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Spring Time At Last!!

I know it is Spring on the farm, as flowers are blooming and bushes and trees are budding.  Also, I got out the mower and spent a few hours mowing the grass.  Ah, the smell of freshly cut grass!  Of course, that will be an activity that will be repeated about every two weeks or so, until well into Fall. Here on the farm, we also are in waiting mode, as there is a mare about to foal.  Such excitement! After a very wet winter, and a record  ...

Life on the farm

Rain, Rain, and Life Transitions

After days of rain, I enjoyed a 24 hr respite yesterday.  It was a day to do some organizing, and some house cleaning.  I even cleaned the filters of my Mitsubishi heating unit.  It was wonderful to have some sunshine and even blue sky to take a break from the long days of rain.  The moon even shone last night, leading up to tonight’s full moon, which I won’t be seeing. Today, there is rain again, as promised.  It’s Oregon,  ...


Winter Time Living

Time has really gotten away from me.  The end of 2016, a new year, and now it’s nearly halfway through February without a single post!  I have definitely been back sliding when it comes to my blog. This winter has been among a few historic winters in the NW part of Oregon.  Portland saw 12 inches of snow that stayed around for a week with temperatures lingering in the 20’s.  (For the record, I never saw that much snow here in the  ...

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Challenges that may come

As the weather has turned cooler, I realized that I needed to get my store tubs down from the loft, put away my summer clothes and get out my winter clothes.  When I climbed the ladder to the storage loft to consider this, I realized that I really needed another set of hands.  Someone to hand the tubs down to. In the mean time, I managed to catch myself in a fall, and have broken my left wrist in two places.  I have thought many times since  ...

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From now until Summer…Mud

The Pacific Northwest is a rain forest.  Not the tropical rainforest we hear so much about, but it rains, (a lot), and that is why everything is so wonderfully green. The reason I love summer so much, is there is more sun and less rain for those 3 months.  Until next summer, the season here on the farm could be summed up in a word…mud.  I bought a set of mud rucks just to prepare, and now I’m wondering if my knee high boots will  ...

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Ladies Of The Book Club Come To Visit

I have worked to get myself established in Oregon.  One of the first things I needed to do was join a Church.  I found just the place, and immediately went about trying to get connected with others.  There is a Friday Book Club, so I bought the book and joined the ladies for a time of fun and fellowship, and yes, the book too. We meet at various homes, and on this day, they were close to mine.  It was decided that after our meeting, those  ...

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Falling Into Autumn

For those of us that live in the Pacific NW, we’ve come to expect rain.  I believe Oregonians have a better appreciation for sunshine that most people do.  We don’t take it for granted.  The reason for the title “Falling into Autumn”, is related to my desire for summer to linger longer.  Summer is the season that brings the most sunshine.  It is green and lush and even on hot days, it’s perfect to me.  This  ...

Life on the farm

Oregon State Fair, 2016

Part of my adventure has been adapting to life on the farm.  We took three of the four  Gypsy Horses into the Oregon State Fair over Labor Day weekend for the Horse Show.  Preparing for that, requires washing the horses.  Since our horses are in the pasture throughout the year, we clean them once a year,  leading up to the Fair.  Mind you, you don’t just wash the horse once.  We washed each horse twice, and each time, takes hours.  ...

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Dog Sitting in a Tiny House

My daughter and her friend Chris planned to be out of town for a week, so they needed a place for their medium size dog to stay.  I’m familiar with the dog, and I’ve had both of my poodles at their apartment before, so I figured we could manage for a week. The good news is that all the fears that their dog would be depressed and anxious at being left behind did not happen.  There was also a fear that Roxy would whine and cry all  ...