Wednesday, October 26, 2016


This gorgeous beast was traveling from Florida to Oklahoma for a roping competition and his owner has a friend in our area, so he stopped here for an overnight stay along the way.  I mean, who else would you call to house a big 'ole horse overnight? LOL!
We closed him in the backyard area so there was no "issues" with the little donkeys who are even SMALLER next to this guy!  Even Prim was a bit freaked out.  The first time the horse made a whiny sound, she bolted in a dead run.  You never would have guessed she was born in a barn FULL of these gorgeous animals!
 Can you appreciate just how tall/big he is???  I'm sticking to mini's, thank you! LOL!
He stayed in his stall overnight and this morning when I saw the mess, I thought, "Good grief!  My mom cleans this up daily times about 9!!"  
And, this afternoon, Big Bear stepped up and mucked his first stall! :)
Good luck in your roping competition, Six.  Hope you enjoyed your stay!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cluckin' Monday

It was a Monday.  We survived!  Here's to a good week! :)
Read a book & Hug a Chicken! LOL!

The Young Elites by Marie Lu

This book has great reviews and high ratings.  It's the first book in a trilogy and I loved this authors other trilogy, so I'm going to see it through.  I didn't dislike the book, but I didn't love it either.  Something is lacking.  I didn't find any attachment to characters and am not sure I like the main character.  The pace, of course, picks up toward the end and does leave you wanting to know what happens next.  So, I'm really hoping that this is one of those series that the first book sets up the series and it finishes strong.

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Fun Day!

Big Bear and I have been meeting each other coming and going lately.  So, when Big Bear won two free tickets and a parking pass to the State Fair yesterday, we decided a fun day together was in order! :)  And those that know him will not be surprised that he won the tickets with a trivia game on a local radio show. 
We, of course, started with a corn dog & lemonade to be followed up with walking every single farm barn!!
We even lucked into the miniature donkey show!!
We did get to talk to someone who shows their donkeys and FINALLY found a place to buy a miniature donkey halter!!
And, I think I found my retirement goal:
We didn't spend a lot of time in the swine barn...and let's just say I am over EVER wanting a pig!  Ewww...
After watching cows get baths and blown dry (so funny), horses getting ready to show, pigs in the ring, goats being milked, and chickens, it was time for a turkey leg!! 
(Oh, and I came real close to buying two chickens at the fair!  There was a for sale sign on two blue americaunas that I have been searching high and low for...but I had no crate AND they were a year and half old.  LESSON: Go no where without a crate!! LOL!)
And yes, I walked out with fried oreos!
When we got home, it was obviously time for a nap!  Me and this little cutie took a 2 hour nap together. :)
And, all I wanted to finish this great day (Big Bear even did all the feeding around here!!!), was a Razorback win.  I can't stand Auburn!!  But, it's the 3rd quarter and it doesn't look promising. :(

Thursday, October 20, 2016

How about some goat love?

It has only taken 5 months to get this!!!  Snap and Crackle were tough to crack.  Well, Crackle still won't let me love him.  But, Snap is now a fan of some momma love! :)
I tried to get a picture with both but Pop is not that thrilled with sharing all his attention.  He's used to being the only goat to get ALL the scratches.  Tonight he walked over and just shoved poor Snap out of the way. Ha!
This is me telling him all about the Arkansas Goat Festival...we could WIN!  
Now, I do have a crate big enough to transport's possible. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


I am low on "fuel" these days.  Can't seem to shake it.  I think it's a combination of weather change and too much on my plate.  I can't keep up lately.  One day at a time...and my picture taking is suffering as a result!
But here are few to make you smile. :)
I title this one: "We solemnly swear we are up to no good." -Jethro & Elly May
 "I laugh in the face of the title 'barn cat'.  I am quite comfy with this new lifestyle."
Guard dogs...beware!

Sunday, October 16, 2016


We are taking it one day at a time around here with our baby girl, Katniss.  At this point, I doubt she will ever fully recover and get to be a "barn cat", which is sad because she LOVES to be outside and UP. :(
We go back to the vet on Wednesday and see our regular vet who will be back from vacation.  Right now, she is still inside for her safety.  Today was her first day back outside supervised and she chased leaves and played with her sister.  Still serious issues with her balance and hind end. :(  I have stopped crying though, it is what it is and we will do the best we can by her.