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        03-01-2013, 07:52 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by marcebeck    
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    Riding wounds are always of interest. Bit like comparing scars from an operation.
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        03-01-2013, 08:11 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    As far as I know. If it got too bad they were going to move them to their other pasture. It's on higher ground. The sad part is that their hay shed flooded and they lost all their hay. These women do a fantastic job and have savedany horses. I hope things work out for them
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    I need that water we are officially in a drought according to the government. They announced it last week we new months ago.

    Most of the North Island of NZ is now dry with farmers making some hard decissions on stock numbers. In the area I live we need a flood. The land is so dry that light rain continous with high temps means sickness for the animals but flood conditions destroys all of the fungus spoors so they don't take hold. So bottle that water and send it on over.

    We have 75,000 litres storage of fresh drinking water or we did have. Yesterday I hade to transfer 25,000 litres into the house tank. I have never had to do that before. We are now down to 35,000 litres so no watering down the whisky.

    It sounds a lot but if it does not rain this month we will be out of water for the house. Lucky the horses get there water from a lake but not fit for human consumption, YET. We may have to work on that.

    Critter Sitter did the horse load into the trailer.

    Roslyn sent me info on a horse trek on the 23rd. She knows I can't go even though I will be on holiday. Mean just teasing me.
        03-01-2013, 08:29 PM
    Wow Hunter, that's a lot of rain.
        03-01-2013, 08:36 PM
    Green Broke
    Please take care of yourself on the roads this year
    A joint study by the department of health, and the department of motor vehicles indicates that 23% of accidents are alcohol related.
    This means, that the remaining 77% of the road accidents are caused by numnuts that drink bottled water, starbucks, energy drinks, juices, soda water, and crap like that.
    Therefore, beware of those that do not drink alcohol, they cause 3 times more accidents.

    This message was sent to you, hic, by someone who cares about your safety.

    A light interlude to take our minds of the floods and horses.
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        03-01-2013, 09:57 PM
    I would call that half assed or maybe ass and a half. Don't feel bad. My horse went down a few months ago and I landed on my left side---- on a rock. Hey, If I can do those kind of gymnastics at 72 I really don't have much sympathy for you young whippersnappers.

    We have had below zero temps this winter and a foot of snow on the ground for months. Last week it was in the teens. We watered Bart tonight and I was walking the water out of the hose. His hydrant has been frozen all winter. I looked over at the garden and there are two bushy, bright green broccoli plants sticking out of the snow. They looked like they were totally dead last fall. Crispy brown critters. I never did get around to pulling them. I picked a couple of the leaves for dinner. They looked like chard. First garden vegetables of the new year. Only this morning Joyce and I were ordering tomato seed from Tomato Growers Supply Company. They have so many yummy looking tomatos it was hard to decide what to buy. We bought five or six packets of a variety of big little, pink, yellow, orange, red, early and mid-season for our NW climate. It was so cold last spring that we planted late. We were still eating tomatoes that we had stored from our greenhouse in December. Two huge flocks of geese flew over this evening. Maybe spring is on the way. I took the tractor this afternoon and drug the slushy snow off a big enough area to longe and ride in if it doesn't snow again and the water soaks in. I'm anxious to get to work with Bart our Standardbred. On our first date Joyce and I drove down this little dirt lane through the forest that dead ended at the bottom of a field. There was a for sale sign stuck on a lot and no houses within almost a half mile. It was springtime, a warm day and wildflowers were peaking out of the green grass. I bought the seven acres. It was covered with brush higher than our heads. We got married and then I worked her like a mule pulling the brush. Just kidding. We worked together for two years pulling and burning brush and developing our property. At the end of the day we would set a dutch oven filled with veggies and pork or chicken on the coals for a delicious meal. The second year we had a second hand manufactured home brought to the property. We found it sitting in a pasture in the Rogue Valley. Its old but it has four bedrooms and is almost 2000 square feet. The best part is we don't have a mortgage. Every year has been a new season for building. There are two barn stalls with hay storage, a storage shed, two greenhouses, the henagery hotel, an insulated tack room. A 200 foot square arena. I have cleared the duff off of about two miles of BLM skid trail in the forest right behind us to drive and ride on. Anyway, we feel like pioneers and have a wonderful partnership. My daughter bought a place a couple of miles away and then so did my ex wife. Well, you can't expect life to be perfect but it's pretty close. I think I have been rambling.
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        03-01-2013, 10:01 PM
    I need a bullet and a stiff drink!!' that was a $100 to the trainer. I got hosed. By her and the stubborn horse. My heads pounding
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        03-01-2013, 10:13 PM
    Oh carp, Critter. Wish I could try to help ya get her loaded.
        03-01-2013, 10:38 PM
    Originally Posted by Prairie Rose    
    Oh carp, Critter. Wish I could try to help ya get her loaded.
    PR this has been the worst. My gelding is a dream to load. Our new guy too but grace is so unlike her name.
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        03-01-2013, 10:40 PM
    I know how frustrating that is.
        03-02-2013, 12:49 AM
    Originally Posted by Critter sitter    
    I need a bullet and a stiff drink!!' that was a $100 to the trainer. I got hosed. By her and the stubborn horse. My heads pounding
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    Wait, you had to pay the trainer to try and load your horse even though she couldn't do it???

    You must be beyond frustrated....

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