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Snow Storm

Posted on 2008.04.26 at 10:12
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Well, just when everything dried up and the grass was starting to sprout up....it snowed. About 2 feet and really high drifts. I hope we have enough hay to get through this. Mom and most of the kids went down to the MN Horse Expo yesterday so I'm here holding down the fort doing chores and such. Dad is on his way home from the City's so I hope he can get home safely. It's really windy out and the snow is blowing a whole bunch and it's still snowing. Several of the horses were shivering this morning...they lost their winter coat with all that warm weather. So it took longer to do chores then normal. I hope things clear up soon.

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Tractor/Weather

Posted on 2008.02.13 at 20:05
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Last night dad and I took the tractor into town because the liquid in one wheel was leaking really bad. This afternoon dad got off of work early to go pick up the tractor because it was done. I drove into town and then we loaded up the tractor and head back home. The weather was really bad and it had been snowing all day and the roads in town were slippery. Since our driveway is long and curvey and it was super slippery, we decided to unload the tractor at the bottom of the driveway and drive it up. We got everything unhooked and then the tractor wouldn't start...so we had to hook everything back up and hope we could make it up the driveway. We slide around a bit but made it up ok. I'm so glad we didn't get stuck!

We had a lot of snow come through along with a bunch of wind.

My favorite winter activity is being goalie when playing hockey with my friends.
What is your favorite winter activity?

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Skiing

Posted on 2007.12.03 at 21:06
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This afternoon was beautiful! I took two of the little kids two to go skiing. (crosscountry) The snow was really nice and fluffy, so that was good since I blazed the trail :) I took them through the woods on our trails and then down a couple fun hills. One of our cats, Saber, was following us! He kept getting left behind when we went down hills so I put him on my sholders and down the hill we went. He hung on and had a great time :D He likes to go sledding with the kids too so he wasn't very scared :) We skiied for a little over an hour and then came back to the house.

We have a sickness going through the house so I hope I don't get it!

~Jess

Me and Rio cantering

Riding in the Snow

Posted on 2007.12.02 at 18:27
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This afternoon I took Rio out for a short 30 min. ride in the woods. The sun was out when we started out but then it clouded over and got really windy. I rode bareback: It's so much warmer! 

~Jess


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Snowing...

Posted on 2007.12.01 at 14:06
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Current Music: You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
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It's snowing right now and has been all day so far. It's really windy and the snow is really blowing. I just finished reading The Cherokee Trail by Louis L'Amour. I love the way he write :) He makes you feel like you are right there during it all :) Truly a great  author!

Doing chores was really cold! I had to pick out all 9 of the horses hooves and since our hoofpicks don't work very well for ice and snow I ended up using a hammer. It worked really good. Then I gave all the horses their hay and then went down to do chicken chores. I always like doing them after horse chores because we have the coop heated around 40 F degrees :) 

~Jess

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cccoold...brrrr

Posted on 2007.11.27 at 20:53
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This morning I when I looked at the temperature it was 10 below!!! We hadn't even had a chance to get used to the cold weather here! I did chicken chores and then drove into town with mom to the feed elivator for grain for the horses and layer feed for the chickens and guineas. This will be my first time of driving in winter weather and this morning I got my first taste for it :)

When dad came home we played Foosball with him. I won the first game but after he warmed up he won every game after that. Ryan teamed up with me but we still could't beat him. He gave us a lesson then and gave us pointers while playing another game.

~Jess

 

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Celebration!

Posted on 2007.11.26 at 21:37
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This evening we have two things to celebrate!

1. We bought dad's work car! A 2003 Honda Accord. Dad took Marie and I out to drive it for the first time. I love the stiff steering :) And that car can accelerate! I'm really happy to say the least!!!

2. We got our Foosball table put together and I just finished playing with dad. He played it all the time in high school so he is really good and can teach us a lot.

Now we are going to eat a really good dessert to celebrate :)

~Jess

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Busy...

Posted on 2007.11.21 at 21:19
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Current Music: Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
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Late this morning our neighbor's horse and cows got out. Their horse is so dangerous, she pushes into pressure big time and runs all over you! And their cows came up part of the driveway and trampled the grass by the garden but I suppose that doesn't matter since it will grow again in the spring. All John, our neighbor, has for a fence is one wire and not very sturdy posts so the cows get out often. Ryan caught the mare and got her in our round pen and then I took the tractor with Ryan on the back and we herded the cows back to his place. It's so funny, they have gotten out so much and all you have to do is say, 'Hepp' and they turn around and head back. So that is nice :)

Late this afternoon we made pies for tomorrow's Thanksgiving. We made 8 and I rolled out all the crusts for them. 1 blueberry, 4 pumpkin and 3 apple pies. By the end my feet were killing me. Normally for Thanksgiving my uncle and aunt come up with their two kids, David and Emily. But this year they can't make it up :( It's going to be so different without Em, my age, to play games and visit with. So only Grandma and Papa are coming. Grandma is feeling better so that's good :) 

On Friday night there is going to be a Parade of Lights (horse-drawn wagons lit up). So we are going and I am going to bring my camera and hopefully get some good pictures. I've thought about bringing my horse, Rio, who I've taught to drive. Normally there is snow and even ice on the road but this year there's only a little bit of snow on the ground. Last year two horses slipped and fell on the ice. That's always scary to see!

~Jess

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Listening in the Woods

Posted on 2007.11.20 at 15:15
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Current Music: You're Still You - Josh Groban
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This morning I got up at 6:30 and got dressed really warm to go outside. It was really dark but I was going to one of our deer stands to sit for the morning. I got out there and got settled and waited. I had my 10D with me just in case I saw a deer. It was about 30 min to 45 min before I heard the first nosies. Then the woods came alive with different noises. The birds started to sing and the rabbits went out about their things. I heard several deer but never saw them. I went back inside the house an hour later and warmed up before I had to go out and do chores. It is always fun to sit in the woods and just listen.

This afternoon I took the kids out and we picked up shovels, pails, rakes, dumped flower pots and just cleaned up the place before winter. Somehow you can always find something to pick up before winter :) While we were outside I saw Conn, one of our cats. He's been gone for about 2 to 3 weeks and just came back. The kids were really exited :)

~Jess


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