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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

As I sit here up before the sun.  My day started HOURS ago with packages, quotes, and shipping issues.  My Boiling water keeps me running up and down the stairs as I time the water to be poured over the "kids" feed.

I have cube alfalfa that I do NOT soak over night but pour boiling water over about an hour before I leave for the barn.

I also pour the boiling water over the rice bran / pellets for Navarre.  It is down to a science at this point.  BUT this way I know I'm leaving them in the coldest time of the day with HOT food and it gives me peace of mind that they have water in their system no matter how frozen their water tub is.

I have however also figured out the water issue of sorts... I piled manure around the NORTH side of their water to protect it from freezing so hard.  As the day warms that one side tends to melt better and faster than the open side still exposed to wind.

I am learning more at my work EVERY DAY... my boss ? and mentor has brought in people, has given us classes, and I am trying to absorb it all!

Life is what it is and I'm just clogging along.

My horses are board, not being ridden, but I now have a light at the end of the tunnel and hope to start perfecting my time so I only have to work 4 or 5 days a week by the end of the year.

WISH me luck so I can get back on my horses! Wish me luck so I can have peace of mind! ha  ha ha...
Back to the coffee, the computer, and work...

My love to the world!
a BIRD HOUSE I hope to oneday have at the barn.  A busy girl can still dream!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Life is good, busy, and fiercely competitive.

My days are cram packed as they should be, thus my horses suffer in such a wet warm winter.
They have their feed twice a day, hay twice a day but need more in the middle of the day.

I am scheduling several if not 7 or more appts a day.
Which means I'll never be able to meet up with 1/2 of them THUS ... making sure they are the priority the next time on the schedule.

Sunday was my one day off.
I got in a little more hay, considering the horses had stolen a few bails last week they needed to be replaced in order to help us all make it through this rain we are experiencing.

I got the apple trees pruned
the rose bushed HACKED down to nothing..
The Wisteria cut back to a mere stump! ... it need it for a healthier prettier vine this year.
I got the road side cleaned out.
the water done... It now runs over in this rain from the January RAINS not normally experienced this time of year.

It was 70 degrees Saturday and close to it again Sunday.
Life is busy...
Life is hard...
but LIFE never sits still, never gives in till the very end...

IT is what it it IS.... I miss typing each day... I miss the conversations these post create... but ... I am investing in me again... LIFE...

it is GREAT!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It is the begenning of a new year...
Not much going on as the day I type this....

The Old Farmers Almanac

Jan predictions...
Temp 30 degrees (average)
Precipitation  3" (average)
1-5 snow showers and very cold
6-15 snowstorm, then sunny, turning mild
16-20 Snow, then sunny, cold
21-27 A few showers, mild
28-31 Sunny, seasonable...