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Keep Your Heels Down!

If the Horses are Fine…


I just came home from a week-long trip to Minnesota over the holidays. Most of my family lives there, and several factors (a cousin’s wedding and an ailing grandmother) made my attendance absolutely compulsory. Don’t get me wrong, I love to visit with family. It was great to see everyone. All of the feelings I expressed in my last post, Enjoying Christmas is a Choice, hold true. I’m glad I went, and I was sorry to leave. Continue reading

Enjoying Christmas is a Choice

Think about all of the garbage that comes along with the birth of our Lord and Savior- gifts, traveling, too much food, not enough time, and the potential for hurt feelings all around if things don’t go exactly right. Why? Why do we take this wonderful occasion and wrap it so tightly in unnecessary crap that it becomes a chore? Shouldn’t this be “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” like the song says? Continue reading

That First Cold Morning

Crisp air bit me this morning as I walked from the house to the garage. Wheeler the Heeler didn’t seem to mind. The four working glow plugs on one side of my motor triumphed over the 4 dead ones on the other side and managed to get the truck lit. I cranked up the heat after backing out.
A hungry neigh produced twin streams of steam from my rammy sorrel, Red. Continue reading