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post #2781 of 2849 Old 03-14-2020, 08:52 PM
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@Change , where is your son staying in Germany?
He's living just off the Army base in Grafenwoehr. He's a field service representative that helps maintain the Army's heavy diesel vehicles. Kyle just heard on the news that the travel restrictions won't apply to US citizens returning home, so maybe he'll be home soon.

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post #2782 of 2849 Old 03-15-2020, 08:45 PM
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@Spanish Rider : sorry to hear Nico's testing will be delayed - I cannot imagine your frustration. glad the med changed has helped a bit. maybe not having to stress about schoolwork will aid in his recovery. I hope your DH is on the mend.

@RegalCharm : ironically, we had a couple pheasants down along the creek at the bottom of Alimar last year - Phin was great at flushing them out of the bushes and scaring himself. Not sure if they survived the winter as I have no idea how hardy they are.

@Change : I hope you get to work from home. def don't need to be bringing anything home to someone immunocompromised! I somehow missed the details on the horses - can you give me a recap? barn expansion sounds like a great idea to me. I hope your son is able to return home asap.

@SwissMiss : you are smart not to push DD about the horses. let Raya work her charms all on her own.

@AnitaAnne : glad the tack sale was a success. what saddles are you selling?


Yesterday, DH and I took a drive.. and came home with another horse! The whole story is in my journal.




We are expecting a hard freeze tonight, so I decided I better cover the silly flowers that had come up too soon. Used the materials I had at hand:




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post #2783 of 2849 Old 03-15-2020, 09:42 PM
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@Change , I am assuming that you saw that Germany has closed its borders?
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post #2784 of 2849 Old 03-16-2020, 04:40 PM
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@phantomhorse13 yes they would have survived unless something ate them.
were they pheasant or grouse? grouse wait till the last moment to take of flying and always surprised me . Pheasant like to run and then flush when they have to. Pheasant males are brightly colored and really pretty with long tail feathers. If there are lots of wild grape vines in the area I would say grouse habitat.

Like the ring of Bags.

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post #2785 of 2849 Old 03-17-2020, 04:59 AM
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Day 6 of our home lockdown. DH ventured out to the pharmacy to get Nico's meds yesterday. He saw only one person and kept his 5-ft distance. He said that the pharmacists weren't wearing masks, which is a concern.

Speaking of masks, I only have the one I use when I chip wood, so I have been watching DIY videos online. There are videos from China and Italy of people making masks out of bras and microfiber vacuum cleaner bags. Such ingenuity! So I guess this means that I will be going bra-less and be able to stop vacuuming!

I have tried to call trainer and sent a message, but no response, so I am concerned. I will send a message to the groom next. While we are on lockdown, I wanted to keep paying him so he does not worry about paying for the horses' feed/care.

Be smart. Stay safe.

@AnitaAnne , thinking of you. Please drop in from time to time if only to say "I'm still here".

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post #2786 of 2849 Old 03-17-2020, 08:22 AM
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@phantomhorse13 - a friend who rescues kill pen horses has way too many (35!!) and needs to downsize. She had been wanting me to take a few to train so she could rehomed them. Friday she told me if I want Chamois and Maverick, they are mine to do with as I please. So... Think I'm gonna. Intent is to train and sell, but who knows!

@SwissMiss - yes, I'd heard Germany had closed their borders, which had me worried. However, my son is a Government contractor and retired Army, so should be able to get home on military aircraft, space available. He might be delayed, but he isn't stuck (yet).

I'm working from home now, as I don't want to risk Kyle's health. It's been frustrating with slow overloaded work connections!

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post #2787 of 2849 Old 03-17-2020, 02:48 PM
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@Spanish Rider good to see you are still on here, I was concerned. Is your DH any better? Hope you can get in tough with the trainer soon. Are you not allowed to go there? Would think stables and such would be allowed

I'm here, just working a lot of overtime. I need to take the hours when I can.

Off today but had CDC class and COVID-19 PPE training. Now doing laundry while dinner (corned beef and cabbage) cooks in the crock pot. Yummy.

Lawn guy came today so my yard is looking much better! He picked up all those downed limbs so really good deal.

Still have to pick up dog food and clean stalls. YAY to day off

Lacy still has the rainrot, it just keeps spreading to different areas. Not as severe as it was, but skin continues to be very sensitive. Hopeful can wash her again in between rain Friday.


@Change I can't wait to see Chamois and Maverick in person!! Stay safe, good you are able to work from home.

@phantomhorse13 YAY for Iggy, he is a neat horse and can't wait to hear how he does with your DH. Poor Patti! Divorce is never easy...

I have a ton of extra tack of all sorts. Numerous saddles still. I was hanging onto some, but really need to let most go.

Plan to try eBay next, but waiting until the country is in a little better shape. Not sure too many people are purchasing non essentials.

@SueC good to see you posting more. Hopefully your DH can avoid becoming sick. These are weird times.

@SwissMiss it appears our muddy days have not ended yet. How is Raya's leg doing?
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post #2788 of 2849 Old 03-17-2020, 04:46 PM
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@Spanish Rider , sending good vibes and thoughts your way! I can't even imagine how you must feel atm. Is your family still doing ok?

@phantomhorse13 , yay to another grey horse I will have problems figuring out who is who Luckily each horse has different colored tack Hope Iggy settles right back in with your crowd!
no covering of plants needed here. We are getting close to 80ies this week...

@Change , glad you can work from home. Looking forward to see more pics of Chamois and Maverick... We all now they will move into your barn

@AnitaAnne , poor Lacy takes a looong time to recover her skin... But being a chronic eczema sufferer, I know those things take a long time to heal... Please take care of yourself!

Our last storm did quite a number on my favorite trail, so a friend and I tried another trail we didn't ride for at least a year... Big surprise, "they" heaped at least 1 yard of soil on top of the road Now way we would have been able to ride there. So we blazed a trail through the woods to get onto the original trail. It was muddy, but when we found the trail it was boggy in places but others were pretty dry. The other horse refused to get eaten my monsters first, so Raya was boldly moving ahead, picking her way... And suddenly she simply disappeared from under me Apparently a layer of mud dried over a hole about a foot deep and Raya stepped into it with her FR Somehow she managed to scramble back on her feet and not drop me in the process. And she didn't get hurt, phew! But she was much more careful picking her way from then on... The footing got deeper and trickier, so we decided to turn back home after a bit more than a mile... Both horses were TIRED after our ride...

This may have been the last time for a while to haul somewhere... Sunday DS was sporting a hacking cough and fever. He slept all day and night and is doing better by today. But now I am following his example...
Guess we will keep hole dup at home for a while...
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post #2789 of 2849 Old 03-17-2020, 06:27 PM
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@SwissMiss - fever and cough? Is there a testing place near you? Please take care of yourself and your family!!

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post #2790 of 2849 Old 03-17-2020, 07:15 PM
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@AnitaAnne you be sure to take care of you. Nurse's are needed so much in everyday life let alone in times like this. It just makes you feel better when you are sick to hear a friendly voice and see a smile asking , How are you feeling today." (And using the word honey always worked for me to perk up.)

And all other members in health care be sure to take care of yourselves also

@SwissMiss it might be wise to call and find out if you should go and be tested. Be Safe...

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. Douglas MacArthur
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