Thank-You, Victoria

MidWestHorse Archive on December 4, 2008, 1:43 pm

I just received this lovely award from my good friend Victoria at Teachings Of The Horse. I thank-you very much, Victoria.I'm going to send this along to Nuzzling Muzzles , who always shares with us what she has learned with her beautiful Arabs and never gives up. I admire her strength and determination!And onto Andrea at Swamp Suburbia , who lives in the state of one of my favorite places in the world and has the cutest little crew of blondies I've ever seen.And finally onto Mikey at The Horseshoeing
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And Here It Is Again.................

MidWestHorse Archive on December 3, 2008, 11:59 pm

Yes, Another four inches...............of snow!The Nuthatch was going to town on the seed block and a poor Mourning Dove hunkered down inside the bird feeder. She wasn't eating, just fluffed up in there away from the wind and snow.Irritated horses....................crazy snow dogs!Who prefer to stay out of the barn and get icy...........doofuses! They've definitely dried out under their blankets, though.Please visit for more horse stories, information
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MidWestHorse Archive on December 3, 2008, 6:05 pm

Here's 7 bundles of joy. Callie might find one on her doorstep!See Spot? They wake me up at 3 am to feed them.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Dog Humiliation Time

MidWestHorse Archive on December 2, 2008, 4:20 pm

Here they are misbehaving while I was making an attempt at a doggie Christmas picture!I have to laugh at poor Miss Mina. She like an overstuffed potato in fancy Christmas sweater! It's hard to see, but Spot is wearing his Christmas collar.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Solar Energy Is It Ready?

MidWestHorse Archive on December 1, 2008, 6:07 pm

Solar energy alternatives,During research the last few weeks I have found some interesting things about solar energy I did not know, so thought I would share.1. To install a solar energy alternative in our own home to provide enough electric to run our home and sell a little back to the Utility would cost about $75,000 investment ( Ouch ).2. The grants seem to be very dependent on each state and range from $2,000 to $30,000 depending on your state, but if you run a business for example a horse stables
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Winter Storm Warning!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 1, 2008, 12:42 am

So it started out as a 1-3 inches of snow. To up to 5 inches and now we are in an official Winter Storm Warning and should have nearly a foot by 6am Monday morning.So when I came home from work this morning, I opted to blanket the girls. They look like overstuffed bags of potatoes! Kola took in stride, but Misty was a bit pissed about it.So it has been snowing most of the day!And of course the dogs have to play it in it. I hope eventually the novelty of fun snow wears off soon and they'll get to
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A Lovely Gift!

MidWestHorse Archive on December 1, 2008, 12:18 am

I love receiving flowers! Even virtual flowers and I received these from my good blogging friend at Nuzzling Muzzles. Thank-you NuzMuz! I'll now pass these along to :Mrs Mom at Oh Horse Feathers. And to Mikey at The Horseshoeing Housewife. And onto Mikael at Mikael's Mania-Arabians.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

MidWestHorse Archive on November 27, 2008, 3:18 am

I received many wishes from you all for a Happy Thanksgiving, so I'm returning it with this post to all of you to have a safe, fun and wonderful Thanksgiving! I'll be cooking for only the three of us and started tonight already. I have finished my Christmas shopping, so they'll be no black Friday shopping for us, something I'm grateful for this Thanksgiving. I'll be working my usual Friday and Saturday. And our ZoZo will be headed back to school on Sunday and then our Thomas will be here on the
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Tagged For A MeMe...........

MidWestHorse Archive on November 26, 2008, 1:12 am

I promised Lisa from Laughing Orca Ranch that I would get to this sometime this week as she tagged me for a meme. I've been tagged before, but it's been a long time and I'm sure it's buried in my archives somewhere. Besides of which, I'm plenty old enough to have something I haven't discussed before, unless I forgot, which is quite possible. So here are the six random things you might not know about me.1) I know I've told this before, but I can't say enough, because he's a doll! I'm married to my
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More Snow...............

MidWestHorse Archive on November 25, 2008, 2:15 am

Starting to feel holidayish around here............On our way to Madison this morning...........They just won't go potty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!All they want to do is play in the snow...............And pee in the house!A little bored and drowsy this afternoon.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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MidWestHorse Archive on November 21, 2008, 6:12 pm

I had some good news yesterday. The farrier was out and we had him look at Flashes foot to see how it was coming along. He looked at it shortly after he did it and didn't think it would get much growth. He was very impressed on how much had grown and how he had healed. I'm hoping for full growth, he is still thinking he may need a corrective shoe as he gets older but only with a little build up. He will get a better idea when he comes back in 6 to 8 weeks.Please visit for
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MidWestHorse Archive on November 20, 2008, 2:25 am

For months I've let this tank sit here and look ugly! The fish that it housed, Mr. Oscar, died eons ago. I've always kept one giant Oscar in this tank and I totally killed that last one only after a year. Usually they live to years, like up to a decade. The longest I had one live for was 5 years. This has been driving me nuts, so today I forged forward and scrubbed this tank. Recharged the filters and removed all crap and rocks within it. It took me about 6 hours.And here it now. New and clean with
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MidWestHorse Archive on November 19, 2008, 3:44 am

This bratling, who will crucify me for posting this picture, is only an 8 hour drive away and will come home from college for Thanksgiving and Christmas. She'll be flying home this Friday with a full agenda for us! We love having the kids home with us for the Holidays! This is Zoe.These two bratlings will be coming for a couple of weeks in December. They are only an 8 hour flight away from us. Thomas will come over first and then Sophie, Tom's girlfriend, will join us a week later. Tom will be in
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This Is For LB Darned............

MidWestHorse Archive on November 18, 2008, 8:20 pm

Who just asked me on a very old post about feeding hay, where I got this little diddy of a hay feeder. Here's the link my friend..........Cooperative Plus Inc. Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Well, It's Our First Snow!

MidWestHorse Archive on November 17, 2008, 11:25 pm

Happy to be usual.Kola's sliding stop.............I thought I saw a boogie man! Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Could Ya Move A Little Faster...............

MidWestHorse Archive on November 17, 2008, 1:49 pm

There, Mom........It's cold and we are hungry starving horses or can't you see that?Liliput has to have her morning treat. Then the dogs get their morning vitamins and glucosamine followed by a milk bone. The usual morning routine, feed the horses (Monday is Metamucil day), feed the goats, Lili's treats, dogs vitamins and bones, feed fish and maybe then I'll get my bath, of course now I'm typing and suffering through dog farts as Spot has placed himself under my feet. Stephen is in his office
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Today Is Our 6th Anniversary

MidWestHorse Archive on November 16, 2008, 2:15 pm

I got Stephen the biography of his hero....................Stephen got me this beautiful ring which is currently on my finger and not ever coming off as I wear every piece of jewelry Stephen has ever gotten me!This is us in the summer of 2007 at Planet Hollywood at Disney in Florida.Happy Anniversary my Darling, my best friend...........I Love You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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More Randomness...................

MidWestHorse Archive on November 15, 2008, 3:51 pm

Our second pellet burner up and running and wow what a difference in keeping this place warmer!The three hungry little goat boys!Early morning feeds, still dark out. Not sure I'm really ready for winter to start in on us!The full moon was still out Friday morning when I took these pics.Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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An Award!

MidWestHorse Archive on November 15, 2008, 2:55 pm

I received this awesome award from my new friend, Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch . And I actually am quite humbled by this. A very heartfelt Thank-You to Lisa.And now I'd like to pass this along to few people I consider million dollar friends.First, Mrs Mom over at Oh Horse Feathers .Next, Victoria at Teachings Of The Horse .My good friend over at Nuzzling Muzzles .And last but not least, Arlene at Grey Horse Matters .All are people, I've felt I've bonded with over the past year or so and have shared
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Random Thursday

MidWestHorse Archive on November 13, 2008, 4:17 pm

Our Mr.Hawk visited us this morning and this was the best picture I could get of him. It's been cold and rainy and just downright cruddy outside. Today will the big house clean and a freshen up of the troughs outside.I was playing with the Google Picasa version of a photoshop. Easier than Photoshop, but obviously not quite as good. In my opinion, you need a college course in order to run the simple Photoshop Elements, well, at least I do.Please visit for
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