Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Come on in

I love having the arbor next to the pond.  I had volunteer sunflowers come up in front of it and it is just beautiful.   The hubby has been bringing home some cobblestones, that are on the sight where he is drilling; we are going to make a sidewalk with them that will go up to the arbor.

I went for a trail ride last night with my daughter and a few other girls along and with Brian (trainer for Sirocco).   It was sure nice to be back in the saddle and longer than just for a half hour!  The fear is gradually going away.  I only had one anxious moment, but I worked through it without a problem!  Sirocco is entered in the fair and  Brian will be the one doing the riding.    I decided that I will not ride in shows until I learn how and what is involved in showing.  I have never showed a horse in my life.  Sirocco sure has changed, we could not touch his ears and now I can touch them with no problem.  He stops when he is asked, he is doing just great.  I did not ride him last night, still not confident enough to ride him out on the trail.  I still have some fear issues with Sirocco to work out before I ride on the trail.

Hope you are having a great week.

Friday, August 15, 2014

This house has gone to the chickens!

This house has gone to the chickens.    This is the first time that I have seen the chickens get up into the windows, and three at the same time! Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mule headed

The pony and the mule are doing great.  They look a lot different from when I got them.  I can't seem to find the old picture of the mule that I took when I first got him.

Hope you had a great week, and a better weekend.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This n that

Another day in paradise.   It is raining a nice steady rain, that makes you want to just stay curled up in your favorite chair and enjoy what you love to do.  Mine is reading!  Alas, that is not what I am doing, of course, I am still trying to get through the house and get rid of things that we have not seen in a coons age.

First thing this morning was going to the fairgrounds and entering Sirocco in the fair.  Brian is going to show him in 5 western classes during fair week.   I have never shown a horse in my life, so I am leaving that up to Brian for this year and he can school me in the art of how to show a horse.  I will be there listening and watching and learning, what it is all about!  I rode Sirocco for the first time last night since he has been at the trainers.  He has come a long ways.  I was not nervous and very ready to ride and see how well he listens to my suggestions.  He did great, he did not put the fear of god into me once.  (thank you)

We had a family reunion Sunday and we did the meat for the occasion and it went well.  We had a lovely day for it.  

Hope you are having a great week.

Friday, August 8, 2014


Here are just some of the rugs that I have woven.  The first two are made out of wool, the third one is out of cotton rags, and the last one is made out of wool, and chenille cotton.   Please click on them to get a better view!

It has been a pretty darn week here, but starting to get dry and would like to see some rain.  Everyone around us have gotten rain and seems to be missing us.  I probably better not wish too much, I might get more than I bargained for!

Hope you had a great week and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 7, 2014


This is my display at the Antique Mall in Little Falls, NY.  The lady that runs the shops said that I did a great job with the display and that my prices were reasonable.  She sounded real happy.   I was happy, my daughter went with me and helped me set up.  They are having a what is called Canal Days this weekend and that will generate a lot of customers.  I am pretty excited.  I hope to be able to get my name out there and maybe generate some business.

I am in the process of canning beets.  I didn't get started until late in the day, which means it will be pretty darn late by the time I finish!  I have been running for the last three days and I feel like I am forgetting to do things.   I am actually looking forward to the weekend and hopefully things will settle down for a couple of days!

Hope you are having a great week.