tick in the world. I was doing chores this morning and one of the barn kitties, Legacy, had a big black bulge on the back of her neck. I wear rubber palmed strechy gloves...$1 store gardening gloves to do chores. They give me good grip, block the chill ...

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Last day to enjoy warm temps for awhile.
Rain, wind, freezing temps and a big cold front headed this way.

It will hit tomorrow afternoon and the cold will linger through Sunday.
I am not looking forward to it.
We need rain but I could ...

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Between weather and life horse rides have not happened for a while. Yesterday was to change that. Beautiful weather. Apache and Fancy tacked up. Putting on my riding boots and Apache starts acting strange and breaks his halter to detach himself from the ...

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a gun.
Gale got the last laugh.
I knew it.
He went out in grand Gale style.
My dear sweet Gale.

Have a happy weekend folks! ...

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We had a cold front blast through last night.
Wind, rain sprinkles and frosty temps.

Low tonight 39 and still windy.
The new roof is quieter in the wind.

Gale's funeral tomorrow.
There were lots of funny stories with his family ...

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Water pressure that is. Our pressure tank failed and the bladder no longer would hold air. Repair man Bob stopped, checked it out, agreed it was not working on Tuesday evening. Wednesday, I picked up the car from the SIL's shop...new brakes in front ...

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We got a half inch of rain Sunday night.
I hope it is enough to spark our pastures.
Doubtful but I am hopeful
More rain progged for Thursday night but that is a long ways away in terms of our forecast.

Horses spent the day in and off the ...

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and....the water pump has improved but is not quite right yet. It apparently was leaking at the filter. Cal adjusted it, the leak seems to be gone or at least has lessened, and the pump is not cycling like it did. It still might need an air volume adjustment ...

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Finally, noon yesterday the roofers finished.
Although we didn't expect them to show up.
Pilot had planned to fly to a nearby airshow.
His plan was trashed so he could stay and sign off on the job.

Amy, B and I had a great ride.@@ ...

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be the last day for roofers.
Except for a skylight lens that had to be ordered.
So not really the last day.
A painter is working on the kitchen wall where a leak caused minor damage.
Of course, with company staying overnight.

Have a ...

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Spent a lot of time yesterday on the phone with tech support. Internet is wonky again. The guy set up a repair ticket and thought he had made it better. Nope. Still in and out like the pendulum on a clock. Soooo called tech support and the automated system ...

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Another 1/4 inch of rain.
Another roofing delay.
And horses in for another day.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! ...

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Rain and freezing gusty winds.
It will extend the roof work again.

Horses are in for most of the day.
They were wet and shivering so sheets went on.
I hope to let them out for the evening.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday ...

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it end?
Roofers still working.
They say finish tomorrow. But gusty winds up to 25mph today.
Weather coming in possibly tomorrow night.
We are tired of them being here but thankful it is getting done.

Today be farrier day.
Jet's ...

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Went to the airport his morning and left my son there for his flight back to his home in Hawaii. Tears? Not down the cheeks but certainly in the heart and eyes. I am going to miss him so much. He made the first leg of his journey safely. Now just has ...

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Friday was near 100 here. Saturday barely made it 70. Very thankful for the drop, Summer just wouldn't leave. With the cold front there was a slight change of rain but ended up rainy all day long, thankful for that as well though it messed up our ...

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QUIET!
The roofers are taking today off.
It is so loud.
I left yesterday and worked an extra volunteer shift.
My Thursday shift was cut short by my doc appointment.
So I had stuff I wanted to finish.

I hope Stude's Dr. appointment ...

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with some plans. Cal has to go to the Dr. for a check up. About time in my humble opinion. Yesterday he was digging a hole to plant a maple tree and , unfortunately for him, the area was already occupied by a bunch of ground bees. They objected to his ...

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Finally they started on the roof.
It is suppose to take a week. (yeah right)
I am glad I''ll be gone all day tomorrow.

I hope everyone is having a great week so far.


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We had a spritz of rain but we need more!

New riding bud coming to join Amy and I tomorrow.
I hope we all gel.

The parade went great except there is not one decent picture of us.
B said Jet could have done the whole thing without her ...

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I wish it was chicken or even better some fried shrimp.
But it is me, I feel fried.
Sunburn from tying wire on Wednesday.
Plus a long volunteer day yesterday.

Amy is coming this morning to ride and help me get the boys ready for the parade ...

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Yesterday we got back to tying the new high fence part we added on the east.
Thankful no bull on that side most of the year so we haven't had to rush.
I think we are past the halfway point but we both overdid a bit.
Maybe a different project ...

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If There's one thing you want to ask about a horse? What would it be? I promise to give you the best answer I have in mind. Let's give it a try! ...

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Thanks for the suggestions.
I am doing all except the oats and beet pulp.
He is on the sand clear stuff also and almost done with 30 days.
I need to schedule a full vet ranch call for October and I will have blood work done on him as well his ...

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Hunterseat did a forum fly by!
Nice to see you.

I am hoping Tex is kiss broke for the parade next week.
I rode him once before in a parade on his 75th ride.
B is going to take good ol' Jet. He is an old hand at parades.
I have carried ...

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