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post #18661 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 04:30 PM
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I'm DONE!! The school year is over!!!

Now I think I will have a little nap before I plan my next move...

Later!
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post #18662 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 06:18 PM
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Koolio -Woohoo!!! I am glad I am not the only one who celebrates things with a nap!

Stan, I love the beard. You may want to consider braiding it before you do the drive. Windy weather can cause a rats nest!

Today I cleaned the house, applied for more jobs, did some laundry and made a huge pot of meatballs and tomato gravy (basically spaghetti sauce). I'm heading out to tame one of my gardens. I have 4 areas that are more weeds than flowers! Wish me luck.

Don't let my glamorous life get you down!
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post #18663 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 07:04 PM
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post #18664 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 07:33 PM
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Fence project: Done before we left yesterday - 4x strained plain wires, top and third one electric, other two earth lines on insulators fed back to 3x star pickets driven deep all but a foot into the ground, one sight tape running near the top for the horses, separate energiser unit specifically for this fence. The electric wires were running at 10kV!



10kV - that's three times what we have on the horse fences. Oh, would we love to have been there when the cattle first tried this one out - buggers have been fence breaking, one of them regularly getting into my garden and into the tree line beside the driveway, and half of them appearing in the horse paddocks pulling down the tape around the shade clump planting and making a mess there. Well, this is the permanent end to that - and to cow manure all over the driveway.






Haaahaaahaaaaaaa!
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post #18665 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 07:41 PM
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Stan

You are a HOOT! Poor Bugs, no wonder he is acting good. He probably is acting like nothing is wrong, and hoping that maybe the bearded guy will go away. He is terrified. What you have done to that horse is worse than telling a child that Santa Claus is going to get them.. The poor horse has been traumatized into good behavior. You on the other hand have gone incognito
If he put that fake beard on his head, he'd trick Bugs into thinking his 'filly' was there to train him! :)
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post #18666 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 07:46 PM
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Fence project: Done before we left yesterday - 4x strained plain wires, top and third one electric, other two earth lines on insulators fed back to 3x star pickets driven deep all but a foot into the ground, one sight tape running near the top for the horses, separate energiser unit specifically for this fence. The electric wires were running at 10kV!



10kV - that's three times what we have on the horse fences. Oh, would we love to have been there when the cattle first tried this one out - buggers have been fence breaking, one of them regularly getting into my garden and into the tree line beside the driveway, and half of them appearing in the horse paddocks pulling down the tape around the shade clump planting and making a mess there. Well, this is the permanent end to that - and to cow manure all over the driveway.






Haaahaaahaaaaaaa!
"It was your cow, Rachael, that Anne sold to Mr. Blythe. You'll find that our jersery is just as good, or would you prefer the $50.00?" :)
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post #18667 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 07:51 PM
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Well I meant NM. I knew I was trying to do too much this a.m. Without enough coffee. Sorry NS I meant Nickers. I am making a fool of myself trying to make fun of Stan's post. That will teach me. Guess I had better concentrate on the garden and the chickens. The confusion level is much less.
Don't worry yourself overmuch! Nothing compares to the post MR made with that photo of older Barbara Streisand, and accidently said, "Remember, NM, what Roadyy compared you to?" (Or something like that)... I thought NM was going to come through the computer and strangle one of them! It was intended as a joke for me, and then poor Roadyy just stuck his head in the sand by then! HaHa What would we do without the "Peanut Gallery"? :)

** Celeste saved the day, however, by posting a very lovely photo of younger Streisand :)
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post #18668 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 08:00 PM
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"It was your cow, Rachael, that Anne sold to Mr. Blythe. You'll find that our jersery is just as good, or would you prefer the $50.00?" :)
* Correction! "Or would you prefer the $20.00?" :)
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post #18669 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 08:11 PM
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HP, You'll enjoy this! Do you remember asking about the 'Shore-To-Shore' bridle trail? There was recently a very nice story in the newspaper and on the local news interviewing Phyllis Garn, age 91, "The only surviving member of the six-person group that blazed the 220 mi long horse/hiking trail across N MI from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan". She appears sharp and youthful for 91, and had photo albums filled with black and white snapshots of the huge project. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the trail. Really, really awesome :)
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post #18670 of 29437 Old 06-27-2014, 08:20 PM
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NM71: About the caterpillar: DH and I thought it was actually really beautiful!!! And what cute "feet"! Hope you are really enjoying every second of your holiday. After teaching a school year, you need and deserve it - hope the other teachers here are also really relaxing!

NS: Haha, that scene! Your horses are looking fabulous: Not like balloons and not skinny, just right. I've got to un-balloon my Sunsmart - he's already on restricted grazing but needs and wants proper regular trail riding... if only I can summon up the energy again... but have the two hoof boots with me that need wires changing; only a 5 min job but not something I've done while surrounded by an unfinished house. Hopefully having a complete boot set again will tempt me back out on the rocky long trails... How often do you generally ride? And there are three, are they all getting turns?

Ellen: Gosh, you crack me up, it's like you're the resident wit/sage around here! Much enjoy reading your posts.

MR: Nothing like a good fence. I was starting to get up in the middle of the night whenever I heard unexplained noises in the garden in case Pirate the cow (eyepatch marking!) was in there pulling up grass near my several hundred plastic seedling protectors in our garden beds... would take a cow an hour to undo years of work... there was already an electric fence around the garden but with turbo-braid, not wire, and the cows knew just where the lower-conducting areas were... turbo-braid tends to get patchy after a few years... Strainers and wire, way to go...

Roadyy: Enjoy your trip, looking forward to the photos!


Wishing all of you here a great weekend!

We're at my parents' place; I'm going to take trimming master classes with my dad, who does corrective trimming and shoeing for harness horses, and we're going to have a go at putting a riding saddle on his young harness mare, and perhaps sitting on her. It's always been really straightforward to saddle train dad's harness trained horses, they've done all the long reining and working with people already, are used to a harness saddle thingy, and don't take long to get used to a rider on their back instead of driving in the cart. Never had a single one of his trained harness horses buck or shy when first getting on them, they go, "Oh OK! Now back to business. Where to?"

Looking forward to walking our dog on the river, she loves swimming...
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