I decided to dust off the old camera today. I am a tad rusty and my photo editor isn’t as good as my go to Paint Shop Pro. It’s frustrating but I can only get better . I wonder if I can get the horses to cooperate. My number 2 daughter did. I can’t wait to practice on the other two.
My life is full of the girls mostly. I am on a journey to figure out who I am when I’m not a mom, wife and animal hoarder. Just me, standing alone, what makes me tick. I honestly think it’s being a mom. I get frustrated and lonely like anybody else but doing things for my family is what makes me tick. Sure I would like help and wish like any mother that my children would clean up more and just over all be my version of perfect but at the end of the day I love them and am very proud of them just the way they are. I am happiest when I see them succeed.
I wanted this blog to be more about me though. What I’m doing. As of right now I’m living where the green grass grows and watching my neighbors corn pop up in rows . It’s not a bad life. This is my view from my front porch after all…
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It’s officially summer around here and I’ve decided I need to blog here more. Though I say that a lot and nothing comes of it. I realized Facebook is destroying the blog world, or at least my blog world. I also realized that I don’t post much about myself on my Facebook. It’s mostly what the kids or animals are doing. Maybe I should get back into what it is I am doing. I might actually be interesting. Only time will tell on that one ;p
I am pretty envious of people who get up early and accomplish so much. I’m glad I don’t actually live on a farm where animals need milked, eggs gathered from the coop and hog pens cleaned out. Also nothing here gets slaughtered. I joke and say none of my animals make me any money and are basically useless but I think I like that. They are pretty easy to keep up with. I pretend I’m a busy lady but in all honesty I could get everything done in half the day but I stretch out over a week.
School days I get up and feed the five horses we have, let the goat out if my dad didn’t already. I feed the dogs, have my coffee & breakfast in front of the television while talking on the Ipad with Maverick. He’s never in this country any more, he’s very Trans-Atlantic I’m very Texas comfy and I intended to stay that way but Maverick wants me to be Mrs. Trans-Atlantic. Not so sure about all that but we’ll see. Take a little Texas charm across that big pond. Or at least some D.L. Jardine’s
It’s about to get horsey around here. I leave you with Chevy, the second place winner of the muddiest horse photo contest and Zena, the lesson in not leaving grain on the front porch
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Yes you read that right, Goat Burps, something I looked up a few minutes ago. I have seen Delilah burp, heard it etc. and today I got to smell one… oh goody. It was the foulest thing I have smelt. She had just eaten a Little Cutie orange and it smelled nothing like that. Ughhh. I then thought I wonder if goat burps are normal. They are and it is very healthy or they get bloat and their little abdomens blow up. Not a great visual. So even though it’s the nastiest smell I’m very glad our goat burps, now only to train her to turn her head.
My middle daughter is trying to get sponsors to earn money to get to Josey Ranch. She not only is trying to raise money for herself but her oldest sister as well. So far she has one company sponsoring her. Not too shabby but she has a long way to go.
Hi, my name is Kaitly G. and I’m a member of my county’s 4-H Riding Club. I have competed in the county youth fair on my seven year old American Paint Horse, Broehain. We have come in 3rd place in my age division.
I have worked very hard to get to where we are at. I do not have a trainer and I work with used tack and no arena and I’m fourteen years old.
I would like to attend the Martha Josey barrel racing clinic in Marshall, TX. This has been my motivation since I started riding. The only thing holding me back from making my barrel dreams come true is money.
My dad is a 16 year Army veteran and I want to show him how grateful I am for all the sacrifices he’s made by paying for the tuition to the Josey Ranch by myself.
I would appreciate any donations big or small. I would be happy to use any form of advertisement that you wish to provide. If you choose me for sponsorship I’ll be so excited to prove myself! I’m very pumped to continue my barrel racing career.
Thank you for you’re consideration!
- Kaity G
She worked out the cost of gas, hotel, food, and the clinic fees. She came up with $1900 in all for she and her sister to go. So far she has $50 . What a great kid! She’s motivated and I have faith she’ll make it
Filed under: Christmas, Holidays
With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas barreling in like a fat horse to the grain buckets it’s time to think gifts. I’m a huge fan of homemade gifts, not just to make but receive also. I have one quilt done for a friend, I have a few things to make for my girls, my husband and my dad. I haven’t started . It’s time to get to on it. I hope this week will be more productive.
The horses are going to get a few little gifts and Hanky will get some Christmas PJ’s. I saw some at Walmart and thought I’d make my own out of Christmas Fleece but Hancock Fabric but they are not carrying Christmas Fleece this year. Ummmm ok :/ sure, because nobody likes making Christmas themed items at Ummm Christmas time :O. Anyway, tee hee…
My girls are wanting a lot of horse items for Christmas, nothing I can make though. Not with my limited sewing talents, small machine and bad fabric selections. So Chick’s Saddlery and Horse.com here I come! I wish there was a goat world, not a whole lot is offered for pet goats. I guess people with goats aren’t as silly as we are. I think I just found a business for me to start
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Do you ever feel like you have too many hobbies? I just recently added Essential Oils and Prepping to my hobby list. Before that it was quilting, costume making, stencil painting, bento, barrel racing, foreign language and scrapbooking. I guess that’s not too many but it sure feels like a lot. I’m kinda good at these things but not great at any of them. I do it, see how it works then put it down and move on. I like to constantly be learning something new. I need to focus and get great at something. But what… something new?
On the cowgirl front I had Chevy tied up, which he does not like, he moves around too much no matter how I scold or correct. He was tied up so I could use the bot knife on him, bots are killin’ me, nasty buggers! He got tired of it and tried to bite me. Not the pull his ears back and bare his teeth bite but a Hey mom knock it off nibble. He got one warning pop on the lips and then a more aggressive one. He didn’t like that lol. He stood still with his lips all wrinkled up. Crazy boy, he really is a sweetheart, I swear
Check out Doll, she’s enjoying a good roll…
Filed under: Horses, maverick
This morning I was feeling a tad blue, missing Maverick. I went outside and played with my new gelding, Chevy. I love Chevy, he’s the horse I said no to . He’s a super cute sorrel quarter horse. I had such a beautiful view of him and his “siblings”. Oh and our resident Guineas, Johnny & June :p
Filed under: Christmas, Holidays
My girls came down the stairs to this:
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He’s Coming To Get You!
Since they are teens I have decided to go weird with it. I know it’s not a real Elf on the Shelf brand but I wasn’t paying the price and this little craft fair find is getting the job done. He has wires in his body and limbs so I can pose him in so many very odd ways… muah ha ha ha ha
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A real crafty post is coming but first I want to acknowledge Operation Homefront’s Wounded Warrior Wives. If ever you want to help our returning troops this is a great group to donate to. I realize not all of our wounded that come home are married but those who are have amazing wives who are going through a whole lot more than I and deserve our support. They are 24/7 caregivers and deserve so much respect. I would never compare myself to a good number of these amazing ladies who truly have had to become nurses with out degrees, they learn as they go and have so much government b.s. (excuse my french) that stand in the way of their soldier’s recovery. The frustration I have gone through for just the little bit my family needs is nerve wrecking on a larger scale would be downright crazy and they deal with this and they fight so other spouses wont have to later. Thank you Wounded Warrior Wives!
I also want to thank FamilyOfaVet.com. I have gained so much knowledge and when I go to seek “help” I am armed, feeling like I actually know what I am talking about. You can donate to them too Support FamilyOfaVet.com . Amazing people at both I cannot say enough. There are so many more out there that deserve a post or two but I wanted to touch on these two first. Thank You Again!
Because of Pinterest I have rediscovered FlyLady and Cozi. I have also discovered frugal decor and organization tips. Right now I have a bowl of water, vinegar and orange peels (my idea) in the microwave (5 minutes) to let the steam loosen all the ick, absorb smells and leave a nice orange smell. I hope it works, everybody who has tried it says it does, we’ll see… tic toc, tic toc. I already cleaned the outside, I am letting the steam have a little more time while I type this.
Ten minutes later and it worked. The steam loosened all the cooked on pieces, especially the hard to reach top inside the microwave, it just wiped clean. I used two paper towels, then a sponge dipped into the hotwater mixture. Note: do not reach your hand into that hot water when you drop your sponge… ow! I dried it with another paper towel and viola, all done. The door is open to let it dry before putting the clean turner and the glass back in. So there ya go, it really works.
My latest craft took a week. Homecoming Mums!!!! This California Born Mommy had never heard of such a thing until we moved here to Texas. It still took a while until the girls got older for me to really grasp what they were all about. If you don’t know what they are do yourself a favor and look it up, take this tradition to your highschool, it is so much fun! Last year I made small mums, put them on a pom and pom and attached a large gold cow bell, so during touchdowns the other side would hear us and see our flash! This year daughter #2 asked if her friends could come over to make their own mums, with money to pay for their supplies. Not having enough things on my list of to do’s I agreed. So daughters 1 and 3 jumped in on the deal.
I had seven girls in all, four actually made mums, I ended up making 1 & 3′s mums but the girls that came over and #2 did a great job, followed direction well and they ended up making some very cute mums and they were very proud that they did it themselves for about $15 – $20… take a look:
I didn’t get any pictures with the ribbons attached, just the mum I do have a full picture of my oldest daughter’s mum. I made it for her to celebrate her first playday. It must have been good luck because she won a custom saddle