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  1. 6 hours ago, RailroadWoman said:

    Heidi it was really yummy.  I got the recipe off a blog.  If you want I can post the link.  The sun rasins I soaked in whiskey for added flavor.

    Equi he is just doing his job at keeping the farm safe.  Mine will let the intruder take everything but the bed.

     It was rather funny.... afterwards and, no one was hurt.

     The guy ran for his truck intending to jump into the back, then, said he said to himself...."no way, he'll jump in after me!"

     He instead, managed to jump into the cab and, get the door closed.

     The UPS and FedEx drivers stop at the gate and honk......we walk out and get the package.





  2. 1 hour ago, RailroadWoman said:

    Equi nice to see you.  Has your boy been staying out of trouble?

    LC how is your new addition doing?

     No, he has not.  Had to break him from charging the fence and barking at Sam.....and, chasing workers out of the yard and, into their trucks.

     LC.....yes, he's a little one....lol!



  3.  I worked at a dog track in Nevada, many years ago and, not only were the dogs treated badly, but, omg....the "trainers!"  Walking sleazeballs, who only cared about the money.

    I didn't last there very long, despite the pay, for being the early 80's, was pretty good, I couldn't stomach it.

     I heard, sometime later, the track was closed down, the Mafia and, all kinds of illegal goings on, were rumored.

     I'd like to see all animal racing stopped, but, it'll probably never happen.

  4. 22 minutes ago, grimmie said:

    Equi, how are you using your phone for HC?!! I used to have HC on my phone but lost it when I upgraded. 

    Oooooh your hubby should get a pic of your tree with blooms. Don’t get why people are compelled to share their opinions with you, not like you asked them to pay for it...rude rude rude. I agree with your husband, Life is too short especially when you are in your twilight years like my husband and I...do it and enjoy the **** out of it! Sounds like good progress on the house.

    :questionicon:...went in for another cup of coffee came back to a pile of crumbs where my granola bar was...:(

    Today is our 42nd Anniversary. We’re sitting here on the porch pondering whether we should do something special. We are so pitiful!

    Well, I think I will get in the shower just in case we get a wild hair to celebrate. 

    We decided to drive down to N. Houston UGH :surrender: for our favorite seafood later today and I booked a room in Fredericksburg Friday night for Trades Day which is supposed to be awesome. We'll do some sight seeing in the hill country on Saturday. Grand son and his friend are house/dogs/cat/horse sitting for us Friday night. We tried to book a campsite but of course the parks are booked. Teach us to procrastinate.

      I didn't know some people couldn't do HC on their phones.  I initially typed in horse city.com and, added the app to my others, now, I just click on the app.(I guess it's an app, I clicked on, 'add to home screen.'

     Happy anniversary!  Ours will be in November, 44 years. We don't usually do anything either, we're also pitiful. Lol..

     Husband drove by the property yesterday, said they were working, he saw a couple pieces of heavy equipment. The trusses have been ordered, I'm not sure when they'll be ready, but, there still a ways to go before it gets to the point of needing them.

     The rude people? One is my sister, she's constantly accusing me of not reacting ' properly,' when she tells me something about what's going on with her... I don't seem excited enough, or, don't compliment her enough...or something, yet, she treats my news like it's nothing.... and, is talking about coming to Arizona to see me, after I've moved...she plans on staying in one of the spare bedrooms...in the house she called, " too big for two people." Would that be irony, or, hypocrisy?


  5. 2 minutes ago, little cow said:

    We have weird animals, too.  I have no idea why.  :crazy:  Really.  

     Haha....our son once said to us..."you guys always end up with weird dogs!"....it isn't the dogs, it us...haha...they end up reflecting our personalities...lol..

  6. 2 hours ago, qhridinGA said:

    Kelpies are fun, also Koolies both breeds are high drive.  

    I know a good dobie breeder, I am not sure if she keeps any ears natural though.  

     Wouldn't it be up to the person who purchased the puppy, whether or not the ears were cropped?

  7. 51 minutes ago, grimmie said:

    :rotf:oh my gosh Equi, Paul would have had fun messing with her! Sounds like a sad life though.

    Hope all you Moms had a great Mother’s Day. We stayed low key, Son came down we grilled steaks. He’s interviewing for a new job on Tuesday, sure hope he gets it, will be making a lot more money.

    Paul got the magnolia tree he’s been wanting for a long time and I fell in love with a Chaste or Prayer tree also called hummingbird tree. My local nursery has a mature Chaste that I fell in love with it. I think today we’re going to another nursery for some kind of Spring flowering tree like a crabapple or pear, maybe a crepe Myrtle or redbud.

    We’re hiring the landscaper we hired to plant the trees, to build raised beds in my garden. He showed me a raised garden he’d done with flat stacked limestone borders. It’s just what I want and he said we probably had enough rock to do it. If not we would just have to buy a little more and a load of topsoil. I am super excited for this to happen, I can finally have my rose garden.

    This is a mature Chaste tree. So pretty!




     I think my husband just wanted to get away from her, you never know anymore, who's going to go 'round the bend on ya 

     I love flowering trees/shrubs,  I'm going to find out which kinds do well in Arizona, the closest I came last time was, a Palo Verde tree, they're really quite pretty, with yellow blooms.....to get to the new property,  we have to drive right past the old house and, the Palo Verde tree I planted a few years ago, my husband says, is in full bloom. .... I'll get another one of those, for sure.

     For more color, I'm thinking, Bougainvillea....the red.

     The builder was on site Thursday and Friday and, the pad got prepped and, sewage/water lines dug in and, stubbed up, forms done, too, now, just waiting for the concrete guy to be able to get it scheduled, concrete is ordered, he's just pretty busy.

     I went out this morning and emptied out all of the planters and pots of old potting soil and, stacked it all up in one central location, plant stands, too, so it's all right there, together.

     I've got probably 20 boxes already packed and stacked against one wall, we're debating on what furniture to leave here, since we'll still have this place and, will be back from time to time.

     Which means, buying some new stuff, so, we'll have to see what we need later...I'm not adverse to buying new stuff, but, I put it to my husband this way...." We can leave some things here and, we'd only need to get a couple new pieces."

     Oh, one more thing.  I'm really beginning to not like the people who, I show the plans to and, instead of saying..."that's nice," or. " Congratulations "  have to say things like.....". Why do you need such a big house, for just two people?" Or, " couldn't you find an already built house?". My husband solved it though, by saying, " it's what she WANTS,  why settle for something you won't be happy with?".....gotta love that man!



  8. 24 minutes ago, Heidi n Q said:

    Sending *thoughts/purrayers* for Bagheera and her family.

    The Swedish Vallhund looked very nice.  I like their markings and sharper features over the Corgi's.

     I had to look them up, I'd never heard of them.....and, now I want one.. hahahaha

     Oh and, Heidi?  Don't ever change your avatar!  

  9. 7 minutes ago, grimmie said:

    Equi, your hubby and mine share the same humor. He tells people he’s going to put an RV Park on our land. I’m excited for you. Do you have a completion time?

    I didn’t get the Cedar chest painted, I baked cookies instead. The chest is so heavy, I need hubby’s help lifting it onto a drop cloth. I’ll get it done when hot weather settles in. Now I want to concentrate on outside projects

    GS helped us install a railing on the front steps. We’ve had two friends almost fall using them recently. 

    Went to several country antique fairs last weekend, had a late lunch at our favorite cafe in Montgomery, the birthplace of the Texas flag. I’m thankful Paul enjoys doing that with me though I suspect it’s BS’ing with people he enjoys. There was free beer and a band in Whitehall, every time I saw him he was refilling his red solo cup.

    Our weather has been simply amazing. The cool breeze every morning draws me to goofing off on the porch with my coffee and humming bird watching. The Ruby throated’s are abundant this year, we had very few last year.

    Saw some beautiful Texas country last weekend in Whitehall. I love wide open spaces.



    This girl knows what a camera’s for.

     I love your pictures, little granddaughter is precious.

     We don't have a completion date, but, the permits have been issued and, concrete ordered for the foundation, there's a crew over there now, removing two trees that will be too much in the way and, setting the forms of the foundation, it'll be done by tomorrow, then, hopefully early next week, the concrete guy can pour.... unless, he works on Saturdays...not counting on that one.

     So, my husband has been staying in a hotel, so, he sees an ad for a studio apartment, he goes to see it, the woman comes out, scantily clad, drinking a beer and, the first thing she says, is, " don't worry, I'm not a drinker or a partier and, I don't have men climbing in my bedroom window....yet."....mmmmmk.

     My husband tells her, " I don't so" and leaves....but, not before she starts rambling on about how ' they,' can do all of this fix-up...paint, fix the steps, replace the front door...PLUS, this ' studio apartment' turned out to be a little square wooden addition that was built into the end of an old mobile home.

     My husband is still in the hotel and, says he was very happy to walk back into his room after meeting that woman.

  10. 4 hours ago, little cow said:

    We are considering a Bouvier.  Might have to wait for one.  I can't think about another GSD without thinking about Luther.  I don't think that's fair.  He was perfect.  How could another GSD live up to that?  We need time to heal.  

     I know exactly what you mean.  We waited 3 months to get another one...it probably wasn't enough time and, I do make those comparisons...no, not fair.

     Pistol is coming along nicely, though, he doesn't need a leash outside (on our property) he comes right back when called, all I have to do is say, " let's go inside," and he follows me to the back door.

     I hope you find another dog you can think as much of, as Luther, LC.



  11. Thanks little cow....haha, my husband and I always say, how all of our dogs end up being the same with people, they seem to like other animals, but, not people....it must be us, how else could so many dogs turn out the same?

  12. 7 hours ago, little cow said:

    I wish I could wait, but we need one this summer.  Our spaniel is a wonderful companion, but we need a dog that will bark.  I am home alone often enough.

     I'm sorry about your dog, we lost our gsd a year ago in June and, it still hurts every time I happen to think about him, which is often.

     We have Pistol now and, he's a big goof ball and he makes me laugh all of the time and, we do love him....it's kinda hard not to make comparisons and, not fair but, I find myself doing just that.

     I'm alone here a lot too and, Pistol not only barks, he goes after the person who happens to find his/her way back here to my very remote property.....out here, though, the philosophy is, don't go poking around where you don't belong, if you don't want to get bitten.

     Too bad dogs don't live as long as people.... Chopper was just a couple of months older than your Luther...way too early to say goodbye.

  13. The move to another lot did set us back a little, the builder has everything he needs now, the survey was done earlier this week, they'll be breaking ground next week.....I thought it was funny, my husband was looking at the lot and, the woman who lives across the street asked him if he was going to build a house, my husband, not missing a beat says, " yes I am, multiple two story low income housing units ".....the woman stood staring at him...he and the builder started laughing, my husband then told her, " just a single family home".

     That woman was probably thinking, " great, a guy who thinks he's a comedian, just across the street."

  14. 4 hours ago, grimmie said:

    Equi, that just ain't right! But you have the right attitude, move on, they would be horrible neighbors. Sounds like something Paul's sister would do to her neighbors.

    I worked in the yard yesterday killing ants, planted my roses and some daisies in matching pots. I've got some kind of creature tunneling underneath my limestone walkway. :bang_head: 

    Grandson is coming this weekend, we'll pull up the stone and see if it's a mole, gopher or a giant ant bed that collapsed with all the rain we had this month.

    We're going to try our hand at building stone steps in the front of the porch. 4 years ago when Paul was sick, we had a handy man tell us he knew how to do masonry...he lied and abandoned the project which is an eyesore and accident waiting to happen. We never saw him again. 

     The builder also moved the other woman to where he moved us, because, apparently, it's that whole section the yellow house people don't want anything built on.....so,  other lady has an acre next to our 2..... what's great about ours, is, no one can build on one side because it's an alfalfa field.

     The whole problem with the city and, not issuing permits set us back quite a bit, the builder is just as frustrated as we are, he says he'll work on both houses simultaneously.....work should start soon, with the new property, there's no problem with permits.

     My husband is heading home for the weekend, I told him he didn't have to come back every weekend, it's a long drive and, after working all week, it might get to be too much.... he'll probably come to that conclusion on his own after doing it a few times.

     Well, everything is getting green, we seeded the pastures and there's lots of grass coming up, I'll be able to turn the horses out there in a couple of months....one thing I will probably miss in Arizona....not enough to stay here, though.... haha.

    Have a great day everyone!

  15. 5 hours ago, little cow said:

    White pants, shorts, etc..?  Y'all are brave.  My clothes go from the "nice" section to the "farm" section fast enough as it is.  The white clothes only stays for a very brief visit before the brown, green and ??? stains banish them forever.

    Our spring is in full swing, but summer looms like a hot, heavy, sponge ready to drop on top of us.  We still have low humidity now.  Fall and Spring are our best seasons, in my opinion.  

    Trying to pick a name for our new farm.  It has maples, oaks, it's in a little valley and we have a tiny creek running along the back border. When we bought the land a year and a half ago, we noticed that the creek was destroyed in one spot because of idiots in 4 wheelers running through it until it stopped flowing.  We put up a perimeter fence to stop that nonsense and repaired the creek borders with shovels.  We decided to leave that wild and fenced the cows out.  Since then, the creek flows, the wetland grasses have returned, and the wildlife use it for water.  The frogs, newts, and minnows have recovered.  Since the frogs sing a lot back there, we were considering Frog Song Farm.  What do you guys think?

     Frog Song Farm, doesn't really roll off the tongue.

     Singing Creek Farm..... would be my suggestion.

  16. 3 hours ago, Danyel said:

    Equicrzy, building away from those people is probably best. No one needs crappy neighbors! They sound like problems.

     Yeah, we figure, if they are already causing trouble, they'd be the types to complain about every little thing.

     I feel sorry for the person who owns the lot, are those people going to prevent him from selling it and, what if the buyers want to build?.... they'll do the same thing, again.



  17.  Some people sure can be jerks.

     The 2 acre parcel we were GOING to build the house on, is across the street from people who don't want a house built there, they don't want a driveway off of the street that runs in front of their house.

     Apparently, they have a lot of pull with the city, because, they're holding up the permit process.....jerks, right?  Because, it's perfectly legal for someone to purchase the property and, build on it....it's just, THEY don't want it to happen....I'm guessing, they'll do that every time someone wants to build there.

     So, my husband met with the builder today and, he's got another property, same general area, just over one street and, at the very end, where no one can build next to it on one side and, we'll put the house in the middle, so, there's approximately an acre between us and, the people on the other side.

     Much better.....to heck with the grouches in the yellow house!  If we had built there, I have a feeling, they would not have been good neighbors.