14Dec

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Continuing my reverse chronology of our year, we come to March, which was a very busy month. After liquidating some jewelry I’d inherited, I began remodeling my poor animal barn. It was in such bad shape, I was afraid for the critters who tried to take shelter under its rotted and sagging walls and roof. […]
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14Dec

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It’s almost Christmas! 2007! Looks like I let this year get past me without posting to the blog. Well, it’s not because I didn’t have anything to write about. In fact, I have so much to share about this year, and I want to get All Caught Up over the Christmas holiday as a part […]
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17Jan

“In the Bleak Midwinter…

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…frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone…” So goes a verse of one of my favorite Christmas hymns. Today I was living that verse. For the third or fourth day, I’ve been going out to the pasture 2-3 times a day to break ice in the critters’ water buckets, […]
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17Jan

New Shed Going Up

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With the new pasture addition (hee-haw!!!) we need more shelter. So Ted is building a two stall shed with huge logs he cut from a tree that fell down on our property. He got some help from church friends, Jeremy and Walt, and supervision from the critters. It’s still not done due to weather problems […]
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17Jan

Four Fiber Guys

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Here’s a shot of the four fiber guys, enjoying a crisp fall day, grazing contentedly… that’s before HE came… the donkey with attitude! Once Moses came, the pasture politics changed. (Dum-dum-dum!!!) Gizmo the Alpaca was no longer pasture king, but he was demoted to pasture prince. Moses keeps everybody in their place by occasionally running […]
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17Jan

Change in the Weather, Part II

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Again with the sleet! We’ve been weather-bound for about 5 days now, and that has given me time to work on fun fiber projects and now, catch up on my blogging. I’ll try to keep this chronological, knowing you will see the last thing posted first. So think backwards. Just before Christmas, a friend alerted […]
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30Nov

A Change in the Weather

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Winter blew in to North Central Texas last night. Yesterday I was working in the yard in short sleeves, and by bedtime, the cold and rain had crawled across the prairie to our front door. This morning I ran out to check on the critters, and they were fine. They even spent a little time […]
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10Nov

We are the People of His Pasture and the Sheep of His Hand

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One of my favorite lines from the Psalms… Well, thanks to more fence help from our friend Glen, my little flock is now free to enjoy the newly green grass of our large pasture! Hurray!! And they are loving it! It is such a joy to look out there and see them contentedly grazing in […]
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31Oct

New Schooling Horse

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Just a quick post to show Emma’s new mount for her lessons: here’s Cricket. This mare has some attitude idiocyncracies that make her more of a challenge for Emma, but that’s how you get to be a good rider, right? Emma is scheduled to ride her in an in-house show on December 3rd. More info […]
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27Oct

First Horse Show

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I’d be a really bad mom if I didn’t post this photo of Emma on the day of her first horse show on October 1st. She actually won 2 ribbons but I took this before we got the second ribbon. She really rode well, and I thought she should have taken a ribbon in every […]
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