Archive for April, 2013

My truck is in the shop,

My trailer is at the neighbors (because that’s were we had to tow them),

It’s a sunny day but you’ll get blown over if you step outside,

Hubby is away, turkey hunting.

What to do, what to do…

I think I’ll make some horse treats!

I have all the ingredients and I don’t feel like running to town to replace the treats that Tater ate the last time he broke into the feed shed…

I found this online years ago and the horses love them!

Jr. Riders Journal Treat Recipes (Erina and Elvis’ Horse Cookie Recipe)

  • 4 c of flour (wheat or white)
  • 3 c oatmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 4 T brown sugar
  • 3/4 c applesauce
  • 4 T vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c molasses
  • 1 c hot water

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F and spray cooking oil on some baking sheets. Mix the oatmeal, flour and brown sugar together, then mix in the egg, veg. oil, applesauce and molasses. Add hot water and mix well.

Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.

Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for 1 hr. Then just turn off oven and leave door shut until they cool (this will make them crunchy).

When rolling try not to use too much flour so when they come out there will be no loose flour on the cookies.


Take off your rings when dealing with the dough. Just saying…


I don’t have much counter space and all I could find for cookie cutters were huge Christmas ones so, I found another use for a shot glass. Oh and my tiny rolling pin. Winking smile


So I’ll have to shake off some flour but, the cookies make your house smell delicious and just slide right off the sheet, too!

Just a word of warning…Don’t let your dogs taste test the treats!!!!

Or, you’ll find yourself coming home at 12:30 a.m. after having a nice night out with friends at a fish fry and walking into a smell that burn your nose and make your lungs shrivel up in fear and then your realize the dogs have sprayed flaming diarrhea in the master bedroom and living room and that you thank God that you actually have a carpet shampooer and then start arguing over who’s going to clean the carpets and who’s going to wash the dogs because they both are jobs from hell and then realize that you don’t have any kitchen gloves and that the latex gloves in the horse first aid kit will work but they break so easily when you put them on in a hurry!

Ahem…or so I’m told.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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So I was going through pictures of my “kids” today and thought this one portrayed Mother’s Day pretty well.

Little Sora, born May 7th, 2011. One day before Mother’s Day that year.


Everyone is content and in love. Including me. Red heart

Wishing you all a fabulous Mother’s Day this year.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Sometimes, when your only a few hrs. old, “up” is the challenge.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Thought I’d share this. So cute and looks easy enough.



Until next time…Appy Trails and Appy Spring!! Smile

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We went to Florida for a week, in February this year.

It was my first time to Florida, Actually, I had a bunch of “firsts” on this vacation!

Thanks to Scott’s sister Barb and brother in law Jerry, we were able to take a nice trip together. They stayed at our place and took care of all the critters.

Although Jerry thinks my horses poop more than necessary. Winking smile

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I thought I’d share my photos and HEY I get a $10 coupon for doing so!!

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Feather 2

My now 9 yr. old mare Feather, as a weanling in 2004.


Feather, 2012.


Sora as a weanling, 2011.

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As a 2 yr. old, 2013.


My now 6 yr. old mare Sophia, as a weanling.


Sophia, 2012.

One thing for sure with Appaloosas, you can always expect change.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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On this gray day, I want to think about warm weather activities and spring and summer colors popping up.


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Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Well, lets see…

It’s allot of this…


and this…


and this…( of course the bed WAS made at one point )


and this…


and this…


and this…


…because of this and this…

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Oh there’s so much more, but I’m tired now.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Please watch and consider everyone’s safety whether your in a car or on a motorcycle or bicycle.

If your on a bicycle, it helps to say hello while your coming up to us. Then we have a chance to acknowledge you are there and not be surprised with how silent you are as you’re approaching.

We want to continue to enjoy or horses, or lives and the wonderful outdoors.

Until next time…Appy (and safe) trails Smile

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