Thursday, February 26, 2009
And I met an absolute LEGEND in the sport of team roping, Jake Barnes. He was just sitting there next to a trailer as we went to get something cold to drink. And I just "happened" to have my camera, so we asked for a pic. He was super nice and very gracious (especially considering he was up to rope in just a short bit). I have to say, I was a little star-struck.. this guy is a 7 time world champion! It really made my day and was a real treat to meet him.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"What is that you have behind your back????"
We did find the owner of at least one of the dogs. We made a report with Animal Control and they are supposed to be handling it from here. Hopefully that owner will be held responsible for our vet bill. They should be, but sometimes things just don't work out like they should... I am just glad that Gerty is healing up and that she is still with us! It could have turned out much worse...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
And some sweet little copper heart earrings to match...
The turquoise in these earrings is from the Kingman mine in northern Arizona. These earrings would be great for a night out on the town!
I'm working on some other pieces for this collection with stones other than turquoise. I hope to have them done this weekend. All of the jewelry shown here can be found (and purchased!) in my Etsy shop.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Don't you love the heart base? Perfect!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I recently met fellow cowgirl, Jill Charlotte Stanford, who found me through my blog. She hails from Sisters, Oregon, and is the author of this very cool cookbook:
Not only is it chock full of great cowgirl cuisine, but it is has a heaping helpin' of great cowgirl pics and quotes. It was a really fun read and I found more than a few recipes that I am going to try (how about Kickin' Apple Pie Enchiladas? I'm going to try these soon!)
This from the back of the book: "Take a dash of western myth, a sprinkle of vintage photographs, and a dollop of tall tales, simmer with a delicious selection of western recipes and, voila - The Cowgirl's Cookbook. From Cow Punchers Punch to June's Ranch Beans, Cackleberries on Toast to Cowgirl Crude Salsa, Fit for a Queen Green Chili Soup to Texas Two-Step Blackberry Dumplings, these hearty fixins will feed a city girl's fantasy as well as a country boy's belly."
You can order the book through Amazon. I think this would be a great gift for anyone, or even a gift for yourself! Maybe as a birthday or housewarming gift - tucked inside a basket with a few of the fixins' for some of these great recipes.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the book:
"Don't screw with me, fellas.
This ain't my first time
at the rodeo."
- Lulu Parr
Friday, February 13, 2009
These are ACEOs (Art Card Editions and Originals) and are 2 and 1/2 by 3 and 1/2 inches.Horses, goats and bunnies! I love Danielle's work. We worked out a trade. She wanted one of my cowgirl cuffs and I wanted some of her work...I put the easel next to my computer with all of the ACEOS on it. Each day I can rotate a new card to the front and have a different one to enjoy. I'm already looking at new ones to add to my collection!
Check out Danielle's shop when you have a minute. Besides ACEOs she offers other beautiful original artwork.
Oh, and there was more in the package from my dad, but I'll save that for another post. ;)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Crossties: Gymnastic apparatus.
Dressage: Process by which some riders can eventually be taught to respect the bit.
Fence: Barrier that protects good grazing.
Hitching rail: Means by which to test one's strength.
Horse trailer: Mobile cave bear den.
Jump: An opportunity for self-expression.
Latch: Type of puzzle.
Longeing: Procedure for keeping a prospective rider at bay.
Owner: Human assigned responsibility for serving one's meals, aka "room service"
Rider: Owner who is overstepping her 'ownership' privileges.
Farrier: Disposable surrogate owner useful for acting out aggression without compromising food supply.
Trainer: Owner with mob connections.
Veterinarian: Flightless albino vulture.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Progress is slow on the courtyard wall, but here are some of the pillars. Looking good...
The weather is supposed to warm back up tomorrow, so work can continue. I'll share more pics later.
This is the view from my work table where I do my creating...and blogging!
We only get snow here once or twice a year, so I always have to go out and get pics...
Angel had been eating snow right before I snapped this pic...
Piper and Sassy - Piper usually takes her mid-morning nap in the same spot. Today it was covered with snow. I saw she was napping standing up, but then finally couldn't take it anymore and had to lie down. I came in to get the camera but by the time I went out she was back up. Gerty and Valentine...The snow is steadily melting, although we still have quite a bit left on the ground. It will be gone by tomorrow. It's always pretty while it lasts....
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Top middle is Gerty sporting her hat (I did mention previously that I'd dress up anything that would sit still long enough, didn't I???)
Top right is Sassy, Lee's horse. She's a little princess and don't get in the stall with her or she'll stalk you and make you pay! I have personal experience with this.
Middle left is Bandit. aka Bandito Brown, Bandy Boy. He's a sweet old guy who is just hanging out, enjoying his retirement these days.
In the very middle is Sandie. Sadly, she is no longer with us. I adopted her from the Humane Society when she was 8 weeks old and she lived to be nearly 16. Sure do miss that girl, too.
Middle right is Nutmeg. Boy, she was a little fatty in this pic. It was shortly after we rescued her from living in a hutch in someone's garage, all but forgotten by the kids who she was bought for. :( Apparently they fed her well, but that was about it.
Bottom left is Phoenix, the old guy, smiling for the camera.
On the middle left is Patches. She was little in this pic! She grew up to be 10 lbs! She's our gunga-galunga bunny. Otherwise known as Patches Monster or Biggie.
The middle right is Valentine. Our "porch goat"... (see previous post)
And lastly, the bottom right is Angel, our Rotten-weiler. I picked her up on the side of the freeway in a thunder storm almost 10 years ago. Her official job is to go out and check on the horses every morning and make sure everyone is behaving.
The others that are not pictured are Piper (my rescued PMU filly), 5 "baby" bunnies, who are now a year and a half old (oops bunnies from a bunny I rescued that ended up being pregnant. Surprise!) and Snuffy (Snuffaluffagus) the neighbor's black lab who decided he liked it at our house better than theirs and and has basically never gone home. Oh, and our four chickens, none of which really have names, other than the Rhode Island Red, who we call "Red"... original, I know.
So, there ya have it, the entire bunch. Never a dull moment around this place!
"Hi mom! How 'bout letting a goat in?"
I'm sure if I did, she'd go right for the sofa, too. Crazy goat!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
There are so many talented artists in this team. Treat yourself and take some time to browse Etsy by searching for Whoa Team. You might just find something you can't live without! (I know I did -- I'll show you what it is in a later post!)
Oh, and almost forgot to mention, check out the Whoa Team blog...