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very beautiful sky this morning. Poor new horse is stuck in the barn with stalls to protect her from Tessa. She does not seem to mind and drinks a LOT which is good. Eats well and is getting friendlier...has always let me work on her but now she is making ...

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going to ride even if it is hot.
Taking Tex.

Still rotating horses here.
Chica is the wild card.
She has kicked at both Sarcee and Tex.
And squealing and kicking at Prize when she comes up to his pen but not as bad.
She is quieter ...

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the black horse. I still have no name but am leaning towards Silk. Yesterday I put her in the paddock and Tessa did her best to assert her superiority and leadership over the gate. Black mare was not impressed and not threatened.
I tried fly spray ...

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to do much outdoors.
We got another 2-1/3 inches!
Much needed and at the perfect time.
50% chance again today.

Surprise is doing well we went on a short trail rideSunday and he did great.
Only thing is he has bonded with Sarcee and ...

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I am finally back. Have finally shaken off the doldrums and have an interest in things again...so much so that I just bought another horse.
Tessa is sweet and loves me...follows me like a puppy, head on my shoulder, however , when my son was here ...

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Sarcee and Surprise today.

Alternating is working.
Not sure when we will try different horses together.
Don't want anyone getting hurt.

Busy Thursday as usual.
Good luck with the tractors guys.
Our Bobcat needs some work ...

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get horse feed.
Only day this week I have for that task.

Took Tex for a ride yesterday with friends.
A good ride except when an armadillo ran right under us but Tex didn't flinch.
He did act like he wanted to lay down when we crossed ...

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timely rain. Almost 4 inches!

There is turmoil in the herd.
I had hoped Surprise would bond with Tex.
So far he seems to prefer Sarcee.

Chica has lost her mind over the new man in town.
At least the squealing has stopped
We will ...

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for the heat to break and some desparetly needed rain please.
At least that is the forecast for the week.
Hope it isn't a lie.

Things are a bit crazy here.
More than usual.

A thing happened and I bought another horse.
An ...

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this weekend is going to be hot, 100*.
Yikes, I hope everyone's holiday weekend plans go well.

Of course I have a million and one things to get done.

Have a great weekend everyone! ...

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I had my steroid shot yesterday.
Appointment ran late as usual but shot was less painful.
And i remembered to bring ice packs for the ride home.
Iced all afternoon and evening so it didn't all night.

Yes the sheer volume of what needs ...

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I have a terrible head cold. yuck.

I did manage to get both Tex and Chica's feet done on Friday.

Some salvia transplants did get moved.
Now hoping they survive the heat we are supposed to have this week.

I also dug up some ...

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Well, took the second load out of Fawn Lodge today. Looks like this is going to be a weekly thing now. Since George's passing, his brother took possession of the property and has given me the boot. Of course, no mention of the money they owe me. Likely ...

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We begin trail cleanup after the Thursday morning storm. From I have seen so far all trails have issues.
Friday afternoon it was confirmed there was a tornado, actuall 3 in the area. The one near us was an EF 1 with 100 MPH winds. It was traveling ...

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The humidity has moved out.
Much more comfortable.

Stude I use manure tea or the water soluble,cheap generic version of miraklegrow.

So far rides are canceled for the weekend, more rain forecast.

Everyone have a great weekend ...

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It has been sooo humid for a few days.
Unusual her and I hate it.
I feel like I'm melting.
Temps thankfully should cool for the weekend.

Tomatoes are doing great.
I pruned the suckers and many already have tomatoes.
Peppers seem ...

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us but thankfully miss.
Only another 1/2 inch but grateful to miss hail and rotations.

Since it is wet I have been doing some transplanting.
We are rich with salvia starts.
Mostly pink but I have a few coveted red.
I got a couple purple ...

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Horses all wormed.
Even Miss Chica after her usual hissy fit.

It misted this morning.
We have a ride planned for late afternoon if the weather holds.
If not swell we need the rain desperatley.
So far 3 inches for the year???

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My long-time roommate George died this past week. I'm still conflicted as to what I feel about it. That is to say my feelings are rather numb as it hasn't settled in yet. George was sick for a week or so with what Dave thought was the flu. He ...

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Ride.
Tex is the mount.
There is a good chance B can join.
If that does happen I will take Sarcee and she can have Tex.

I will take it easy with Sarcee since her crazy cold weather antics hip strain.
I doubled up her glucosamine and ...

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trees yesterday.
The inch of rain we got just won't cut it.

The Burr oak tree I was worried about came back.
But of course something has eaten the leaves, sometimes I can't win.

Shopping day for Help Center.
A friend helps ...

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She turns 14 today.
Where did that time go?

We did get an inch of rain yesterday.
But a cold north wind came with it.

The hail missed us thankfully.
I would have been angry had my garden been hailed on.
I will devise a cover ...

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says rain for tonight.
Bring it on please.

Stude I hope you are on the mend.

Crawfish fest today.
I would starve if they also didn't have bbq available.
We meet Pilot's cousin and have a nice visit.

Everyone have ...

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I put in 10 bush tomatoes.
I like determinates.
Also did 10 san marzanos because I like them.
Put in 4 green peppers but I prefer poblanos.
I found poblanos so they need to be planted today.

I have 2 fig trees that I started from the ...

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with shutting down Help Center.

Things after Eclipse are back to normal.
Amount of traffic has slowed.
Pilot has a couple appointments in town today.

Great weather except no rain.
Things will start turning brown quickly.

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