QueenBAW

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    Well shoot, guess Ill just have to plant the asparagus somewhere. I have no idea where to plant it. Ill have to think about it. Doing some redecorating in my little place. I got all excited over a 3 tiered curtain rod (it hangs 3 curtains in layers). My brother called me an old lady lol. I got 2 of them for my kitchen. I have these 2 big windows side by side and I want/need to be able to control how much light comes in. Light = heat for me, so Im trying to keep that out but also use the windows for some indoor plants. Ill get them up tomorrow. Ive had regular curtain rods with dark curtains up since I moved in, Ill like the new curtain rods better. I also ordered an over the sink dish rack that will save me some counter space. Im excited about that too. The space where I currently dry my dishes on a bamboo rack will be my little "coffee bar". Its a perfect spot for my tiny coffee maker and will free up the counter space where it currently sits. I really want something to hang on the wall that has hooks for my coffee cups (multiple) and slots to hold my wine glasses (multiple), but I can't seem to find what I want online so Ill just make one. The landlord has lots of pallets I can use. Zarinna got her ponies dewormed this evening and it went perfectly. Even had enough left over to do the mini donkey.
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    I keep meaning to take pics of my garden for you guys. My problem is that my cell service at home sucks and often wont let me post pics, so I have to wait til I go to work and use the wifi. I did get my first tomato, which I will eat today for lunch. One of my green pepper plants is giving me peppers faster than I can eat them. My accidental pumpkin plant has a tiny pumpkin starting. I think my green bean plants are done and Ive tossed rhe red leaf lettuce, I still have the green leaf. My cucumbers are a work in progress and I actually need to plant some more today. The plants I bought are giving me the little small pickle like cucumbers. I think the plants I started from seeds will give me the nice cucumbers I want. My zucchini isnt producing yet and my hot pepper plant is full of blooms. I regret buying the asparagus because it has done absolutely nothing since I bought and repotted it. Ya win some, ya learn some.
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    I want those cows to leave for sure! Got tired of seeing animals (minis) not properly cared for. Got tired of breeding and breeding unnecessarily.
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    Hey everyone! Everything is going well here. I just got the full report on Zarinnas 4H presentation on how to brush a mini a couple weeks ago. She said it went good. She said that she asked the farm owner if she needed to see her coggins like I told her to do, and the farm owner said yes. They apparently tried putting June on the crossties but June has never been on crossties, so they opted to just tie her to the fence. Zarinna said everything went well and no one had any questions. She said she loaded and unloaded June herself but her grandaddy wouldnt let her work the ramp by herself. I had made sure she could do everything herself, including the ramp, before I left that evening. I told her that it would show her grandaddy that shes responsible. I guess Im not moving Sonic afterall. Things at the farm have changed for the better although the cows are still there. The girls are well aware of the cows and dont let them come near them. Plus it should be time for them to leave soon. Zarinna is paying much more attention to Margarita and June and I feel like if I stay I can really show her how to take care of them the right way. This evening she will deworm them herself, with my help. Next week we will talk about the vaccines/diseases that are in the 5 way shot, and she will be expected to give it to them. I really want her to learn and do everything that needs/should be done, and not just "have a horse". Nobody else is going to show/teach her. Ill still make sure I get to ride Sonic, in fact the plan is for me to ride him while she/they walk the minis. Lyric will be coming back Wednesday. I think things will work out afterall. Mr. Butters and Whitewash are doing just fine. Ive gotten pics and updates from their new home and all is well. She plans on putting Mr. Butters on a supplement (I cant remember the name) and we're both excited to see how he does.
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    Very happy for you PD!
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    Zarinna is taking June to her 4H meeting this evening to do a little presentation on how to brush a mini, lol. Shes memorized all of her brushes and knows how to use them. The trailer was all set up and ready to pull out this evening. I couldn't be there to help her, Im going to a play, but we went over everything. I told her she needs to show her grandaddy she can load and unload her pony by herself, including closing the ramp. So she practiced a few times with me there. I gave her a copy of Junes coggins to take/keep, even had her sign it as the owner. Her grandaddy was gonna haul her this evening. I cant wait to hear how things went.
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    The 4H cows are there for free. Thier owner doesnt pay a dime, and they havent been to the farm to check on the cows in weeks. They leave thier stuff (halters and feed pans) laying around and I had to literally pull the halters out of the grass where the grass had grown over them. The feed pans were full of rain water. I had a talk with Zarinna today about the cows. I told her not to be friendly with them, dont pet them and dont allow them to come up to her. I told her not to trust either of them and to carry a plastic bat or stick into the field with her if she goes in there. She says shes gonna talk to her grandaddy (landlord) about moving them to the field where the mini stallion was.
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    That cake is beautiful! Wellll guyyysss...guess what....you wont believe it! All of the minis are gone, except Margarita and June! The landlord called a friend with a stock trailer and apparently found them a home on an Amish families farm in Pennsylvania. I showed up this morning to help the farrier since Sonic needed to be trimmed too, and the landlord was out there waiting on the trailer. I asked him if he needed help loading the minis (he doesnt ask for help) and could tell by the look on his face that he did. So yes, I loaded/wrangled/wrestled them onto the trailer, and away they went, stallion too! I think we're all relieved. Next, I think those 4H cows will get moved.
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    Benny had her first snake encounter today. Thats always a fear of mine. Had a dog bit by a copperhead years ago and it was a pretty scary situation. Ive been worried that Benny would get bitten, shes such a puppy still. She catches butterflies and bees, crickets, and other bugs...I just figured, ya know, the puppy in her wouldnt be able to resist. But, she suprised me! She started barking and pointing. I went to see what it was...thinking snake, but didnt see anything. I walked away and sat down. Benny again started barking and pointing, came hopping over to me barking and hopped back over to where there trying its best to hide in the few sprigs of tall grass was the smallest little harmless garden snake Ive ever seen. I wanted to pick it up and put it in the woods but at the same time I didnt want Benny thinking a snake was ok since I touched it. So I shooed it on its way where it slithered through a crevice and under the house. Im so glad my Benny girl is a smart pup. Hopefully any other encounter will go just as well.
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    Yep, she loves me. I swear I think this dog knows I saved her. I love all 65lbs of her too honestly. Life wouldnt be the same without her for sure.
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    Every time I lay on the couch, she takes it as a personal invitation to lay ontop of me. I wonder if she knows she weighs 65lbs.
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    I listed a bunch of stuff on Facebook for sale. Mainly mini stuff. Good grief I have a lot of stuff for minis that werent even mine. So far I sold a leather mini halter. Didnt make much after paypal takes their fee and shipping. Made like $5 lol, oh well, I'll take $5 for something that I'll never use. It was a learning experience for sure and I went back and upped the prices on my listings.
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    Lost a few cucumber plants. I think the sun was just too much for them. I moved the other ones to an area of the yard that gets shade part of the day and sun the other part of the day. I planted a few more that I started from seeds. One of my plants has a little cucumber on it. Im purging tack. Im a tack hoarder to begin with. I have 7 bridles, numerous bits, several headstalls, reins, rope halters, a hackamore, leather halters etc. I havent opened the rubbermaid containers yet, lord help me. I have 2 english saddles I dont use, pads, etc. And now Ive got 1 horse, so this stuff has got to go. Im giving a bridle to a coworker who recently got a horse, and probably a couple pads. Theres a tack auction this month that Ill haul everything to and make a few bucks.
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    PD Im so sorry about your horse. I hope you are able to find another. Sonics girlfriends were picked up yesterday evening. The landlord is really going all out lol. They were taken back to the dump they came from, where Mr. Butters and Whitewash came from. Sonic is ticked, hes still calling for them lol. Looks like he'll be king of the minis again for a little while.
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    I think it depends on opportunities for kids under legal working age here. She has no transportation other than her mom, who isnt interested. Ive always joked about getting Zarinna a little car or truck with farm use tags so she could do a little pet sitting in the area. She loved that idea...but she's 12, and times are different than they were when I was her age. Heck around here they dont even let kids her age babysit. If she had transportation to a little job, she'd do it in a heartbeat.