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Posted on Dec 08, 2008 at 07:56 PM

What I hate about winter. Frozen water troughs (don't use de-icers), but do use a hammer and neoprene gloves. Frozen ground - for obvious reasons. COLD - too many ugly clothes. Blankets, though they do make grooming a lot easier. Cold hands and feet - combated with the activated charcoal hand/toe warmers. Can be purchased at the grocery store for @ $1.50. They only last about 5 hours, but well worth the cost. Hats - make my hair look terrible once they're off. Fogged up glasses. Horses acting stupid. What I love about winter. Christmas, no flies, frozen manure - makes stall cleaning a breeze. What are your love/hates of winter, and what do you do about them?

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Posted on Dec 26, 2008 at 05:28 PM

Thanks for sharing that Annie. Gives us something to look forward too...

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Posted on Dec 26, 2008 at 10:02 AM

Hey Guys!!!!!

The days are getting longer!!!!! yippeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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Posted on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:58 PM

:)

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Posted on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:49 PM

Hey guys! I'm home!! Woody - have any of that pie left? Star - loved the Santa Pic! Must have been a male reindeer! Just fainted at the thought of hauling a fat assed man in a red suit around the world in one night and not get lost.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2008 at 07:05 PM

Put down your drink now Woody. Or stop eating that pie. We are all here....

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Posted on Dec 18, 2008 at 07:11 PM

Quoting author: I like that"Essential Oils" wuz Garlic and Vicks the only ones discussed?

Sorry Woody, just garlic and vicks. However I do know from experience that vicks works.

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Posted on Dec 17, 2008 at 09:04 AM

Just in time for cold season . . .VICKS VAPO RUB INTERESTING During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can 'taste' it. Some of us have used Vicks Vapo rub for years for everything from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've never heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time, although the scientists who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks Vapo rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened. It was a surprise finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly. My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a deep ( incredibly annoying!), every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it. If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed at how it works. DON'T SHUN THIS ONE.. TRY IT THE NEXT TI ME YOU GET A BAD COLD.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2008 at 06:32 PM

hehehe. I found another one. How about this? The Twelve Days of Christmas On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me twelve issues of Horse & Rider! eleven degree by morning ten inches of snow nine winter gloves (lost one) eight polar fleece sheets seven brand new brushes six bags of shavings five mid-weight blankets four bales of grass hay three more months of winter two tank heaters and a pitchfork in a shadetree. --J. Doskal

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Posted on Dec 14, 2008 at 06:24 PM

Quoting author: Here is a Christmas poem for you... The Twelve Days of Christmas On the twelfth day of winter, my true love sent to me twelve tons of grass hay, eleven inches new snow, ten stalls need cleaning, nine hungry horses, eight icy walkways, seven heaters humming, six broken buckets, five frozen tanks, four flat tires, three drenched coats, two muddy boots, and a frosty, leafless apple tree. --Gena Loper

Hey Starhorse.... I'll take the hay - the rest you can keep!

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Posted on Dec 14, 2008 at 08:16 AM

Here is a Christmas poem for you... The Twelve Days of Christmas On the twelfth day of winter, my true love sent to me twelve tons of grass hay, eleven inches new snow, ten stalls need cleaning, nine hungry horses, eight icy walkways, seven heaters humming, six broken buckets, five frozen tanks, four flat tires, three drenched coats, two muddy boots, and a frosty, leafless apple tree. --Gena Loper

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Posted on Dec 13, 2008 at 08:04 PM

Trying to Shanghai my blog, huh? Well we'll just see about that. Add another winter love: Christmas! We got our tree yesterday, got the candles out, and started winding down for the year. I love Christmas. :-)

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Posted on Dec 12, 2008 at 06:12 PM

Oh, Mr. Woodroe, You are a sly cowboy. Now we know why you have brought all the men... and why you wanted two hot tubs...

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Posted on Dec 12, 2008 at 06:02 PM

Well, Mr. Woodroe. We know how much you like those kitties. Now that you mention it, I do wonder why the cat and ..... have the same words. When did this happen, and why? Do women purr? Do they meow? Please let us know why women have been compared to a cat in this area. And where is Annie? Does she not know we are hi jacking her blog?

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Posted on Dec 12, 2008 at 04:30 PM

LOL. European look... Well, it is true. When we are not seeing anyone, that we tend to let it grow naturally. As an added benefit those longer leg hairs keep us warmer in the winter...

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Posted on Dec 12, 2008 at 04:04 PM

Quoting author: Ain't nothing quite like a hot tub and a jug of Apple Pie during a blizzard!

Don't even know it's cold out.

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Posted on Dec 12, 2008 at 03:22 PM

Quoting author: Thanks Trailgaiter... I do not have a tub, but I do have an ICY cold mountain pond we can use. LOL. Or we could all try to fit in my bath tub. Somehow that does not sound so warm... Do you have a hot tub? Mr. Woodroe, do you? How about Annie? I do have a bear that might want to join the party if you are all coming here...Since Annie mentioned bears she gets first dibs on him, or is it a her... Mr. Woodroe is also bringing his date (see photo below).

If he likes the European look, I'm game!

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Posted on Dec 12, 2008 at 02:12 PM

Thanks Trailgaiter... I do not have a hot tub, but I do have an ICY cold mountain pond we can use. LOL. Or we could all try to fit in my bath tub. Somehow that does not sound so warm... Do you have a hot tub? Mr. Woodroe, do you? How about Annie? I do have a bear that might want to join the party if you are all coming here...Since Annie mentioned bears she gets first dibs on him, or is it a her... Mr. Woodroe is also bringing his date (see photo below).

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Posted on Dec 11, 2008 at 09:27 PM

Quoting author: Ain't nothing quite like a hot tub and a jug of Apple Pie during a blizzard!

well we don't have a blizzard, at least not yet, but i sure could use a hot tub and some apple pie, just finished my paper finally, it's due in the mornin', and I'm achin from sittin in front of this computer for three days, just wanted to say "hey" and welcome back Star, nite all...zzzz

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Posted on Dec 11, 2008 at 05:29 PM

There is also red clay near me...I choose this area to avoid it. Nothing like a white horse, or anything we wear that is white, in the red clay. Ok. What I like about winter....I need to really think deep here. Let's see. Those beautiful soft snowflakes that fall down slowly. Opening my windows at night and snuggling with many layers of blankets (and an electric blanket pad), and my cats. (Some day might add a male body to cuddle with ect, ect.) Ice skating, snow skiing, snow mobiling, sweaters, Since I moved from South Florida I can finally wear my beautiful winter coats... what else...well, there might be more. But to be honest, I would rather live down south in the summer, visit the winter, go back down south. Than return in the spring...

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