Friday the 13th

Two strange things happened today, one involved my water tank for my animals – which we had cleaned last week and again two days ago – it was full of bugs! More than one kind! Had to spend two hours with bleaching the tank clean to make sure all larvae was killed. The second weird thing – we can’t find my husband’s glasses- that are always on/or next to the bed (he only wears them at night) – searched all around/under and in the bedroom but they can’t be found. Strange.

Yard decor

We noticed a horse skeleton at Home Depot and instantly got excited- thinking of the fun we could have not just at Halloween but throughout the year. 

Think about it – there is no way you can store something that big. We would put it out with the rest of the horses and change it’s pose often. Standing, rearing, rolling, sitting like a dog, or on its back – feet strait in the air. So many ways to piss of PETA. 

You dog!

Today was full of excitement- must be the full moon- but I’m only going to tell you one story that happened.

My oldest is now living with us again and had a short work schedule so I allowed one of her dogs to stay home with my two. Percy, the tall -toothless- white borzoi is a good boy for the most part but I have had problems with him running into the highway  or off to the DWR property behind our neighbors house so when I heard horns blaring this morning I panic. I was afraid one of the dogs was in the road but I found all three dogs laying in the living room.

I relaxed and returned to making my breakfast. Toasted banana bread with butter. I had just replaced the butter when I heard more honking and braking tires. This was not good. I noticed that my neighbor’s cow from across the street had gotten free and was playing frogger with the morning traffic. I dropped everything and rushed out to take care of it- which was fairly easier than we thought it would be.

When I returned into the house I was greeted by an unexpected sight. Druid was laying in the living room licking the carpet crazily, Hickory was sniffing around, and Percy was standing in the kitchen looking guilty. Instantly I thought I had lost my breakfast to the three opportunist but the bread was still sitting on the counter. What was missing? The stick of butter – and when I tried to replace it – the culprit stepped forward and drooled for more!

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised- his mother liked to do the same thing. (aka- my oldest daughter)

Rebellion 

Our chickens have been running amok for awhile now and our Easter egg hunts have been fruitless so we locked them up in their coop last night. They were very pouty today since they couldn’t have free run of the neighborhood and when we checked later in the day to see if we had any eggs we discovered they had mutiny once again by eating their own eggs.

Dirk’s response to that, “Meats back on the menu boys!”

IT sucks

If anyone knows of an easy, free editing program for iPad, with royalty free music please let me know. I just spent all day trying to create two sixty seconds videos for the barn. (Or if you know a way to download royalty free music.) 

If I wasn’t so dependent on my technology I would have thrown it out into my pasture and let the horses stampede it.

I’ve entered the Twilight Zone

As I stated before I was on a rescue mission where I helped get my friend out of a domestic situation. Yesterday was a long day of traveling, with what felt like a small Noah’s Ark- two adults, two dogs and two cats all crammed into the front of the Uhaul. I was exhausted and emotional by the time I got home. The trip had been a miracle.


It’s amazing how things work out. My friend, Karlene, aka- Kar, has been dealing with major health issues for the last few years and was waiting for an official diagnosis of her neurological issues. What she needed was love and support, but instead got judgment and verbal abuse. When her ex started stealing her pain management pills to get high, she had enough. 

As my husband and I were working on how to get me down there I suddenly realized that my mom was on her way to California.  It worked out even better than I had thought because my mom had actually booked a room in Mesquite, and when things escalated she was able to help with the packing, loading and hotel rooms for Kar and her animals. Yesterday we traveled back to northern Utah after parting with my mom, arriving late in the day at her mom’s house after many leg stretches and potty stops. Where her mom, children and grandchildren happily greeted her, with love.

Today I wasn’t able to go down to help unload the truck because of the many service people coming, so I was surprised when I got a call very early from Kar- Murphy was not done with her. Her brother who was on hospices passed away in the middle of the night and her mom was heartbroken. Kar was so grateful that she was there for her mom, and she would need to be because the day was not over. Later that afternoon I got a text saying – “can’t make this shit up. mom just got a 30 day notice from the landlord.” – the reason was because they are selling the house.

I’m still trying to pick myself up off the floor. Our problems seem so distant now.