Back Home Again

MidWestHorse Archive on August 21, 2008, 1:41 pm

Well, we got the youngest back to Mizzou to start her second year. This time we felt like old pros. Knew where to go. Knew some of the kids and it was an easier move in. And it was easier for her to shove us off too. She already had plans with about five of her friends. We moved her in and helped her unpack. Made a quick trip to Walmart for some last minute things, took her to lunch, picked up her books and gave her a big hug and kiss and made it home in 7 1/2 hours. All of the four legged children
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MidWestHorse Archive on August 19, 2008, 3:04 am

This is Poison and her half brother Bully-bully.They are corriante/longhorn crosses. I'm calf sitting until they go to a sale in October. Poison was accidently separted from her mom so she came here. I thought I would give her a cute cow name. She tried to butt me then turned and kicked when I went in the stall. I decided maybe she needed a friend and she would calm down. WRONG!! She then tried to kill my goat. I decided she was pure poison, thus her new name. She has gotten much better, I can
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Big Hat Midwest Pro Rodeo

MidWestHorse Archive on August 18, 2008, 3:03 am

Buckin' Bronc Rides.....Timmermann's Drill Team from Island Lake, Illinois. These are the folks I bought Miss Kola from.Jeremiah's buddy Bull Ridin'. Jeremiah used to be a pro bull rider. He was there with is little baby girl and his son. He saw us and snuck up on us and sat his devilish 1year old little girl on Steve's lap and oh she was a doll!Steer wrasslin'............And of course the Barrel Racers! I slept 3 and 1/2 hours today after work and then made Steve take me to the rodeo! It was fun!
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Horsing Around Town

MidWestHorse Archive on August 17, 2008, 12:26 am

Many of you may have remembered seeing Callies post in June about the painted ponies on display in Lake Geneva Painted Ponies In Lake Geneva raising money for SMILES a charity who provide therapeutic and recreational horsemanship lessons to children and adults with disabilities. Below is a link to all 81 painted horses which you can bid online from September 19, 2008. Horsing Around Town with better photographs and also includes all 80 painted horses.There is a live auction at The Grand Geneva
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Try And Get A Little Rest!

MidWestHorse Archive on August 15, 2008, 8:43 pm

As Friday is my sleep in day because of a 12 night shift, I woke up at 5am to the flap, flap, flap of something that did not sound like your typical bird. On No! It wasn't a bird at all! It was a very large Brown Bat! Stephen came to the rescue with the net, however as dawn was breaking, it disappeared into the rafters of our bedroom! Stellar!Then several hours later when I returned to the bedroom from the couch, the pups joined me and as I was falling asleep again, this little man decided to wash
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MidWestHorse Archive on August 14, 2008, 3:59 pm

What........What?!I planted these this spring, but I can't remember what they are. Hollyhocks?Aaahh........Come and get me boyz......I'm ready!Aaahh......Come and get me boyz....Oh, I mean.....girlz......I'm ready!Last nights ending to another nice day! Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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If You Ever Wondered About.........

MidWestHorse Archive on August 12, 2008, 8:53 pm

The intensity of a Border Collie, well, watch his eyebrows.........Zoe and I were laughing so hard at this silly pooch! He cracks me up!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Monday Mania!

MidWestHorse Archive on August 12, 2008, 12:37 am

This is what has kept me busy for the past two days. I loomed this scarf to go with my jean jacket.What is that little thing ? It sure has nerve!Too pooped to poop! So where do they do it ? Why in the house of course! I'm going to strap a paper towel roll to my belt!This kitty looks like a meatloaf on legs! Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Useful Little Gadget

MidWestHorse Archive on August 11, 2008, 6:57 pm

I thought I would pass this on as a few of Callies fellow bloggers might find it handyThis is javascript but not that scary really if you take it slowThis could also be good for a site like Mustang Diaries to show case the soaps and other crafts she sells to help with the costs of running a Mustang Rescue .I think it could also be used for Mrs Mom who wants to showcase the writing she does on E-How but might be little more complicated than just showing pictures with a link to the website.It would
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To Soak Or Not To Soak........

MidWestHorse Archive on August 7, 2008, 2:39 pm

Recently, I've been wetting the flakes of hay given to the girls. Technically not soaking, but spraying them with the hose, usually for their evening feed. I started doing this, because it been so darn hot and sunny, I was worried whether they've been getting enough water. And then watching their poop as usual. Although their troughs are freshened daily and cleaned twice a week and they've been drinking, I noticed a slightly dryer poop, so I began soaking their evening hay and I noticed their poop
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Scenes From This Week

MidWestHorse Archive on August 6, 2008, 2:39 pm

The old man, Fido, is barely tolerant of the two younger pups!Marigolds!Mina looking cute on my dirty floor!Two cranky girls in this intolerable heat this week. It's much better today!Fat Pywackette doing some garden lounging!Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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Poor Miss Misty

MidWestHorse Archive on August 6, 2008, 2:19 pm

Last night, I had gone out to fill the girls' second water trough and noticed Misty rubbing her left eye on it. I told her to "quit it". When I returned to turn the water off and throw another flake of hay, her eye was swollen and goopy, so I grabbed a halter and hollered up to Steve to come down with the Bananmine and Neomycin eye drops and he did. I worked on clearing her eye and it ended up being about an inch and a half long thin blade of grass. Gave her the drops and a dose of Banamine. Although
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The "Willy" Post & More

MidWestHorse Archive on August 4, 2008, 9:30 pm

As you can see, Spot is quite irritated with Mina. She was trying to engage him into play by biting his ears and his "willy"! Yikes!This little evil thing, remember her? Well she found her way into the bathroom this morning while Steve was.... well.... er..... taking a "wiz" , when suddenly in the middle of it she stretched up to reach for his.... well.... er.... "willy". I heard , "That was scary!" And I shouted "What?!" as it was storming and the tone in Steve's voice set me to alarm! Remember
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Horse Keeping 101!

MidWestHorse Archive on August 4, 2008, 1:49 pm

OK, This post has been inspired by our fun friend out west in Arizona, Mikey, who has an animal lover friend with a dilemma. Here is Mikey's post with a link to it entitled, Need Your Opinions. There are a variety of opinions posted on this nice person's blog and I decided to post about this as well. So here it goes......... Folks, Horse Keeping 101......plain and simple "Do Not Use Barbed Wire Fencing!" I may piss some people off here, but at the risk of doing so, I'm stating it. If you cannot
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Conserving Energy

MidWestHorse Archive on August 2, 2008, 4:01 pm

I've gone back to using straw. Gerald baled it and the farmer sold it by the ton. His John Deere chops it up to pieces about 6" long. That makes it easy to spread and clean up. Wood shavings are between $4 to $6 a bag. The straw cost less then a dollar. I use 1 bale of straw in place of 2 bags of shavings. It absorbs as well if not better and cleans up just as easy. I have plenty of steel forks to use, some older then me. I'm lucky to get 2 years out of a plastic fork. They eventually start stress
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Step One

MidWestHorse Archive on August 1, 2008, 10:45 pm

After step one.Before step one.Yesterday, I was busy out in the pasture. Trying to eradicate as many weeds as possible. I used the mower. I still have a long way to go. The weeds surprised me. Much worse once I got out there than I had imagined in just a few weeks as I'm out there to inspect every couple of weeks, but with this heat and previous rain, it was completely out of control. Even though I had seeded this spring with pasture seed, there was no grass to be found! I commenced step one, yesterday.
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Just Thursday..............

MidWestHorse Archive on August 1, 2008, 3:07 am

I call them my two newspapers. Get it? Black and white? Pretty poor, eh?Home made salsa on a hot summer day.......yum! I love this stuff. Easy to make too!Doesn't this peach look so good? It was! The peaches this year are so juicy and sweet!It was near impossible to get a picture of these two together today as I've been busy with house and yard work this week and finally spent some quality time with the girls. They took turns laying their heads in my arms with my hand wrapped around noses and I
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Energy Bill Rant!

MidWestHorse Archive on July 31, 2008, 2:48 pm

I really need to do this. We've just received our energy bill from WE Energies. We do not have a choice in which energy company we use and they are who we have. Our monthly budget has just gone up by $110 a month making our total every month year round a whopping $460 a month. This in an F-ing mortgage! I have already replaced everything is this house with energy star appliances and a new furnace 3 years ago as well as a new water heater. And replaced about 30% of old insulation! We also have a
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An Award!

MidWestHorse Archive on July 30, 2008, 10:26 pm

I've recently been given this award from our friend over at Nuzzling Muzzles , of which I thank her very much! She's got a great blog packed full of information. And some beautiful horses to boot! And I'd like to thank her for the very kind words about me as she passed this award along!Here are the rules:1. Put the Logo on your blog2. Add a link to the person who awarded you3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers for this award4. Add Links to the recipients5. Leave a comment to recipients or email them to
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Random Happenings

MidWestHorse Archive on July 30, 2008, 3:22 pm

What? This is one of the reasons I love him. He cracks me up!This is what I see when taking the dogs out...their butts!The birds plant these every year.Just cleaned and the hairiest cat immediately plops down on the couch which took me 30 minutes to vacuum.Well? You feedin' us? That's your job isn't it?Please visit for more horse stories, information and resources.
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