Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rich Mom University

Here are some rabbit pictures. I ran out of greens the night before, so they had roses for dinner. the next morning, they were expecting roses for breakfast!

Such a rainy year! Yesterday it was supposed to rain, but it didn't look like it. I rooted around home looking for my notebook. My searching-for-lost-things method it s to clean as I go, because it there wasn't such a mess, I'd find it sooner. I never found it but did find a  lot of other things, mostly to throw away. The garden bed where I wanted to plant herbs was almost ready so I finished that. The morning yard work is an important ritual for Lydia.

I got the to barn later than usual, gave the ulcer snack and got Yndi out. by then, it looked kind of weathery. It started to rain half way to the round pen and I gave up in disgust and took her back to her stall. I gave both mares a wad of hay and went to Burger King to organize some of the bits of papers I found while cleaning. An Jan for alfalfa pellets(they didn't have any), a new scratcher for Whiskers, and a new retractable leash because the old one wont retract. Orchard Supply to buy some herbs for the garden bed. Then came home.

It stopped raining. Lydia and I got the herbs planted, the recycling can ready, cleaned the bunker.....stuff. It was the last day to join Rich Mom University and its expensive so I could decide. I finally joined with only 2 hours of availability left.

Weird day.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Pony bites and RMU

I've had my finger nipped again. Crew blood. Pepper nips at me a lot, but rarely makes contact, I have to be more proactive at correcting this.

I'm seriously considering joining Rich Mom University held by Renae Christine.
I seriously cannot consider make anything to sell on etsy until after the move to the house on the mountain, This gives me the time to absorb the infor and formulate a better plan. So far, I have been using something she calls "Hope Marketing."

Yesterday we went to Livermore to look at modular barns. That place had some cheapo stuff. Dave thought it was good but I hated it. Then we came back and picked up Lydia before heading down to San Maritn to see a schooling horse show that had two driving classed right after lunch, There were no driving entries and the classes were cancelled.  I could have handled it with Yndi or Pepper, the footling was not too deep and there was plenty of room in the parking lot to hook.

Then on down to 101 trailer sales in  Frutivale. They were closed. We saw the structures in the yard, but were not super impressed.

At home, (we both crashed for HOURS!) we dew up plans and discussed datails and prepared drawings to send to the manufacturer of Noble Barns.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Five Day Art Challenge

Five Day Art Challenge Day 5. Yes, I know, it was supposed to be yesterday, but I Had to look for the piece I wanted to post. I found it, along with this from 1977. I decided to post this instead.Karen Lynn Wheeler is nominated to post her art for 5 days and nominate another artist each day.

Five Day Art Challenge Day Five, almost

It would have been yesterday but I sent a lot of time at the barn driving with Francois. I wanted to find the charcoal portrait I did of General Sheridan for the 11th grade US History report. I never got the chance because we were out of cheese for the nacho salad I wanted to make for dinner and the chicken fingers with Mac n cheese I wanted to make today. I started turning the soil on the garden bed where I want to plant herbs. Then Joseph became argumentative and shouted, so I just locked myself in my room. Instead, I'll show you Carl, the Capuchin With Biscotti that Facebook reminded me of. He went to California Sate Fair Bigfun and won a prize in the handmade doll category.

Five Day Art Challenge on Facebook

Day four fell on a Thursday so I did a Thursday Throwback and put this batik I did at Santa Rita High under Ms. Watson in 1978. The photo was hard to get with my ipod touch, the glass of the frame wanted to reflect everything.
It got to be displayed in the Admin building where someone stuck a knife in it. It was stored in a closet until I went away to college. Kind of ironic that my art was never valued much at home until I went away to study science like a good little girl.
I nominated Liz Drachnik, a border at Indian Hill who does these really cool pet portraits.

Five Day Art Challenge on Facebook Day 3

Here is my day three offering. Its a batik on cotton that I like and hangs in my living room. It went to California State Fair BigFun and won a blue. Someone wanted t buy it but when I told them it was $240.00, he didn't even bother to tell me "no thanks." What do you expect? It's not a Justin Bieber poster from Wal Mart.
I nominated  Mary Beth Mattis who makes primitive dolls. I met her in an online prim art group before facebook. she turned out to live just up the interstate in Pleasanton.

Five Day Art Challenge on Facebook Day 2

This was on Day 2. I nominated Kathie Schulz who does needle felting and makes mohair cinches.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Five Day Art Challenge on Facebook Day 1

Diana Moll nominated me to the 5 day art challenge on Facebook. I posted this quilt. Then I named quilter Pam Giffin-Bees.