Friday, September 19, 2014


I went to New Jersey just for another load of cobblestone.  We are going to make a new sidewalk and if we have enough, make a border around our pond.  Then, again we thought of making a BBQ Pit with some of them.  We really haven't gone beyond the sidewalk at this point.  So, now we will have three piles of cobbles in our house yard.  They are buried in the job site that Matt is working on.  They think they were used in the ballast of ships.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

South View Enterprises

I am starting to look forward to winter, when things begin to slow down.  I know, bite my tongue!  I have been pretty busy and really not paying attention to my blogging.  I told the hubby that I needed to start picking up the camera again.  I seem to take less and less pictures every day.

I been taking care of dogs with allergies, arthritis, and ear mites.  Doing the everyday running for the household.   Doing running for the farm and taking care of the farm.  Sound familiar?  I just haven't really been in the blogging mood lately.  I have been trying to get the training done on my horse and getting the trainer pinned down so that I can get over there and get some time on my horse before he is back home.  The young man works at a pharmacy, and does horse shoeing on the side.  He is pretty busy.  (not my problem, but my horse is)

I have also gotten some bad news, my father has stage four cancer, and we have been going weeks without knowing what kind it is and what his prognosis is.  He has had a biopsy and found lumps on his lung, bladder (was taken off, the lump that is), and then a week later found one on his neck.  Hopefully we will know what to expect by Thursday.  When he goes to see the cancer specialist.   My sister and I are going to expect the worst and hope for the best.  

Tomorrow the farrier comes and I head down to New Jersey for the rest of the week.  The hubby has been collecting cobblestones from the job site; he is working at and he has around a hundred of them to load onto the truck for me to bring home.  More projects in the works!

Hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014


The sunset Saturday night was just spectacular.   I think my best photographs are of the sunsets.  I am a lot better at taking those kinds of photos than most any other picture.  

Today is going to be spent picking tomato's and if there is enough time, I will be canning also.  I just might wait until tomorrow morning.  I haven't really decided.  I think it will all depend on how many I have to put up.  If there is not to many, I will be canning today.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


 I found an easier way to put up corn.   I now bake it, then husk it.  The silk comes right off without any fuss!   I was able to get 8 quarts frozen.  Still have some left out in the garden.   The tomatoes are next.  They are just starting to ripen and hopefully, I am able to get enough put up, before the blight takes over and rots the the plants.

You know when summer is over, you are freezing and canning your hard work from the summer months.  It sure is nice to know that we will be eating fresh vegetables that was grown by our own hands.   I think that is the best part about being a farmer and gardener.  You know where most of your meal is coming from.  In another couple of weeks we will be getting ready to put more beef in the freezer and turkey!   We just bought new pullets this spring and are waiting for them to lay some fresh eggs.  It has been awhile since we have had some fresh eggs.  You wonder sometimes why its worth doing all that work, until you put that food in your mouth!  Then its WOW, I grew this food and I know exactly what is in it and where it came from!

Hope you have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Used but New

I bought a used saddle and bridle at a garage sale.  I needed another saddle that I could use that didn't weigh 50 lbs.  It isn't anything beautiful but it will work.  I needed another that would fit my derriere and not weigh a ton.  I only had one saddle that would fit my horses and be reasonably comfortable.  Now I have another. It will come in handy now that I have two horses that are rideable.  

Sirocco ended up not showing in the Western classes Sunday at the fair.  Sad face :(    Brian was too tired from the previous classes during the week.   I will show him in western classes next year hopefully.  We will see how long it takes me to learn what I need to learn to show.   Then again, I might leave the showing to Brian and stick to the regular trail riding and pleasure riding.  We shall see.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Brian decided to put Sirocco in Hunter classes.  He got a third place and a fifth place.   He did fantastic for a horse that was green just three months ago.   He sure has come a long way.  I told Brian he can do the English discipline but I was sticking to Western!  Brian will be showing him in the Western classes today, so more pictures tomorrow.   I have never cared much for English riding.  

The hubby bought me a used saddle and show  halter yesterday.   I will post a picture tomorrow on that.  (Western tack, not English)  If I really get into the Western showing, I am going to have one of my favorite bloggers make me a new saddle, and I think he knows who he is.  

Hope you have a great day.  I think it is going to be a wet one for us today.   Sad face :(  not conducive for showing a horse.