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post #461 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 12:12 PM
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@Blue : I am go relieved to read they got that fire contained!! I can't imagine how scary that would be. Glad to hear Jake's leg is on the mend. Sorry to hear your teeth still are NQR. hopefully the dr can tweak them a bit more and make you comfortable.

@Spanish Rider : I am with your son - fish and chips is the best!! That is one of the biggest things I miss about England. Changes in humidity are the worst. I used to live in Oregon and can remember coming back east to visit my parents during the summer.. I thought I would die from the humidity and it wasn't even all that hot.

@QueenofFrance08 : just reading what you did all weekend made me tired! the arena looks great. numbering cattle sounds very.. athletic. hope you aren't too itchy today as the mosquito bites heal.


Yesterday, Gina asked if I wanted to ride. Of course the answer was yes! The whole story is in my journal.







Today is rainy, so I cleaned the house first thing. Now I am about to sit down and tackle updating the OD Triple Crown stuff..
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post #462 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 12:56 PM
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@Blue So glad they got the fire under control! I was worried for you!

Took Jake and Daisy out for a quick spin around the arena last night before the mosquitoes got too bad. Jake's new to us tack set came! We decided to go with purple! (Mostly because there was a killer deal on a barely used set on ebay). He doesn't have his halter bridle in this picture since I hadn't gotten it set up yet but this is his breast collar and the pad the seller sent along. Definitely one of my favorite ebay purchases, it looks to not have been used at all, came with an S hack and separate brand new nylon bridle, and is amazing quality!

Hopefully we will get Jake and Stitch out to the local state park tonight after work. Wish me luck, I'm planning on riding Jake on the trail for the first time!
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post #463 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 03:16 PM
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Hello to y'all!

HF and work have been keeping me frustrated and busy. Add in the high humidity and daily thunderstorms and I am not really able to do anything FUN right now. Plus got into it with a couple of people (on separate occasions) so I had to put myself in the corner for a while.

@Blue those fires sound terrifying! Twelve miles is way too close So thankful to hear it was contained. Nice to have a riding buddy, and your plank cooking looked fabulous!

Hope Jake heals without incident; did you discover how he got cut yet?

@phantomhorse13 Your horse laundry room appears bigger than my kitchen! Just the thought of a dedicated horse laundry room and a husband excited and willing to make it happen sounds like heaven on earth! Can't wait to see the completed space!

You are getting some riding time in! The names of your trails fascinate me, but not sure about the rattlesnake one! There must be a story behind that name...


@Spanish Rider You are traveling over the pond tomorrow, wishing you a speedy and safe flight. Must be a million and one things to do! Hope you get some ride time in while you are here, and maybe a visit with some HF friends?

@QueenofFrance08 you are tiring me out too! Your horses are so lovely and the purple looks great on Jake!!


@SueC Your descriptions of interacting with the teens had me laughing so hard! They do respond much better to being treated with respect. Having teenage patients is so difficult at first too, often because of the mommas! Teens revert to young kiddos when injured, until their friends come around! Then they are tough as nails...


Small grammar lesson in exchange for all of yours; y'all can mean one or several. All y'all means everyone!


Thank you for the tip on searching for items on the new HF. I would hate to loose all those wonderful recipes from you!!


@SwissMiss the heat has been beastly here too, starting at 8 am is way to late to beat the heat! I used to ride in my bathing suit with a pair of breeches over it. Once I was finished riding and taking care of my horses, I would strip off the boots and breeches and swim before even coming inside. I do so miss having my very own place.

Miss Raya likes to deposit you in the trees when she is scared? Maybe she is trying to protect you...


@Change how is your hay shed coming along?
Every time I see camping stuff I think of how much fun we had on the Yellowhammer and how dang cold it was! Middle of summer and I am thinking how to stay warm
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post #464 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 03:40 PM
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My minor news

Have discovered why Kahlua bucks so much; flies. Especially horse flies she HATES them and they LOVE her. Might be a black horse thing as I have never seen them go after a horse so much! The bad part is, I am not very skilled at riding out bucks especially with my *cough* mature figure.

Also have some sort of bees in my hay room under one of the pallets. If I step on the pallet there is a very loud buzzing and maybe one or two bees come out. I tried spraying nearly a whole bottle of wasp spray on the area, and it didn't seem to do a thing to help.

I have only 6 bales of hay left, and hay all year. Normally I would be cleaning out under the pallets and getting more hay in but I am scared to do that with those bees in there. I am of course, highly allergic to bees. Have gone into anaphylactic shock from them before so this is a real concern.

Anyone have any ideas how I could get them out of there and live to tell about it?? Without paying some sort of pest control dude?

Got into it with two friends this month. I feel bad about it, but at the same time I had to stand up for myself. Both were very hurtful, one with words, one with actions. Why do so many people have to be so mean?? What happened to ideas like respect and curtesy?


One final gripe, had to change to FULL version of HF to get my LIKE button back, so now I can't watch videos on here anymore without going offsite to YouTube, lots of Smilies are gone, and typing anything straight to a thread is hugely difficult. I can't move my curser around, it seems to be nearly impossible to use functions like BOLD with the text, and I have to type and retype many words to get the spelling correct, otherwise it looks like I am writing in shorthand or text; no vowels!


If I go back to CLASSIC view I loose my LIKE button, and can't view pictures but I can watch videos.
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post #465 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 04:40 PM
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On the way to airport. Writing on phone.
@Blue , fires are scary. Water bomber was flying runs behind my house this morning. Just practice, for now.
@AnitaAnne , some pics are visible, others not. Videos only offsite. Sucks. Don't like your people comments...(insert concerned emoji)

Happy message from my sister, referring to my niece:

" I hope you are ready for a shadow this summer. She is sooooo excited for you to get here. You have already been elected to trim her bangs, sit next to her at dinner, do some sort of sewing with her, and probably 1000 other things swarming in her head."
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post #466 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 06:05 PM
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Small grammar lesson in exchange for all of yours; y'all can mean one or several. All y'all means everyone!
Amazing! Thank you for that clarification.

It's really nice to have you back! Much enjoyed reading your posts! Have a supercalifragilistic evening!

PS bees: Can you borrow a bee suit? Or wear overalls and a veil over a hat? That would make it safer at least. They will be aggro if you mess with their nest, as you'll have to, to get rid of them. Fly spray should do it.
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post #467 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 06:12 PM
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Thank you all for your good energy and prayers. It worked for sure! AnitaAnne, going to stress you out a little bit more. When I said 12 miles that was what was in my head because that’s how far it is to drive there. As the crow flies (or fire burns) 5 MILES!!

Today I am soooo sick and hoping its just stress. I know how that can really mess you up. I barely made it through work and came straight home. Having some lunch then going to go lay down.
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post #468 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 06:14 PM
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Oh! Thought of another grammar and courtesy gripe. Why or why do people have to call me “hun”, “sweetie”, “cutie”. And so many more. I hate it.
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post #469 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 06:27 PM
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Planked salmon. There are these cedar boards that you soak in water for several hours. Lay it on your preheated grill. Medium heat. Turn it over and lay your meat or veggies on it. Delicious. Last night I made a rub with sweet and spice for the salmon and grilled our summer squashes with a little olive oil and just a touch of rosemary.
Drool. Now I need to have breakfast early.

I remember when we were cutting some cedar with a power saw when building. The smell was like incense. Amazing stuff.

Have a restful lie-down. Stress can do that...

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post #470 of 2456 Old 06-27-2018, 10:08 PM
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I'm practicing a new phrase: All y'all. Thank you, @AnitaAnne !

I thought all y'all might enjoy some alternative dressage, bareback on a Bavarian draught horse.



This guy works as a warm-up act before serious competitions...

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