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All The Girls Chit Chat

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Helen Horsewife's back end.




33 comments:

  1. wow thats how my hair looks when I try to use rollers or a round brush!
    I always end up having to cut them out of my hair

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  2. Sheesh! I thought Helen was a real horse. When I was in 4H and showed my horses there was always a fun class called costume. You and your horse went in the ring in costume and were judged.

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  3. YOUR JOKING RIGHT, THERE IS NO WAY YOU THOUGHT SHE WAS REAL...GIVE ME A BREAK, REALLY???

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  4. iF YOU WERE REALLY IN 4H you could see that Helen is standing on a platform...and has a really shiny coat. I am not falling for that load of @#@^*>.

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  5. Am I the only one here still waiting on her husband to come home from work? He's been working almost 24 hours straight now. On about 4 hrs sleep. So why am I the whiny one, huh?

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  6. Farming season sucks. My dad is worried that he will not be able to finish all the hay after his heart surgery. Up at dawn, and working the fields with the tractor lights on.

    And they say farmers go to bed when the sun sets. I hope the season goes fast for you Blossom, I know my mom HATED my dad's farming. She thought she married a school teacher.

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  7. Alaina,

    I did think she was real. I never scrolled down far enough when looking at the photo to see she was standing on a platform.

    I am in the Garden state and surrounded by vegetable and flower farms. The farmers work nonstop. It's a hard life.

    My Da was a Captain on ships and later tugboats. He was gone for weeks at a time when I was growing up.

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  8. Fascinating! I love learning new things about all of your histories. I'm glad we aren't primarily hay farmers anymore...Cow would work literally around the clock. Hay equipment needs constant repair, plus the daily watering of acres and acres and the loading and hauling and delivering, swathing and raking..that all happened during the day of course...but you can only bale hay around here at night while the humidity is right. He might catch a couple hours of sleep in the pickup or come hoe two shower eat and nervously check the weather before he was off again. And honestly? I don't think we EVER made more than what it cost to put the crop in and get it out. I'm so glad that we have moved away from alfalfa for now...gosh I hope we don't have to put it in again. (It loads the soil up with good things, so we might have to eventually...and it is a 5 year crop at least..ugh!) But he is doing what he wants and loves to do. So that was a fun talk. Boy am I a blast this AM or what?

    By the way...totally taking volunteers to help my attempt at creating outer space??? Takers?

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  9. Farming be it vegetable or flower is a very rewarding but labor intensive. I love every aspect of flower gardening and I hope it shows.

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  10. I'm going to start on the follower's blog roll..I'm going to keep it limited to where it only shows a certain number at a time, that way we can keep adding to it without it getting to long. And it will only show the newest posts on there. So if someone stops posting for a while, only the fresh stuff will show. I thought I would leave those of us that already have our blogs on the other roll off? What do y'all think about that?


    Also...I noticed we have a contributor who is not listed in our contributors blog roll? I went to look and I think I didn't put up the blog because she had more than one and wasn't sure which one to put up. I don't actually know her (Pamela) so I thought maybe her pals here could ask and then put it up?

    What else? Oh yeah...what should we name our followers blog list? I thought about saying something like... "For a good time...these blogs are just okay." But just as a way to tease them for not being brave enough (or the right sex) to contribute. Think the joke would go over well?

    Anyway DEBORAH!!! That is kinda your job here...naming blog rolls and all! Get on that would ya? ;)

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  11. For real guys...I get a pass on on homophones. Okay? I see it as soon as I hit publish...I do get it..it just doesn't come out like I dew;)

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  12. Oh yeah! I don't want to label the follower's list anything that makes anybody at first glance see that that is what it is. Otherwise we might have every blog on blogspot "following" us. In fact...after we get this situated I'll take down these comments about it.

    Hey? Am I being a horse's rear for posting all of this businessy stuff on Berries thread? Sorry!

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  13. What! Are y'all just going to ignore me now??? ;)

    Dawn, I think that we have a follower that found us through you? Does she have a blog I can add to the list? I only set it to show 5 blogs at a time but we can bump it to ten.

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  14. Imagine Helen's hair is brown and that's mine!

    And if it makes anyone feel better (or perhaps slightly alarmed?) I am a horse person and had to look twice at the first post to see whether or not girlfriend was real.

    Now I must go farm my 2 gallon container of rosemary.

    Thank you farming families for hanging in - you're appreciated!

    CB, what does Cow grow?

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  15. Why Cotton...of course! And wheat and some hay, tried soybeans last year, looking into other crops oh and rye...but that is just a cover crop and not actually harvested. Oh, and cows and of course the Sprouts!

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  16. I think we have the same hair...probably because we are sisters. So...you use a pivot to water that rosemary crop or do you stick to row watering it with pipe? The pipe is more cost effective but gosh it is labor intensive, right?

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  17. The other girl is Pamela, and I will notify here but she would probably want French Buttons on her blogroll.

    Have any off you all seen that documentary called The Farmers Wife??? Oh my, It shot down every notion of mine that farming could be romantic...Cotton I dont know how you guys do it.

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  18. Actually it's complex canal irrigation, involving Carl's Jr cups, a Hot Wheels ramp, and child labor. The tendency is toward overwatering and knocking over the entire field. Shock promotes growth, yes?

    Cotton, duh.

    Berries, I haven't seen that flick but I believe it.

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  19. No but I saw The Bridges of Madison County and Places in the Heart which basically did the same thing.

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  20. Yeah, It was something we talked about early on, but I never got around to doing. It is really for the people that hang out here and/or comment, but that do not plan on ever posting anything. Sort of away for us to check in on their lives too. I can see potential problems with that in the future but, but for now I think it is just fine and really like it. For instance, Amy comments on just about every thread but I think probably with her business and her toddler etc, she can't add another thing (blog) to her list. I'm gonna go ahead and email you some follow up points and if any body else is interested in them let me know!

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  21. I do not mind how you want to do the follower blog list. I see you have Run Mother, Run, she is very funny, I found her on Blossom's blog.

    As for the farming, very very hard work. You talk about geting $ for crops, and that probably only covers cost to buy but not tiime spent and that is PRICELESS.

    I will stick to flower gardening for fun and enjoyment.

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  22. Whoever has been busy rearranging the blog, I like it. Thank you for taking the initiative.

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  23. It was I. What font colors are easiest for everyone to read?

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  24. Canary yellow on lime green!

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  25. I wouldn't mind if the writing color changed once in a while.

    Berries Faites vous parlez le francais. Je parle un peu francais. I have a very good friend from Canada who speaks French and I did not know if you did also?

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  26. canary yellow on lime green it is! First one to speak up wins! Don't worry Berries, we'll dot the I(s) with pink.

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  27. No I speak no french. We had to learn it in school....kinda mandatory in elementary...and then once you get in the higher grades you can take other languages.

    I took german.

    I forgot all the german and french..

    There are tonnes of French immersion schools all over, you can go to one of those or send your kids...everything is in french.

    French/Quebec can be a really sore subject. Always lots of controvercy, especially here in the west.

    Parliament caters to Quebec to keep them happy.
    They are constantly throwing the old " we want to separate crap" and we in the west, don't get much of a vote because the voting is done by population so usually the vote is won in Ontario, although the west is getting more of a voice, as our population grows....okay enough of Canadian politics.

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  28. AH yes she was from Quebec. The only reason I wondered was when your computer wrote funny it looked like it was trying to write french. Don't worry I not much of a politics person. We are in happy blog land. HA

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  29. Hey look at that. Why thank you.

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