Monday, February 27, 2012


I found this today on Pinterest and it made me cry. How true it is that an animal is a life long commitment.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Today was my DH's birthday so we took a trip to Amish Country and had dinner at the Crossroads restaurant in Elmira, Ontario. They have a fabulous buffet there with so many choices. Two salad tables, three hot food tables with chicken, roast beef, turkey with stuffing and cranberries, meatloaf, ham, and pasta. They had fresh biscuits and rolls and many vegetable choices. They had turnip, sweet potato, corn, carrots, potatoes, mixed vegetables and more. There were two desert tables also with lots of home made pies and puddings, and squares. I think DH had some of everything. He was pretty full when we left, but he did enjoy it. The best part was...........when it is your birthday, your meal is FREE!!! All you have to do is show your ID with your DOB.
I ordered a special cake for the occasion and picked it up this morning. We sampled it for lunch. It was so delicious. I ordered it from Unger's Market, in Hyde Park. They do a wonderful job of making cakes. I have one made for him each year. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


We have a new member of our family. Her name is "Kit". She is a 3 year old Irish Jack Russell terrier.  "Kit" actually did come all the way from Ireland last year. She loves going for walks back to the bush with her two Australian Shepherd brothers "Sydney" and "Louis". She has even been helping me in the stables. She has met "Sylvester" our barn cat, and she even likes him too. Yesterday she was tired out from all of the exercise and she just flopped on her bed and slept all afternoon until it was time to go out to the stables and bring the horses in for their dinner. She is adjusting well to her new life here, and she seems very happy. She has lots of room to run and play. We just love her. She fits in very well, and  she is such a sweetheart. I am posting some pictures of her so you can see how adorable she is.
This is "Kit". She is such a sweet little girl
This is "Kit" looking for her brother "Sydney" while they were playing in the snow
Posing for a picture before taking a nap
Here is "Kit" taking a nap after a long walk to the bush

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I just wanted to post this picture. I pinned it on my Pinterest. It is one of the sweetest pictures I have ever seen. I have loved horses all of my life and this picture just touched my heart.

Monday, February 6, 2012


I just returned home yesterday from a trip to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I was there for five days attending an Equine judging seminar and re-certifying my judging credentials, which I have to do every three years. It was great seeing some of the other judges I have worked with in the past and going out to dinner with them. I went to the Cattleman's steakhouse twice and Shorty Small's steakhouse once. They are two of my favorite places to eat when I go to Oklahoma. This week I have to do some intense walking to reduce my waistline. Seems I do a lot of eating when I am down there :) We had great weather. It made it up to 70 degrees on Wednesday, but unfortunately I was inside all day. I drove to Detroit airport and flew out of there as it is much cheaper than flying out of Canada. I was planning on stopping in at Holly Hills Primitives yesterday for the girls Super Bowl party, but I was just too tired to re-route. My intentions were good though. I would have loved to have seen Dawn. I had to get up at 3 am. and get to the airport, as my flight home left at 5:30 am.
If any of you haven't signed up for Pinterest yet, you should. It is a lot of fun. You can check mine out. I have a link on my sidebar. A lot of Bloggers are on there.
Hoping you all have a great week.