Monday, February 17, 2020

What a difference a year makes...

So...A year later, from my last post up here, and the post before that showing our nineteen inches of snow. We got about nine inches this time, and it lasted a few days. Not the mind numbing snow of 02/19!

And we are in a different place! I just sold my two properties, and bought one bigger one. The old property had two houses (and two different lots). This property has one house, more land, a real barn and a shop that towers over the house. Not to mention the beauty of this place! We are at 600' now. It is just a tad chillier, but not a problem, I stay in when it's too cold anyway!

We are having problems with the animals staying in the pastures they were assigned. I have to get a fencing person up here to fix a proper pasture for my minis, goat and sheep. I also don't care for my chickens coop placement, but that can't be changed for now. At least they are housed. I just don't like that I have to drag a 150' hose from the spigot to the coop to give them water. I will change that soon enough, but the bigger animals are my main concern right now.

My daughter and I are both now limited to what we can do as far as the heavy stuff. I had surgery almost a month ago and I can't pick up anything heavier that ten pounds. That leaves me a lot of not picking things up. My daughter is six months pregnant and is starting to feel the strain when she goes to do certain things. In four more weeks I can do the picking up and she can sit back. She's been picking up my slack. I have to pay her back.

That's all the news for now, More to come and hopefully some great pictures of spring stuff at the new place!

Friday, April 26, 2019

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019

So Much Water Under The Bridge!

This is an embarrassing post! I really do not know how I transitioned out of my blog visiting. I have added a few new Internet BFF's and then didn't bother to come back and read about how EVERYONE is doing. I am ashamed of myself and I apologize to all of those Besties I had set aside.

So much has changed here. My place has a name now. I always feel that property, homesteads or even a small backyard in the midst of the city needs a name. Just a quirk I have. Maybe it stems from the place my parents had at a lake in California with three other families; they called it Noisey Acres and in it's heyday, it was definitely noisey! Parties abound every weekend!. Since my dad passed almost five years ago, my sisters own half of the's not noisey anymore. Boy that took me away from home! Anyway...I have named my place "Funny Farm". It seems that there is something to chuckle about daily. Mostly the antics of the critters who live here. 

Speaking of critters. We have had lots of comings and goings with all but the dogs, cats and fowl. The horses and goats ebb and flow. My daughter has taken in so many neglected horses mostly handed to her when she goes to do her farrier work. Seems so many people here take on animals of size not realizing what kind of work needs to go into them to keep them happy and healthy. She just got done rehabbing an adorable little donkey called Rosita. We called her Eeyorita while she was here because she had this "thanks for noticing" attitude. Her feet were atrocious! Rosita went home yesterday after being here for two months. (she was not neglected by her mom, her mom got her to get her back up to health) She was walking so much better and had a slightly better outlook on life and the people around her. Still as stubborn as they come. Luckily she is smallish and not too hard to push, pull, coax into the trailer. Other horses have dropped in on their way to new homes. We still have an old lady mare and a very young one here passing through. As soon as they are rehomed, my daughter is taking a break from horses for a while. 

This was our winter. We normally get from 0 to 4 inches of snow. There was 19 inches on the Funny Farm for longer than I care to remember! My daughter's boss was kind enough to drive the six or so miles from her ranch to our farm on her tractor to dig us out. We could not leave the property for about five days, it was getting boring! 

So here we are at Spring. I have to get my camera out and start taking pictures, so my posts are not so mundane. I am back, with so much to share. I am going to do it a little bit at a time. I'm not into writing a full novel here. I will be visiting everyone a little at a time to catch up. I really have missed you all!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Newest Year

Happy New Year everyone! My hope is that each and everyone of you has the best year ever!

I'm looking forward to this new year, with anticipation of clearing out my head and my sewing space and diving in full force to my sewing, embroidery and macrame. I have several things started and several other things in my mind to do. I'm going to spend time tomorrow listing what I have started, what I want to do and what I need to finish.

I need to let go of 2017 with all of it's roller coaster rides emotionally. I'm hoping that 2018 will be a little boring so that I can color my world with fabric and threads.

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve...mine was spend recuperating from a wild party night on Saturday! I won't be doing that again too soon! See you all next year!

Sadie a few months back.