The Not So Daily Dose
Foggy and Soon Fall
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    This morning was rainy and cold here on the farm.  The days are getting shorter and cooler and soon I know it will be fall.  Everyone loves fall.  I do, too.  But, I hate winter and so, I kind of resent fall.  Fall just means long, cold hard days are coming to the farm.
Soup was a definite for dinner tonight.  When I was first dating John, we had a friend that would whip up this simple soup made of potatoes, spaghetti and chickpeas.  You would sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and it was
A Long Day
Sunday, January 30, 2011
    Today was a long day.  I am not sure why, because I didn’t really do anything out of the ordinary.  Did some errands and cleaning.  The usual barn work.  I think the 15+ inches of snow on the ground may have something to do with it!  It is extremely hard to walk outside right now in that much snow - let alone water horses in pastures, walk horses in that deep of snow and move wheelbarrows full of you know what !  
    So for dinner I made a favorite quick recipe.  It is not super
Snow, Snow and More Snow
Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Well winter is in full swing here in Pennsylvania.  Last night the storm dumped about 15 inches on us.  During the blizzard hours, we were finishing up cleaning stalls and bringing horses in from the pasture.  That is when we noticed that our 2 year old, Hereford, was not herself.  She was colic-y.  My first thoughts were, of course, how is the vet going to get here if we need him?  We checked her vitals and gave her some banamine in the hope that it would settle her pain.  After a half an
MD’s New Beginning
Friday, March 26, 2010
When the phone rang, I thought to myself - do I really want to answer THIS call?  I knew it was probably about a retired Thoroughbred (TB) and I knew I really did not need another project right now.  I reluctantly answered and it was the same story I have heard time and time again - another TB hurt on the track and needed a home.  Her owner can’t afford to fix her, can’t afford to rehab her and doesn’t know the first thing about horses in the first place besides they run and make money for
This is the story of a wife, a mother of 3 home-schooled girls, a horse breeder/trainer, a want-to-be chef, and a true perfectionist.  It is also the story of a type-1 diabetic.  My life has it’s ups and downs but along the way, there is always a story to tell...