Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Big New Year's Eve

Oh yeah I'm a big partier tonight....well have a good new years eve everyone....I am taking my bored butt to bed!!!!! Ahhhh....I'm too old for New Years partying......LOL!

Barn sour.....(yeah that would be one of Danny's problems) grrrrrrrrrrrr......

Controlling your horses speed...

Horse won't go or stop...

Desensitizing your horse

Clinton Anderson on Lead Line Lightness

Happy New Year...

Cheers....'s to hoping this year will be better than the last!!! midnight!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec. 29, 2008

Monday: Homemade Bean and Ham Soup...Salad

Tuesday: Stuffed Pork Chops..Applesauce...Veggie

Wednesday: Chicken w/Rice Casserole...Veggie

Thursday: Leftover Buffet

Friday: Lasagna...Salad

Saturday: No clue!!!!!

Sunday: London Broil (yummy)...Baked Potatoes...Veggie

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wow is it ever foggy.....

I can't even see across the street today and it just seems to be getting worse as the day goes on. I had planned on going out by Danny today but not with this weather. The roads are like an ice rink and the fog is like pea soup. Then tonight the temps are supposed to drop and more snow coming in tomorrow.....geez one of these days I will get out there. Going to make him a nice bran mash when I do get out there. He will really like that! I should bring him some Trix cereal too!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays.....

Hello all, hope your Christmas was as wonderful as are is will be happy soon (haven't been out in a while due to weather and being busy...I know, bad horsey mom, I know) Lindsay is very happy....she even got two new Bryer horses from Santa for model horse this year.

I got my Carhart jacket and matching baseball hat so I'm happy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Busy Busy Busy...

Wow been busy busy with the eBay business again.....yup I started it up again.....and fortunately it's rockin' so far.

The lump on Danny's withers is gone now...which is GREAT! I'm very happy about I can start riding again...of course it's been really cold lately and it dumped about 5 inches of snow the other day so I haven't had much of a chance to ride.

Kids are good ....... dog is good .... that's about it for updates! Yeah I know I'm pretty boring!

hehe later


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Carving pumpkins tonight....

We are planning on carving the pumpkins tonight.....I will post pictures soon.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Oct. 27

MONDAY: Spegetti w/meat sauce
TUESDAY: Roast Beef, Potatoes, Carrots & Gravy (Crock Pot)
WEDNESDAY: Tator tot casserole.
THURSDAY: Leftover Buffet
FRIDAY:Halloween chili

Friday, October 24, 2008

Cool Weekend Ahead....

Looks like it's going to be a chilly one this weekend. The horses should all be in a nice 'fresh' mood. Planning on riding this weekend so hopefully he won't be too 'fresh' feeling.

I'm hoping to get all the rest of the canning finished this weekend too. I don't have too much left...just need to do the Apple Pie In A Jar yet then I'm done for the year.

Wish me luck riding!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ready for another year of 4-H...

Well the girls are all signed up for another exciting year of 4H. They aren't doing as much this year (which is a good thing for me I think....hehe) ... C is not going to show a horse at all this year, she has decided that she would rather just fool around in the arenas and trail ride than be in a show ring (says it's boring)... She did very well with her photography this last year and is really enjoying it...she received all blue ribbons for her photos (about 15) and one received a Merit Award and was Selected for State! She did also get the Medal for showing Haley (the mini she showed). She had a wonderful fair! A lot of fun!

... L is no longer going to show Double Time (the mini)...she wants to ride this year so she is going to be showing Danny.....she's very excited about it! She did get a blue ribbon and 2 red ribbons showing DT this last fair. She did very well with her photos and other exploring items she took to fair....all first and second place third place for Model Horse but we will be working harder on that this coming year. She too, had a wonderful fair! And a ton of fun!

Meet Dakota...Our newest family member...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

What we've been doin'......

Things have been good this last couple weeks.....Danny is healed nicely now.....we've been riding him bareback at least 3 times a week......the new bareback pad is working out very well. I trotted him last night in it and it's much more comfortable on the bones then with out... :)

Lindsay showed Double Time (the mini she leases) at the 4H Fun Show last week and took a 5th Place. She was very happy with that........Double Time was being bratty!

Chelsea has been working hard on her photography projects lately (finally) lol..........She's doing good.....getting a little bit of everything and has about 800 pictures so far to use.

We went and picked Strawberries on Saturday, made some jam and regular strawberries in syrup.....then the girls helped me can them all.......we got a way lot more then we needed, but they had a blast doing it and eating them as we picked.....I ate so many picking that I drove home with a gut ache.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

It's been forever again......sorry.......

Well.....oh much to tell that's been going on since the last time I was on here......the first and best thing is that I moved Danny to a bigger and much better barn.....I think he thinks he's at a resort now......he has a brand new stall....dressage size indoor arena...with excellent footing...heated barn.....huge outdoor arena....round pen...5 pastures to rotate in...and more then 9 miles of groomed trails to ride with out ever having to leave the property. The place is all brand new and we all just love it! He seems like a different's great! He did have a little episode though the other day....he was in with a few horses and doing just fine then they let in a 3rd horse and that horse wanted to play by chasing Danny....well Danny would have none of that and freaked out....ran, jumped and cleared a 5 foot gate then ended up in a pasture he's never been in before and ran right into a fence (didn't know it was there)....he ended up with a scrape on his face and a few scrapes on his legs...but healed nicely in just a few days. No need for the vet to come out at all. The people at the barn were very impressed with his jump (I didn't even know he could)...the other exciting thing that happened is that the girls and I rode him bareback.....he did great......our new bareback pad should be coming via Fed Ex either today or tomorrow....going to ride again tonight with or with out the pad....just can't trot with out it.....I won't put his saddle on him until he gains the weight back that he lost over the winter so bareback we will ride for a while....maybe even all summer....which is fine with me I like riding it will make me and the girls better riders with balance and things.

Other then that things are pretty busy with the gardening and 4H stuff.....fair is sneaking up on us fast :)

Oh yeah....I took Danny to a show a few weeks ago and I actually won 6th place out of 12 was a showmanship class...I thought it was the greatest first show was Lindsay's first show too with Double Time and she took a 6th place and a 4th place......she was wayyyy excited......she has another show this Wed.

OK I think that's it for now.....I will try to keep this updated a little more often from now on!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Muddy Boy!!!

Had an awesome time with Danny last night......he was very muddy so most of our time spent together was in the front yard....him eating that good grass and me brushing and brushing and brushing..........the best part was that I didn't have to chase him at all to catch him....for the first time ever he saw me by the gate and came trotting over to me! :) It was great........quite the bonding moment. I did figure out fast thou that he does not like

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Midwest Horse Fair

Awesome horse on the bottom right!!!!! We had a blast! :) Spent wayyyyyyy too much money but it was well worth it!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ferrier Appt. & Life Update

Well we had our farrier appointment this morning again and Danny did very good! I'm guessing it was just a fluke that he was a total monster the first time she came out to trim him when I swear he was trying to kill that poor girl.

We're now working on painting the dining-room, it's going pretty good so far (at least the stupid blue tape is working better this time) :) I forgot to take before pictures of the dining-room and it's almost half done now so I'm just going to wait until it's done, then I will post pictures.

Our annual 4H Tack Sale is Saturday, I plan to buy a few things for the girls and hopefully they will be pretty much set for showing at Fair this summer. I like it when I can buy a $175.00 show shirt for $15 - $20. :) I will share what I buy next week.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 it ever cold outside today! I think it's -17 regular temp. and -36 wind chill. Holy moly cold. I don't feel so bad with the cold this time, the last time we had such cold temps I worried the entire weekend about Danny getting too cold because I don't have a blanket for him. Well, I bought him a blanket so now he should be nice and toasty warm the rest of the winter. It fits him perfectly and he didn't have a problem at all with putting it on. I feel much better knowing he's nice and cozy warm now. :) If I ever remember to bring the camera out I will take some pictures of him in his blanket!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Well the quitting smoking thing didn't work too well, I ended up not quitting! I am however, planning to have another go at it. Only problem is that every time I tell myself I really want to quit I end up wanting to smoke even more. I really feel that I do want to quit, I know it's totally bad for my health and my kids health, I know it stinks, burns my fingers (sometimes) burns my clothes (sometimes) gets in my eyes and burns, gives me ash tray breath, makes my clothes smell terrible, hurts my throat and lungs and so on and so on! So why is it everytime I get it into my head that I really want to quit then pick a date, then when that date comes along I end up not quitting? If any one has any advice I'm all ears! Thanks in advance!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday ~ Jan. 14, 2008

MONDAY: Cheesy Macaroni Hamburger Helper, Salad & Green Beans TUESDAY: Roast Beef, Red Potatoes, Carrots & Gravy (Crock Pot)
WEDNESDAY: Spegetti w/meat sauce (1/2 reg. 1/2 whole wheat noodles), Garlic Bread & Corn
THURSDAY: Leftover Buffet