Sunday, October 23, 2016

Colors

The winds are blowing 40 to 45 miles an hour today.  The leaves are coming off the trees pretty fast.  The colors are fast approaching, to being done for the season.

I am now in the process of getting my broken finger moving.  Hard to do when the swelling is pretty prevalent in it yet.  The doc, said that I am still healing and I have another couple of weeks before the healing is close to being done.  Right now I have to make sure to try to move it so that it doesn't get any stiffer than it is already.  It will be around spring time before I will be able to make a complete fist, but I will try to get it before then.

I haven't been riding since I got hurt.  I hope to get back to it in the next couple of weeks.  We will see how it goes.  Hopefully, I still have lots of time before it is too cold to do it.  I will defiantly be going to lessons from now on, even after I get to being a confident rider.  The more I ride the better I will be able to handle a horse being bad.  Hopefully the being bucked off, taken off with and the losing my seat and falling off will be a little less likely to happen!

The husband has been doing lots of canning and freezing of vegetables, since he has been laid off.  He is now in the process of making cider donuts!  What a man I have!  I told him I should break more bones, more often!

Have a great week.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This is an old picture.

I was doing great with the lessons, then I had to fall and break my finger.  I was still doing lessons bareback, and I was finally getting the concept of riding with good balance.  We were doing some turns and going around and over obstacles.  That was the next step to getting the hang of staying on!  Bareback riding has been the best for me!

I find out Thursday how the finger is doing and when I can start getting the finger back in shape along with, when I can start riding again, and being able to do my normal day to day things without having to be extra careful!

We are getting a good start on getting things ready for winter, one load of logs is cut into pieces, just have to get it split.  The siding is on on the back porch.  NOW  all that is left is getting the snow blower ready, the front of the garage cleaned up, and another load of logs in, the furnace serviced,  and some fuel for back up if we need it!  I don't think we are ever ready for winter!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall leaves and sites.




Fall is one of the best times of year here in the northeast.  This is just one of the many large lakes in New York State.  The great Sacandaga.  The Great Sacandaga Lake (formerly the SacandagaReservoir) is a large lake situated in the Adirondack Park in northern New York in the United States. ... Great Sacandaga Lake is a reservoir. The original lake was greatly enlarged by a dam on theSacandaga River at the northeast end of the lake.  http://www.visitsacandaga.com/history.htm here is a great site to visit and learn about the lake.

Friday, September 2, 2016



I planted this last year and it was small, now it has grown twice the size it was before.

Riding lessons, going great.  It is funny how some days I have great balance and others not so much.  Helen said that everyone should at least try to ride bareback at least a couple of times a week.  I have heard, that you should learn how to ride with a saddle, then bareback.  Some of these clinicians and trainers get you confused about, what is right and what is wrong. Uggggggg!  I have one or two that I like and I take a little bit of knowledge from several different clinicians.  

 Hard to believe that the summer season is just about over and things start to settle down, after Monday's holiday.   Then, everyone is going to be going crazy trying to get things done for winter, like us!   It has been nice having the slightly cooler weather!   Not the 90 degrees and the humidity!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This was the storm clouds a couple of weeks ago.

Things have been pretty busy.   Along with working, I have been taking riding lessons to regain my confidence and seat.  I am doing a lot of bareback riding.  I tell you, that is hard work!  I stay on pretty good as long as they walk, then they pick up the trot and I do good for about 20 steps then I start to slide off.  It has only been 5 times of lessons.  I am slowly, gaining confidence and getting my seat.  I found the perfect barn, the lady is wonderfully nice, and she is pretty darn good for a lady in her 70's.   I have been learning a lot.  She will come and work with my horse and I, when I am ready to get to that point.  Right now it is I, that needs the practice and work!!

I have pretty much put weaving on the back burner for now, but I really need to get back at it.  I want to do a couple of shows this winter and I really have nothing to sell.  It has been too darn hot to work out in the barn, so I have held off working out there.  We took my air conditioner out and put it in the house.  So, there went my cool air.

Matt was gone for a couple of weeks, he was down in North Carolina.   So, some stuff at the farm was not done and now we have to hurry up and get some things done before the cold weather comes in to stay.  I just wonder, what kind of winter we are going to have this year!

Hope you are doing good, I keep up with most of you on facebook!  Take care and have a wonderful day.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Kayaking!





It was a great weekend of relaxation, we didn't do much.  We went Kayaking on Saturday and Saturday night we took the kids to see Spam Alot at the local performing arts theater.  Then Sunday we put up some broccoli, and cauliflower.  Pretty much spent the rest of the day just sitting and relaxing.  The rain put the ca-bosh on doing anything outside.

The lake we went Kayaking on was way too habit-ed,  One side was lined with houses and the other side nothing, and then it was over grown with too many weeds.  Next week, we are hoping to go some where, that don't have houses and more wild life!

Kayaking is the hubby's and my new hobby to do together, where we can spend some quality time together.  If I had two horses that were trust worthy not to pitch someone off, I would love to try to get him to do that.  Alas, I have only one horse that I would trust to not pitch us off.  The hubby says he can't afford to end up in the hospital. (I agree, he makes the big bucks ;=)   )  

Summer is fast approaching its end, that is for sure.  We still have hay to bring in and wood to cut.  It will get done, in the nick of time, that is.

Hope you are having a great summer.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer

As you all know and experience, the summer has been going pretty fast.  I have been busy, getting used to my job, trying to get Sirocco where I feel safe enough to ride him, doing engine shows, and just doing the normal stuff, that is done during the summer months.

1.  My job is doing great, I got a raise and I will be starting to work all week this week.  I could of stayed as part time, but as everyone knows times are tough and you need to make all the money that is possible to be able to do the fun stuff you want. (like horses and engines)

2.  I have ridden Sirocco a few times, but we have been working a lot from the ground, I have been trying to get Annie back into shape for riding, she is 22 years old and we don't ride her all that much.  So, I decided that until I can get Sirocco where I need him, I will ride Annie and get some major riding time in.  I really need to get her going first, she has lost a lot of muscle, and I have had some trouble trying to keep the weight on her, she seems to have the squirts a lot, and I don't mean diarrhea, her manure seems to be OK, but every so often she squirts and I have started to give her pro-bios, and it seems to work for the most part, but she still has it.  So, I have been doing some ground work to get her back in shape to ride.

3.  The guys did  a couple of engine shows, and they went well, we haven't decided if we will do more this year or not.  We were going to do the fair this year again, but nothing has really been decided on that.  It takes a whole week of missing work, and at this point the hubby has taken all his vacation and, of course, work has been slow and that doesn't help at all.

4. Last but not least, we have been doing the normal things, that need to be done on the farm, and then of course, we go and do fun things.  Like Saturday, the hubby and I went Kayaking and just spent the day to ourselves, the first one in a very long time!  I think next week-end  needs to be another day like that!  The guys worked on repairing my run in shed for the horses and finished it enough so that the horses can use it for now.  It still needs work, but we can now let the horses in it.

Hope you have a great week.