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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:55 pm

My stick horse was a big branch off a tree, but in my mind he was black, and his name was fury of course. My first one i actually rode was a cousins plow horse, we use to ride 5 on his back up and diwn hills. First time i rode i was 3 and i do rember my cousin and i only last 3 seconds befire we got dumped in the turkey pen! At that age thry terrified me floppin and jumpin around on us and over us...i remember it everytime i see a black turkey.
Have fun on ur ride, will u have power hookup and extension cord? Ive slept on plastic lounge foldup kind in my horse trailer before. Package of wet ones to sponge bath ....u r living the good life if there r outhouses! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:25 pm

Ark, do you have an angel food cake pan or a bundt pan? Either of those would make a pretty casserole.

4 1/2 years ago, I got Scarlett a small rocking horse for her birthday. It is still getting an occasional workout from her and from Lilah.

The first horse I rode was when I was less than 2. (I have a picture.) I was put in front my uncle on a white horse. Even then, I was very happy. The next one was a mule that my grandfather owned for plowing the garden. Back and forth, back and forth, up and down the rows. I was probably about 4 then.
It never crossed my mind that a horse could or would hurt me.

Today has been wonderful. It actually got up to about 75°. I stayed with the girls for a short while this afternoon, and they played outside. Their mommy had them out most of the day. They are sooo happy to be out.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:27 pm

Nope, no power hook-up.  We will have a little Coleman Stove to cook on and sleep in the gooseneck part of the trailer.  Lori is bringing a tent and cot.  There is a nice bath house fairly near where we will be camping, though, and our camping spot is in the trees.  The horses will be in 16 foot pipe corrals nearby.   I hope Ivan likes it better than the stall he was in last time.  That boy just doesn't like enclosed stalls.  He paces all night.  He will be right next to Areion in the pipe corral, so should be a little happier.  He is getting dosed with Gastrogard and electrolytes this time, the vet says it should help him eat and drink more.  Areion will just get electrolytes.   Ivan is a worrier and doesn't tend to drink or eat enough when away from home.  I am hoping having Areion along will make him happier.  


My stand up Rigatoni is on its last bake.  I have discovered I am no Martha Stewart.  Donnie came home in time to help me try to stuff those rigatonies with the cheese mixture.  We ended up with cheese everywhere but inside the noodles.  It took much longer to stuff them than to do the rest of the entire recipe, including baking.  I suspect  this will be our only attempt at this.  Hopefully they will taste good, despite their looks..... Rolling Eyes

The Results

We didn't remove it from the casserole dish, I suspect it would have tasted the same either way. The rigatoni noodles are standing up, but the act of cutting it squished them a bit... Drool  



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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:25 am



I think the first horse I sat on was a bay. I mostly remember how bony its back was and how high up I thought I was on him. After my stick horse, my first bike was my first 'real' horse. It was a tiny red and white one with training wheels named "Daisy". I would sing "Daisy, Daisy, tell me your answer true, I'm half crazy over the love of you..." Very Happy Now I sing that to Donnie's horse, Daisy. Poor mare....

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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:38 am

ARK, that rigatoni looked good enough to make me salivate. YUM YUM. LOL.
Any garlic bread, too?

Hey, anyone watching the basketball playoffs? AZ lost last night so they're out.
Boy, ARK, those KY boys are sure playing some fine ball tonight.......UCLA is having a hard push to keep up. Right now KY is winning with 7.34 left in the game. Here in AZ, they put the flooring in Phx Stadium for the Final Four. That was interesting to see. It was something like 400 some locking pieces of maple wooden flooring, just as you see it. Pretty amazing driving in in a big fancy clean shiny semi. Our news helicopter showed it pulling in., then putting the puzzle together. Right now 66 KY to 58 UCLA. Score is changing too quickly.

Headed out for barn check...........68 to 58............oops, 69 to 58.

BYE..................
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:18 am

I don't remember the first horse I rode but I have a photo of me as very young child being held on a pony by my dad. My Mom told me that she rode when she was carrying me so horses were in my life before I was born. The first horse I really remember riding was a big black horse name Fury (of course) and I fell off going around the corner at a walk. My mom about had a heart attack she didn't want me on that big black horse but the riding instructor reassured her that I was capable of riding him. LOL He put me right back on Fury and away I went.

I had a red wooden horse as a child that you sat inside and rocked, kinda like a rocking chair. My cousin had one of the spring horses, I was so jealous of her and her spring horse.

I have a stick horse painted like my Maxx horse, at the fun shows we would have a stick horse class and everyone would bring a stick horse all painted up and fancy. My friend Shirley has one with two different faces, one side for her horse Duke and the other side for her horse Dimples.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:07 am

Hmmmmm. I remember my very first horse, Patches, around 7........I guess my first sit on a horse/pony was on one of those ponies the came to town that kids sat on to get photos taken........age 2.............My friend around age 5-6 had a grandfather that farmed with Belgians. He was Polish and had two geldings that he would let us sit on while working. I would sit all day if allowed and my friend would get off right after the first row..............their names were Polish so I called one Kind and one Gentle. Oh boy, I loved those two. GREAT memory as I sit here
reflecting....................
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:12 am

Oh, another funny memory from around 4-6...........Faye, a girl in our town about 14 at the time had a beautiful palomino that she would ride around town. I would wait by the road and play with my dog waiting and waiting hoping she would come by........She would stop and let me pet her famous Trigger and sometimes I could get up...............

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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:17 pm

Harper used one of those ball ramps for lil kids today when bowling, she even got one strike! She pushed the ball oretty hard and it rolled down hard enuf to knock pins down each time. She had the sude bumoers up too, but she did pretty good for a 2 year old! Had cupcake minnie mouse cake, she loves minnie! Fun party. Then a grocery run, and now home....ahhhhhh....nice.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:22 pm

Oh, CB, that had to be so cute...............

I ordered 2 black leather dr office chairs today for the cafe mule table..........some call them barrel chairs.........very comfy for a LONG cup of java & a muffin.
Our American Furniture Gallery had a huge spring sale going and the chairs were far cheaper than replica metal vintage chairs..............also, far more comfy for my back. They should be here in 2 weeks...............

Really nice day today..................sunny, about 75, breezy.......

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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:50 pm

They are doing some really cute things with cupcakes now. I'll bet it was cute as could be to see a 2 year old bowling.

Graymare, we'll want to see a picture of you sitting in one of those chairs next to the table, drinking coffee and eating an Oreo. ROFL
I have 4 of those barrel chairs. They have been here for at least 30 or 35 years and have held up well, through kids scooting across the floor on them, wet towels and wet kids (and adults) sitting in them.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:16 am

GRAYMARE
 I suspect I am a major disappointment to most of my U.K. loving relatives Laughing .  I never watch basketball.  I have some rabid fans in my family, though.   Both my sisters are really into it, and untold numbers of cousins, too.  Can't wait to see pix of your new chairs and table!

CB:
 I bet you had a blast with your granddaughter!  She is a cutey!

ELLEN:
 I remember chairs like that.  Some relatives of mine used to have them a long time ago.  I always thought they are really neat.  

BEECH:
 We are all majorly disappointed....waiting, waiting..... Very Happy


Well I had a good day today.  Lori and I rode Areion and Ivan for 12.3 miles in 2 hours and 15 minutes.  We trotted almost the entire way with only one bridge to cross at a walk.  We even trotted thru the big burg of Allisonia.  Both horses had more energy today, they are getting stronger.  Ivan ended up more stressed than Areion.  His hair is still in winter mode and I think he got a bit more tired than Areion.  She was happy as a clam, ate everything in sight, and could have easily gone on.  Ivan got stressed over some horses near us in the parking lot and wouldn't eat or drink until we got home.  Then he chowed down.  Both are fine this evening.  We made the required time for the AERC ride with 17 minutes to spare.

Got some pix.  Of course....



End of 12.3 mile ride.



Happy at end of ride.



Synchronized Rolling after getting home!  




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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:29 pm

Ark, when he isn't stressed, will Ivan drink away from home? Ages ago, I talked to horse transport van driver, for mostly TBs. Some of them wouldn't drink enough on a long trip, so he would pour a Coke in the water to disguise the taste and they would drink it.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:48 pm

Need to start the coke at home so it taste like water from home, but if he wont drink wont help. Lavender oil put on his nose will relax him. Primrose oil is used for good p and rs....my vet uses the lavendar oil before he worked on horses.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:52 pm

Rose, did you enjoy the race today? Kyle Larson is really proving himself, winning yesterday and again today.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:03 am

Nobody is home. It's lonely in here.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:21 am

ELLEN:
 Ivan has always been terrible about drinking away from home.  We always carry water from home, but his nerves get to him and he just doesn't drink much.  He does occasionally drink from a creek a little, and has used water troughs at rides once in a while, but it is hard to get him to drink or eat much.  So the vet recommended this time that we start him on electrolytes and Gastrogard a few days ahead of our travel day to see if that will help him want to drink.  Gastrogard helps with acid in the stomach, like human Prilosec.    It can help if he has ulcers, which a lot of horses have that undergo stress.  Ivan was born stressed.    He hasn't been scoped for ulcers, so it is just a preventative measure right now.  

CB:
 I have heard of the coke trick.  Also some folks use Kool-aid or apple juice in the water.  I should do that.  Kool-aid would be easier to carry around.  I just have to find a flavor both horses like.  Areion takes a lot of time to add new foods to, she is skeptical of apples this week. Rolling Eyes


It was bath day for Areion and Ivan today.  We reached mid-70s and the day was perfect for a bath, although the water coming out of the hose was cold.  I warmed them up using buckets of water out of the heated tank after freezing them with the hose.  Areion loves a good bath.  Ivan thinks he will die for sure.....

 Arieon


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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:10 am

Horses get nervous seeing, hearing, and smelling....possibly putting some vicks on his nose may help with the smelling, may help. I did that with my stallion on trail rides and it worked well. No one knew he was a stud...he was good as gold. There were about 30 of us out that day. I rode him on nacmo rides many times using that. But each time you go it may be better. We used gastrogard on a horse that coliced badly. Spendy stuff, he was on it for 10 days, tube every day. Just have fun and enjoy the ride.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:15 pm

MAYO CLINIC - DRINKING WATER
You may already know all this. I knew some of it.
Anyway, as we age this is useful to know. K.M.

A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.

Good Thing To Know. From The Mayo Clinic. How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?

Heart Attack and Water - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. Interesting...

Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.

Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

Correct time to drink water. . . Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist:

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

I can also add to this. . . My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The Reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (When it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on.
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside?
It's about Heart Attacks - There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and . . . DO NOT LIE DOWN!

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved! I have already shared this information. What about you? Do forward this message. It may save lives!

"Life is a one time gift" (Please forward and hope this will help save someone.)
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:19 pm

I received that from a friend so I felt I needed to pass it on.............

Everyone have a HEALTHY day!
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:46 pm

Just popped in to let everyone who isn't on FB, that our dear friend, Liz Barnes, had a heart attack yesterday afternoon. She had surgery last night (don't know what kind). I believe Donna knows which hospital. Waiting for update from Libby, her daughter. Will let everyone know when I learn anything. Prayers please for this wonderful lady!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:54 pm

I'm here, I'm here!

Don't quite know what to report. Sometimes I go days without seeing or hearing from a soul, then a flurry of social activity. Here's what I've been up to so you know I'm not dead. Yet.

This past week: lawyer on Monday (routine updating), library tea on Wednesday, out to breakfast with a friend on Thursday, then live theater in the city (sweet, manageable Portland) with two other friends on Saturday, followed by a "Soup Sunday." And I think there was a bit more going on but I've forgotten!

'Soup Sunday" is a wonderful institution: once a month in January, February and March, at a house overlooking the upper reaches of a big, quiet lake, our hostess cooks up, in big pots, two different soups, and the guests bring the rest: beer and wine, bread, snacks, dessert. Just a few people, all women, the aim being to counter the winter doldrums.

The show on Saturday was terrific: one actor on stage for 95 minutes playing four (maybe five?) different parts. Fast-paced, clever, funny, funny! Afterward, we went out to a big, flatbread pizza restaurant, incredibly busy and noisy, but right on the harbor, and our table overlooked a striking slice of it extending out between two piers where the city's fireboat was tied up, along with a little police craft and the three big passenger ferries that serve the islands. We were there just at sunset, when the water was glassy-smooth and the light crystal-sharp, and I could only feel how extraordinarily privileged I was to be experiencing all that -- and still to be headed home to my little house in the wooded hills.

Pouring cold rain yesterday (a "nucking fasty day" said a friend once), and nothing but grayness and clouds today. We still have snow everywhere here (inland): maybe a foot or a little less where it's flat, but with high piles at every intersection. In between, where the sun is reaching: Mud!! And, oh boy, are my dogs tracking it in!

ARK, I'd send a pic if I knew how! A while back I spent an hour or more trying to find the instructions you posted here, but couldn't succeed for the life of me. I am, btw, really enjoying, with huge ENVY, the pics of your rides! The distances you have brought both Ivan and Areion are extraordinary, and you should be busting with pride. I'm looking forward to accounts of the big upcoming ride -- with more pics, please!

ELLEN and GM: Inspired by you, I bought an electric pressure cooker -- an !nstantPot! Thus far I've cooked pork chops and corned beef. Pot worked perfectly but results not very tasty. I'll just have to find better recipes. I turned the leftover corned beef into hash. I LOVE that!

News of Chris's death got me reminiscing about HT and SAPP. Their endings were sad if not tragic but their union came about through this forum, and that was wonderful. I used to love HT's posts. They made me laugh, and I miss them both, of course-- as I suppose we all do.

Thanks for the health info, GM. I will take it to heart! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:59 pm

Rose and I were posting at the same time. Humming to/for Liz from here.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:48 pm

I just checked my Facebook page for the first time in maybe a year. This is what was posted by Liz's daughter later this afternoon. It sounds encouraging.

"Just want to give Mom's friends a status update. I spent the day with her at South Lake, she was in the CCU and now she is in the PCU. She did have a heart attack and last evening the doctors put in a stint (stent?). She is feeling much better now that she has better blood flow to her heart. Most important thing for her today was connecting her tablet to the wifi, so that should say it all, lol!!
She is having more tests tomorrow morning sometime and then they will decide if and when she can go home. I am so amazed at medical technology!!! Mom cannot access facebook on her tablet, she is much ticked by that, but apparently the wifi is not secure and FB will not let her in however she can google and email. I am to thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers. I am going back down tomorrow around noon so I will update when I return home. Thank you everyone for your concern. Libby"
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:13 pm

Beech, we're glad to hear from you. Sounds like you are having a good time with all your activities.
With the Instant Pot, you can add whatever seasonings you like. Sunday, I put some boneless pork chops in my Instant Pot, along with a bit of beef broth and a can of cream of mushroom soup. I seasoned the chops with salt and pepper, but could have added some seasoned salt, garlic powder, onion powder. I could have added some onion too, but didn't this time. I sauted them in olive oil and butter to give them some color and some additional flavor.
I've done ribs a couple of times. Those have turned out really well! Cook them in the pressure cooker, and then add BBQ sauce all over and put them under the broiler for about 4 minutes per side. Those were GOOD! Nothing like having ribs in less than an hour. Very Happy
There are LOTS of good recipes online too, and videos to go with some of them.
One last tip... The recipe I read for the boneless pork chops said to set it for 15 minutes. 20- 25 would have been better. They were done in 15 minutes, but not as tender as I like them.
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PostSubject: Re: March 2017   Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:32 pm

Oh dear, our LIZ!!! Then glad to read she is much improved with her stent.............Oh boy, Prayers from here.

ROSE, thank you for posting the news. I sure hope LIZ gets to head home soon! I'm sure she is "he ll on wheels" without her full service wi fi for her internet.

BEECH, gads I couldn't keep up on your daily social schedule........I love reading of your fun. I do remember the gray of the north....and the beauty of the water & sun to never ending infinity. It really is special. I can see. you girls with nice china, good food, fine wine, and the ocean.........I'm right there in my head.

No other news here.......God bless. Prayers for ALL.
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