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by KathyK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fun Use for Carrot Tops/What do you do with often discarded parts?
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Fun Use for Carrot Tops/What do you do with often discarded parts?

I collect and freeze anything that I can use when I make stock. Bits of onion, including skin, wilty scallion greens and the little root ends, celery remnants, bones/skin from cooked chicken, any skin/fat removed from chicken before cooking.
by KathyK
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Nope not dressage or health.
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: Nope not dressage or health.

Shirrine, for some reason I can't see the pic you posted, but I've seen previous pics of Yoda and he deserves all the winning he gets. So do you.
by KathyK
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 888

Re: So what are you reading?

With my nose having been buried in textbooks for the last year and a half, I'm looking forward to three weeks from now when I can get back to reading for enjoyment. I don't think I've picked up a book I didn't HAVE to read in 2 years, and man I miss it. Some of the first ones up on my list The Four...
by KathyK
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 888

Re: So what are you reading?

My new favorite book: "A Gentleman In Moscow" begins right after the Bolshevik revolution. A 28 year old count is put under house arrest in an elegant hotel right across the street from the Kremlin. Now I would NEVER have picked up that book on that description, but it was my book club re...
by KathyK
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-She's almost done!
Replies: 33
Views: 1394

Re: Little or Lot of Emotional Support Needed-She's almost done!

It's wonderful to know she's safe and able to take some time to decompress and enjoy herself. If we're relieved, I can only imagine how you are feeling! Be sure to tell her that her aunties on the DDBB are proud of her.
by KathyK
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage

I just got home from the lesson. The mare is a real trier and can get a bit anxious and hot, so we worked mainly on relaxation and on Friend learning to keep the leg on softly all the time. Lots of transitions from the seat, not worrying about how long they took, but keeping a steady, light contact ...
by KathyK
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: So what are you watching?

I am now watching "The Good Doctor." It's not *great drama* but it's engaging and enjoyable. Freddie Highmore is pretty fabulous as a young surgical resident who has autism and savant syndrome.
by KathyK
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage

Ah, I get it now. Thanks.
by KathyK
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage

Right now my friend isn't interested in dressage as an end, but as a means to a better horse in general. She's knows that basic dressage is good for all horses.
by KathyK
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage

Great, great, great! Keep them coming!
by KathyK
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Barrel Racing friend wants some dressage

I have a friend who does barrel racing with her cute young mare. Being the intelligent person she is, she has come to realize that some dressage training will help them both, and has asked me to give her some lessons. (I will not let her pay and therefore won't jeopardize my amateur status.) I don't...
by KathyK
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Parsnip Wild Mushroom Soup
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Parsnip Wild Mushroom Soup

I'm always on the hunt for great soups. Thank you for sharing this one!
by KathyK
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 9127

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

That sucks way more than horse shopping does. I hope you're back to being able to think about horse shopping again very soon.
by KathyK
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: New to the Board
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: New to the Board

Welcome back!
by KathyK
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream

Spectacular! Cloudy here in the wake of the winter storm, but the live stream is wonderful.
by KathyK
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Lunar Eclipse Live Stream
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Lunar Eclipse Live Stream

Very nice live stream of the lunar eclipse:

https://livestream.com/GriffithObservat ... anuary2019
by KathyK
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: An Amazing Family!
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: An Amazing Family!

Thank you for starting my day on a lovely, positive note. :)
by KathyK
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: The DDBB Cookbook Forum
Topic: Reverse sear method for steak
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Reverse sear method for steak

A friend whose husband died in September moved last week. She was clearing out her freezer and gave me a two-pound boneless sirloin. It had been in the freezer since July. She doesn't eat meat, but her husband did and I guess it was just forgotten in there after he really went downhill. I figured th...
by KathyK
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Reverse sear method for steak
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Reverse sear method for steak

A friend whose husband died in September moved last week. She was clearing out her freezer and gave me a two-pound boneless sirloin. It had been in the freezer since July. She doesn't eat meat, but her husband did and I guess it was just forgotten in there after he really went downhill. I figured th...
by KathyK
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!
Replies: 301
Views: 9127

Re: In which I'm reminded how much horse shopping sucks!

You said you were going to inquire about this one in Michigan I linked. Did you? http://sporthorsenation.eventingnation.com/listing/imported-upper-level-prospect/ I'm guessing there was some red flag. Ok so finally spoke to the seller! yes there's a red flag - sarcoids. BUT am engaging her vet and ...
by KathyK
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: So what are you watching?

I have to wait for things to be released on DVD, and I will put that on my list.
by KathyK
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Dressage Today
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: Dressage Today

Call them.
by KathyK
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Who wants to play...Name the Pony!
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Who wants to play...Name the Pony!

Dash of Cinnamon
Dash-tastic
Just a Dash
by KathyK
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Slow Cooker Chicken Soup?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Slow Cooker Chicken Soup?

I've been making chicken stock for more than 40 years, and have never ever used stock to make stock. If I have chicken stock, I don't need to make chicken stock! I dunno, maybe you have to be Jewish, lol. You can't make good stock with skinless, boneless chicken breasts, or just chicken breasts, for...
by KathyK
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Slow Cooker Chicken Soup?
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup?

The large burners on my electric stove suck and it's really hard for me to maintain a simmer without checking every 20 minutes or so to be sure things aren't boiling hard or just sitting there without even simmering. So I thought, why not make chicken soup in the slow cooker? Every recipe I find on ...
by KathyK
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you watching?
Replies: 15
Views: 502

So what are you watching?

I just finished series 4 of "Shetland." I enjoyed the first three, but this one was far and away the best yet. The actor who played Thomas Malone was unbelievably good. I had to keep reminding myself it was an actor! Now I've started the final season of "The Americans," and have ...
by KathyK
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: goals and how to achieve them and what even are they?

This is a good friend's (now) 14 year old granddaughter running Prelim on her 22 year old OTTB. Her horse turned 23 today. https://youtu.be/M7vUtLOMRU4 Amanda, riding this horse, was one of 12 riders across the country selected for the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Emerging Athlete Eventing 18 progra...
by KathyK
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Tell us about YOU.
Replies: 205
Views: 44251

Re: Tell us about YOU.

You've really been through the wringer, Steffi. I hope 2019 is much better for you.
by KathyK
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Another exciting New Year’s Eve
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: Another exciting New Year’s Eve

I have the day off work. It’s 36 and raining. The horses are in and nobody was at the barn while I was there. For safety reasons, I don’t ride alone, so I did some groundwork with Miss A. and gave her carrots. Stopped at the store and found wild caught Gulf shrimp from the USA. Dinner is Creole shr...
by KathyK
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Thanks, I appreciate it.
by KathyK
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Trainer seems genuinely excited to have the horse. Shortly after I decided to sell her, Jan Ebeling came to our barn for a clinic, as he's been doing twice a year for a long time. Trainer rode the mare for him to see whether he might know of a buyer, and he encouraged her to buy the horse for hersel...
by KathyK
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

LOL! IF you can forward me the video of the pony your trainer mentioned. I'm always curious since I have a knack for liking the ones the furthest away from NJ! :roll: :lol: I recently retired and who knows what I may do with some extra time. It's not the pony I thought it might be. I'll ask my trai...
by KathyK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

I think I know who owns the pony and I sent her an email. I'll let you know if anything comes of it. It's showing nicely at 2nd level.
by KathyK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.
Replies: 23
Views: 590

Re: Long Overdue Update on The Fixer Upper Farm, The Little Red Barn, and its Residents.

Great to read your update!

Junior has melted my heart. I think there's a kitty climbing up your leg.
by KathyK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Congratulations on the quick sale! Are you going to buy again, or did this ordeal give you cold feet? LOL, no cold feet, but I'll probably wait until spring. And I'll listen to my gut. My gut told me not to buy this mare, but I listened to my trainer, who I believe had every reason to think it woul...
by KathyK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

You're right -- the more I think about it, why would she even want the PPE info? It's pretty much meaningless now. I wonder whether she has other paperwork in mind. I have the report from New Bolton re: the colic surgery. She's welcome to that.
by KathyK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

I recently read an article about the stress, sadness, and pain that vets experience way too frequently. Please take care of yourself. Hugs.
by KathyK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Well, it hasn't happened yet, and she didn't specify what "paperwork," so I might be getting myself worked up over nothing. I wanted to get a feel, however, for the way these things usually go. I haven't sold a horse in more than 30 years so I'm an idiot when it comes to sale protocol. Can...
by KathyK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

So if you bought a horse, you would expect the seller to give you the PPE from when they bought the horse?
by KathyK
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

Bump for update!
by KathyK
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sometimes holidays are difficult
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Sometimes holidays are difficult

I'm so sorry, Sue. How awful.
by KathyK
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad

Unlikely.
by KathyK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad

Thanks, mc. It was a tough decision.
by KathyK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad

Great suggestion, blob. Thanks.
by KathyK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad

Bip wrote:
Ryeissa wrote:This is sort of like dating, no its exactly like dating


So Kathy should use a pic from 10 years ago? :lol:

Going by my past experience, it's more like 15. :lol:
by KathyK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad

Sorry you aren't clicking. Thanks, it's been very sad for me. I would mention the colic surgery. That may stop some buyers cold but I'd also be more than pissed if I bought a horse and then found out they'd had colic surgery. I agree 100% and would never sell her without telling a prospective buyer...
by KathyK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad

I understand that some people have great mares and it took a lot of time to get to a good place with them. However, I'm 70.5 years old and realistically have a limited number of riding years left, so I'm not willing to take the chance that in a year or two this horse and I will be a good match. So p...
by KathyK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad

Thank you all for great suggestions. Keep them coming! I do have video and will definitely say so in an ad.
by KathyK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

Re: I need help with a sale ad

PaulaO wrote:No advice on the ad, but I’m sorry you and she aren’t clicking. Is this Judy?

Yes, unfortunately. Better to decide now than later, though.
by KathyK
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!
Replies: 54
Views: 1359

I need help with a sale ad - UPDATE!

My mare, purchased in August, and I are not "clicking" for many reasons. :cry: I'm going to sell her, and could use some help writing a sale ad for her. I feel too close emotionally to the situation to write a decent ad. Obviously, I want to highlight the good, and downplay the not-so-good...

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