Thursday, January 26, 2012

Going for a Drive

The driveway and cul-de-sac are snow and ice free!  Time for a drive.

We always walk home.

After a drive, Boomer enjoys a good grooming with his BFF Ben.

This time of year, we drive when we can.  Tomorrow?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Firefox Saved My Blog

Yep, I've changed browsers and all is well.  So far.  Due to technical difficulties, blogging changed from a pleasure to a teeth gnashing pain.  First, I couldn't leave comments on a few blogs.  Then I couldn't leave comments on any blog.  Then I couldn't scroll down on blogs, and finally I couldn't read my own blog.  At all.  It was just blank.  ARG!

Both my brother Tom (Tom and Pat) and my friend Cyndi (Living a Dream)
suggested switching to Firefox, and they were right.  There's a few things I don't like about it, but at least I can blog again.  Thank you, Tom and Cyndi.

A very belated Thank You to Cyndi again, and to Our Beautiful Life for a blog award!

Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve. Here are the rules:
1. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who gave the award.

3. Pick five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.

4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs

I love all the blogs, so I'm picking 5 of the lesser known gems.
My Brother Andrew  Janet writes her blog to honor her brother Andrew, and to raise funds for Motor Neuron Disease. 
Dream Valley Ranch  Sue has a huge heart.  She does everything possible to give her rescue dogs and horses a wonderful life.
A Collection of Madcap Escapades  A nice girl, a good horse (a Standardbred!  I love Standardbreds!), an adorable dog, young love, and lots of gorgeous photos.  
My Boston, My Friend  Another adorable dog.
Isobelle Golightly, The Beautiful Goat   Who can resist a blogging diva goat?
Just a Girl and  her Horse  I admire this girl's can-do attitude.  She has fun with her horses, whether she's jumping at the local playground, working on her dressage, or racing her Dad on his motorbike.

Ok, now I'm off to see if I really can leave comments!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Carrot Monster, Blogger Woes

Here's our mild mannered Mickey -

His favorite treat is carrots.
He takes them gently, but look at those eyes!
Carrot Monster!

I am having problems with blogger again.  I can't open some blogs at all, I can't open some posts on blogs I can open, and sometimes I can't leave comments.  The comment box will pop up, but it's un-clickable.  Hopefully these problems will fade away just as quickly as they came.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Shut-Ins

On days like this - 12 degrees with driving snow and 25 mph winds - we do everything we can to keep the horses healthy and happy.  We keep the guys in, feed extra hay, and try to keep them entertained.  For boredom relief, we've hung a Likit horse treat between Paj and Reggie, and another between Ben and Boomer.  We hang them high; past experience has taught us that low ones get all over blankets and everything else.  It's messy enough on the stall bars.  On Christmas Day, Paj had little red flecks all over his face.  My heart skipped a beat before I realized it was tiny pieces of the peppermint flavored Likit Santa brought, and not lots of little wounds.

Ben enjoys a Likit, but Boomer imbibes only to be social.

It's a Likit, Paj, not a Biteit!

Watch how Reggie does it -

That's it.

Oops, you've got some on your face, buddy.

Tomorrow will be a better day with a high around 30.  Release the dragons!  The forecasters say we will warm up to 50 by Sunday.  That's good weather for scrubbing Likit off the stalls.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

If Paj Could Talk

Hey, it's 53 degrees.  How come we're stuck in our runs?

Because lots of snow + 53 degrees =
a slippery, gooey mess.

I promise I won't wrench my knee or pull a shoe or tear the pasture up.

I don't think it's working, Paj.
She's walking away.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Handling the Clydes every day, it's easy to forget that they are big.

Very, very


Lisa and Boomer
                             photo by Bob

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Yep, my little Rav4 turned 200,000.  She's such a good girl.  She's never given me a minute of trouble, and she's good in the snow.  She's so considerate, she even turned 200,000 while I was at a complete standstill in Denver gridlock, so I could safely take pictures.

This is why I only go to Denver a few times a year


That good car might have another 200,000 in her.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year

Have you seen this stunning video?  It's time lapse photography from Oregon.  It captures how I feel about the new year.  I want to truly appreciate this world's glory and power.

Finding Oregon from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

I wish you a very Happy New Year.