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by Tarlo Farm
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Fun at the Fair

I had to enter something in at least five of eight departments. I did seven; sewing (sundress), culinary (jam), fine arts (one of those wine-and-canvas things), folk art (a welcome sign I made years ago), horticulture (roma tomatoes), photography (a photo of a sunset), and floriculture (a giant Dahl...
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun at the Fair
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Fun at the Fair

Love it and all the posts! Just picked up my exhibits this morning as our fair wrapped up last night. I got fourth place as Homemaker of the Year! hahahahahaha!! Next year I want the damn sash!!
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Geraniums
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Geraniums

Yeah, ten years ago they started chewing on them here. Mums too. :evil: Mine are behind a tiny, thin electric hot wire around my yard plugged in at night.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Geraniums
Replies: 11
Views: 323

Re: Geraniums

Until they don't... :evil: I've kept geraniums for years and in fact have made at least two dozen cuttings off one especially prolific plant with extraordinary genetics. As someone said, FULL sun is essential, and it's ok to let the soil dry out periodically. What caught my attention is these are ne...
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A big whine
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: A big whine

Glad you're feeling better. I too hate fireworks. Bleh
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 903

Re: Quality of Life ?

It's SOOOOOO hard. But we owe them some dignity in death as in life. Hugs!!
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 903

Re: Quality of Life ?

Yes ^^^

If you're here wondering, I believe it's time.
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Conflicted by the Duggars for years
Replies: 27
Views: 957

Re: Conflicted by the Duggars for years

No confliction for me - I find them icky.
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Walter Zettl
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: Walter Zettl

I was blessed to attend one of his clinics and watched as a young lady on an appaloosa/draft cross learned to dance. Many of us auditing cried when it happened. He was so patient and without effort...teaching what he loved most. I was there too! That was so amazing and she and her horse were wonder...
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Walter Zettl
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: Walter Zettl

Oh no! I've been worried about this and thinking of him a lot lately. I'm so sad. I rode with him several times and attended clinics even more. Ride on WAZ, ride on!!!
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.
Replies: 37
Views: 1048

Re: A pasture foaling at 4 a.m. - I'm in love!!! More pics added.

OMG! I so miss the babies! And your mare is gorgeous!!
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Delta Airlines S...s
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: Delta Airlines S...s

I agree with the responses that say make this public; social media, local news, whathaveyou. This is TOTALLY unacceptable! BTW, where was your mom found?
by Tarlo Farm
Thu May 31, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jimmy Williams
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Jimmy Williams

From the time I was about 12, it would take both hands and almost all my fingers to count the number of predators I ran across in various aspects of the horse world. :evil:
by Tarlo Farm
Wed May 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Phone Insurance

:shock: :shock: :shock: NO!! Yes, not true without photos.
by Tarlo Farm
Mon May 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding in southern Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Riding in southern Spain

In 1989 I rode in southern Spain for two weeks. The horses (Andalusians) and farm was a glorified dude-ranch, but after the staff realized I could really ride, they let me help with the stallions a couple times and that was REALLY fun. I went in late November and except for torrential rains one five...
by Tarlo Farm
Sun May 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Phone Insurance

Hi Clanter! (waving) Thanks for the tips and suggestions everyone. I did get insurance on this one; second $300 phone in two months. First one lasted four years before I tried to wash it. The other day I was enticing my men-of-mayham mutt into a pond and slipped and fell - with the new phone in my b...
by Tarlo Farm
Sat May 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Credit Score
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Credit Score

Yes. Discover give their cardholders a report every month. It varies a few points according to the most stupid reasons.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat May 19, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Phone Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Phone Insurance

Do you have it? Has it been worth it?
by Tarlo Farm
Sat May 19, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trump and Horses???
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Trump and Horses???

Maybe...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri May 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Trump and Horses???
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Trump and Horses???

From Bill Gates: "He knew my daughter Jennifer, because Trump has this horse show thing down in Florida, in fact he went up and talked to Jen and was being super nice," says Gates. "And then, like 20 minutes later, he flew in in a helicopter to the same place. So clearly he'd been dri...
by Tarlo Farm
Thu May 17, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I sold the farm!
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: I sold the farm!

The funny thing is, we received our buyer's offer on Friday. On Saturday, we received another offer from someone who looked a while ago. And today I got a call from another buyer I've been talking with, and she's ready to make an offer. Real estate is so crazy! When it rains, it pours! Congratulati...
by Tarlo Farm
Wed May 09, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 5348

Re: Need some help or advice

Well done Linden! We're here for you.
by Tarlo Farm
Tue May 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Somebody was sassy yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Somebody was sassy yesterday

That's what the padding was for. 8-) Oh.My.Gawd!! I love how stoic the rider still looks in the first close-up. And the gelding/mare/stallion meme is hysterical!
by Tarlo Farm
Wed May 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: News from down under.
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: News from down under.

Great news, ride on!
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NJ Has New Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: NJ Has New Ticks

Just like Emerald Ash Borer. Came into Detroit probably on a pallet. From China. Now every ash tree, planted in the '60s to replace every Dutch elm disease stricken elm, will die. Eight in one pasture alone. A HUGE 40 footer too big to lock hands around in my woodlot. The end of ash ax handles and ...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: We rode to the outdoor tonight
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: We rode to the outdoor tonight

You and your horse will learn to love a bit of trail riding!
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NJ Has New Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: NJ Has New Ticks

Ick. They ARE creepy. When I was a kid we NEVER had them in Michigan!
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Kayaking, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Kayaking, anyone?

I have three kayaks, all sit-in, none more than $500, most used going downstream, though all are fine on lakes without big winds. Seatback comfort is critical and the most expensive of the three has the most comfortable seatback. It also has the straps and bands that have lasted the longest. My frie...
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: NJ Has New Ticks
Replies: 8
Views: 479

NJ Has New Ticks

https://www.morningticker.com/2018/04/s ... crambling/

Ick. Never seen them on horses as badly I saw them in Spain. I've always wondered if you could wrap flea and tick collars around the legs, just above the knee.
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another Obsession
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Another Obsession

Here in the northern section of the LP of Michigan, we still have snow on the ground. :evil:
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Rain, rain go away
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Rain, rain go away

Same here, but now looking at a regular snowy winter day, with four inches of heavy, wet snow on the ground. And a broken belt on the snowblower. Going to try to peel some of it away with the tractor back blade, but figure on driving the 4WD truck for a few days. Oh, and down to a half dozen bales o...
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks
Replies: 18
Views: 838

Re: Job searching in your 60s - old dog needs new tricks

Check with your local "OregonWorks!" website
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "The Rider"
Replies: 3
Views: 293

"The Rider"

Here's another one. Listening to Terry Gross and "Fresh Air" interview him and the writer/director. Sounds like there's a horrible scene with barbed wire.... :cry:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_rider/
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "Lean On Pete"
Replies: 3
Views: 404

"Lean On Pete"

by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How would you handle this situation?
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: How would you handle this situation?

Did the vet gain anything from your purchase of the mare? Without a solid history of the mare and the breeding, without you insisting on a more thorough exam before you acquired the mare, I'd chalk it up to a simple mistake. How did you "acquire" a supposedly-bred mare with no guarantee? (...
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I must be the world's worst packer...
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: I must be the world's worst packer...

Of course it's harder to go away. But that's one reason why it's good to go. And I, like Heddy, am a minimalist packer. I can fit everything I need for a week into an 18X14X8" pack (Spirit Airlines maximum free bag). I certainly don't look the best among my group, but I rarely have to borrow an...
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help Please: Cell phone protection
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Help Please: Cell phone protection

Saddlebum wrote:Well, my cell phone is plugged into my e-mail account. Because, when i'm on my cell phone, I get alerts of new e-mail messages. Not even sure how it got set up that way.

I feel so ignorant.


Go into your "Settings" and find where that option is, and turn it off.
by Tarlo Farm
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Help Please: Cell phone protection
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Help Please: Cell phone protection

I never use my phone for that kind of business. I only use my laptop. What's done is done, hopefully you'll be fine. My bank has some significant firewalls and privacy issues, passwords, etc. Of course if something like the Equfax situation occurs and your information gets hacked, you only have cont...
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Life is stressful...thank you
Replies: 20
Views: 1300

Re: Life is stressful...thank you

I agree. It's not as lively as the old UDBB, but I sense a backlash against FB and a revival of more folks coming here.
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: There is No Excuse to allow this to happen
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: There is No Excuse to allow this to happen

Mental illness beyond the pale, and neighbors and government officials who didn't want to meddle too much. Horrible, just horrible. If you haven't viewed the photos folks, steel yourself. Or just trust that a mentally ill woman was allowed - since the mid 1990's - to hoard animals. Folks didn't push...
by Tarlo Farm
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Interest over Time
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Dressage Interest over Time

Rosie, my two quick thoughts about an apparent decline are, on the professional side, the cost and the lack of prize money from competitions (I'm gobsmacked at the dollars available to the assorted jumping world); and on the lower level side, the difficulty in mastering the sport. Me? I like a chall...
by Tarlo Farm
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Stormy Daniels - Mot what you think.
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: Stormy Daniels - Mot what you think.

You go girl! (in more ways than one...)
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Footing bonanza or waste of time?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Footing bonanza or waste of time?

Why did a guy have a yard full of rubber? Or are you from the UK so the word "yard" means "stable yard"? What kind of rubber is it; old tennis shoes, or tires, or...?
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The little things that make you happy
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: The little things that make you happy

Love, love, love! And bwahahahahahahaha!!!!! Another one under the spell...
by Tarlo Farm
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The little things that make you happy
Replies: 11
Views: 729

Re: The little things that make you happy

Love that personal service!
by Tarlo Farm
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What to do... horse at home, or horse at boarding stable?
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: What to do... horse at home, or horse at boarding stable?

I agree with everything WheresMyWhite said. Plus the option Mountaineer suggested of bringing her home for weekends if that was feasible.
by Tarlo Farm
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: "Fire And Fury"
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Re: "Fire And Fury"

I'm working on "It's Even Worse Than You Think" by David Cay Johnston. And it is. Alarming. I sit with a highlighter and can only read a chapter or so at a time, it's so, so awful; corruption, foxes in the henhouse with no oversight. And getting worse every day.
by Tarlo Farm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Political Forum and Other Hot Topics!
Topic: Military Parade
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Re: Military Parade

Successful military personnel require a great deal of self discipline, ability to keep their mouth shut and the patience to wait for things to happen in it’s own time. And the ability to ignore a great deal of bureaucratic running around. In the past, military parades were a common stable of the U....

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