Monday, March 6, 2017

MARCH 6 2017

ANOTHER 3 DOG NIGHT...?
WELL, FOR PETE'S SAKE, CARLENE!  THERE YOU ARE WITH A FARM FULL OF NICE BIG WARM DOGS WHO LOVE YOU.  DO LIKE THE AUSSIE'S DO...HAVE A 1, 2 OR 3 DOG NIGHT.  (It's an Australian term. )
 IF THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED ON THE BED, PUT ALL YOUR BLANKETS ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF THE FIRE AND SNUGGLE WITH THE DOGS!!!
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COMPLAINT OF THE DAY- SOMEONE EMAILD ME TO COMPLAIN ABOUT  SEPARATING MAUDE AND POCKETS.. AS LACKING IN COMPASSION-- AND SAID ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED..... I SENT  THE FOLLOWING RESPONSE....

THEY GET THE BEST COMPASSIONATE CARE...
THERE COMES A  POINT WHEN MOMMY NATURE SAYS "I HAVE TO GET READY TO HAVE ANOTHER... YOU HAVE A GOOD START... NOW GET OUTTA HERE"--
IN A BIG HERD, THERE WOULD BE A DADDY TO  HELP CHASE AWAY-- OTHERWISE YOU WOULD HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF MALES BREEDING SISTERS...
I HOPE YOU WILL EXPLAIN THAT TO ALL THE PEOPLE YOUU SAID ARE CONCERNED,,,,
JUST ABOUT THAT HAPPENS TO HUMANS TOO...
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 THE TRAILER WAS HERE BECAUSE JANINE BOUGHT SOME HAY FROM SDP-- SHE DOESNOT HAVE A HUGE BARN TO GET A BIG DELIVERY  SO  I/WE  SELL HER SOME.
AND THEY ALL WANTED TO TRY RIDING MO... WHICH APPARENTLY WENT WELL.

HOWEVER THERE IS A HUGE THING TO ANNOUNCE WITH MO...   JANINE WAS TOLD... AND DOES NOT KNOW WHY, BUT ALL THE AMISH TRAINED MULES KICK VIOLENTLY  IF YOU TOUCH THIER BACK LEGS LIKE YOU WANT TO PICK THEM UP... SO ABSOLUTELY -- THIS IS A DO NOT TRY TO PROVE ANYTHING...  LET THE PRO'S ( JANINE) TRY AND EXPLAIN   LIFE TO MO-- THAT WHATEVER - THE USE OF TEH HIND END FOR REMOVING PEOPLE IS NOT TO BE DONE--  SHE APPARENLY IS TERRIFIED...
JANINE TRIED THE FRONT LEGS AND GOT THE "IMPATIENT  STRIKE OUT AND STAMP"   WHICH IS A LANGUAGE THIGN THEY DO WITH OTHER DONKEYS-  IT JUST MEANS STOP DOING WHATEVER--  

MY GUESS IS THAT THE AMISH, NOT WANTING TO WASTE ANY TIME, HAVE WHAT IS KNOWN AS STOCKS-- JUST A VERY SMALL ( VERY STRONG) TIGHT SPACE  WHERE  THEY CAN GET A ROPE AROUND ONE FOOT AT A TIME  AND TIE IT UP SO THE BLACKSMITH CAN CONVENIENTLY TRIM THEIR FEET -  IT IS DONE WITH ALOT OF DRAFT HORSES-- THOSE LEGS ARE HEAVY TO HOLD UP--
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HERE WE GO...... FYI.....I REMEMBER-- 
 WE HAD 2 BLACK DRAFT HORSES ONCE  - DUKE AND DICK-- THEY HAD BEEN THE LEAD TEAM OF THE WALT DISNEY HITCH  I AM TOLD ( ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO .. INGRID??) THEY WERE WONDERFULLY TRAINED.. ESPECIALLY DUKE  WHO WE USED TO PULL LOGS AROUND WITH  BLINDING ACCURACY..  HE MUST HAVE BEEN USED FOR LOGGING  BEFORE DISNEY...BECAUSE HE COULD LINE UP THE ENDS IN A PERFECT LINE WITHOUT BEING TOLD... AND IF YOU SAID WHOA HE WOULD NOT MOVE AN INCH-- YOU COULD GO HAVE COFFEE AND HE WOULD BE STANDING THERE SOUND ASLEEP EXACTLY WHERE YOU LEFT HIM. THEY WERE SUCH A DELIGHT.... THAT ONE DAY WE WERE AT AN AUCTION IN PENNA AND  2 BEAUTIFUL GREY  PERCHERON DRAFT MARES CAME IN THE RING-- ALL DRESSED UP WITH RIBBONS-  SINCE  WE WERE SO DUMB....AND THE 2 BLACKS WERE SO NICE-----PLUS  IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THESE 2 WERE  BOTH PREGNANT-- AND THE BIDDING STARTED AAT $1000... MY HUSBAND WHO LOVED TO BUY HORSES  AT AUCTION.( USUALLY RACE HORSES) . ..GOT IN  THE BIDDING-- WHICH SLOWLY ROSE  TO $2000-- WHATA BARGAIN !!
-- THE HAMMER FELL AND WE OWNED THEM-- I WENT TO WRITE THE  $2000 CHECK AND THEY SAID ONE WORD WHICH FLOORED ME    "EACH"---   WE HAD NO IDEA-- BUT I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO SWALLOW HARD AND WRITE THE CHECK FOR $4000-- THEN RUN HOME AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO COVER IT.
WE JOINED TEH YANKEE DRAFT HORSE ASSOCIATION  WHERE SOME  MUCH WISER PEOPLE KEPT US GOING STRAIGHT...
  WE NOW HAD 4-- LINED UP IN STRAIGHT STALLS IN  WHAT IS NOW TEH DONKEY  STALL.THEY WERE NICE--  OF ALL KINDS OF HORSES, DRAFT HORSES ARE THE NICEST TO HANDLE--
PROBLEM BEING THEY NEED SHOES.. AND YE OLDE NORMAL BALCKSMITH DID NOT CARRY THE HUGE DINNER PLATE SIZE HORSE SHOES... THE DRAFT BLACKSMITH DID-- AND THERE WAS ONE IN NEW ENGLAND--  MR KRIZ-
ANOTHER TALE.... MR KRIZ WAS A VERY SHORT MAN-- PROBABLY  NOT MORE THAN 5'3"- HE HAD 2 SONS ALSO 5"+ AND  GRANDPA KRIZ WAS ALSO 5' AND CHANGE..  YOU DON'T FIND MANY TALL BLACKSMITHS- THEIR BACKS GIVE OUT JUST ABOUT WHEN THEY GET REALLY GOOD AT SHOE ING HORSES...  EXCEPT FOR THE KRIZ FAMILY-- THOSE 4 MEN FLEW ALL OVER THE COUNTRY SHOEING DRAFT HORSES- INCLUDING .. I AM TOLD... THE BUDWEISER HITCHES ( OF WHICH THERE ARE 3?)-- CONSEQUENTLY--THEY WERE NOT CHEAP  AND CHARGED $250 FOR A SET OF SHOES WHICH HAD TO BE REDONE EVERY 8 WEEKS-- SO WHO'S COUNTING ?  THAT'S $1000 EVERY TWO MONTHS-  EVEN DEDUCTING AS PART OF MY ANIMAL EPISODE BUSINESS... THAT WAS TOO STEEP...

THUS ENDETH MY DRAFT HORSE EPISODE...  THE PARADES WERE FUN WITH THOSE 2 RELAIBLE BLACKS-...  PARADES DO PAY FOR ANIMALS--  FINALLY SOMEONE WAS LOOKING  FOR ONE BLACK TO COMPLETE A HITCH OF 6 AND  DICK WAS SOLD TO HIM-- THE GREY MARES WENT TO SOMEONE ELSE AND WE KEPT DUKE FOR A FEW YEARS- HE WAS OLDER THAN DICK-- AND IS NOW BURRIED OUT IN "A" FIELD.. AND I STARTED PARADING WITH THE 8 MINI DONKEYS--- THEY  WERE ALOT CHEAPER AND MUCH MORE ADAPTABLE TO ALL KINDS OF THINGS-- LIKE ANTLERS...

THAT IS ALSO WHY I ENDED UP WITH SUCH A HUGE HORSE TRAILER-  IT WAS CAPABLE OF CARRYING THESE 4 DRAFT HORSES  AT 2000 POUNDS EACH... AFTER DRAFT HORSES.... IT FINALLY CARRIED MY 8 HITCH  OF  DONKEYS AND THEIR WAGON ALL AT THE SAME TIME.. THAT TRAILER WAS TEH DONKEY'S PORTABLE BARN.
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LOTSA TRAILER STORIES THERE... INCLUDING JANINE LIVING IN IT WHEN WE MOVED HERE BEFORE THE HOUSE WAS BUILT--- LATER...
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BIG DAY TODAY-
FOR ONE THING ALL THE PIECES OF THE   HEAT TRANSFERRING  UNITS WILL ARRIVE.   MAGICAL THINGS THEY ARE ... SOMEHOW THEY TAKE THE HEAT OUT OF  MINUS 2 DEGREE WEATHERE AND TURN IT INOT 70 DEGREES INSIDE...  I HAVE A PROBLEM.. BUT WE HAVE ONE IN HERE WORKING NOW.

DAVID APPARENTLY KNOWS HOW TO INSTALL THEM-- BECAUSE  HE PUT THEM IN THE NEW "BOMB SHELTER" BUILDING  AND THE GUY WHO SELLS TEHM SAID HE DID A VERY NICE JOB..  ON THAT RECOMENDATION   WE ARE "DOING THE HOUSE" PRAY FOR DAVID'S  HEALTH ,  STRENGTH AND COURAGE...
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" Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds. "
- Colin Powell

I ALWAYS LIKED COLIN

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