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        03-30-2013, 10:15 AM
    NickerMaker - I teach high school science, mainly Biology and Chemistry, and a little Math and Life Skills. I have taught grades 7 through college. Over the last two years, I have been working as a consultant, helping other science teachers. This has been awesome, as my homework load has been minimal. This past month, the provincial budget came out with huge funding cuts, so I will be going back to the classroom again next year. Fortunately, I have a job, but unfortunately, I have no idea what grade or subject I will be teaching. Our school district is spread out geographically with schools over 150 km apart, so I'm hoping I won't have a long commute to my new school. That would really cut into my horse time.
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        03-30-2013, 10:17 AM
    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Now I just wait to find out when I start. Orientation will be the first thing.I bought a couple of shirts & 3 pairs of pants in town, & ordered my non-slip shoes from the company. My favorite is the (red) jelly filled donut. Everything is baked, not fried. They have a lot more than just donuts.
    Best of luck on you new job! Where in AZ are you? I used to live in Cottonwood.
        03-30-2013, 11:08 AM
    Green Broke
    The nearest town is Kingman. I live in the Peacock Mountain area. I am lucky that my job is only 4 miles away. I hate a long commute.
        03-30-2013, 03:46 PM
    Green Broke
    [QUOTE=NickerMaker71;2073017]Donut holes.....that's what I forgot to get when I was in town yesterday! Ugh! ����

    Donut holes. All connoisseur of donuts know the most sought after part of the dounut is the hole. That's the part that gets filled with cream or a sweet jam. However donut holes are as rear to find as rain on the west coast of NZ. But unlike rain, very fattening.

    Talking about the lack of rain or donut holes, I have not been riding. Not for lack of trying. One of our friends rang on Friday and had a mob of cattle to move this weekend. What an oppertunity to settle Stella in prep for a trek on the 14th, that is provided I get the new float finished. Stella has a habit of using her right hoof as a means to attract attention, she uses it to pull on the gate and as luck would have it she had pulled the shoe of that hoof. Its Easter and no farriers working. I don't have the skill to do it myself.

    I'm sure this horse sences when there is work to do and does this sort of thing just to get out of it. I thought of Bugs, he has shoes, but his lack of experience and no riding for the past 4 weeks could prove to be a hand full for the first hour, and as we are on gravel roads I'm not going to take the chance of getting tossed off. Not that he would do such a thing to the hand that feeds him, but it could be a litle to much for him in one big dose.

    So its back to finishing the stone screens on the new float and searching for the donut holes.

    Cheers all.

    Don't stop doing the rain dance. Its another sunny day here.
        03-30-2013, 04:09 PM
    Green Broke
    Well, Stan..that was a total bummer,a shoe off & the other horse too fresh. I can pull a loose shoe, I can trim, but I would never try to drive a nail. I do know they have a straight side & the side that should curve outwards. I'm getting hungry for donuts-I hope this job starts pretty soon.

    I've baked a cake to take to a neighborhood card game tonight, and I have lamb shoulder defrosting for tomorrow. Been working on eating from the pantry & freezer so I have room for new things. Also have a quantity of potatoes & onions,so will make a cassorole w/that. Love making good eats from things I already have on hand. Hubby will eat most anything I put in front of him-he tells everybody I am a great cook, but my secret is that I use a lot of spices.
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        03-31-2013, 03:08 AM
    Green Broke
    Now that I have finished the changes to the new trailer and a week of leave left I went for a walk around the fence line. Bugs did nis normal thing following just beside but slightly behind me stopping when I did and investigating what I was working on. It's nice when the horse is hooked in like that, makes one think he has potential as a good riding horse once he gets some milage on him.

    I found a broken fence wire so moved Bugs away from it and then went and got him his food, hay and some grain.

    Threw the hay down and gave him his bucket of goodies then walked away to fix the fence. Bugs stopped eating and started to follow, I was impressed he prefered to be with me over his food.

    But that was short lived, he stopped following, Looked at me, looked at his food, looked at me again then turned and went back to eating.

    I mentioned to Roslyn tomorrow we take the horses to the beach, saddle them and if they settle we can have a ride, she on Stella. She did not get excited. The fall is still fresh and Stella is considerably taller than Kate.

    I have confidence in Stella not doing any thing stupid, she will just be a little excited at first.
    Do these look like horses that would demonstrate ther independance half way along a beach. Of course not.

    Bugs having a roll
        03-31-2013, 07:28 AM
    MMmmmm donut holes, the best part of the donut!

    Morning everyone

    Corgi: Hope your father is doing well, my prayers are with your family.

    Stan: nice trailer =) Love that your clicking with bugs

    Today is the day I move Sapphira, all is ready, brought all my horse stuff to the new barn. I had no idea that I had accumulated so much c.r.a.p! Needless to say I did a thorough spring cleaning

    I have been stressed out all week just wanting to get this move over with. I did not tell the BO or my trainer about the move, I was told by a previous border AND a current border, who is a close friend that it was in the best interest of my horse to keep my lips sealed, so I did....

    I will get pics today, hopefully Sassy will settle in quickly, have a great day everyone!
        03-31-2013, 10:15 AM
    Stan - a ride on the beach sounds lovely!

    Fahntasia - best of luck getting settled in your new barn. Moving is always the best time to go through everything and lean things out.

    Cacowgirl - I may need to get some cooking tips from you as I think my cooking is a little bland. I did make a strawberry pie for supper last night that turned out OK though.

    Clinic update: Yes, middle aged, out of shape, moms of teenagers can jump!

    Great day at the clinic yesterday. Koolio was antsy when we got there whinnying at anyone who would listen, but eventually settled in. At first he was terrified of the jump standards, so we had to take baby steps, first leading over the ground rails and so on. By the end of the lesson, we were flying around the jump course, me in two point, and him being his usual awesome self leaping over the giant 18" jumps. I thought we did great considering I haven't sat a jump course in over 20 years and Koolio started out thinking the jumps were going to eat him for dinner. Today, we will jump again and find out just how much torture my out of shape legs can take, but I am looking forward to it.

    Wierd thought of the day: I saw a post elsewhere on the forum about the weather being cool enough for snowmobiles and warm enough for motorcycles at the same time. This pretty much captured my "good Friday" as I used the Skidoo to haul grain down to the storage sheds, then rode Koolio at he clinic and Sam at home, and then capped off the day with a ride on my motorcycle. We live in such an interesting climate. It was a Good Friday indeed!
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        03-31-2013, 11:54 AM

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        03-31-2013, 02:27 PM
    Sapphira settled in very well so far, she was being a bit of a diva at 11:30 thinking it's time to go back inside. At the old barn it was only half day turnout, new barn is full day turnout. As promised here are pics of my beautiful girl at the new place. I'll get indoor pics tomorrow. One of the borders who I believe is very talented took these pictures, I always seem to make her look like a donkey......


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