Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Klamath Falls Oregon
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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.
Last edited by eliduc; 03-01-2013 at 10:00 PM.