Day 2 of Stockwhip training

I've been working on introducing my stockwhip to Moon this last week. I started out making sure that she was completely comfortable with the lead rope being swung around her and tossed all over her body. I made sure to also swing it so that it would wrap around her legs since that can happen … Continue reading Day 2 of Stockwhip training

Mount Rushmore

I finally made it to Mount Rushmore after being within 20 miles of it more than a dozen times. I've got to say that as amazing as giant sculptures of four of our presidents on the side of a mountain is, I was more in love with the trees! There is not a single tree … Continue reading Mount Rushmore

You wouldn’t want to be inside my head

You wouldn't want to be inside my head. It's a depressing place to be, full of tormentors and all manor of unpleasantness.  The smile on my face for all the world to see, even when fake, is sometimes then only little thread holding together all the broken little pieces of this soul's heart and mind.  … Continue reading You wouldn’t want to be inside my head

My first Short Story Competition

This is a short story I wrote for a competition way back in junior high. I got second place, but when I read it now, I can't help but wonder why the judges liked it so much.

Surgery went well

Sophy's surgery went well yesterday, and she was moved out of PICU today. She still doesn't want to eat yet, but her doctors are very happy with how she is doing overall. Continued prayers for a speedy recovery are welcome. And please pray for Sophy's parents as well as her 1 year old brother and … Continue reading Surgery went well

A Foster Kid’s Prayer

“God, please give me a mommy and a daddy who will love me and adopt me. I don’t mean to be bad, but nobody wants me. Can you please make me good enough so that some nice mommy and daddy will want me? Thankyou God. Amen.”  I lay in my bunk bed and prayed with … Continue reading A Foster Kid’s Prayer

Minny on laundry day

That little mini foal is impossibly cute. I've been taking her and her mom, Sugar, out to graze every day, and Minny runs circles around us the whole way there and back. Since we have to re-fence the horse pasture, and Minny is still only supposed to have controlled exercise, Sugar gets tied to four … Continue reading Minny on laundry day