Monday, August 31, 2009

Well, we have a new family member.....

Meet Reuben, our new kitten. We needed another kitten like a hole in the head, but under the circumstances, I just couldn't help myself. As I was coming out of the grocery store, this man was sitting with a crate on the back of his truck with a momma cat and 4 kittens inside. They looked pitiful, the mama cat was very thin, and the kittens didn't look much better. He said they were 7 weeks old, but no way~~they MAY have been 5 weeks old. And worst of all, he was trying to feed them the BIG CHUNK nasty dog food! So, I picked out this little guy~~mainly because he is a great match to my other cat, Rico. Brought him home, and he ate nearly a whole can of cat food, he was starved to death. He is doing great now, he has been wormed, and I will start him on his shots next week. He has gained nearly a pound in the two weeks I have had him.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chicken Tacos Recipe

I was craving Mexican today, so I went to the kitchen and came up with a recipe I just created as I went along. I was pleasantly suprised, it was really good, ...

1 boneless skinless chicken breast
1TBSP olive or vegetable oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder,
smoked paprika to taste
4 corn tortillas ( or taco shells, whichever you prefer)
shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream, guacamole

I start by shredding my chicken in a food processor (or you can buy ground chicken)
but I shred/grind my own, it is much cheaper)
Add chicken, peppers, and onions to preheated skillet coated with oil. Saute while breaking up the chicken to resemble ground beef 2-3 minutes then add all of your spices to your taste. If it is a little dry, you can add more oil or a little water. On a griddle or in a skillet lightly grease the bottom and brown your corn tortillas until golden brown but still flexible. Fill each shell with chicken mixture, fold up ( or use the store bought taco shells) and top with all the condiments you prefer. This recipe makes about 3 or 4 tacos depending on how full you like to stuff them~~Enjoy!

I had a slight scare this morning with one of my horses

Dior, our 18 yr old quarter horse seen below, had a nosebleed when I went out to feed this am. Upon further inspection, thankfully it looked like he had just gotten stuck with a hay stalk about 4 inches up into his left nostril. It was bleeding pretty good, bright red blood, but I think it will be OK. More to come later.......

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oh~~The things they do...

Don't you just love it when your animals do things to make you laugh? Here's our horse Dior, with his new hair-do, LOL. He had some burrs in his forelock, and after my daughter pulled them out (finally), he was left with this snazzy do, LOL. I don't think he was amused by it as we were, though...

New Blog about Horses, Mules, Dogs, Cooking, Farming

Well, here we go, I am going to take a stab at having my own blog! We can discuss anything form horses, mules, cattle, dogs, cooking, coupons (my favorite hobby) and anything in between. My day pretty much consists of feeding, watering, and taking care of the horses, housework, matching coupons with the sales for the week, and listing items that I sell on ebay. Any thought, comments, ideas, or opinions will be welcomed.