Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Harvard Possums and Turkeys

More pictures from the Possum Lodge. Dave likes me to put these pics up for his Mom, who is an avid guest and consummate lurker. "Hi Mom!"

"A study done at Harvard University indicates that this (Health Care Expenses) is the biggest cause of bankruptcy, representing 62% of all personal bankruptcies. One of the interesting caveats of this study shows that 78% of filers had some form of health insurance, thus bucking the myth that medical bills affect only the uninsured."

--Mark P. Cussen for Investopedia

I am having Jay ride Janow on the trails at Ed Levin Park. I know Janow can be a handfull in the park and my back can't handle it, but Janow needs something fun and he likes the park. Jay's first ride was Monday. He knows Janow a bit because I have ridden with Jay when he has been on other horses. Monday, they got to know each other on the ranch.

Janow spooked at Squirrels, then he spooked at turkeys. Jay said they were fake spooks. Of course! Janow kills squirrels that bother him when he is eating. I find the bodies. Ew. Janow also likes to chase turkeys, which Jay found out by having Janow chase a turkey after the turkeyspook. All you have to do is show him the turkey you want to chase and let him go.

I think they will be fine now.

The weather has been great this week! I have been able to open the garage door and enjoy the air while I sew.

In the background, you can see the '99 Ford with 96K miles that gets better mpg than some hybrids! Of course, they are the "luxury" hybrids and probably have GPS systems instead of cassette decks.


OnTheBit said...

You just made me feel better about my Gen killing small animals. At least he is in good company!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! I'm picturing Janow like one of those cutting horses that herds cattle. Except he's cutting and chasing down Squirells. lol!


Cara said...

Janow probably would have made a good, if untraditonal cutting horse!