I now get to tag 6 others and I tag....
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thomas meeting a cow on his great uncles farm for the first time. Can you tell he is a boy with no fear? He didn't shy away from the girls at all...they didn't know what to think of him. I was always running and standing behind a cow in the barn yard since he had no fear and would walk right behind them! I think he would have walked under them if they would have let them. I have spent so much time on that farm growing up that when my uncle met Thomas for the first time and saw how he was with the cows, my uncle looked at me and simply said "just like his mother" That says it all.
Thomas at 5 months.
I love this picture! I have it hanging on my wall and I still haven't changed it yet with his picture from preschool. I don't have the heart and I already have too many pictures hanging in my house.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Here they are:
- I love to bake anything and everything!
- I hate to shop. I know hard to believe a female not liking to shop...
- I have not worn a dress since my wedding 8 yrs ago.
- I love blue, purple and red
- I have way to many animals...2 dogs, 3 cats, a bird, 50 gallon fish tank and 13 chickens.
- My favorite place in the whole world is my uncles dairy farm in Upstate NY.
- I love warmth and sun and being tan
- I wear any crazy color of nail polish. The brighter and crazier the better.
Now I must tag 8 people and I tag.....
Friday, January 23, 2009
I wanted to give some horse racing terms that you may see in upcoming posts about Bob Bull. I am no expert and believe me it took me awhile to learn the terms but I wanted for all of you who don't know or know a little about racing to have some understanding of some of the basic terms you may hear.
- Favorite: Horse having the most money wagered on it to win
- Furlong: A distance equal to 1/8th of a mile.
- Length: About 8ft, the length of a horse from nose to tail. At racing speeds a horse travels about 5 lenghts a second.
- Longshot: Entry not well regarded by bettors, resulting in the possibility of longer odds and higher payoffs.
- Pole: Distance marks placed around the track, usually every 1/16th of a mile.
- Post Time: The designated time for the race to begin.
- Scratch: When a horse is withdrawn from a race.
- Starting Gate: A mechanical device which allows each horse to begin a race at the same time.
- Stretch: The straight portions of the track. The first straight way is called the Back Stretch and the Home Stretch contains the finish line.
- Blinkers: A common piece of racing equipment that contains eye cups which limit a horses vision and prevent it from shying from objects or other horses.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Thank you Debbie!!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The necklace is made with beautiful Czech beads and finished off with a very nice toggle and the bracelet is a stretch bracelet with 2 wonderful charms. Bracelet is made with the same Czech beads.
The silver and gold necklaces are absoulty gorgeous! Made with a mix of swarovski crystals and Czech beads. They have a 1.5 " long x 1" wide pendant which is in gold or silver tone and both necklaces are 16" long including the toggle.
Friday, January 16, 2009
This is Bob Bull. A beautiful 4 yr old thoroughbred who has made my husbands life exciting (besides me of coarse). He is also a rescued horse, but I will get into that another time. Tom has given us the opportunity to invest in Bob Bull, but the best part is...Mark now owns 25% of him, not just 1 or 2%. Let me guess you are asking which part does he own? Well we joke and say he owns the ass end, which is good, because I would have to say that is one of the best parts since the hind end is probably the strongest to run and what comes out of it is great fertilizer!
Bob Bull will hopefully be racing in April at Calder Race Track in Florida as long as he is ready to run. He will be training soon and will not run until he lets Tom know he is ready. Of coarse dealing with animals, there is always the chance that Bob will never make the track. If he does, there is always the chance that he will never win. If you ask us though, Bob Bull will be on that track and will blow his competition away! He is beautiful, big and strong like most winners are and our horse is a WINNER! Having a race horse is like going to a casino, you may win but you might loose. You never know. This is a chance my husband says is worth taking. He has told me "It is more exciting then going to our local casino and blowing our money on slots!". He does have a great point.
Please take a minute and take the poll that I have up to let me know if you are interested in learning and hearing more about Marks dream and keeping updated with what is happening with Bob Bull!!
I will also be adding in some facts and information on racing for all to learn.
Ground Beef/Turkey and Carrot Soup
They look so warm, Don't they! Thomas then told Mark to go again and Mark was like "What!?"
Here is the recipe:
- 1/2 and onion cut as you would like
- 1 lb ground beef or turkey (we use turkey)
- 2 cans cream of celery soup
- 3 cups tomato juice
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic
- 1/2 tsp marjoram
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 bay leaf
- Saute onion and garlic
- Cook ground beef/turkey meat
- Combine everything else in a big pot and cook for at least 30 min
I have thrown this in the crock pot and I have slow cooked it on the stove for several hours and it always came out the same no matter how you cooked it. We also throw any king of cheese on top when put into bowls. My husband puts Parmesan cheese or cheddar and the rest of us like mozzarella cheese on it. I have also thrown in sliced mushrooms for a little twist. We also LOVE to have different kinds of fresh muffins with it...YUM!
Trust me, this recipe doesn't look the best when cooked but it tastes wonderful!! My kids just love it. It is not very often when I hear my 14 yr old say "Your making that soup...YES!"
Super easy recipe and it is nice and warm
We are always up for trying new recipes. If you have any to share please send them my way! I am blessed with a non fussy family when it comes to food.
Doesn't it just look cold!!! My lens was fogging from my hands.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
3. Warm engines in parked cars are a hazards for cats and small wildlife. Make sure you bang on the hood of your car before starting you car in the morning. You never know what might have curled up there after you got home last night.
4. By throwing salt down on your driveway or walkways and having your animals walk on it can irritate paw pads. After you bring your animal in make sure you wipe your animals paws to get any salt off of their pads before they lick them.
5. Watch for antifreeze spills. It is not only a poison to us but a huge poison to any animal. It tastes sweet so a animal will lick it up. Make sure you clean up any spills you may find.
The safest tip is to always bring your animals inside. Even if you don't like them in the main house try to put them in a garage or a basement. Please check on other animals in your neighborhood. Any stray animals you see please try to feed them and offer them a warm place to sleep. It is going to be to darn cold for anything to be outside!
I hope everyone stays warm! For those of you that are in a warm climate...I don't want to know :)
The 2 dogs in the pictures above are mine. The white and black one is Reese and the other is our old lady Sasha. They were both rescue dogs and are a huge part of our family! as are our 3 cats who are indoor cats.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Now I would like to introduce you to my mother Sandy. She is the main creator of the wonderful pieces you are looking at in the pictures on this post and on Etsy and Artfire. She is a women of many talents. She is a wonderful crafter, baker, cook, decorator, gardener to name a few. She has been making crafts for almost ever, but not until a few years ago found her calling of making jewelry. She makes such wonderful things that they sell right off of her. Really, people ask about something and she will sell it right off of her. She also sells her jewelry at a store called Green Eyed Daisy's which is located in Falmouth Mass, Cape Cod and on Martha's Vineyard. She has been very proud of what she has done with her jewelry and is trying to make some extra cash. She just has fun and loves it.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This is Ginger yesterday afternoon. All the girls were out and about once the snow started they all went back to the coop. Ginger was one of 3 that stayed out to brave the cold and snow. I don't know why since she looks so unhappy with snow on her back and one leg tucked underneath her to keep it warm. I don't get it.