Thistleblooms Rambles

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Great view! I guess you and Syringa need to come to common ground on what she should be doing.

Haha, yeah... mostly she is a steady ride, but secretly I enjoy her occasional little swerves into Miss Sassy Pants. Keeps our rides interesting.
So long as she doesn't make it an ambition, we're golden. 😇
 

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Good morning..:frow
I thought you might get a little bit of a chuckle out of this..😊
I sure did..:lol:
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My old pinto mare (long gone at 32 years old) used to prance and curvette when out occasionally. Gave me such a feeling of being an accomplished rider! lol Particularly when neighbors used to admire her. Having a bit of spark is a lot of fun.
 

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Well,not much of anything going on around here, so I thought I'd talk about it ;).
I haven't ridden Syringa for a week? Two weeks? I forget, the weather hasn't been horrible, but the footing is treacherous with the partial melting of the snow we had, then sub zero temps to turn it into polished granite.

In other news, some of my canned goods in the garage pantry have started to freeze. I don't know where my head is. We've had such a wimpy winter that I got lulled into nincompoopcy. I usually put a light bulb in the pantry to keep it from freezing, but didn't think of it with this recent temp dive. Some days I'm part emu and must relearn basics. :oops:

I started a new hobby this winter. I bought a leather wallet kit to make for my husbands upcoming birthday and enjoyed it so much that I want to start making stuff. Evenings are now spent watching leather making videos. I'm getting pretty good at little coin wallets now 😄, you know, the size that can hold 3 quarters. Which is about all I usually have. Haha.
My two youngest neighbor kids are coming over Friday to hang out and we're going to make them something to keep coins in. I'll even donate a couple of my quarters.

Lets see... finally finished up the apple box (with apples) that the neighbors gave us. I turned it all into applesauce. It seemed like a years worth, but dh has been burning through it for after dinner snacking.
I hope my own trees make a decent harvest this year, Last year was abysmal, and the moose knocked most of them off long before they were ripe.

Snowing real snow here at last. Not so much that we'll have to move any, just clear the cement side walk to the house and the sattelite dish. Maybe it will keep up and I can get some exercise. That chocolate cake I made for Valentines Day (was going to abbreviate that to VD, but that didn't look right lol) was enough for 8 generous portions and we (mostly me) have polished it off already. Yikes. Should maybe start shopping for bigger jeans.
 

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We got some sticking snow at last! Makes me happy to see that clean white cover out there. It also means it's not yet time for my business to start up and that also makes me glad. Poor, but glad. 😄

Here's Syringa enjoying a good snow roll. It's one of the first things she does when I get her out. Right after looking hopefully for some straggling weed sticking up that she may have overlooked last time.

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We got still more snow a few days ago. Makes me happy. Looks so clean and beautiful, and I even put some time in on the shovel before I completely atrophy away. I was wondering why my elbows were sore the next day and my husband reminded me. Goes to show how quickly I can lose muscle. Spring cleanups are going to murder me this year :(.

We have a mountain lion in the neighborhood. The neighbor across the road and diagonal to our property saw tracks behind his barn.
And yesterday a coyote jumped our other next door neighbors Springer Spaniel and put teeth into her fanny. Our neighbor was right there but not prepared at that moment to take care of the matter. We're keeping little Wren close and not letting her go into the woods.
The little coyote hors d'ouvre.

Right now I'm making that buttermilk chocolate cake that is so very delicious. We're sharing a meal with some friends and celebrating all of us March baby birthdays. This is just practice. I'm making it again for my actual birth DAY, and since I'll probably celebrate for a few weeks there are sure to be more. Oh yeah, we also have a 43rd anniversary in March so there's a reason for another. 😄
 

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We have a mountain lion in the neighborhood. The neighbor across the road and diagonal to our property saw tracks behind his barn.
And yesterday a coyote jumped our other next door neighbors Springer Spaniel and put teeth into her fanny. Our neighbor was right there but not prepared at that moment to take care of the matter. We're keeping little Wren close and not letting her go into the woods.
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Love the pictures of Syringa enjoying the fresh snow. 🥰😌
Here it lasts too long and my horses just wonder when all this crap will disappear! 😝🤪. We got more snow over the weekend and no fun from my animals. 🙂

We usually have it November to Marchish, but this has been a scanty year. If it's going to be cold anyway and way too early for a legitimate spring I'd much rather have snow than ugly bare ground.
 
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