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by Rockabilly
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

A nice omelet and apple dumplings for dessert. It was a busy day.
by Rockabilly
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 26
Views: 360

Re: Lesson rant

Perhaps also suggest auditing a lesson first to see if their "style" matches what you are looking for? As well as asking if the lesson would be taught by jumper rider or someone else. I totally understand your frustration and disappointment in the lesson, such as it was, that you got but ...
by Rockabilly
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lesson rant
Replies: 26
Views: 360

Re: Lesson rant

Oh, I had something similiar happen to me some years ago and I'm not sure if I am over it yet so I understand completely your frustration.
by Rockabilly
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 34
Views: 537

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Today was the first day I used my Breville pot after circling it for a couple of days :lol: . I made chicken broth because I use it a lot. I put in a onion, a Honey Crisp apple and 2 bay leaves along with the chicken. Ir was a process and I might say I would use my other stove top method, but I admi...
by Rockabilly
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 34
Views: 537

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

Tuddy wrote:I think I need to purchase one of these.....


I did a lot of looking and research before I bought one. I bought a Breville Fast Slow Cooker which is a lot more substantial than the Insta Pot I saw at Costco. Now I'm learning how to use it.
by Rockabilly
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I had to look up what CSA is and I wish I could participate. After a lot of looking and research I have just ordered a Breville Fast Slow Cooker so I am looking forward to trying ti out.
by Rockabilly
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 34
Views: 537

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I would be interested. Thanks!
by Rockabilly
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 34
Views: 537

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I am about to jump on the Instant Pot train and I wonder if it is a good fit for me. I am a cook everything from scratch kind of cook and baker. I was reading Cook's Illustrated and they say the Fagor brand is much better than the Insta Pot. What do all you cooks think?
by Rockabilly
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Is the lady from North Carolina still around?

I just can not think of her name, but she is the young woman from North Carolina so excited with her new farm. Her horse had E.P.M. and she rescued another horse. She asked a lot of questions about her farm and how to do things. I wonder if she is still around and if anyone has heard from her.
by Rockabilly
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: OMG! It's a pony
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: OMG! It's a pony

I remember having a lesson with Jim Graham and his horse, Rosie (Easter Parade) was in the lower pasture. Rosie was over 17hh. A neighbor's minature horse got loose and in the pasture with Rosie. He tortured Rosie, bit at his knees and chased Rosie all over the pasture until someone had to go and re...
by Rockabilly
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Tonight was baingan bharta and bhindi masala :D The fried apple pies I've had were pastry not a donut. Is that what yours are, Rockabilly? Fried apple and peach pies are a very southern thing. Sometimes I wonder how the old folks came up with some of these things and what I think, but haven't prove...
by Rockabilly
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Fresh vegetables are over for us so no more yummy tomatoes. My husband did ask me to make old-fashioned fried apple pies. I made them this afternoon with fresh Granny Smith apples, a bit of butter, a bit of sugar and some cinnamon and nutmeg. I'm sure some of y'all have heard of fried apples pies. ...
by Rockabilly
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Fresh vegetables are over for us so no more yummy tomatoes. My husband did ask me to make old-fashioned fried apple pies. I made them this afternoon with fresh Granny Smith apples, a bit of butter, a bit of sugar and some cinnamon and nutmeg. I'm sure some of y'all have heard of fried apples pies. D...
by Rockabilly
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 5997

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

I think you both were fortunate. Sometimes these matches just happen and can't be explained except that it was meant to be. She is a beautiful girl.
by Rockabilly
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

The vegetables are soon to be done for here. So tonight's dinner was salmon and a salad, but tomorrow I'm thinking of making Chinese Dumplings. They sound so good and I will make the wrappers myself.
by Rockabilly
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?

Rocky does a deep bow stretch for breakfast, and smiles pretty for dinner. https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37421179_465402720552209_6145153741562576896_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d8f194c7599069d56e3d2841ccb38f62&oe=5C12FD09 He has a beautiful smile and so photogenic!
by Rockabilly
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: Does your horse use gestures to communicate with you?

Mine would come to me to smack horseflies off of them. They would even come galloping up from the pasture. They did lots of communicating about other things too.
by Rockabilly
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

We are up to our ears in fresh vegetables. I have made so many things and tonight it was shrimp and green bean stir fry. I made Shepherd's pie a few nights ago with mashed Kennebec potatoes.
by Rockabilly
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: How does your garden grow?

My garden doesn't grow because I don't have one, but my Amish neighbors do and I have been getting wonderful vegetables for a few weeks now. I have gotten blueberries, squash, onions, broccoli, Kennebec potatoes, tomatoes, corn. lettuce.cucumbers, beets, carrots and I probably left some things out. ...
by Rockabilly
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1336

Re: Quality of Life ?

I understand now when Billy's vet said finding Billy peacefully passed away in his run-in was his last gift to me. I didn't make that decision. I couldn't make that decision. You are very brave.
by Rockabilly
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Conflicted by the Duggars for years
Replies: 27
Views: 1169

Re: Conflicted by the Duggars for years

I'm fascinated by them like a moth to a flame, but the thing I never got and still don't is Anna staying with Josh after all he did........well, I still don't have words for it all, but staying with him I still don't get.
by Rockabilly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1336

Re: Quality of Life ?

Chisamba wrote:
Even if the time is right, it is still a sad occasion. you will not be able to avoid the sadness


That is very true.
by Rockabilly
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1336

Re: Quality of Life ?

It kind of sounds like you want us to approve your decision and agree with you so the guilt won't be as bad. I think I replied to your previous post about this and I see you are still struggling with it, but as hard and awful as it is only you know the ethical and loving thing to do. I support you i...
by Rockabilly
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Fresh vegetables are coming in here. I've been busy. I did everything I could with strawberries and yesterday I got new potatoes, green onions,yellow squash, zucchini , lettuce and cucumbers. Today I made pickles and tonight we will have squash casserole with a salad and homemade ranch dressing.
by Rockabilly
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Delta Airlines S...s
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: Delta Airlines S...s

That's what these companies do. Pass the responsibility up and down the line. Nobody takes responsibility for anything. I would not let this go and I am so glad your mother survived all this trauma.
by Rockabilly
Sun May 13, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

I'm up to my ears in farm strawberries. So I made a fresh strawberry pie. Crust too. Strawberry lemonade and tomorrow I am making strawberry preserves and after that a strawberry cake. Oh, for dinner we made baked sweet potatoes with spinach and avocado on top.
by Rockabilly
Wed May 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Quality of Life ?
Replies: 11
Views: 689

Re: Quality of Life ?

Back in the old days I would be horrified to hear of a horse put to sleep, but over time and experience I have come to believe a day too early rather than a day too late. That's big coming from me as I am all my horses champion. I know we can not bear for a horse to suffer and as hard as it is you a...
by Rockabilly
Tue May 08, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What a few months it has been
Replies: 25
Views: 1262

Re: What a few months it has been

You have my total and complete empathy and sympathy. That is just tough and so unfair of the old boss, but most of all it is so sad you lost your 2 friends. I am so sorry.
by Rockabilly
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 3593

Re: Remodelistas! Laundry room/bathroom (update)

Well, it's a beautiful space and I love the wallpaper, but I thought wallpaper went out of style. Watching too many House Hunters who want to rip everything out of a house I guess. Anyway, I have wallpaper in my house in the bedrooms and I love it, I guess I'm admitting I'm old-fashioned.
by Rockabilly
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

It was quite a cool day so I made spaghetti and meat sauce. I also made an Italian loaf of bread to go with it. A little salad with homemade dressing and jello for dessert.
by Rockabilly
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: How would you handle this situation?
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: How would you handle this situation?

I think I would just let this go and find another vet or as my favorite saying goes "experience is what you get after you need it".
by Rockabilly
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: Pysanky anyone? (Ukrainian Easter eggs)

Is there no end to your talents? They are beautiful.
by Rockabilly
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Minor workplace rant
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Minor workplace rant

In the workplace I find that many people are not competent or do they even care and this is what you get. You will just have to make the best of it as you're doing and remember Ariel is the beneficiary. :)
by Rockabilly
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP our one of a kind Tucker
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: RIP our one of a kind Tucker

I'm sorry for your loss of Tucker. He sounds like a real personality that will be missed at your home, but you also have lovely memories and funny ones too.
It's so hard to let them go.
by Rockabilly
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone tried Hint Water?
Replies: 11
Views: 992

Re: Has anyone tried Hint Water?

So I've been looking for a fancy water to drink for awhile as you can see by my post and "Hint" is definitely not it, but I did find a brand called "Bubly" while I was grocery shopping this morning and not only is it a fraction of the cost of Hint, but it tastes good too!
by Rockabilly
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone tried Hint Water?
Replies: 11
Views: 992

Re: Has anyone tried Hint Water?

So the water came yesterday and I think it should be named Miniscule Water. It doesn't taste like regular water and yet it has a weird taste. Tastes nothing like pineapple, cherries or anything else. I'm not sure I'm even going to be able to drink it at all and I know I won't be buying anymore.
by Rockabilly
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone tried Hint Water?
Replies: 11
Views: 992

Re: Has anyone tried Hint Water?

Canyon wrote:I received a Brimma water infuser recently as a gift. Umm, I guess I need to use it a few times and report back!



Well, I think I need to look into this more. I'm looking for something that tastes good and also no calories. Plus being better for the environment. Thanks for posting!
by Rockabilly
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

It's a rainy day here so I am going to make macaroni and cheese with a nice salad for our dinner. Along with a homemade banana pudding for my husband. I do not like banana pudding.
by Rockabilly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Has anyone tried Hint Water?
Replies: 11
Views: 992

Has anyone tried Hint Water?

I've been checking this water out and finally ordered a case of 12. That's the only way they came. I really hope this flavored water is good because it would be nice to have something that tastes good and with no calories. :)
by Rockabilly
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another sign of getting older...
Replies: 13
Views: 1098

Re: Another sign of getting older...

is my patience is at a all time low and I will most likely tell you what I really think.
by Rockabilly
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4135

Re: Needlefelting project

I love the next to last picture here. He's looking at me and very realistically too!
by Rockabilly
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Needlefelting project
Replies: 49
Views: 4135

Re: Needlefelting project

I love it! He's adorable.
by Rockabilly
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Tonight was a different kind of dinner for us. I made omelets with different vegetables in them and a homemade muffin. I also made a carrot cake today so we will have that later. I think it was just the kind of weather we're having for the reason to have omelets. Dark, dreary, snowy & icy.
by Rockabilly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reading For Comprehension
Replies: 11
Views: 1564

Re: Reading For Comprehension

What surprises me the most about Facebook is how judgmental many people are.
by Rockabilly
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Pretty farm for sale in TN
Replies: 17
Views: 1647

Re: Pretty farm for sale in TN

TN is on our short list of state we wouldn't mind moving to. We're on the 5-10 year plan on getting the heck out of WA. I've heard middle to eastern TN is quite affordable? Tennessee does not have a state tax like most states. I live in Middle Tennessee. Tennessee divides itself as West Tennessee, ...
by Rockabilly
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Need some help or advice
Replies: 65
Views: 6642

Re: Need some help or advice

Yes, we all have stories so keep talking to us and listening and somehow with all our empathy we will help get you through it. Billy passed away before this board was established. It was the old UDDB. It was a terrible time in Billy's and my life, but I never felt alone. I had so much support. so mu...
by Rockabilly
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Your first riding lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: Your first riding lesson

I do. I was in Austin, Texas and I had a lot of time then. I took a lot of swimming lessons and I went out to this ranch to take riding lessons. It was either swimming or riding and I took to riding like a duck to water. I loved it so much I wanted a horse of my own because after all didn't I have e...
by Rockabilly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sad. It's Bob's anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 1390

Re: Sad. It's Bob's anniversary

This is a long article, but I found it very true. I am still dealing and processing Billy's passing 4 years later and I am nowhere I need to be with it right now. I did not write the story. When You Lose A Horse You Love I wrote this article in 2006 and it was originally published in my monthly colu...
by Rockabilly
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Hashbrown Casserole
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Hashbrown Casserole

No wonder everyone loves it! :D
by Rockabilly
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 669
Views: 102563

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Tonight will be Chicken Piccata with wild rice and a fruit salad. I made the dough for doughnuts yesterday and put it in the refrigerator overnight. I will be making doughnuts this morning along with a chocolate glaze for them. My husband loves doughnuts.

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