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by acheyarcher
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Does anyone else drive like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Does anyone else drive like this?

no it is not proper form . In some situations you might have to edge out to see around an obstructions, \but you are supposed to stop behind or at the stop sign / line first.

that type of stop makes me panic when I am coming the other way, it is non-committal
by acheyarcher
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Courtney King Dye
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Courtney King Dye

Superwoman. Amazing amazing update
by acheyarcher
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1609

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

wow snow you have a very robust, active property.

was that an armadillo?
by acheyarcher
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Romertopf Clay Cookers
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Romertopf Clay Cookers

HAA HAA HAA that is how my Mom used her bean pot
by acheyarcher
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Romertopf Clay Cookers
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Romertopf Clay Cookers

they are amazing. Like Rock said, chicken turns out perfection and stews and casseroles are great. I never tried bread in mine. The one I have came with a recipe book that has an awesome eggplant tomato and sausage casserole that is to die for. You for sure need a recipe book to go with it. quick an...
by acheyarcher
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: It’s 14 below zero

koolkat is right, and if you have bird feeding stations, put out a small amount of warm water for drinking. Yes here we have not had some of the good onshore storms that bring wind and rain. It looks like California got most of ours this year., after the fires. These new norms are not good. MIssing ...
by acheyarcher
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: It’s 14 below zero
Replies: 26
Views: 745

Re: It’s 14 below zero

Fatcat is right, here it is 45, rinse and repeat, almost no cold, have not yet scraped windows in north seattle. Fairly typical winter for us now. if we are going to get cold and snow it will be between thanksgiving and christmas, rarely after that.
stay warm in spirit my friends
by acheyarcher
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name of this craft?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Name of this craft?

ahh cut work is also part of some hardanger needlework and lace pull thread work. PAPER CUT WORK is more specific. there is also a Chinese tradition of cut work. Scherenschnitte,yes that is another name.
by acheyarcher
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Name of this craft?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Name of this craft?

Agree, sounds like cutwork to me. sometimes called paper lace
by acheyarcher
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 888

Re: So what are you reading?

Arrrgh I finished "X" and now have "Y" is for Yesterday. I know this is Sues last book. I know I will never again read about Kinsey and her evolution as an interesting person. I cannot bring myself to read the book. I have put it in my suitcase and will read it as my vacation / a...
by acheyarcher
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans
Replies: 15
Views: 395

Re: Junior the Donkey...photos for his new fans

I want to scrunch my fingers through his coat
by acheyarcher
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:24 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!

I love him. Dashiell is great or if you want to go a different direction and play on his Welsh ; Pembroke
by acheyarcher
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: Is the lady from North Carolina still around?

fergus because of the non-cap NC my brain sees your name as fenugreek :-D
by acheyarcher
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: So what are you reading?
Replies: 41
Views: 888

Re: So what are you reading?

After she passed away I figured I should check out Sue Grafton and her popular writing. Oh my heavens, what addictive books. I haunted used book store / goodwill / charity shops etc and managed to get all of them. I am ready to start "X" today and will now need to find her final book "...
by acheyarcher
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: A missed Kodak moment
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: A missed Kodak moment

Barn extended families can be great. I bet it would have made a great photo. I am sure there will be other chances. I hope someone introduced one to the other I am enjoying getting to know our young archers and have watched and shot with some over the last 3 years. To see them growing into fine youn...
by acheyarcher
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Warm slippers
Replies: 19
Views: 473

Re: Warm slippers

I wear Bombas socks and Haflinger slipper clogs. Adorable motifs

https://www.zappos.com/haflinger-women- ... gMBGAo.zso
by acheyarcher
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: "What's for dinner?"
Replies: 713
Views: 127297

Re: "What's for dinner?"

Many middle eastern and indian cuisines are built on vegetarian culture.

If you like the flavor profiles and have access to the ingredients I dont think you can go wrong.
by acheyarcher
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds
Replies: 18
Views: 569

Re: Mother Nature creates some lovely backgrounds

Oh tht first one. I love the monochrome of the environment then BANG a gorgeous eye popping bay
by acheyarcher
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

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

exvet I am not saying no vet works holidays and weekends, but many years in the clinic, in the three I worked in, never happened. Perhaps a difference between small and large.
by acheyarcher
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Fit to be tied.... (issue resolved, chemo finished for now)
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

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

I would wonder if the Rx vet packaged the eye ointment and if so if the directions were written on the package as required by law. I work with 5FU and a whole lot of other chemos far more potent. I dont buy that it is a hazard outside the skill set of the average owner. Anyone trained at universal p...
by acheyarcher
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 925

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

so the BM is foisting what is likely her responsibility onto you as a "handy" resource. Tell the BM to cease and when someone says BM said you would ... tell the horse owner that they were misinformed. I am aghasted at the gall of these people and I would certainly not feel afraid of offen...
by acheyarcher
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 925

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

why not write up an invoice for the flake of hay, the tube of eye ointment the time spent doing chores ( at $15.00/hour)

what a jerk
by acheyarcher
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Saying no without being a jerk. Or not.
Replies: 31
Views: 925

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

never never never share equipment or meds. cross contamination is real. How does one "borrow " meds
by acheyarcher
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)
Replies: 51
Views: 1609

Re: Bobcat on my trailcam (video!)

wow I envy you your wonderful home environments that allow these great creatures to share. Lovely footage of the bobcat, Snow Horse, He spotted that foreign item (camera) right away. one of the most memorable experiences while riding, I had just mounted and was walking in the arena. I was alone as i...
by acheyarcher
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Winter is here....
Replies: 23
Views: 716

Re: Winter is here....

I am doing my apartment shift. closing doors in the day to not allow heat loss via unneeded rooms. Finding the right thermostat setting to not over heat and run the bill up. Just put the second layer on the bed. I does not get THAT cold here but upper 30s at night in an 80s era apartment , you need ...
by acheyarcher
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Go out and vote
Replies: 20
Views: 676

Re: Go out and vote

wow so glad we vote by mail here ( free postage, no stamp needed) you can mail in your ballot or drop it in a ballot box. Usually these are at city centers, libraries or major population hub, like a mall. You must choose from all available candidates and fill in each voting section no party line vot...
by acheyarcher
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

you can also swing this with less potato and more corn, throw in a can of creamed corn for a corn bacon potato chowder
by acheyarcher
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Potato and Bacon Soup
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Potato and Bacon Soup

I make bacon potato soup but instead of conventional bacon strips I get a package of "ends and pieces" and pull it apart, discarding much of the fat as possible. I like the rough chunks of bacon . I believe it is a Hemplers product
by acheyarcher
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: My nicely-nourished horse meets my severely under-nourished horse (vid).
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: My nicely-nourished horse meets my severely under-nourished horse (vid).

meanwhile the alpacas are sizing up how much wool to make it a sweater
by acheyarcher
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Squash Squish
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Squash Squish

we did that at Seattle zoo as well. The best were the Hippos. They would come at the pumpkin from underwater, like Jaws
by acheyarcher
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:19 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

I know you have real and immediate concerns, but you clearly raised a woman who is exceptional among us. Peace to you and to her
by acheyarcher
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Registered vs. Show Names
Replies: 25
Views: 1002

Re: Registered vs. Show Names

My horse came with a name that in hindsight, said a lot about his historic breeding, Justa Lil Hancock. This was before AQHA had dressage program. His barn name was J L. He evolved into Jaybird. Best little brown horse in history, I wish I had taken the opportunity to inform his breeder what a good ...
by acheyarcher
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Should I get rid of the typewriter?
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Should I get rid of the typewriter?

I forgot about this book. I will have to put it on my list again
I can still remember our first typewriter, probably bought at Goodwill in the late 40s.
by acheyarcher
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about Third Level Freestyle
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Question about Third Level Freestyle

you may need to wait for the new tests to see if what 4th level has though I doubt they will throw a full walk P in the patterns. SOmewhere in the dim recesses of my mind the discussion of a full walk P and full turn on haunches has come up before. Long long ago and I wonder if that is where the 180...
by acheyarcher
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Question about Third Level Freestyle
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Question about Third Level Freestyle

Second Level Forbidden: Any movement not found in current USEF Tests at or below this level. Exceptions are listed under Additionally Allowed. (Please note that renvers is included as a possible movement under “Compulsory Elements” since it is basically the same movement as travers.) Additionally Al...
by acheyarcher
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Perfectly preserved 30-40,000 year old foal discovered
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Perfectly preserved 30-40,000 year old foal discovered

i love the close up photo of the nose . Magnificent preservation. With careful study of the stomach contents , if possible, it might show some information about the flora of the environment. Some of the comments below the line of the story were pretty thick-headed that is for sure
by acheyarcher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

I have not heard a hard date for release, they go into effect December 1. If I remember, in the past they were usually in October Thanks! that is what I remember too...! always exciting It will be interesting to see them. So many people complain about 4-3 but I think it reminds me of the old 1984 P...
by acheyarcher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

I have not heard a hard date for release, they go into effect December 1.

If I remember, in the past they were usually in October
by acheyarcher
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Dressage Training
Topic: USDF tests for purchase?
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: USDF tests for purchase?

Paula the only tests which are/ belong to USDF are the freestyles and intro, everything else is USEF ;Training level thru fourth

They are standard at all shows
by acheyarcher
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update
Replies: 166
Views: 9490

Re: The Casual Impossible Horse Hunt: August update

coming to this late. My Hancock line QH got to "mid level" dressage. His medium / extended trot were not much but lateral work tempes and piros, all canter work a breeze. Plus the sweetest most amiable fun horse ever. Never made a sour face or was anything but a love Queso looks like a tre...
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 8561

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

thanks for the info on coloring detail

the cream color hairs could be easily dismissed to old fungal infection, but no matter, registration does not really matter.
Besides cream color hair is a girls mane is pretty, if I say so myself. or really really pale blonde, or gray ;-)
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 8561

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

I am terrible at some of the color designations. Is she considered a grulla?
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Jasmine (rescue horse) update
Replies: 70
Views: 8561

Re: Jasmine (rescue horse) update

She is unique looking , beautiful eyes. Fantastic head, so elegant and refined
by acheyarcher
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: The best grooming tote I've found
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Re: The best grooming tote I've found

they also have the kind that fit around the rim of a bucket. Those are great if you are part of a pit crew as the bucket can become a seat
by acheyarcher
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Oh the smoke here in Everett , yesterday , was terrible ( could smell it) I am sure yours is much worse.
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

Hope though Susan, but I dont know. Seattle forecast or the week ahead is mid to upper 80s all week, it does get tolerable as soon as the sun sets, so there is that. You all always get it worse than us, so chill the wine for your birthday.
by acheyarcher
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: All I want for my birthday is....
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: All I want for my birthday is....

I live north of Seattle. We have had day after day of upper 80 low 90s for the last month. TODAY IT rained. the air is full of fire smoke and the rain is helpful, with temps in the low 70s a chance to air out our homes and feel fresh for once. Hoping the rains will cross the mountains and drop on th...
by acheyarcher
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Meet Mikey
Replies: 42
Views: 1657

Re: Meet Mikey

lovely. First of all, Chestnut is the bestest color. He has a stunning head and looks quite mature at 4
by acheyarcher
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Riding in the rain
Replies: 16
Views: 1435

Re: Riding in the rain

I am with red sox. I didnt elect to ride in the rain, but sometimes it does happen while out. A well cared for saddle and bridle will do ok. Allow to dry then clean as normal. Quality conditioning cream if needed. I was usually outside showing when rain happened so no special clothing wither. I neve...
by acheyarcher
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: The Observation Lounge
Topic: Sinus infection
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: Sinus infection

forgot to mention that Black Elderberry is shown to improve respiratory immune system. In a clinical trial patients with sinus infections who took antibiotics + BE fared better than those who took antibiotics alone. I am sure Dr Google can find you the reference for the BD clinical trail there is a ...

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