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Woman versus Nature Part 2

Not sure if you have ever painted an entire house, it is a monster of a task. First it started as a repair job, thinking we were subverting damage of flying boring bees. Then discovering little skinny long black wasps that bure circles into the same woods that were home to the boring bees. So we are up to pesticides now, found something called Wisdom. It is safe for animals we are told and we do have peacocks and baby peacocks so we want to keep everyone safe. It is really a community to watch the moma peacock take her babies on a stroll through a few acres including the front yard and the side yard. The male peacocks come close to the female as if to converse, then they tarry on after checking in...

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Chincoteague Respite

Chincoteague – a Respite
Six glorious days of respite on a wanna be boutique island off the Atlantic Ocean. Chingoteaque is most famous as the home of Misty. She is the pony which a series of childrens books by Maurgarite Henry, were written in 1947, followed by a movie in 1961. Most all of us now middle age read the series in grade school.We brought our daughter here years back to ride one of Misty’s current generation ponies. We just happened to time our visit for the week the pony colts and fillies were being auctioned for adoption. The herd is not domesticated and the mares return to the reserve where they are assured health care and protection. The pony penning is annually exercised by the local Fire Department and is a major fundraiser for supporting the ponies...

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Country Living

If you have been following this blog for a while, you know we had to move during the lockdown, COVID 19 quarantine.See Window Sill Chicken Salad blog in recipes. So here we are situated in a rural community in South Carolina. Did you hear the one about the difference between hell and South Carolina. It’s the screen door. LOL. So we have a nice place close to a busy stream and a park with a gazebo on one side and a forest in the back. Really sureal after being in the heart of  downtown, then in a community in close quarters to the neighbors.

So there’s this little bluebird family and the daddy bluebird comes to the birdfeeder which is situated just outside the dining room window. He just gets all torn up seeing his reflection in the glass window...

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Service Dog Tags Allergy Bracelets

It has happened two times in the last few weeks. Recent trips are showing dogs are on the move, really taking some miles in. There are service dogs in hotels, airports, and yes in restaurants. My Yorkie is a registered service dog, she literally goes to work with me. She is a low dander breed sometimes referred to as non-shedding. That’s not what the vacumn cleaner reports when we get Reba (that’s my hubby’s cleaning frenzy mode); We love Reba and she comes out most every Saturday if we are in town. So the non-shedding, non-allergy subject has ranges of opinions and not a lot of substance.

So you want to know what has happened twice, right? Okay we purposely go on sunday afternoons to a restaurant that has a covered porch, is pet friendly and on the lake nearby...

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Blog Overview July 2020

Spiritual Travels Overview of the Site
There may be only one story on this blog that is fiction, artistic license claimed. The stories of the Pony Lady are life experiences with my grandmother now departed. She was a legend. Her stories are gutsy in an era when women did not drive bull doziers and dually 3/4 ton trucks.

Check into the Pony Lady she is a legend with Jimmy Drew Expeditions and my sister and I grew up hauling ponies to fairs and setting up her rides. Her ponies were family, as a matter of fact my pony Judy Lynn used to come into the living room and watch cartoons with me and sometimes Gilligan’s Island, when we were not jumping ditches or pretending to be circus performers.
There are some encouraging spiritual posts, including many books and experiences that have helped me g...

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Morehead City Seagulls/Yorkie Bait

Since I was a little girl Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina has been a place we spent summers and many visits. We have family that has since moved  there now for over thirty years.




As long as can be remembered there is a place where you drive your car up and park next to the other waiting cars and place your food order. My favorite is the combo oyster/shrimp burger. It is prepared perfectly and cannot be duplicated. Secret is in the coleslaw and ketchup.

On recent trips I include my husband and Princess my lapdog Yorkie.

On this occasion I was on the passenger side and that is a good thing for what was about to happen. The seagulls had always been a part of the waiting in the parking lot...

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Catitude Done Right post 2 of 2

so Hemingway in Brentwood the yard was small and the dogs were large, she got pierced by the very large sabers of the neighbors dogs….but recovered well and stayed close to her home, mostly birdwatching, napping dominating a bedroom of the “off to college” room, loving the sun warming her on the middle of the bed. CATITUDE entrenching.

At the lake she profiled nicely on the back deck overlooking the water, watching fishing boats and neighbors she would visit regularly on their deck and in the garden. From across the street was another large tooth piercing, this time on her curled ears into her head, nurturing and reviving she layed low, retreating to the deck and  now her choice of beds depending on the eastern or western sun and the time of day.

Friends were easy for Hemingway – her lait...

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Catitude Done Right post 1 of 2

When a pet ages out and passes it is hard on the entire family and often other friends that know your pet. We had an unusual thinking Hemingway and the only way I found is to write the memory moments and keep it to recall her life with our family.

Once our family had the amazing Hemingway. She was a fancy cat, not because she cost alot (free) but because she know she was a C.A.T.  Her lineage was special of course, a leopard lynx, six toed C.A.T.  When clomping down the stairs you would think you had a loud heard of rompers, it was the C.A.T.

Those many toes she put to work on countless occasions to hunt unsuspecting birds, squirrels, snakes, lizards adn even her last one – a peacock, for she was the C.A.T.

The trophies would be half eaten proudly placed on the stoop in the doorway entra...

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How to Clear a Barbwire Fence

Festus was a miniature donkey. He had a companion, Elizabeth and over the course of a few years they had two stairstep baby girl miniature donkeys. The reason for having donkeys is for protection of the calves.



When a moma cow would have her baby it would attract many prey of which would be cougars, vultures that would take the eyes of the calves. It’s definitely wild kingdom. Then there are coyotes and they are the worst. So Festus was super fiesty. He got into a ruckus with a pack and got all mared up. He healed over but the scars remained on his neck which is where the coyotes grasp on to disable their victim. In this case Festus had come to the rescue of a baby calf born in the early morning...

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Lou Smith was a Neighbor

Margie was a workout buddy that would come over after class in high school. We would run down the back of the rural subdivision road. We had a trail we would run for our conditioning workouts.




The girl ‘s basketball coach would keep a calendar of workouts even in the off season and check up on each of his players to make sure they were staying in shape. We would later go on to win state 4A championship the next year. After running the trail day after day, we had an idea where there was a certain black snake that lived in a hallowed out tree. Many times we would make extra wide passes as the black snake would have his head sticking out of the tree.

Then came one day that black snake was in the road and not moving...