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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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I submitted this to the dog shaming blog site but, thought I’d share it with you too.



She actually picks the smaller ones that fit in her mouth unnoticed…

…until I find her under the kitchen table with a mouth full!

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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This is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this challenge.

We live on a farm and I think this is a beautiful moment.

Whether you’re a horse, dog, cat, cow, human or basically “All Creatures Great And Small”.

Did you read those books by James Herriot?

You should.


Get ready…

Are you sure you want to see?







Inside for 11 months and 10 days.


Outside…finally, after 11 months and 10 days.

Until next time…Appy trails. Smile

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This is what I’ve been dreaming about lately.

This is what Southern Wisconsin has been dreaming about for months.

It may not last long but we’ll take it.


The brown in the background is my pasture. It’s also the color of the hay fields around here.

Until next time…Appy Trails. Smile

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This is Emma’s tail. It never stops.


This is Emma. She never stops.


Until next time…Appy trails. Smile

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I’m really frustrated with the whole job hunting thing.

Having done the vet tech thing for many years, I just couldn’t handle the physical demands of it anymore.

I quit in November of 2011 for a break.

After having a medical procedure I started job hunting again this March.

Are there any work at home jobs out there that aren’t a scam???



It’s 102 degrees here in Wisconsin, and I’m feeling grumpy from lack of horseback riding and frustrated from job hunting.

So I’m going to go hose down the horses and get away from the computer.

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Let’s run these people out of the business.

Let’s shut down these types of shows.

This video doesn’t even cover what they do to the horse’s tails.

Excuse my language but I’m fricking pissed!

Graphic Undercover Video: Jackie McConnell’s Alleged Methods | Rate My Horse PRO

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Hi, my name is Lisa and I have a secret.

In my double life…

when no one is around…

in my living room…

I’m a go-go dancer…

Okay, I guess I do have a small audience of 3 Cocker Spaniels.

Sometimes they have this worried look on their faces…


It’s American Idol’s, Joshua Ledet’s fault that I am a closet go-go dancer now.

When they said he’s going to be singing Runaway by Bruno Mars, I had no idea what to expect.

I had no idea who Bruno Mars was.

Until now…

How fun was that??

So I had to search online for Bruno Mars.

Actually, I have heard some of his songs like: Valerie, Just The Way You Are and Marry You.

I just didn’t know who sang them.

Now I do!

Let’s dance!

Who’s dancing with me?

I see you…Smile

Until next time…Appy Trails

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It’s March 12th right now and I decided to write a blog to post on March 14th.

I think I’m going to post it now…

March 14th is my birthday, it’s my dad’s birthday, too.

But 2 yrs. ago on March 14th my baby sister lost her battle to cancer.

From thinking she may have had a slight stroke went spiraling down into finding out it was brain cancer.

Amy grew up with disabilities stemming from Neurofibromatosis. She was on medications for epilepsy and migraines there was also hydrocephalus and blindness (benign tumors on her optic nerves).

Above it all, Amy was always such a cheerful person. Always remembering birthdays, trying to play jokes, adding to her funky pen collection, taking herself to the mall on the bus and ALWAYS on her cell phone. Smile

Our whole family received calls from Amy. Sometimes 10 or more a day.

Sometimes it was just to say “Hey Lisa I saw a pretty bird in the feeder” or “Lisa, Millie (her Scottish Terrier) is barking at a dog food commercial, it’s so funny!”

The ringtone I had for her was Tweety Bird saying “Now how you spose I got my wittow self in such a pwedicoment?”

I still have her number and ringtone in my phone.

I still want it to ring and I want to hear Tweety…


I always drove my mother and Amy to her Dr. appointments in Madison. I had the job flexibility to be able to do it.

It was a tradition to go to the Red Lobster (Amy’s request) after each visit and a couple times we went to the zoo.



But I have regrets:

  • Some days being too busy to take Amy to McDonalds or the mall, when I stopped over for a quick visit.
  • Getting irritated when my phone rang for the 7th time at work.

…I don’t know why I’m writing this blog…

…I can’t see the screen very well right now…

Can someone please find a way to turn back time?

3 weeks and 2 days after finding out Amy had cancer…we lost her…we were all there around her bed…

Jan. 31, 1973 – March 14, 2010

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