Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Everyday Ruralty
Hello,friends. It's a rainy day, so we might have to sit inside for our chat. Please keep Wendell and his buddy, Cocoa in your prayer. Both have what's called Green Grass Founder. It happens to some horses in spring when they get too much clover and high carb greens. It's very uncomfortable and can affect their legs. Poor old Wen was bloated. They are being treated, but the best treatment is actually prevention. I fear that too much on my plate kept me from seeing how quickly it greened up  in the pasture. Hubby and I are seeing what the term "sandwich generation" really means. If you don't know what that is, read here. I am bologna!
Let's get on to our chat. I apologize if I missed visiting anyone last week. It was a week where I could scarcely catch my breath. (In more ways that one- asthma season.)
  1. When it's time to cut the grass (mow the lawn), who does it?
  2. If someone gave you $500 dollars and you could not spend it on yourself, who would you spend it on?
  3. Have you ever taken a blogging break or considered one?
  4. Are you bothered by spring allergies or hay fever? If not spring, any other time of the year?
  5. What's new with you?
My answers:
  1. Not me! I am so allergic to freshly mowed grass,  that I must stay inside when hubby mows. We tried something new this year. We fenced the sheep in around our house. It was supposed to mean- no mowing. In reality, it means no flowers! They ate all my emerging day lilies!
  2. Probably one of my daughters. I wish I could say something as noble as charity, but I see some things are needed closer to home.
  3. I am actually considering on right now. There are barely enough hours in each day. This is our prime season farming and with business. Then there are family responsibilities. We'll see. I'll let you know.
  4. Aaaaaaaa-choo! Any questions?
  5. I asked you first! :P


  1. Oh Patrice I do understand the sandwich generation and do hope you can get some time for yourself. I hope you can catch your breath and feel better. Yes it is getting to be the busy season so do take care OK. Hug B

  2. My husband has allergies so I mow lawn when his are bad. I wish we had fenced in for pasture and had less of a yard. We weren't thinking of mowing when we planned fencing!

  3. I hope Wendell and Cocoa are doing better...have they been on grass all along? Sounds like a very busy time for you...nothin' wrong with taking a break. I have posted everyday for over 5 year...guess it's an addiction. Do all the mowing around here except for a little of the hand work done near the road...no allergies. Try to catch a break.

  4. Taking a break is common at this time of the year.....especially with bloggers who live on farms or property and work outside. It NEVER seems like there is enough time in the day, does it?! Have a wonderful week!

  5. I have to check out the sandwich link. Right now, I feel like string cheese...You know being pulled in every direction. LOL It was nice talkin' this week.

  6. If you need a blogging break, then treat yourself to it. Don't feel like you have to do more than you should because this takes the fun out of what you love. I'm learning this myself. Thanks for continuing the chats. Just know, we'll be here for you no matter how little or lot you decide to put into your blog. Smiles!

  7. Love your heart...you're under way too much stress right now and you definitely might need to consider a bit of a break. It won't hurt a thing and we'll all be here when you return!!!

  8. I really enjoy these chats, but sometimes you just need a break. If you need one, we'll understand and be ready to catch up when you come back! Hope Wendell and Cocoa are better!

  9. good luck with wendell! i've been penning gem up with zim each night (zim gets penned each night due to his one-time founder in spring). gem started looking extra plump and i didn't want her foundering.

  10. I so understand about not enough hours in the day.

  11. I am praying for sweet Wendall...Did this happen to him about this time last year or maybe it was something else...

    I hope you will take care of yourself during this busy season; no one wants you sick so be kind to yourself..

  12. I do hope Wendell feels better soon!

  13. sorry to hear that Wendell is not doing great. i hope he will improve very soon. poor thing. if you take a blog break please at least say good bye. have a fun week. ( :

  14. I hope your horses feel better soon! I know exactly what sandwich generation feels like with my husband's folks so I do feel for your situation. I was not able to get on the computer yesterday so I posted my chat a day late I hope that is still okay!Have a good week. :)

  15. I hope the horses are recovering! I did take a blogging break for a week awhile back and really got quite a bit done! LOL!!

  16. I hope Wilbur and Cocoa are feeling better. I start my post but take forever to post them, so sometimes I backdate them to get them on the right date. I understand about the time and the computer.

  17. 1. the same one who does all of it...me.
    2. $500-a trip to the beach where I wouldn't have to take care of anyone/thing except ME! I shudder with joy at the prospect.
    3. Every time I don't blog, it's a break; are there others?
    4. Hay fever and just developed since I moved to the farm and got some years on me.
    5. Working on getting my act together, putting the farm on the market and moving. So little time for blogging...


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