April 24th 2013 7:39 pm
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Hell-o Pals- Just wanted to let our pals know that Gma's Daddy is very very ill. He isn't going to get well. Prayers are appreciated.
She is leaving us to go be with him,her Mom and sister. She will be Indiana. She is leaving before the sun rises on Friday and will be gone a month. Maybe longer. Depends on how things go there and here at our Ponderosa.
Precious and I promised to be very good for Gpa. He is busy calving. The grand kids will come to visit us. Gma thinks she can hire them to help Gpa with his housekeeping.
OMD! She has so many lists to make to leave him.So he knows where everything is. Important stuff,like my treat stash. All the foodies Gma lined up for him. (He even gets to eat stuff, Gma won't let him eat often when she is here) Maybe this means I'll get more treats? Gpa's more generous with the goodies and forgets how little I am.
Tomorrow, she spends the day packing,canceling her May appts. Checking and rechecking all the
to-do's. Has to teach Gpa how to use the new washer.
You know Gpa can't turn a puter on. Gma really won't have much free time. Maybe once a week, she can find her way to a puter to check in? Don't know.
BTW- we still have snow on the ground.
Friday it is suppose to be 70. Sure and Gma
won't be here to enjoy it! She'll believe it,
when someone tells her it really happened.
We will miss you all...
Luv Our Pals,
Mazy and Precious
April 21st 2013 1:18 pm
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SUN IS SHINING! Yippy! Had a few drizzles this morning but
NO SNOW so far! The forecast for today was Snow...It is in the 40's
but windy and chilly. Today is the warmest day since the snowstorm.
Friday,we saw our 1st. pair of doves.No songbirds here yet.
The geese are very few when flying over to Canada. Normally
come in the 1,000's. Haven't been many yet! Still cold there.
Maybe Spring is slowly creeping into the prairie.
Gpa is still having his share of calving troubles. Now have 4
on the moo-bottles.... Several moos were born when it was pretty
cold at 10 degrees. Gpa had to get them up,warmed up and something
in them. The newest baby,he thinks is a twin. When Gpa took him
a bottle he was very hungry. Gma worries about Gpa's long days.
All the walking in the sloppies,liftin' and carryin'.He looks real tired.
Gma isn't out there with him but she is draggin' too.
Probably the weather is draggin' her down.
It sure keeps her aches and pains in overdrive.
Suppose to be warmer this next week. Let's hope it
takes the snow away. Their friend came and took the extra bed.
We did it early in the mornin',so things were still frozen.
Room is all cleaned up for our bed. As soon as it dries up
enough to have the big truck deliver new one. Gma's sure hopin'
the bed will help her feel more rested. She's wonderin' how we
will every do everything,once nice weather is here to stay????
I've had a tubbie and blowdryer 3 days in a row! I was naughty,
couldn't resist and rolled in critter poop... After Gma said, I
was gettin' a tubbie...I LOOK at her and rolled in it again!
Gpa laughed! He said,"well, she might just as well get her
Saturday is was only 10 degrees in the mornin'. SSSoooooo,out
came the soup pot and we made German Kneophla Soup.(It is
and cream.) Help keep Gpa full,stick to your ribs comfort
food, while stayin' outside all day. This mornin' we made him
2 big pans of caramel rolls. We froze a bunch for other days.
Gma had to cook a new batch of venison steak for us furs. I
sampled, while she cut it up to bag and refreeze some,ready
to go. Precious and I only have about an ounce at night. Now
if they had given it to me....I would have eaten a whole
caramel roll! I did have 1 little bite...Sometimes,I think,
I need glasses to see my little bites?????
We have a little touch of spring color in the house. Last
fall just before Gma was going to bring some yard pots in
for the winter. We had hail, her 2 ferns and 9 geraniums
were all broke up and knocked full of holes. She drug them
in,pinched off all the bad stuff. Shook her head and said,
"I don't know if they will come back or not?" They did!!!!
6 of the 9 are covered with bright red blossoms. They
brighten the sunroom. Will all go back outside when possible.
The ferns have to go to the front yard this year. They were
so pretty on the patio.The barn kitties decided they make
cushy beds for nappin'. Several times they broke them down.
Gonna zoom around and pop into my groups. See what's happening?
Enjoyed a few pal diaries and pictures earlier today. Precious
still has cabin fever! She is goin' out a little everyday now.
She is still being very naughty! Climbin' and surfin'.....
A couple days ago she started slappin' me in the Snout! NO reason
at ALL! Gma got real upset with her last night, when she
started pickin' on me! She told her,better watch out....Mazy's
only gonna let you do that so many times AND she will
decide to defend herself! I've been trapped for months too!
How come she's the one gettin' on every hoomans nerves?????
Even Gpa's...He's tired and she wants you to sit and hold
her all the time. My hoomans have a lot to do,sometimes
they just need a little space! She's awful pushy,but she's
catch ya later,mazy
April 17th 2013 12:33 pm
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OMD, there are Blizzards,gizzards and lizards...
What you say? Well the Blizzard was this past Sunday.
April 14,2013 The only blizzard at my house this winter!
It left 18.8" of very wet heavy snow! The wind blew
for 30 hrs. beating on my little prairie house. Followed
by snow,snow and more snow! The snow was nothing compared
to the pounding wind! By Sunday afternoon, I couldn't
see out my windows. We couldn't see the barns and Gpa
couldn't go out anymore to check the Moos!
I was warm inside and we prayed the cattle would be okay.
I wasn't that upset,cuz...Gma and Gpa had to spend their
40th. anniversary with me! Instead of leaving me behind!
So much for the fancy supper out with the kids and grand
kids. Hooman-bro made it to his sister's house late on Friday.
They had grandson's confirmation and dinner on Saturday.
Gma and Gpa had 4 hrs. to spend with furmily. Son took
his quarter of beef and bugged back to twin cities. They
said, everyone else bugged for home too! Gpa needed to set
up shelters for the baby moos. Very short visit....
Gma always has a back up plan. So they tried not to worry
about the cattle troubles that would come. She made them
a crab-shrimp seafood pasta and salad for supper. Jaxcen
had sent a box of chocolate cake home with them for dessert.
Gma had delivered all their mini fruit breads and new stash
of cookies for their freezer. They shared a nice bottle of
wine and watched a movie with us furs.
They will remember this year because of all the snow they
shoveled. Gpa used a big tractor where he could. Monday
while we were cleaning up the mess, it made 45. Tons of snow
melted,but alot to still go! Gma shoveled for over 3 hrs.
I went in and out for a good 3 hrs. I got myself stuck
in the snow...Lost my sweater...by then I didn't need it!
Now we have water holes, slushies,muddies,big snow banks
and piles of snow everywhere.
Two baby moos born during the storm. They are okay! 1 is on
the bottle just because his Mom doesn't want him. Gpa says,
the cow is going be Burger King burger! She has had 2 nice moos
but doesn't want to grow them up. Lost a new baby moo today.
So far, the herd isn't sick after the storm. The corrals are
a big sloppy mucky mess. We don't know how Gpa can tromp in
that mess everyday????
Gma was cooking gizzards after the storm! Oh wait, it wasn't
gizzards....that's off chickens,right? It was heart from the
beefer we butcher! They were both so sore from all the shoveling
they wanted to put off the supply run for the barn kitties.
Gma cooked them 1/2 a beef heart and chopped it up! Made 2 quarts
of meat.... She wouldn't let me taste it! I danced, yodeled
and nothin' honey!
As to the Lizards...those little green guys,I have in the summer.
Same time I have froggies all over the place. Will I ever
see one again???? Will I get to chase one again???? Will they
disappear from the Ponderosa????Will the snow ever go away????
Squirrels went back into their nests,up in old cottonwood trees.
They aren't coming out ... Gpa said," he did saw a little
striped gopher run across the road yesterday." I bet, he was
shocked to see all the snow piles??????????? He must have
been a dumb gopher??? Where is he???Let me at him! After
8 months,I'm having D.T.'s from not chasing gophers.....
I'll catch him!!!!! Gma, when can you take me gopher hunting?
She says, "not now, she has a couple appointments and I can't
go again! The wait is too long for me...."
I think, that is an Excuse! Well I guess, I'll go lay in the
sunroom. Catch a few rays before the sun disappears again!
RESCUE ME....SEND HEAT AND WARM WEATHER TO THE PRAIRIE! mazy