Sunday, September 23


hay hauling filth
Originally uploaded by duanekeys
Geeks get dirty too! We had to haul the last cutting of the year last week. Jennifer drove the truck and trailer for the first load (with me bucking and stacking it). After we both unloaded the second load Glenda drove the truck and Jennifer stacked, while I threw it on the trailer. We hauled 166 bales all-together.

Thursday, September 13


nap time
Originally uploaded by duanekeys
This pitiful scene took place last Saturday. Jennifer was feeling the need for a nap, and so were Haley and Suey. We normally don't let the dogs on our bed, so this was a rare treat.

Tuesday, September 11

hangin' round

hangin' round
Originally uploaded by duanekeys
I counted nine frogs stuck to windows and doors one night. I think it's easy hunting for them with all the bugs attracted to lights coming through the glass. Can anyone offer a better id on these little guys?

Running by

running by
Originally uploaded by duanekeys
It seems like the summer has been a mad dash. Couple time constraints with a lack of creative urges beyond the day to day and you'll get long periods with out blog posts.

Aaron, my 15 year old cousin, spent the summer with us. We had a good time and now he's back with his grandparents and has started his first year at Central High School.

Jennifer came to the difficult decision to sell Socks, our Sport-Pony Dressage Horse hopeful. Socks was approaching three years in age and had not yet received the training she needed to reach her potential. Jennifer sold her to Laura Alms, owner of a dressage training facility in southwest Missouri. There socks will have a chance to train and develop in the sport of dressage, instead of remaining a pasture ornament.

Jennifer found a video on Youtube of an amazing freestyle dressage performance. This amazing display of horsemanship and training makes the horse dance!

We're in the middle of working with another local horse trainer to break Des (pictured) to ride. Time and other pressing priorities have prevented us from progressing her training as well.