Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Well here we are Christmas eve. I've got the crud, the yucky stuff, cough, yucky nose ect....but as they say the show must go on. The Christmas party at school was awesome as always. We had a thunderstorm that morning, lost power for about an hour. Our kids were so excited. The day before I got to school early and was able to go into the sanctuary by myself....I turned on the tree....the church was silent. It was truly what I needed just a few moments of peace before all the hoopla started. A special moment to help keep me through the next few days. It worked.

Iam not ready....are we ever...?  I Finnished my daughters gift last night... She was home over the weekend. It was so nice to see her if only for a little while. We are trying to put our old VHS movies onto CDs . We watched a few of them we cried together her first few christmases ...oh I love those videos it has been so long I had forgotten what was on them, it was so perfect to have her here by herself to watch a few. It was the best gift ever.

Merry Christmas to you yes I believe it is different this year we love our children so much.....no more words . Enjoy your families.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Yesterday

Yesterday, we went to Ikea, we had so much fun doing a little shopping, then we were going to go downtown cincy maybe target? But Ikea won out. It was a nice sunny day......while inside watching on of their tvs Will said "looks like there's been another school shooting". Uhhhhh. We finished our shopping . We went out loaded our car, then on the way out of the parking lot, we noticed the huge flags in front of the store were at half mass? What????? Then we turned on the radio.......an  elementary school....where.......CT.......20 children.......how can this be......

I had a very bad headache will made soup we watched the news........sleep was hard to find.
This morning I made my coffee, fed the birds, I am a teacher, my daughter is learning to be a teacher and works with young children. My best friend is a youth librarian almost all of my friends are some type of  educator....... This is too much for me for our children for all of us. Its this how our youth are acting out now? I hate this culture of violence.....I often say I live in my own little world. I don't see violence if it's on a movie or tv I close my eyes I try to avoid it at all cost....... I don't even want it somewhere in my brain.....I wish we could shield our children from it... Oh be careful little eyes what you see for the father up above is looking down with love oh be careful little eyes what you see. A verse from a song we sing at preschool. I am so mad we all should be outraged. I watched Pearse Morgan last night I agree with everything he said......... I will find some tiny bit of peace this morning just watching the birds.........because the real world has gone mad.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Decorating......

Well here it is December 9, I have my christmas cards now I only have to get them addressed and in the mail. I've gotten all the candles in the windows.And the lights are up around the top of the barns roof line. Well almost we are waiting for a young man to come and hang them at the peak. Oo ooh how I wish I could just climb up that ladder myself. Eeeeeek to scared. Of heights that is. Well it is along way up there.

It's been raining here for a few days. But the creeks not running yet. There is water but still not what it should be. My heart goes out to those who have suffered through drought much worse then ours. I still havnt started feeding hay to the horses yet. I'm going to start them on a little grain soon then hay. The pasture is not the greatest..... But they are still managing and are still on the plumb side where I want them to be going into winter.

Hoping today to get the sky lanterns ordered for the party on the 21! Yep decided to have a little winter party with a bonfire and release the sky lanterns for winter solstice. Inviting all of the preschoolers, and farm camp families. As well as friends. We will see.

Trying to keep it VERY simple this year. Was hoping to get the farmstays kitchen floor done this week end, well ok started this weekend. Well ok thinking about starting it. I need to get it done so I can get the large china cupboard out of the garage so I can get the vw in before the snow flies. We will see.

Well it does appear that my ADD is kicking in at this point so I better get moving.....on something......like going to Ikea! Mmmmmmm we will see.

Enjoy your week end where ever you are!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kitchen window!

The above is a sunset picture out of my kitchen window. I read a long time ago, somewhere that the kitchen window of old farm houses would face the largest field of the farm. This old farm house that I have the privilege to call home was once part of a 400 acre working farm.  And yes the kitchen window over the sink still looks out over a very large field. I have often wondered who and what she thought looking out over these fields. Preparing dinners for her husband being able to see him working the fields. During threshing times how that must have been preparing meals for all of those hungry men.

My closest neighbors house sits almost directly opposite of my house. The houses are almost mirror images of each other. Her kitchen window faces the opposite direction of mine. And yep it faces the largest field on their farm .At one point in time there was a road that traveled between the two houses. Now it's just us back here at the end of a dead end road. There are a lot of tale tell signs here at the farm of days gone by some from many many many years ago hundred years ago.....and some of just last year or ten years ago when my daughter who is 21 was living here. Growth marks on the barn door, used horse shoes piled neatly in a stack that were never put back on her horse.....bulbs planted some I've planted some thoses before me. Sometimes I look right over these things sometimes they catch my I and I remember or wonder? Well it was a beautiful  sunset this evening.  

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello December!

Leaving November .....welcoming December

Well here it is almost the last month of 2012! Wow what a year a lot of changes in my personal life.
And some funny crazy things with my health. However considering it all, I feel pretty good.

Lots of new things to look forward to in 2013! The shop, the farmstay, a trip with my BFF  to Belize for our in a few years to be 50-60 birthdays! No reason to not start celebrating early! The above photos are of my farmhouse dinning room. And of some 40 paper white bulbs I have planted for sale in the shop for our first sat of the month opening.

Speaking of shop my partner and I have decided it would be best to be closed in January, February ,and March to open again and officially in a big way in April! This means I will be able to have time to gather more fun items to share with you....And look forward to the next three month s and not dread the darker months ahead! I should say COLD DARK months ahead. Time to gather women together and their wonderful wares to sell in the shop.

In other news.....the dish network is out.... Someone will need to be here when the repair guy comes ugh....tomorrow when the shop is to be open! I'll be working on how that will go. I did get all 2000+ photos off my iPhone and into my computer well I didn't but my partner did and that's a good thing for my phone!

I have a little book at preschool about a little bear who gets ready for Christmas one day at a time doing all the things that lead us up to the big day. Well I think I am going to take his cue and try that approach myself this year and try to do one thing a day , decorating, baking, cards ect...we will see how that goes. I hope you have a wonderful week end! I have big plans for the evening! More about that later!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Today

Today we are taking the grand pups back to their momma! She was here over the holiday. And that is what I am most thankful for these days. My lovely smart daughter. She is working full time and going to school. In the city of Indianapolis . She has just moved into a new apt north of the city. She is so excited. It looks very nice. And now she is ready for those pups to return.

I love Indy , and look forward to doing a little shopping and just being in the big city for a while to absorb some of the energy! Sometimes I get a little home bound and don't want to go out if I don't have to kinda feeling . I havnt left the house in 4 days except to help my daughter pick up a few things for her apt. Kinda like a staycation. But now it's time to go out!

I hope if you are reading this blog that you have a wonderful day, however you choose to spend it. Well I did forget we went out to see the movie Lincoln on thanksgiving, it was so good and thought provoking . Go see it if you can!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The doggie is better!

The doggie is better!

Well he is feeling about back to his ol self..... And Rufus we call him rooooofy, is always starving. Guess so much so he decided to help,himself to a cup that had some doggie kibble in it well it hit the floor . Lucky heard this and came running into the kitchen and helped him eat it! Nothing makes you want to eat apparently more then if your cat friend might get something you don't! It's a cat dog party! Yeah rooooofy is bigger then lucky! All better now! BFFs for life they are!

The last thing you bought!

Photo of the day....

The last thing you bought......Kraft dinner, I sure like that better than Mac n cheese! And tomatoes cause I had the shop open today yippee. It was so much fun! The little village of newparis had a merchants open house....2 antique malls and our little shop! Yep I'm feelin happy and too darn lazy to make a real dinner. So it's a salad and Kraft dinner for me! ( I mix in a can of tuna ) gourmet I know!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Out the window!


Out the window photo challenge.

There is a photo challenge out there you know, snap a pic everyday with the subject on the list. Ok I am starting half way through the month but who cares looks like fun! This is a picture out my large front room picture window.  And the front room door window. Does anyone even say front room anymore? Or is that a word only used for turn of the century farm houses? It's just that the room in the front of the house. It's also our living room, den, sometimes dining room, tv room, cozy in front of the fire room!

But out that big window I see my front gates, part of the drive way, one of my favorite old trees, the original picket fence, part of it has been rebuilt part not! I really wanted to get it painted this year but there is always next year! And I can see the stump of another old long gone tree. I can see my nearest neighbors drive way, and a large farm field and woods. It's there that I often see deer. And the bridge over Hannah's creek one will need to cross to get to my drive way. The one that had a huge whole in it when I moved in. We could not get oil delivered, the fire trucks said they would not cross it...... To make a long story short the first county guy came out and told me it wasn't on count property we would need to replace it ourselves. Eeeeek. Then my 100 year ol neighbor came down and set me straight told me just how I needed to deal with the county. Never was there a need for the school bus to come over that bridge till then. And the start of school would be coming not to mention the other factors......well then the next county person came out.....it was a woman I could have kissed her when she told me yeah it's the counties we will get ya on the schedule for sooner n later.

We do have a lovely new cement bridge big enough for a school bus to cross, even though those days have come and gone. It was a school bus turn around in my drive way. They pulled up right to our front door! And if there was snow, guess what the county came out first with the snowplow! I am a lucky woman sometimes depending on the driver, ( I used to take hot coffee and treats to them). They still do! Back to the topic that big picture window with the doggie nose prints could use a washing!

Sick puppy!

Sick puppy!

I have a sick little doggy! The last couple of days he's not been feelin to well! His name is lucky he is my constant companion and cheer leader. Funny I know cheer leader but his personality is almost always happy and so full of energy. Par for the course cause he is a Jack Russel. He is also a pound puppy. I got him about 6 years ago right after my divorce. He was too skinny had too many fleas and was a constant barker at anything. We took care of all of the above and he truly is one of the best dogs ever. Just try and keep him away from a little child, or an elderly person or for that matter anyone. If the horses or llamas are out no problem he also thinks he's a huge sheep dogs and herds everyone back inside the fence. He knows too many tricks to mention, and he is my lap doggy and ( don't tell) also my sleeping buddy. He's the reason I own a king size bed.

But he's been off his food a couple of days and I've noticed a little gassy, this is a good indication of tummy troubles . If he s not better by Monday we will head off to the vet he did  this sme thing earlier in the summer. It's so hard to know when a pet is not feeling well. He sure likes to have his share of outdoor snacks of the barnyard variety,I am sure this isn't good for anyone's tummy but it seems as though all doggies like these little snacks.

Still just makes me feel aweful when we have an animal not feelin well. We take this for granted the happy little selves. I could fill a whole book on the funny things he has done.

We never hear compliants from our furry friends, no I've got a headache, my muscles are sore, I over did it today, I'm too cold too hot, Iam bored! No they are just always there making our lives a little easier, a little less stressful. Unconditional bundles of love.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The little things!

A moment to breathe!

Well here it is Sunday ! And do I ever need a moment to reflect its today! So much goung on right now! The Christmas village is over not sure I would do it again but it was so much fun talking about the shop and meeting new people. I am so tired! Thankful I have one more day till I go back to work. This week at school is a busy one. We have our annual ( for 50 years) stone soup dinner and play. The children are so excited some know what a play is some do not and are ready to learn. Its so much fun. But I've been known to say its like corralling squirrels! And well it is!

My house is a wreck again. How does that happen , oh yeah for the last two weeks we've been using it as a workshop! So today I will be doing loads of laundry and putting things away. And just in case you ever wonder yes your claw foot bath tub will recover from scrubbing old barn wood in it nothing a little bar keepers friend won't fix!

How is it all of the sudden I can't find a pair of jeans I own to fit me? I've only gained about ten pounds and Iam right where I want to be. But none of my jeans fit! Eeeeeeek that means I have to go shopping and when am I going to do that? I wonder? And what will I wear? Yoga pants!

My ADD seems to be kicking in real good this morning maybe time for another cup of coffee! Well my original post was supposed to be about Household Institute china Priscilla pattern to be exact . Lots of years ago from some sale somewhere I purchased two bowls of this pattern. I fell in love. I have a nice old mixing bowl collection. Well one did get broke.... But I still have one. I love the shape and size of it and how it feels when I mix brownies in it. And of course when I use it I always wonder of its original owner and how she came to have it? And who will have it after me?
But last week while browsing a thrift shop I found a small dinner plate and 3 tea cups of the same pattern. They didn't make it to the shop. This is the hazards of starting a shop. So now in the mornings when I have my coffee I've been using the little cups! It's the little things that bring me joy!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas village

Christmas village !

Well after crafting, for a week , and painting everything in sight , we are almost at the end of the 2 day " craft show"! What an education. I've met so many nice people and these woman are TALENTED ! Doing a local show was nice I got to see many old friends I  have not seen in years! It was a nice way to advertise for the shop. And a real confidence booster. Lots of kind complements. It's so hard to know your customers likes and this was a nice way to see what people are looking for. And it gave me a little momentum for the open house next sat. In New Paris!  The best thing for sure about this weekend is I met a wonderful family from my little town and it will be even more fun to get to know them . There son is an old soul at 11 years old and has inspired me to join our historical society . Who knew?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall morning!

The sun has come out to play this fall morning! I've been super busy getting items ready for a craft show coming up! My friends urged me to go! Good advertising, but I didn't have much in the way of " craft" items so I've ( we) have been getting our craft on and up cycling everything that's not nailed down! So for now enjoy this fall weather! I'll try and post some pics of craftiness soon!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sea scallops snow peas and garlic mashed potatoes!

Just add a clove, or two if your a garlic lover. Minced to your regular mashed potato recipe. Its just the thing to make them special!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Before and after in the little rental cottage!

Still a few things to do in the bath, trim ect... But the kitchen is still on the to do list! Wanted to rearrange the appliances to make it more streamline. But looks like may not be possible until electric is updated so that will wait for now. The new floor is in and we will take a break for a few days! We are to tired and will start again next week! Fun to see how far it's come!

Very busy days

Monday, October 15, 2012

Country life, fall is here!

Fall is here!

Well the fall season is here! There is a crispness in the air, the leaves are in full color. I've been doing some major house cleaning. This most certainly involves music in the stereo and maybe a little louder volume then normal because Iam all over the house. When you have ADD this is just how you clean house. But some how it all gets done anyway. Well almost done! But the point of the post is to remind you no matter where you live there is always something......And yesterday it was Spiders. We have a no kill policy here at Hannah's creek farm. Well at least when I am around anyway. It's easy peasy removal. A wide mouth jar and a stiff piece of paper like an envelope from junk mail. Sneak up on the said spider....put the jar over it ......carefully slide the paper under the mouth of the jar and under the spider. Lift up jar and paper turn upside down.... Toss that spider back outside where she belongs! See peace and happiness prevaile. Yesterday I did this too many times to count. And I won't go into detail about the one in the window by the shower .....when a certain male partner was in the shower and was screaming at the top,of his lungs for me to come and get her......which I couldn't hear because the stereo may have been up a little more then normal......

Country Life!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Time.....

Last year our preschool was Monday, Wednesday , Friday, as it has been for years. This year is our first Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, . It's working out so nice for everyone. Our students get the benefit of working on projects everyday without interruption.

But I never know what day it is. It has been a very tuff week for our tiny community. Around the corner from my home is a tiny country church. Truly one in the middle of farm fields. It's very quiet there now. Except for the grain dryers you can hear in the distance. A family is getting ready to say there final farewell to there twenty year old son. The community has been grieving with them. Our youth have come together over social media to grieve.

But my thoughts this week have been with that mom, a friend. There are no words. As a parent the pain is just that. Pain real deep pain. She has no idea of the number of people praying for her people she does not know. People she will never know. 

When my daughter called to tell me for some reason I had in my mind another child, I woke up at two in the morning realizing who she was truly talking about. I was sick thinking of these two young men then realizing my mistake in my mind. 

This morning I read the obituary and the times of the calling and funeral. Thinking today was saturday , I thought I had missed the calling on Friday eve. Again my mind not with me I quickly called my senior friends to tell them I would not be over this morning to help them I needed to go to a funeral. Getting ready for my day it dawned on me it was Friday ! 
The calling is tonight. So I took this morning to slow down. Made some coffee and tried to get my thoughts together. 
All week I have thought of this mother and her week. She has been in my prayers. I have been praying for her all week everytime she comes into my mind. Which is a lot . 
My thoughts are mixed up my days are mixed up. I live in a very small community.
I have complained often in a small town everyone knows your business ......how easy it is to forget everyone often shares your pain and grief as well. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Vintiques


Vintiques is open!

I should say was open! It was a fast and furious weekend! We some how pulled it off we opened the tiny little shop! I have lots of ideas about its future. I just hope I can keep some type of momentum for it! Because we are exhausted !

But what fun we had visiting with folks coming in the shop! And so much positive feed back from so many people we didn't even know!
So today is a day off . I must somehow catch up with all the housework that I have let go! The dinning room table full of clean laundry , and the mudroom floor full of dirty laundry!  Got the kitchen done first so I could make a cup of coffee first thing.
The bathroom was looking to much like a gas station bathroom for my comfort level got all the bedding washed and out on the line! It's such a pretty day today! Fall is defiantly here. I am loving it so much more then the summer seems like it was just to hot to do anything outside  except swim and then I would see all the wilting and dried up crunchy grass so it wasn't even worth going to the pool. But its over. We got over 2.60 inches of rain last Friday !
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We had a wind storm on Saturday Will got all of the patio furniture fished out of the pool! So many things to look forward to! And I believe there is water in the creek again. So I will enjoy this second cup of coffee read a few blogs and get back to helping this house be ready for a new week.

Tomorrow at preschool we are taking a trip to a local orchard. It's one of my favorite field trips. The kids have fun too! So for now I will try to put up some pictures of the shop!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hannah's Creek Vintiques flash sale!

Hannah's Creek Farm Vintiques flash sale!

Well we are almost ready for our sale this coming week end! Lots of fun furniture ! In the tiny town of New Paris Ohio there is going to be a little country festival put on by the local orchard. The Apple fest! Ive cleaned out the garage and barn hoping to make a little extra cash. If all goes well we may even open a tiny little shop there on the week ends.

 Our little building is across the street from a large restored 3 floor old IOOF building. It now houses an antiques mall. I am excited to see how it goes and sample being a shop keeper! I'd love to have our vintage things along with some locally made candles, soaps and jewelry.

 Some of our items have been painted with Anne Sloan Chalk Paint. I have really enjoyed using it and painting the furniture. It brings out my creative side. And helps me feel better about parting with some pieces Ive had forever just sitting around. Much easier to part with if I can make a little money and know its going to someone who will get some use from it not just gathering more dust in the barn. So I will try to post a picture with some of the painted pieces. I am excited to see where this adventure will take us! And the bonus is I get to have fun with my partner as well! He has really been supportive as well as helpful!

Monday, September 10, 2012

The swallows are gone!

The swallows are gone!

The swallows are gone! I will miss them so. Always look forward to seeing them in the spring. It was a hard year for them with the drought. Many times while taking a late afternoon swim in the pool they would fly in for a drink! I don't believe I had ever noticed them doing this before. I will miss watching them work hard to build their nest, or seeing new families in old nest wondering if it's of the same family as the one before. The kids at farm camp love seeing the new babies that seem to grow up overnight . Yesterday in the heat of the day I noticed flies about the faces of the horses. While they were going into the barn. Ummmm first clue the swallows were gone. Never a fly to be found in the barn when the swallows are here! The photo above is a picture of an old electric wire going from the barn to the old chicken house. Its not been live for over 20 years but we left it for the swallows. I am always happy to see them when they arrive. And sad when I notice they are gone. I have been hearing our little screech owls in the evenings and the coyotes. This morning while having coffee on the front porch I had several visits from the humming birds. They will be the next to leave....but the squirrels are chatting up a storm better get their sunflower seeds out to them I'm late!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Anne Sloan chalk paint chair! First piece done!

Anne Sloan chalk paint chair first piece!

Farm stay, Anne Sloan paint, flash sale!

So many irons in the fire right now. For a l o n g time now I've been working on an area of our  home to become a self contained cottage. When I bought this house so many years  ago, the area was a summer kitchen and a coal room. It is now 3 rooms kitchen, living/sleeping area, bathroom, and small sleeping loft. Many people have helped me with this project. Many times it has stalled. But my goal is to have it functional by the end of the year. It will be a farm stay. That's one of my dreams.
People from the city can come and get away with their families.

Also one of my dreams is to buy and sell vintage wares long before they became so popular as they are today. Maybe a spring and fall barn sale. Well I've collected so much "stuff " over the years it's time to get rid of some of it. That's the thing about having a barn, you get to fill it up. And I've just about manged that. Complete with a 1958 vintage tiny glaspar boat, waiting reno, a 1976 volkswagon bug, the love of my life. And a 1964 travel trailer!
Oh yeah and things that belong in the barn. Like the 1958 ford 8n tractor, grader, bushog, ect. And horses and llamas and a whole bunch of old cobwebby stuff I've collected over the years. It's time Will my partner has an old building in on main street of a very small town nearby. Across the street from an old building turned into an antiques mall. So they are having a festival street fair on the weekend of sept 21 so yep you guessed it we are having our first ever Hannah's creek vintiques flash sale. I've been busy cleaning and painting furniture for the sale. Yes I've even purchased a few items for resale here and there. Today we are going over to get the building ready to accept the items. The idea is if things sell well we may open a tiny shop of our own. We've been lots of places looking at these types of shops. None nearby though. 

So thats a lot of irons for me oh yeah and we bought a tiny little rental in the same town. Well be working on that too. Hope the farm stay gets done by dec 1. But not holding my breath!
Hope everyone is having a great week end!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Water feature!

Water feature

One of the reasons I bought this farm was that hannah's creek runs the entire length of the farm. It is a beautiful creek. Kids love to play and swim in it. the livestock drink from it. It's very peaceful to just sit and watch it. But this is the year of the drought. The creek at one point did dry up. Very sad fact. I've kept a close eye on it and the horse tanks. We have finally gotten some rain. I believe its too late for the corn crop this year as I am sure many of you know. Several years ago i added a few water features here. one in the front by the porch. it just an old piece of cement tile that was here on the farm. And a large copper bowl I purchased many years ago. I just put them together added some rocks, a very small pump, and water. The birds enjoy it. It's close to what used to be in other years, the butterfly garden. Water feature number two is my favorite. Its a tiny water garden/fish pond. Right out my back door. I can see and hear it from my bathroom and dinning room. Its a main feature of my patio. It has a liner and a larger water garden pump, a water fall, and the best I believe are a great rock collection from all over. Places Ive been to. Michigan, Maine, a nearby farmers field rock pile. I added a large piece of stone I found here on the farm. a kinda seat for little people to sit and put their feet in. In fact I got to do just that. This past summer our little Eli was here for a visit. It was one of those 105 days from hell. We stepped out the back door, and I got to show Eli the wonders of sitting with your feet in the water watching the fish and throwing pebbles! I added some water that day....so we also learned how to drink from the hose. A good wet time was had by all.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Decisions

I was standing in a beautiful coppersmiths shop in Maine . I was looking at the most beautiful weather vanes. They were so lovely what a luxury. So not a must have for my farm. Still I've been drawn to them for many many years. We left the shop. No purchase made. I had to ponder the thought. For I am a ponderer! We traveled up and down the coast that week. I saw so many weather vanes on all the lovely beach cottages. I saw a witch on a broom atop a cottage named "ruby slippers". It was my favorite! That would surely set my neighbors talking! But indeed I was drawn to the horses, the running horse one to be exact! It reminded me so much of Jarvis my 30 plus something horse I've had for over half his life. Hours before we left for the airport in Portland on a glorious rainy morning I said ok let's stop I'm gonna get the weather vane. It was a hard decision it wasn't a cheap souvenir from Maine. Yep it would be atop my barn forever! That was in June. Little did I know I would have to make the very hard decision to put jarvy down in less then a few months two weeks ago, Will and I had gone to the movies it was a stormy evening. When we got home first thing I saw was jarvy standing under the tree. Made me smile his mane turns almost white during the summer months. It had been an extremely hot and dry summer so far. Before I even got out of the car I noticed he wasn't steady on his feet. Terror stuck my heart at once I felt hot and sick. I went to him right away. He backed away from me almost like he couldn't see me. I thought he was going to fall into the creek. I ran to the house and called my vet, of course it was late I got the answering service. It was only a minute and he called me back. He was here in less then 20 minutes. I live maybe 30 min from his clinic. He did an exam jarvys heart rate was twice that of normal. We talked he was colicky . His age was a huge factor. He was in pain. In the 20 min it took for him to get here I was in prayer . I was holding jarvys head when he was given the injection . It was so very hard. My vet Lance and Will were the best not a lot of talk just facts and what needed to be done. I miss him every day, in fact I'm crying now just remembering him. The vet drove out the lane darkness would soon be upon us.
On the way back from closing the gate behind the vet, I looked up atop the barn there was the running horse. Jarvy is surely running with his pal kojack in lush green pastures in heaven.
His body is under the tree close to the barn. Not a day goes by that I don't see the weather vane and think of jarvy, and I know I made the right decision about him and the running horse weather vane.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January blah

Well here it is the new year! I have purchased a laptop and Iam going to try and get this blog going on it! I'd love to be able to post some pictures. Well in december I had knee surgery it's a great thing. Better everyday. A few days ago a little orange tabby cat has shown up. And has moved right in with us. He is very friendly! Still not sure what to mod with him. Wow this time of year can be a little blah trying not to let it but it is what it is. Have had a three day on again off again headache see its just blah blah blah! Still looking for a truck for the farm. Not sure what is going on in my personal life. Guess I'd better go feed those horseys are hungry!