Hot Oatmeal, Cold Days

Hot Oatmeal, Cold Days

It’s a chilly, windy day here, and I’m making a mental note to bring in the bucket I use to hold water for soaking the horse’s feed when I feed them. I’ll fill it with warm water from the tap, rather than dipping out cool/cold water from the...
Hot Oatmeal, Cold Days

Yoga Horses

In the mornings before I feed the horses, I’ll see Thunder doing yoga. He puts his front feet out before him and then does a big stretch, like a cat stretching its back or “downward dog”, except he keeps his head up. He does this before eating, and...

Winter Weather Finally Comes To The Homestead

Yesterday it was cloudy with the heavy, gonna rain feeling that you get in the spring when the temperatures get a bit too warm and storms are predicted. And they were predicted. For two days my weather app on my phone had come with with “weather alerts for your...
A long road back to horses

A long road back to horses

What started you on your writing journey? I remember the day as plain as day. I was in K-Mart with money I’d earned from my job “pushing” rides at a local trail riding facility. I was twelve, too young to legally work, but they paid me cash under the...
Velociraptor Bites!

Velociraptor Bites!

Turns out my sign came just in time. With some extra holiday money, I treated myself to the “Beware of Velociraptor” sign for the goose pen. We’ve been calling my Roman Tufted Geese “asshole dinosaurs” for a while now, and they get a bit...
Itty Bitty Chicken Eggs

Itty Bitty Chicken Eggs

I knew it was going to happen soon. I’d been hearing “egg song” coming from the mini chickens in the front bedroom and they were getting old enough. Well, doing my chores this morning making sure they had food and water, sure enough, I found two tiny...
Mast Cells and Dermatographism (Fibromyalgia Gone Wild)

An Introduction to Fibromyalgia Gone Wild

As I mentioned in my blog on the new schedule/writing plans, I’m beginning a weekly column entitled Fibromyalgia Gone Wild. I do this as part of my memoir, Chronically Disposable, as well as in the face of the issues that chronic pain patients are now bringing...
Hot Oatmeal, Cold Days

Of Health & Horses

This fall has been rough on me. With the sinus infection-bronchitis-pansinusitis and now my doctor tells me that my chronic sinusitis, which honestly I’ve had for years, is all a part of my fibromyalgia getting worse, not to mention the change in my work...

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