Friday, July 27, 2007

I am back

***** PICTURE WARNING*******

The pictures at the end of this entry may be hard to view. They are painful and graphic.

I am back. I am not sure just what I accomplished by staying away from the computer. I did get some stuff done but not near enough. I just have to face it, I cannot manage my time properly! LOL. I have been shampooing carpet, putting a new roof on the barn (not done), washing clothes, scrubbing shower walls, ect ect. I do not seem to get ahead so I am back. I have a list in my notebook that is 6 pages long of things I want to get done and need to get done. I will do them, but I will not deprive myself of my pleasure again.

Everyone is doing good. Brook starts intense training in 1 week for her black belt test. This will be 3 months of working hard. Aug will be a month of special weapons training. She will be attending Tae Kwon Do classes 4 days a week. It is going to be double hard for her as school starts on Aug 2nd. She is going into 4th grade this year.On her school supply list it had a LARGE book bag listed. That tells me lots of homework!

The 6 babies chicks are thriving. They are still living in my living room but now I take the cage out in the daytime so they can get used to the outside temps. They still need to be protected so I cannot just turn them loose. I also cannot just put them in the pen. They can get out of it. I have a hen setting a nest again. These game hens think that is what they are supposed to do. She has a small nest because I have been raiding it every few days. She made it easy for me to find. It is in the doghouse. Poor Pup does not have a place to sleep now.

Spirit, the horse I was walking, is doing good. I am walking her again after 1 week off. Her owner decided she was depressed and needed to get out. LOL It gives me some pocket money.

Brook has been riding Precious a lot lately. I need to punch some holes so I can adjust my stirrups for her. Her legs are too long for her buddy stipups now. She needs her own saddle now. I think I just got an idea of what to get her for Christmas.

This weekend is going to be a full weekend. Saturday we are taking Crystal and Precious over to be bred. We are sure Crystal will breed but as for Precious.... Due to what happened last time, click here, and here This stud we are taking them to has a reputation for being gentle. They will never be in a pasture with him alone. They will be on a lead rope and so will he. They will only be 3 miles from home so I will be going there everyday. I will be feeding them while they are there. Cheaper! Mare care is $5 a day per horse.

 That's it for now. I need to do something here. I will be staying and nothing is going to make me leave again!




  1. The pics were a bit "wowie!".  That woke me up this morning.  


  2. I'm at work and cannot see the pictures.  Glad you are back!  :o)   Best to everyone, especially Brook!  -  Barbara

  3. I popped over to the entry explaining the pictures... And, take it from a person who has a 2-year certificate in farm management and breeding: THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! Even if they couldn't reach you a vet should have been called AND they should have paid for him to do whatever was needed for the horse AND they should have been treating her at no charge to you!!.. I won't even go into the putting  together of animals that aren't compatible. Yes, sometimes you will turn out a couple of animals and they don't get along, but you then SEPARATE them! Geez! A little common sense people! This just makes me angry :(  Sorry for the rant <sigh>

  4. oh my gosh did another horse to that...guess he was into s and m lol
    that is terrible....poor thing
    Donna In TEXAS

  5. Oh poor horse, is it too late for you to take them to court for compensation, do you have a SPCA to me that looks like animal cruelity or at the least neglect on their part. oh dear this make me angry. But you better believe I'm smiling at your return to your journal, just remember there's always tomorrow, and you can bet your last dollar no one will come in and offer to do it for you LOL. gg/Jackie

  6. Welcome back. It was lonely without you. I'm staying as long as I can. I figure I don't drink, smoke or play bingo so I gotta have one vice to be normal. I'm so sorry for that poor horse. Paula

  7. so good to see you back.......sounds like you all have been busy...glad you are back to stay!!!
    take care

  8. Good to see you back again!!! I am so proud of Brook for sticking with it!!! I would love for Amanda to take it too!
    love ya,

  9. I honestly had to scroll past the pics once I saw what was there.  Yikes!  Good to have you back.


  10. glad you back! missed your posts.

    thats good you'll be able to check on your mares daily, now you wont have to worry about them.

  11. I am soo glad that you are back, I have missed you. We all should be able to do the things that make us happy. You know that house work will be there when you are long gone, so ENJOY now. Again glad to see you back, it made me smile when I saw it. hugs, Denise

  12. Celeste
    It is so good to have you back with us.  You have been busy!  I can just see you chasing those chicks around, LOL!  This was a nice, newsy entry, thanks for letting us catch up with you again.

  13. omg thats horrible , I hope all goes well this time

  14. I'm glad you're back!  I understand about not getting things done, letting things pile up, and so on.  But, you know what, I think it sounds like you do quite a bit, especially with your granddaughters, so I think you deserve this little internet outlet of journaling.  In other words, you have my gracious permission to keep journaling.  (Because I knew that would make a difference! lol)
    The pictures were hard to view!
    I hope Brook does well in her intense training -- I'm sure she will.  I have a feeling that large book bag indicates a lot of big books bringing brought home -- lots of reading and lots of home work.  That is one thing I really like about home schooling.  Even if we take our work to the park or to the library, I don't have to worry about Eler Beth having to carry a huge and heavy backpack.
    I'm glad Spirit is doing well.

  15. I'm glad you're back!! Welcome back! Now sit and stay awhile, ok?

  16. Ouch!!!!

    I have been offline, too, but like you I didn't get as much done...I just watched more TV and read three books...


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