, 12:08 PM
      #17767
    Started
    Mornin' all!

    Hoping everyone had a great weekend and got lots of riding in.

    CCG, I too have been thinking of you. You are brave, and wish the best of time with your friends and family. My MIL also went through all of this....maybe that is why I am so taken by this situation. Prayers my friend.

    Roaddy, love the sillouette (sp) pics. Love the cowboy hat. I need to wear mine more.

    Have a great weekend. Well....Sunday, since I didn't have anything set in stone was quite quiet and melencoly. Weekends like those just past, we would spend a great deal of time hiking with our Maggie. Funny how I can go a while and be OK, and the last few days, I've been a mess.

    Sunday found me riding Rainn. I pulled her out of the pasture, so she was unmedicated (bute) and did really well. I'm also treating her again for some sort of allergy. This year at least I know it's definitely from weeks, as she only scratches her face, and only where they grass/weeds have tuouched her. We too mowed the pastures, so hopefully that will help her. Poor thing.

    Rode Jay yesterday, about 3 hours. Checked out more of a little trail I discovered. Funny Ellen, when I am back there I worry coming upon a meth lab. Many people get busted around here for them...no $$$$, so that is how they get it.

    It felt good exploring. Jay is a great trail blazer. EXCEPT, he likes to grab ahold of tree branches, when then come down on me as we are walking through.......... So I had to do some acrobatic moves I didn't think this body could DO! Otherwise I would have lost my head! O, it was all good fun.....reminded me of my younger days.

    BUT, I am a bit smarter now. I didn't go too deep into the woods for fear something happening. Nobody knew where I was, so I came back out. Will try again another day when people know where I am heading.

    OK, gotta go......work is calling.

    Later.
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        05-27-2014, 01:16 PM
      #17768
    Yearling
    Roaddy

    Enjoyed the pics, and that one of you and the baby is adorable. I wanted to mention the horses ear pic. I had a racking horse that had an allergy to a small gnat like fly. It would bother him so bad, he would swing his head wildly when I tried to medicate it. If that is what your horse has, deal with it before it gets really inflamed. Red has the same problem but not the sensitivity my other horse had. He has learned to lay the ear I am trying to spray on against his poll and I can easily spray his ear. He does that on both sides for each ear. Then I just gently rub the spray in his ear and over the outside of his ear. He knows and appreciates what I'm doing. He is totally aware that the biting flies are there before I spray and not there after I spray. He just stands while I spray, no halter necessary. He's very cooperative about his fly spraying, he's a good ole boy
         
        05-27-2014, 01:31 PM
      #17769
    Green Broke
    I almost forgot to share this great little Gem with all of you. While driving DW, DD, DD's friend from church and Jesa to the water park yesterday I started acting out to be funny and try to embarrass them all. This was taken after I moved the seat as far forward as my knees would let me then had my hat cock-eyed then crooked my sunglasses to match the hat. When that only got a good laugh out of them I began to do the Prince of Belair head swivel/rotation while singing to country music. Now imagine all of that going on while driving down the road then picture me stopping for gas and having DW get out to pump the gas because I am hollering I'm stuck and can't get out. Please Help me!!!

    The embarrassment ensued there after for them.

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        05-27-2014, 01:36 PM
      #17770
    Yearling
    Nickers

    Be careful out there. Methheads are desperate about their fixes. I have even heard of people being shot at because they got too close to where the drug was being made in the woods. The addiction to that stuff is incurable and I guess they don't let too much get in the way of their access to the stuff.

    But it is nice to hear you are enjoying yourself on horseback so much. I was looking at your pics from the trail ride. The one of you with that big smile said it all. No doubt you were having a good time.
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