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Meet Buddy

My readers know by now that I have a soft spot for animals. I’ve raised just about every animal that is local to our area, wild and not. DO NOT send your animals my way though! I don’t allow just any animal to stay anymore, but rather I pick and chose- sorry little critters……… blame the current resident of OUR Whitehouse (s’cuse please, think I’m gonna be sick) and the economy. Animal food has doubled, and tripled, in price, along with EVERYTHING else, in the last few years, but thats for another time. So if I feed all the animals that came my way, the electric would be shut off! I have never allowed male dogs to stay here. Female dogs are just smarter as in all species! ahahaha, and I have female dogs and don’t want puppies. But then……………….. along came Buddy.

Buddy showed up atop Paradise Mountain last month. Ragtag and starving, I fed this mutt of a dog, wormed him good, brushed the long hair off his panting body as the temperature climbed outside and gave him a temporary home- or so I thought! This dog decided he liked me and his new TEMP home, so he set out to win my heart. I go outside and he runs to put his nose in the palm of my hand. He took to Riddick and decided to claim him and everyone else up here as well. He seldom barks, unless Bell decides she wants to go on a coon hunt, then its Buddy on the hunt! He trees coons, chases off anything that comes up here that doesn’t belong, plays with Riddick, and has captured the hearts of all. So for the first time in many, many years, we have a male dog.

Meet Buddy

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2012 Spring Trail Ride Lee County Ky

The Lee County Ky Spring 2012 Horse Back Trail Ride was the weekend of May 11-13 this year. Being the weekend of Mothers Day, there was not as many riders as usual, of course the pending rain might have had something to do with the decreased number of horses and riders. But we went, no matter the date or weather! It is my favorite county trail ride that we go to in East Ky

We set up camp on Friday evening and then set out to explore the campground and to see what other horses and riders had ventured to Lee County to ride the Walkers Creek and Hells Creek ride. Riddick met up with his bud Grant on the road and they followed us to the Lee County Saddle Club to begin their weekend ride.

I didn’t get as many pictures or videos as usual. I’ve been taking it easy with my Nikon Coolpix camera. This one has been at the bottom of Paintsville Lake, in Paint Creek, dropped on various roads, left at the barn overnight to draw moisture, and other places not good for a camera, but it keeps on going! mmm hmm, love my lil Nikon camera!

Here is what I did get…..

Spring Trail Ride 2012 Lee Co Ky

 

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Fourth and Fifth Week After Knee Replacement

I blogged about Larry having total knee replacement surgery, but there is just a bit more to it!

When I first typed up the post about Larry having surgery on Jan 18 it was just 3 weeks after surgery, and Larry looked as kewl as a cucumber walking with the aide of therapist and walker. Check him out after his 4th and 5th week post-surgery!

Now don’t get freaked out if you need Total Knee Replacement surgery, unless of course you are a stubborn soul such as our beloved Larry. In his case, he needed the surgery done 10 years ago! But came up with excuses year after year until he finally damaged discs in his back BECAUSE of his bad knee(s)

Larry was told by his drs that he would be able to use his tractor and ride horses after three months, and they were right! Larry went on his first pain free (left) knee horse back ride in years. Now if he’d only stubborn down and get his other knee replaced. Ahh well, that will be for another year I guess, or decade perhaps?

Knee Replacement Surgery – Vid #2

This video is in no way to make fun of Larry or his pain, but rather a warning to YOU, IF you too need Knee Replacement…… Don’t Put It Off! The healing time is much longer and you risk the health of your back. OK, maybe it was a little bit of an………… “I told you so”!

 

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Knee Replacement & My Websites

Been awhile huh? And for good reason!
 Larry had total knee replacement surgery on Jan 18 and its been a slow process to get where he is today, and thats still a long way from where he wants to get!
 A really good Physical Therapist from Home Health comes to the house 3 times a week and really gives Larry a workout, so much that the therapist tells him to exercise his knee very little the next day. Then Jeremy (the physical therapist) comes again the next day and Larry has a thorough workout!
 So the feeding of all the horses, cows, dogs, and all the other things Larry done, now falls to me- yipee! Then its back to the house and either putting the workout machine under Larrys leg (twice a day, 2 hours each time) or taking it back out from under his leg- and that thing is heavy!!! or getting ice packs under his knee, or putting them back up. Its pretty much like caring for an invalid, except Larry is using a walker and goes to the living room to his recliner after his morning workout.
 So yep, its been awhile since I posted in either of my blogs. I have been working on a page with sub-pages, but they will remain private for the time being.
 I’m getting back on the computer more, so I’ll keep you posted on Larrys healing, which will take a little longer than usual since his knee was in such bad shape.

 Oh, and for those that have ordered any Electric Oil Warmers or Fragrance Oils from my webstore….. I’ve been getting your orders out but I do apologize for the ones that have been sent out a couple days later than usual.

BTW—- I will be closing my ebay store within a few days, so go on over to my wholesale store and get the exact same items as is in my ebay store, except get them at much lower prices! My Fragrance Oils remain LOWER THAN WHOLESALE! and all Electric Oil Warmers, Candle Warmers, Tart Burners, and NASCAR Candle and NASCAR Tart Warmers are at much lower prices than what you find in my ebay store :)—– ALL NASCAR ITEMS REMAIN BELOW WHOLESALE!

 

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Get Ready for 2011 Spring Horse Back Trail Rides

Anticipating the 2011 Spring Horse Back Trail Rides in the various counties we’ll be riding in – such as KNOTT COUNTY SPRING 2011 HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE, LEE CO SPRING RIDES, PATOKER, PARADISE MOUNTAIN TRAIL RIDES, somewhere in West Virginia- horseback trail rides,  😀 and others, I hated to hear that Owsley County Saddle Club will most likely NOT be having any trail rides this year.
I had a great time at the Fall 2010 Owsley Co Ky Fall Trail Ride, and got to see alot of old friends and met some fantastic new friends. But, thanks to another instance of the brilliance of our,uh-hmm, Law Enforcement agencies, there is a HUGE lawsuit against the Owsley County keystone cops and the Owsley County Saddle Club!
Will and I were checking out someone else’s 2010 Spring Trail Ride video on youtube at the beginning of this video as Larry watched us watching them! lol

Here’s to the good times Owsley County!

 

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Riddick and his own Horse

Riddick has been horse back riding since he was 2 years old, but now he is riding all by himself on his own little horse. This is last fall [Nov 2010] and Riddick is taking his first ride in the hall of the 10 stall barn we built with the Dyna Tech Ultra Bandsaw

continue on for video… 😀

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Caves, Tunnels, and BEARS??

Riddick and I love to explore the many caves on Paradise Mountain, Oil Springs Ky. We call them our ‘Indian Caves’ . This adventure leads us to a tunnel that runs underneath caves and boulders. Riddick hopes we find a bear cub in the tunnel, I hope we don’t find the cubs mama!


 

 

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