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Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Bowl Munchies Menu

Here’s what we’ll be having for our small gathering of family and a few close friends. Go Steelers!

  • Wavy Lays Potato Chips
  • Parmesan Black Pepper Dip
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Pico de Gallo
  • BBQ Crock Pot Little Smokies
  • Nacho Cheese Dip
  • Veggie tray

I’ll be amending/updating this post with pictures and recipes between now and Sunday.

What’s on YOUR menu?

P.S. - I am not ignoring the questions about Buena’s eye(s). There is a post coming soon, I promise.

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SkyWatch Friday #29

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge: Color

Sunday Stills Challenge: Color

This was one of the easier challenges for me as I knew I wouldn’t be able to shoot much color this week. However, that doesn’t stop me from digging through my archives and pulling old pictures out that people haven’t seen yet. All of these shots were taken on May 18, 2008. And these are only a select few. There are lots more. I would have to say that this was one of those days where things just clicked, literally and figuratively. Sorry it too me all day to dig them up, but I think you will find that this little bit of spring in the middle of winter is well worth it. :)

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lemonade! Get Yer Chilly Lemonade Here!

Thanks to go to gtyyup for sharing this award with me.


  1. You must add the logo to your blog or post.
  2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show Great Attitude and/or Gratitude. (And because these awards can get a bit much, I am amending the count from 10 down to 5.)
  3. Link to your nominees within your post.
  4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
  5. Share the love and link this post to the person from who you received your award.

Here you go:

Bottoms up everyone!

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What Do YOU See?

This is a set up. I want to get everyone’s opinions about what you see in these photos of Buena. I recently had my vet Dr. Bob from Mt. Rainier Equine Services out and he enlightened me on some things that I had been thinking about, but didn’t have confirmation of. I will explain his findings in a follow up post once I have seen what all of my readers ideas might be.

Here are the pictures for you to peruse and examine. Click on each picture to view larger versions. Oh, and for the handful of people that might know of what I am talking about, no spoilers please!

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Wordless Wednesday

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Western Washington Area Flooding Follow Up

Flood relief available for Dozens of horses displaced by flood. If you are in need of help or if you would like to donate, please visit Flake Sale.

This sums up most of my opinion as well:

Weather response must be grounded in science
by Clifford F. Mass, Special to The Times
The volatility of Pacific Northwest weather in recent years demands the scientific community set the record straight about its changes and causes, argues University of Washington meteorology Cliff Mass. Too often, public officials, the media and others are quick to blame global climate change, though its effects require more research. Better the region redouble its efforts for weather observation and response to extreme weather events.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Great Gear: Wade Saddles

Stumbled on this video over on VaqueroGirl’s blog.

This topic has so many nuances to it that I will probably come back to it later (many times). The main point I have to make is on the saddle subject is that if you are buying a saddle off the rack in a tack shop and are paying low prices, you will get what you pay for. A $300 saddle isn’t going to cut it for you or your horse if you spend any significant time in the saddle. Now, that’s not saying that you can’t find a deal somewhere. What I am talking about are those pieces of crap out there that are factory made by someone who probably doesn’t even know what a horse looks like, much less how it needs to fit. I kinda refer to them as white trash rigs. You know the ones...canvas with matching breast collars, headstalls, halters and of course splint and bell boots.

If you are at all serious about riding your horse and treating him/her with respect, save your money and invest in something that will fit and last. You probably can’t go wrong spending more money purchasing your saddle than what you paid for your horse, especially these days!

So, what’s your ride? English? Western? Endurance? Aussie?

Here’s my current saddle, when it was brand new:

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