You Say Tomatoe and I say Tomato

MidWestHorse Archive on January 2, 2009, 3:59 am

As you can imagine in our home life is never dull , and even after 10 years I learn something everyday.As many of you may have read my oldest is having a baby in March ( God that means as well as having got the AARP membership last year ( Know you are getting old no way to escape I will soon be a grandad.Now to the fun part some of the list of words I am constantly reminded about includePetrol-- called gas hate to say it but that is what comes out of my bottomAlluminium - not sure how to spell it
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Kola And Misty Have.............

MidWestHorse Archive on December 31, 2008, 10:27 pm

Begun their New Year's Eve party a bit early....................In fact pretty much at sundown...................They began with a nice manicure this afternoon, followed by some apple treats and then this evening, they have started with some carrot martinis............. I have no doubt that there will be a nice "hay" hangover by morning!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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YAY! It's Fixed!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 29, 2008, 8:24 pm

My beautiful red Dodge has been fixed! A resounding Thank-you to my marvelous husband, Steve, and our neighbor Art for finding the parts the "farmers" way. And to Jess for the suggestion of disconnecting the battery for a reset of the electronics! I have a new serpentine belt and exhaust and the gears are all fine! $200 bucks as apposed to some ridiculous amount at a service station! No dashboard lights flashing crazily at me! Oh what a great day!Please visit for
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Sunrise Breakfast

MidWestHorse Archive on December 29, 2008, 4:12 pm

It rained on Saturday so much that most of our snow melted and then overnight it snowed again slightly. It's winter and they've taken to fully pooping in the barn area, so Art, our neighbor, received his first full wheelbarrow full of horse manure on his field. Today, I'll dismantle the tree. I've already made Zoe's Eggnog Jello Yummy!, she's been nagging me about for weeks. Since the truck is wrecked , long, long story, anyway, I've just been outdoors pulling apart the battery and putting it on
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Will He Grow Into His Ears?

MidWestHorse Archive on December 29, 2008, 1:52 am

Yes, Jess, Jackson has had his ears indeed perk up!Right now, I think he looks hilarious!And here is one of my Christmas presents from Steve. In hopes to find a saddle that doesn't impede Kola's gaited self and shoulders.My good friend, Mrs.Mom from Oh Horse Feathers informs me that this is a cut back saddle used on Walkers, so this really gives me hope. Now when I get a chance to try it and see if I'll be able to stay on.Please visit for more horse stories,
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MidWestHorse Archive on December 25, 2008, 9:01 pm

I have just the 2 left. Spot is going to friends in Texas that just were married. I still have Dozer. They love the snow. I send them out with their Mom hoping they will start getting the idea and give the papers a break. They had their first bath today. Max is tolerating them better now that it is only the two of them. They listen really well. They just follow me around the farm like good healers should. They get upset when they are put to bed, just like Jack. They have had a taste of freedom.
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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays To All

MidWestHorse Archive on December 25, 2008, 8:01 am

My favorite Christmas movie of all time. I swear I could watch it over and over and just pee my pants laughing! Everyone have a great Holiday, Merry Christmas & Blessed be!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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More Damned Snow!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 24, 2008, 2:52 am

Poor girls. I've sequestered them to strictly in the paddock in hopes it forces them to use their shelter more as it snows more and another winter storm warning again tomorrow!Pitiful looking aren't they.These two are having a blast in the snow. Poor Mina can barely make it through some of the drifts!We sent Tom and Soph back on their way to home in England. Only we had to hire a limo to get them to OHare in Chicago as our Jag had to go into the shop today, my truck is "f'd" because I thought I
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American Airlines Is Crap!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 19, 2008, 7:51 am

Well, I can tell you folks that I don't think I've ever been more scared in my life. Zoe's American Airlines flight 5553 was due to land in Milwaukee from St.Louis at around 7pm December 18th, yesterday, when as Steve and I were approaching Mitchell Airport, we received a call from her. She was in absolute tears and panic stricken. Her plane was forced to land emergently after only being in the air 5 minutes. There had been a strange "boom" upon take off and soon the cabin began to fill with smoke
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About Watering In The Winter...............

MidWestHorse Archive on December 18, 2008, 6:39 pm

Recently, I've been reading about a lot of issues with frozen hoses and troughs. All I can say is to tell all how I get through Wisconsin winters with at least three months of often below zero weather. So here it goes. I don't know what set up everybody has out there, but I learned this several years ago, after spending ridiculous amounts of time bucketing water to fill a trough and it taking hours in the freezing cold. This is what I have and what I do. Hope it helps!First I have an outdoor water
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Just Jack..........

MidWestHorse Archive on December 18, 2008, 5:49 pm

This is Jack today. Already as spoiled as the rest.Note the chicken wire behind him. We stapled chicken wire on the loft railings so that Jack would be safe. Hey, it's a barn. I think it adds to the decor, LOL.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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The Process Of Our Tree!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 18, 2008, 5:26 pm

After we've chosen it and cut it down, it gets a shake.And then it gets baled.Then we try, key word here is "try" to get it up nice and straight. But................It's always fat and never straight!So here's our lopsided fat Christmas tree. Full of odd and unusual ornaments!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Some More.............

MidWestHorse Archive on December 17, 2008, 5:40 pm

Here's our beautiful Becki, now married and pregnant and due in March! Yay! A March baby! We're excited. Can't wait............... She's had a bit of a rough go of it, but as far as we know, all is good with Becs and baby! Had a nice chat with her today over the Internet. Miss these kids so much!Here is Becki's husband Jim. I'm thinking, it was us who turned them on to country music and Jim likes his country. Think we'll make a Cowboy out of this Brit yet? He's lookin' the part, although his accent
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New Forest Pony

MidWestHorse Archive on December 17, 2008, 5:20 pm

Our son, Tom, took his long time girlfriend, Sophie, to the New Forest for holiday last spring in May. They took some photos of this wild New Forest pony mare and foal. Of course I'm going to steal it for my blog, aren't I, having experienced these ponies years ago when we were last in England.Here is Tom and Soph! Cute couple, don't ya think?More of the mare and foal! Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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An Award!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 17, 2008, 2:34 pm

I received this award from Arlene over at Grey Horse Matters. And I thank-you very much, Arlene, for this lovely award. I will pass it along to all of my blogging friends. Just come by and grab it. It's beautiful and right up my alley for sure! Thanks again, Arlene, for thinking of me.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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An Apology To All My Blogging Friends.........

MidWestHorse Archive on December 12, 2008, 8:41 pm

Between snow storms and puppies and children arriving weekly and work parties, I haven't been able to blog much. Or visit anyone else's blog. I do apologize.His name is final and it is Jack, since he was born on Halloween and it suits him.We have cut down our tree and that was decorated this week.Mina Moo is a bit bent over the puppy, but taking it out on the cats, poor kitties. I promise, Arlene, I will get to posting the award you have given me.And I myself have been having a very bad MS week.
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Now He Might Be...........

MidWestHorse Archive on December 9, 2008, 9:47 pm

Teddy. Don't know yet for sure what Zoe will name him. He also has received is all natural flea bath for babies and was not amused! Sure enough, although his "area" was clean of flea dirt as he was cuddling into my neck, I saw it! It jumped right out! A flea. So all areas of house and clothing and bedding, even though he hasn't been past the extension have been sprayed, Cats have had their flea drops and we'll go out shortly to get puppy things and flea drops for the big dogs. I never take chances
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Well We.....................

MidWestHorse Archive on December 9, 2008, 2:42 am

Succumbed. And here he is. His name is Freddy.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Thursday's Happenings

MidWestHorse Archive on December 4, 2008, 8:45 pm

Racing back to the stairs..........after a potty!Sleepy, crabby mare on a cold day!Another sleepy mare...........It's cold today, in the single digits this morning.And just to top it off! How I managed to capture this ridiculous pose is beyond me, but Liliput in all of her glory!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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This Just Cracks Me Up!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 4, 2008, 3:38 pm If you haven't seen this commercial on television yet, if you have a sense of humor..........Well, being married to a Brit, we just pissed ourselves watching it. Oh it cracks me up! Enjoy!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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