Monday, November 2, 2009

NOVEMBER………CAN YOU BELIVE THIS YEAR IS ALMOST OVER?

 

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I really didn’t have anything to post for one of the special things today…i.e. ..Blue Monday , Mosaic Monday, etc., but I was just sitting here looking over my calendar for November and saw all the great days we have to celebrate.

NOVEMBER 1   ALL SAINTS DAY

NOVEMBER 2      ALL SOULS DAY

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NOVEMBER 3    ELECTION DAY

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NOVEMBER 11    VETERANS DAY

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NOVEMBER 26  THANSGIVING

 

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NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

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HAVE A GREAT ONE TO ALL,  JANIE AT SOUTHERN LAGNIAPPE ON THE 3RD., LYNN AT LYNN’S LOVLIES ON THE 8TH. AND MY GREAT FRIEND SHARON ON THE 11TH.

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BEST WISHES TO ALL OF YOU IN BLOGLAND CELEBRATING AN ANNIVERSARY.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE PARTIES TAKING PLACE THIS MONTH…..I AM SURE THERE ARE MORE.

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I AM SURE I HAVE MISSED LOTS OF BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND SPECIAL PARTIES…SORRY.

HAVE A GREAT DAY, WEEK AND NOVEMBER.  LIFE IS SHORT SO…… LIVE ,LOVE AND LAUGH EACH DAY !

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pink Saturday and Halloween Costumes

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Pink Saturday…thanks as always to our hostess, Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Check out the list she has made of Ghost and Goblins showing up today to show pink things.

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This costume is for sale.

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This is a picture of me in college.

WHAT YOU DON’T BELIEVE IT….SHAME ON YOU, WOULD I TELL YOU A FIB!

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This one is for sale also and so is the ballerina costume below.

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But the cutest one is this little baby goat in her pink coat ready to go Trick or Treating!

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HAPPY PINK SATURDAY AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

TableScape Thursday/ Formal at the Bar H

 

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Here we are again adding our names to the list Susan has provided for us to show our tablescapes. Be sure to check out that list at Between Naps on the Porch.

This isn’t the tablescape I intended to show, I had my final Halloween table, but the pictures were terrible and I had already taken it down and started working on this one, so here it is.

My new table is still in the living room, because we are waiting to take the old one to the lake house if no one wants to buy it.  It looks a bit crowded…sorry!

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The center piece, I added glitter, bow and pine cones.  Pumpkin and ribbon from Michael’s.

Placemats and napkins are from Wal Mart and the placemats are silver on the other side.

The napkin rings are Waterford and the pattern is Alana and some are signed by the artist.

Two sets of the candleholders are Waterford and others were found in an Antique Shop in Athens.

The crystal is Waterford Lismore, the goblet, red wine and white wine.

I love the pearl rings around the candles, I got those at a local store called the Checkered Churn, but she has since moved to College Station.

My Sterling  ware is Golden Aegean Weave  by Wallace from 1971.

My China is Eclipse by Lenox.

I think when Roy comes home from his week on next time, we will have a meal on this table.  He loves it.  I will have to come up with a menu , Oh Dear!

As you can see I love Waterford Crystal and been fortunate to be able to purchase quite a few pieces.   Recently I had a very bad experience on EBay when purchasing a Ship’s Decanter from an individual. I already had one, but was going to purchase this one for my daughter. I bid on it for about a week and finally bought it for what I thought was a good price along with 5 cordials.  Well when the decanter arrived, I immediately realized it was a fake……not only was it in terrible condition, but it did not have the Waterford name on it and there were bubbles and dents in the glass on the bottom.  I immediately notified Pay Pal and packed the stuff up and returned it to the seller.  After investigating the case, Pay Pal refunded all my money.  My only expense was to return the stuff to the seller and that was a small price to pay.  ALWAYS USE PAY PAL.

SO BEWARE OF FRAUDS OUT THERE ON EBAY AND I AM AFRAID THAT THEY WILL GET WORSE SINCE OUR ECOMONY IS IN THE TOLIET!

HAPPY TABLESCAPE THURSDAY!

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OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY/ UPDATE ON THE GOATS!

 

 

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Well, I needed this day, sponsored by Susan at southern daydreamer.blogspot.com.  Thanks Susan.

It has been a while since I have posted anything about the goats, dogs, cats, ducks and last but not least, Mr. Tom T and Mrs. Hen.   I realize for some of you, this is not your cup of tea, but this is what I started out to do.  I was  going to write about my life on the Bar H and I have gotten side tracked into other things.  I love the Special Days and have a great time doing my tablescapes and will never stop, but my goats and animals are a big part of my life.

TODAY IS THE DAY!

We have about 45 goats and I hope we can take about 20+ to market in November.   We need to rebuild our herd with new goats and we will do this in the Spring.  I don’t want a large number of goats to carry thru the winter.  We have decided to develop a herd of about 15 to 20 nannies and 1 Billy.  This will be easier to handle and we will sell off and try to keep the herd at this number.

    We purchased a 3,000 pound feeder…yep 3,000 pounds and we have ordered a bag of feed that weighs 1300 pounds to start with.  Since Roy works one week on and one off, there needs to be feed for the goats all the time, I can’t carry those 50lb. bags out there one by one.

 

 

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My three little ones I raised are doing wonderful and growing everyday. They still try to nibble on us when we go out in the pasture.

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Pilgrim and Mary are doing their job out in the pasture and I need to clip Mary.  During the summer months she swims in the pond and then while still wet lays down on the dirt and her fur gets all matted.   They are beautiful dogs and they take very good care of our goats.

 

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We have had a tremendous amount of rain, but the grass is not coming back as fast as we would like, so the goats are eating close to the ground, which causes worms.  I have only had a few cases and hope they are clear now.

As I have said before, many people think you just turn them lose and they eat anything.  Not true.  Out in West Texas where they have large herds of 2oo or more, they can do this because they don’t have much rain, so worms are not a big problem for them and they round them up maybe a couple times a year unless of course they are raising very expensive pure breed ones and then  they take more care.

We have a lady about 30 or 40 miles from us that raises Kiko goats and she milks them everyday.  I hope to visit her real soon, we would like to have some Kiko goats.  They are very hardy.

I just saw an advertisement  for a new movie coming out called Men Who Stare at Goats, and it has some famous actors in it.  I am anxious to see what it is about.  The preview shows a man and a goat staring at each other until finally the goat falls over!!!!!!  Strange.

All the other dogs are great, they are very spoiled, but right now I am glad they want to stay in the house, we have had in the surrounding area about 5 break –ins and a couple of rapes of  ladies living alone.  My dogs will bark at anything that moves in the yard at night and I would hope that someone would not try to come in the house.  I also have an alarm system and several guns.

Cats are the same…they all go in and out all day.  I am the door keeper.

 

 

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The ducks were  coming to  the  house every  morn  just before dawn and eating  the food in the turkey’s bowl and then waiting  loudly for me to go to the pond with them for more food.  They were also making a mess on the concrete.  For some unknown reason, they just stopped as quickly as they had started.      Thank  goodness.

Speaking of our newest addition, Mr. Tom and Ms. Hen are still here.  They are roosting at night on top of the Hot Tub, which is in a little building of its own, so that requires the water hose about every three to four days.   Ms. Hen has  hurt one of  her feet and is limping .  Not sure what happened.   Mr. Tom is getting amorous again, he is starting to strut around and fan his feathers.  What a sight to see.

 

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We have a large area of concrete in front of the house, tool barn and the garage.   It   is quite a sight to see a couple of dogs, three or more cats lying out there and the turkeys walking around.

Well, this is the latest on the crazy animals that live with the Purple Goat Lady and Roy.

My friend Karen has fed them several times for us lately and she says the cats are spoiled……what can I say…..all my animals have trained me well.   Roy just shakes his head. 

Some may say how can she put up with all those animals, but although there are days when I get upset with them, I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Amy Dawn Ragan

 

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God's Lent Child
I’ll lend you for a little while, a child of mine, God said
For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be six or seven years, or forty-two or three
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you and should his stay be brief
You’ll always have his memories as a solace in your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below I want this child to learn.

I’ve looked this whole world over in my search for teachers true
And from the folk that crowd Life’s lane I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love and not think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take this lent child back again?

I fancy that I heard them say “Dear God, thy will be done.
For all the joys this child will bring the risk of grief we’ll run.
We will shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may
And for all the happiness we’ve ever known, we’ll ever grateful stay.
But should the angels call him much sooner than we’d planned
We will brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand."
~ Author Unknown

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I HAVE LOST AN AUNT AND A FRIEND!

I want to thank everyone who has stopped by my blog and left a comment..Things have be hard around here for the last four days.

Three days ago, my aunt died. She did not want a service of any kind and in a month or so, Roy and I will take her ashes and those of Uncle Ju (her husband) to Louisiana to their final resting place.

She was 94 years old and she lived a long and full life and I do not grieve for her…she is happier now.

Many of you have heard we talk about my great friend, Sharon.

She called yesterday morn at 4:00am and her husband just suddenly died from a heart attack. Roy and I immediately went there.

I do grieve for her, she loved him so and will be lost for a while without him, but God will give her strength.

I will be away from the computer for about4-5 days, so I hope you will understand why I haven’t returned your visit.

Please pray for Sharon and her family, they were so close and things will not be the same with Ernie gone.

Then I get the news about Amy and I thank God is she not suffering, but pray for Debbie and family.

Thank you,

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tablescape Thursday/ Halloween II

Time for a new tablescape and we thank you Susan for hosting this day.

 

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The chargers are from Wal Mart.

The plates were from Hobby Lobby, quite a few years ago.

The placemats and napkins are about 15 years old, and I don’t know where they came from.

The tall tree and the spider web , again I am not sure.

Boo and the napkin rings came from Heartworks a shop in College Station.

The little black birds came from a Hospital Gift Shop.

 

HAPPY TABLESCAPE THURSDAY.  CHECK OUT MORE AT BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH AND DON’T FORGET TO SAY HELLO TO SUSAN.

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