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post #9081 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 12:31 AM
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Stella looks like a diva in that pic. All girl!!!
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post #9082 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 12:52 AM
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Stella looks like a diva in that pic. All girl!!!
You can see why I'm having so much trouble making up my mind which one to sell. Bugs is my horse but Stella seems to know just when to do something that changes my mind.

It is a love hate thing. I walk into the paddock and she puts her ears back. I want a ride and she dosen't.
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post #9083 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 07:46 AM
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Stan, the horses look awesome as usual. I here you on trying to figure out which horse too sell. Amber is slowly taking over my horse and I thought I was going to be able to break Jems to ride for myself, but that may not be a possibility now. I have a feeling Jems and Littleman will be moved to a different home before the end of the summer so I'll have her broke for someone else to ride.

I'm going to look over 3 horses this afternoon that a co-worker came to me about. He and his family can't afford them anymore so he's wanting to give them to me for free. I am going to assess their potential then determine the best option for them. I already have a friend who has expressed interest in the pony.


Sereno, I don't have much experience with any of my kids running off with no word from them. I just read through y'alls conversation and felt my lack of experience in that area would result in empty advice. I'm sorry you had to go through that as well as Stan and can only pray for the best outcome.


AlexS, you know you already have my admiration and I absolutely love your attitude through it. You have given up so much of your own life to give these up and coming kids a chance for their life. You can never count the costs to get the results until you cross the finish line. Trying to look at the cost during the process will do nothing more than discourage you and these kids can't afford anything less than your all.

Cacowgirl, aren't you glad you don't have to look down at your hands after covering all those donuts and looking like you just jacked off an elephant? Lmbo (yes I stole that line from The Replacements)

Corgi, your dad look a lot better than I expected for what he has been through. THAT GOES FOR YOU TOO. Hawty,,you are!! Red heads have always been my kryptonite. Hope to hear more awesome updates on your families improvements.


I will put this offer out there for you ladies who mentioned shopping in the sun and relaxing,,blah blah blah.. I would offer to the other guys, but Sereno and Stan are across the pond and I haven't seen PalominoBuck post in awhile now, but it extends to his family as well.
I live just north of Panama City, Fl and have a 2001 31 bumper pull camper at my disposal that could be set up at St. Andrews State Park on the beach where you can enjoy the Gulf of Mexico, shopping close by and all of that beach crap while still being able to enjoy a nice campfire at night before crashing in the comfort of the camper.

Hope everyone has a great weekend
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post #9084 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 09:42 AM
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Cowcowgirl, I'm sorry the job didn't work out, but it sounds like a terrible job anyway. Graveyard shift is bad. And they didn't even give you a chance to learn the job. I hope you find something better.

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post #9085 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 10:46 AM
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I had a good business in the San Francisco bay area as a Marine Surveyor. My wife was offered a job in New Hampshire with ALL moving expenses and a wonderful opportunity for her. I grew up mostly in New Hampshire. We moved.

In San Francisco I worked year round and did ok. In New Hampshire... not a good occupation. What to do.... what to do?

We bought that big old house just outside of Portsmouth N.H. That had a small wing off the back. I built a cat boarding place. I filled 15 units in no time and had people making reservations a year in advance. We added onto the back wing and we could board 50 cats at a time..... at $12. Per night. Being an in-home business, the tax benefits were unbelievable. Just about anything I did to that old place and the maintenance was a write-off.

Labor was difficult but I worked with the Dept. Of Labor and employed people that had learning/social issues. I COULD have paid them much less then minimum wage and didn't have to pay insurance and I paid more. I had some very good workers that I and the cats really liked.

Do the math. (I really DON'T LIKE CATS!)

I own a Pet sitting Business Mostly petsit at others homes but I few come to me No cats though.. Loris Critter Sitter is a nice side business that I have owned and operated with just my husband and daughter to help and I enjoy it.
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post #9086 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 01:05 PM
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It's 80 degrees, sweet breeze, watching our old mare and 11 ewes in the backyard munching overtall grass, hubby and I eating sloppy joes in front of the TV. First normal, beautiful, quiet day alone, together, in ???? Maybe since June 2012 before the drought. All is well with the world, at least in my 20 acres.

After lunch, nothing scheduled. Need to deal with some algae on the pond, hubby has been raking with a lawn rake and manure fork and it's not working. Plus it's backbreaking labor. He rigged up a seine type net that he hopes to use with my help, to drag the algae off. Then, I might put the pony's muzzle on him (the pony, not the DH) and turn out on the lawn for some R&R where I can keep an eye on him while I mow where the sheep have already been. Then put up the truck tent to see if it works for my girlfriends' horse camping weekend in early June. It's my first horse camping experience so I am gathering equipment and supplies. (Suggestions are welcome!) Then DH wanted to know whether I need to go to town, so we might plan on that with a nice dinner out.

I feel very blessed right now.

I had a post written out last night and it evaporated. I appreciate Roadyy's and Sereno's advice and experiences that they've related about raising kids. I second Alex's advice to Nvr -- you should expect to be treated with respect, and anyone who can't be "present and accounted for" when you're together doing things you want to do, is immature and self-centered. Some people never grow out of this, and it may be a sign that they love what you do for them, but maybe don't love YOU the way that you deserve to be loved. I see way too many loving, generous women who are taken advantage of by men who don't deserve them. Sermon over.

Cacowgirl, Celeste said it better than I could - if they couldn't give you the time to learn the job, that's a shame. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you.

Critter, we have a 'critter sitter' who visits 2-3 times a day while we're out of town, to give the old horse and pony their special diets twice a day and let the dogs out for a run 3 times a day. She's worth far more than she charges! Last year we were gone during the really severe heat and one of our sheep succumbed. Our critter sitter flagged down a neighbor farmer to help her transport the ewe to the shady overhang of the barn and spent probably half a day with her to try to save her. The ewe lived until a day or two after we got home but she just never came out of it. She gets along great even with our "short bus" collection of rescued border collies that have their special quirks and don't always get along with everyone.
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post #9087 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 01:06 PM
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I will put this offer out there for you ladies who mentioned shopping in the sun and relaxing,,blah blah blah.. I would offer to the other guys, but Sereno and Stan are across the pond and I haven't seen PalominoBuck post in awhile now, but it extends to his family as well.
I live just north of Panama City, Fl and have a 2001 31 bumper pull camper at my disposal that could be set up at St. Andrews State Park on the beach where you can enjoy the Gulf of Mexico, shopping close by and all of that beach crap while still being able to enjoy a nice campfire at night before crashing in the comfort of the camper.

Hope everyone has a great weekend

That was me, lol. I was depressed a bit yesterday. And WOW! That sounds awesome. We only have clouds today over here on this side of the country.
I slept for 11 hours last night!!
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post #9088 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 01:26 PM
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Ladytrails, jealous of your weather. Glad you are enjoying it!
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post #9089 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 02:12 PM
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The offer stand no matter your weather where you are..lol
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post #9090 of 29437 Old 05-18-2013, 02:22 PM
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^^^ Do I get the housekeeper and two hired men???
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