Thursday, November 20, 2008

Some Links

I found a neat site about a lady who cooks Gluten Free in her crockpot EVERY SINGLE DAY!!
She spends WAY more money doing so that I ever would, but has some good recipes.

I had a really cool picture of a light blue eyed freaky looking llama chewing hay, with it's mouth going all sideways... but I was forbidden to post it, so you will all just have to WISH you could see it. :) SOMEONE said it was NOT cool looking, but "unpretty (is that a word?) and long in the tooth".

A blog I have been enjoying reading is Y-2K Hippie because she has lots of interesting crafts and projects you can read about.

OK - gotta go. Kris has a chiro appointment today because his back is KILLING him. Ever since he drove that truck without cruise for 12 hours or so a day he hasn't been the same. Then he has to go to SA for a physical and drug test. If his back will behave, it looks like he has a job starting December 1st! Yipppppppppeeeeeeee! Mooky is going to do some yard work today for some wonderful people that we did a few odd jobs for this week. They were telling us some stories about people who basically ended up getting murdered for their acts of kindness to strangers.... GOOD GRIEF! What is wrong with people? You try to help someone out...
I will drop him off there and Erinn and I will go on into town to pick up some mulch to do some yard work at GB's apartments. We are scraping by on Odd Jobs like this. Maybe more of them will pop up! On his way to the chiro Kris will pick Mooky up and bring him to town to help us with weeding and mulching.

Tuesday Trip

On Tuesday we were planning to take Mooky to Hico for the first leg of his trip to go to roping camp with Rowdy and Dalton, but he got sick and couldn't go. I had planned to deliver some goats to a lady and meet her at Teresa and Rob's house as well as pick up a bunch of stuff we left in Hico, so Erinn and I went without Mooky.
We picked Gabby up at 7:15am in Johnson City and made it to Teresa's house by 9. Gabby LOVED seeing all the animals there. She told Teresa "it's like a zoo!" :)

This is "Moony" of Galloping Winds Ranch.

He is SO cute!

He came up and sniffed at my fingers,

but wouldn't quite let me pet him since he doesn't know me.

After our visit to Galloping Winds Zoo we went on to Hico and found that Gabe had managed to get Darlin' loaded! She wasn't too pleased about that. Gabe brought her to our house that afternoon and Darlin' is now in for the shock of a lifetime. Erinn is going to be riding her quite frequently! Mooky even rode her yesterday and did a great job, just bareback.

These are Gabe's little tillers.

Gabby is a photographer! She took this picture of Erinn in the truck.

And Erinn took this picture of Gabby in the truck.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Deer in the KITCHEN?

Ever since the first time PJ found out there was corn in the kitchen he has been jumping over the deck gate and begging at the kitchen door on a daily basis.
Erinn's cat still hasn't been found. We've looked everywhere and called the neighbors... Poor Erinn, she is so sad! And since Thunder was sold yesterday now she feels doubly sad. Kris saw a grey fox back on the neighbor's property today... so maybe that is what got Caddie.
Kris got a deer at the cabin yesterday so we have spent the day processing it. Mooky has had stomach troubles off and on for 3 days and we just thought it was his usual problems - but Kris came down with the same symptoms today! It was cold enough last night to hang the deer overnight so this morning I started skinning it while Mooky and Erinn were washing dishes and clearing counters. I was expecting Kris to come out at any minute but he looked so sick when he did come out that I sent him right back in. The deer was already gutted so I skinned the whole thing by myself very quickly and easily. Then Mooky was done in the kitchen so he came out and helped me quarter it, and get it in the house in ice chests.
Poor Kris was so nauseous that he drank some kefir with banana in it. He felt good enough to eat lunch after that and then got terribly nauseous again. So, he wasn't able to help us with the meat until afternoon, and then he did quite a bit of grinding. We ground up all the scraps for the chickens and the dogs. The dogs got some bones and I cooked a HUGE pot of broth with the rest of them. I'll freeze those bones and hand them out to the dogs one at a time.
Liberty has been licking PJ's face through the fence and wanting to play with him. He keeps hanging around by her, so I guess he likes her.