Saying Good-Bye To Buddy

I took in Buddy, a Maximillian Pionus, nearly five years ago. He was “free to good home”, a plucked parrot that I presumed had no place in a breeding program any longer. Given how rare pionus are in the pet trade (They’re marvelous birds. I love...

Writing Horse Crazy & Disabled Like Me #IWSG

This month’s question: What personal traits do I put in my own characters? When I began writing my Noble Dreams series, I admit I started as a lark. As a horse crazy girl who grew into a crazy horse lady (just ask my four spoiled horses), I longed to continue...

Field Day 2019 (Ham Radio)

Once a year towards the end of June, the Amateur Radio Relay League, hosts Field Day. This is an international event where ham radio operators across the United States, and the world, try to reach out to as many people, called making contacts, as possible. And I...
The Silent Clarinet

The Silent Clarinet

I just looked at my spreadsheet and it’s been twenty days since I blogged. Between health issues (getting better means a lot of ups and downs) and new projects, blogging has been something that I’ve put on the back burner. But there’s something else....
Ham Radio Fun At The Old Time Music Festival

Ham Radio Fun At The Old Time Music Festival

Yesterday I helped support our local ham radio club’s booth at the Old Time Music festival. I’ll admit, I haven’t gotten on the airwaves yet in spite of having my Technician’s license for nearly a year. My little handheld radio doesn’t...
SuperDuck Gets a Penthouse Suite

SuperDuck Gets a Penthouse Suite

With the sad demise of Frankie the middle pen between the guineas and the regular chicken coop is open once more. SuperDuck goes outside during the day and then comes in at night because he doesn’t understand that he’s a duck, and thus a juicy yummy treat...
The Farrier Came To Town (Sunday Horses)

The Farrier Came To Town (Sunday Horses)

For pasture horses such as my own a good farrier schedule is 8-12 weeks. This depends on the nutrient content of the pasture (it has more sugars, and thus creates more hoof growth in the spring), what the horse eats otherwise, and how much the horse wears down its...
Being A Foodie Where You Are

Being A Foodie Where You Are

Instead of a recipe this week, I want to take a moment and talk about being a foodie wherever you are, however you eat. Trust me when I say I speak from the heart on this one. I live in a food desert (defined by the USDA as more than 10 miles to the nearest...
I miss you, clarinet. It’s allergy season.

I miss you, clarinet. It’s allergy season.

It’s been a few weeks since I practiced. I did get some saxophone practice in on Saturday, but with the way my allergies have been attacking, I haven’t played much. And I miss it. It’s on my to do list app. I keep thinking I ought to play more. After...

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