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by Rockabilly
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved?)
Replies: 25
Views: 510

Re: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved?)

It really takes the owner to be the "squeaky wheel" and advocate for their horse. You are my kind of person because you care so much.
by Rockabilly
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 700
Views: 113239

Re: "What's for dinner?"

My starter is easy to make and feed each day. I did make the Cinnamon Raisin bread and I put it in the refrigerator to rise overnight, but I just looked at it and it has risen quite a bit over the edges of the bread pan. I decided I needed to bake it tonight before it becomes like the episode of &qu...
by Rockabilly
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 700
Views: 113239

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Well, I've taken on a new project.......sourdough bread. I made my starter last week and fed it everyday. Yesterday I made the dough for the bread, put it in the refrigerator to rise overnight and baked it this morning. Turned out very, very well. Today I will make sourdough cinnamon raisin bread an...
by Rockabilly
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Chess Pie
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Chess Pie

I'd never heard of chess pie before Rockabilly mentioned it in the Thanksgiving food post. So I went and looked it up. I made my first one tonight--pineapple and coconut. It is pretty good. Basically a pie crust with fudge in it :) I cut the amount of sugar in the recipe in half though as I'd like ...
by Rockabilly
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.

kande50 wrote:

Same with BO's and barn mates and riding buddies. What often seems like a great idea at first can turn out to be a major regret in no time.


So Very True. These days I will ask myself, do I really want to get involved in that and continue it on and on? For me the answer is usually no.
by Rockabilly
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved?)
Replies: 25
Views: 510

Re: Fit to be tied.... (long, get ready)

So many comments about reimbursing, but I think it's more about the quality of care. Reimbursing is not the first thing I think of here. It's the care or lack of for her horse.
by Rockabilly
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved?)
Replies: 25
Views: 510

Re: Fit to be tied.... (long, get ready)

I get it. I really get it. I STILL don't like the girl who put Billy's medication in his feed dish. I told her please don't put any medication in his feed dish because he won't eat it. I looked to see if he had eaten and there were pills laying about in the feed dish. I dislike her intensely because...
by Rockabilly
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.

"I wish I could help, but I'm on a tight schedule today." I like this suggestion best. Say that to yourself a few times until it becomes natural for you. I've been in this situation before with someone who would come to my barn and say I'll take this and this. I never said anything yet I ...
by Rockabilly
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?
Replies: 16
Views: 297

Re: What's for Thanksgiving dinner?

We start Thanksgiving about 2 week before Thanksgiving. I've made a Pumpkin Marble Cake, a Pumpkin Roll cake and I'm going to make a Pumpkin Pie with a Gingerbread crust among other things besides a feast of other things and Old fashion southern dressing is my very favorite.
by Rockabilly
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: RIP Roger my buddy, my shadow

Wasn't Roger a lucky little guy. I'm so sorry he's passed away. Bless his sweet little orphan heart that you found each other.
by Rockabilly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 567

Re: Long over due Twins update

It makes me feel like it's old home week for friends.
by Rockabilly
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long over due Twins update
Replies: 44
Views: 567

Re: Long over due Twins update

and Foxy . Foxie was a special horse to many, the interesting thing was she never did the discipline she was purchased for. We had gone back to Kentucky to find an aged English Pleasure horse. But I saw her as a long yearling, she was just special...her eyes would follow me... so I bought her leavi...
by Rockabilly
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

I made a roast in my Breville Pot today. It seems to have come out well and is more tender than the traditional oven approach.
by Rockabilly
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 700
Views: 113239

Re: "What's for dinner?"

It is a chilly dreary day here so I made a roast in my Breville Pot. First time for that, but it seems to have come out well. I will make gravy with the drippings and mashed potatoes along with green beans.
by Rockabilly
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Further adventures with the Instant Pot
Replies: 41
Views: 869

Re: Further adventures with the Instant Pot

This is out of season now, but does anyone else make corn broth ? I used to cook it in a stockpot on the stovetop to so-so results. Some times it was great, other times it ended up tasting burnt. But the same concept in the IP yields a rich, flavorful result every single time. I toss the washed inn...
by Rockabilly
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 700
Views: 113239

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: 38
Views: 1104

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: 38
Views: 1104

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: 41
Views: 869

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: 41
Views: 869

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 41
Views: 869

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: 41
Views: 869

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: 343

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: 412

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 7098

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 724

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: 724

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 618

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: 1634

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: 1317

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: 1634

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: 1634

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 940

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 821

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: 1522

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: 3921

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: 700
Views: 113239

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: 933

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: 1292

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: 603

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: 1082

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: 1160

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!

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