There and Back Again Farm

March 9, 2014

cute halter set

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdiacz @ 3:39 pm

cute halter set

I got some pretty colors of leather in so I made a quick halter and lead set. I like how it came out.


February 3, 2009

Ok I’m back

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdiacz @ 4:50 pm

Its been a really long time since I have written on here.  Thanks so much to my model horse fans who are still sending me order requests even though I haven’t updated anything.  I am still doing orders, but I have slowed down a little at the moment.  Our farm has gone through a LOT of changes, we are not even at the same address anymore.  Since most of the personal info on this site has changed and I have a facebook page now for that kind of stuff, I think I will change the focus to just my artwork.  Give me a few days to get reorganized here.

February 14, 2008

Ok, here’s some updates finally

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdiacz @ 10:34 am

Hi, Sorry again for being so out of touch lately. I’m home right now cause the news of the week is they think I’ve developed a seizure disorder and they won’t let me drive for a few days. I’ve had four of these little episodes where I see blind spots and my hands go numb and I get all confused. I thought it was just migranes without a headache, but apparently the dr thinks they are seizures. I don’t know where that came from, no one in my family has ever had seizures, I find myself wondering when the last time I fell off a horse and hit my head was, I’ve had a few concussions growing up, don’t know if that would cause anything. Anyways I go for an MRI later today. My boss is just soooo thrilled that I am not really sick but I am not allowed to come to work. But it gives me a chance to finally put up the pictures I promised you all.

Christmas eve

Maggie on Christmas eve- she’s getting so big

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Baking Christmas cookies

world religeon day

“Father Mike” giving a speech on paganism at World Religion Day

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Mardi Gra!  Maggie had so many bead she could hardly stand up!

January 30, 2008

My appologies

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdiacz @ 9:16 am

I am very sorry I haven’t posted in so long.  I have been so busy with work and I never get a chance to sit at the computer at home anymore.  I really meant to post some Christmas pictures, but that involves kicking Mike off the StarTrek game.  And its not like things haven’t been happening either, lets see, Mike absolutely spoiled me for Christmas; the foundered pony seems to be improving per the farrier; Bob the rooster was killed by the dogs, very sad, we got a new rooster but its not the same, funny how you get attached to the little things; my dad got laid off after 30 some years with CSC, we are trying to talk him into officially retiring and coming to live near us, but I am not sure thats really realistic for them at the moment; Mike gave a speech at world religeon day, I was very very proud of him.  Ok thats a basic summary, I will try to get some pics up in a day or two.

December 10, 2007

Busy weekends

Filed under: daily life — cdiacz @ 9:54 am

Thanks to our interfaith couples group for coming to the hymn sing at my church last night!  It ment a lot to me that you all came, I hope you enjoyed it.  I get very stressed before playing, it made it much more fun that you were all there.  We got a lot done on the barn this weekend.  The pony is in the stall, though I still want to knock that front out and put a panel gate up instead of the chain link one.  That will have to wait till we get paid.  I think we are going to call her Lady.  I am tempted to make it Lady Amalthea from the Last Unicorn since she is white enough to play dressup with if we can get her better without going broke.  Say a little prayer for the poor think if you will.

December 6, 2007

Barn fixing ideas

Filed under: Animal stuff — cdiacz @ 10:11 am

The more I think about it, the more ideas I have about how we could fix up that old barn.  Right now the important thing is to fix that stall so we can put the poor pony in it, and Durfy thinks we should just knock out that whole front wall and use a pasture gate to cover the whole front of it, that would probably be easier than trying to cut a window.  But that stall really is big enough for two, maybe someday we can fix it into two stalls, and the other side used to be a chicken house, you can see where the old wire used to be.  If we clean it out, we have the wire we could staple up, and then Bob wouldn’t be crowing so close to the house, we could maybe even incorporate their old kennel into the design and they could have an indoor/outdoor run.  I haven’t been in the indoor section in awhile.  How bad is the floor and roof?  Could we clean it up and move tack and feed out there?  If we actually had a stall for all 3 horses, it would be easy enough to feed them out there, and much nicer for them on rainy days.  That would free up our storage shed.  Could we eventually run electricity out there?  These are kinda high hopes for the rickety old thing, and of course we couldn’t do it all this weekend, but maybe these are some things we can work on if we can get some friends with tools to hang out with us. 

December 5, 2007

Barn demolition party

Filed under: Animal stuff — cdiacz @ 3:40 pm

Ok, some of you may have heard about the injured pony we “took in”, yes I know our hearts are way bigger than our heads and I don’t want to go into too many details about that at the moment, but we need a place to keep her so she’s not standing in my back yard.  The one side of our barn is the run in shed which is perfectly functional for the pasture horses.  On the other side is that dark room with the little door which could easily be made into a stall if I can get a little help, maybe a party Saturday afternoon?.  Whats left of the rotted floor needs to be pulled out, and I would like to take a hammer and knock some of the boards off the front wall so she has a little window to stick her head out of.  I think the door is wide enough for her and we can put a stall guard up as a gate.  Then we can pile up the wood and have a bonfire.  Who’s up for it?  Thanks!

November 19, 2007

Slow days at work

Filed under: daily life — cdiacz @ 12:52 pm

I found Maggie a toy vacume and a bike helmet at a yardsale, so I’m crossing those off the list, gotta love yardsales.  I may have a home for Baccus, but I don’t want to say too much and jinx it.  The boss has been away at work so its been nice a slow lately, not really much to write today.  I’m hoping to take Wednesday off to go home and help cook, since Mike has invited so many people for Thanksgiving.  It’ll be crowded, but fun.

November 8, 2007

Making a Christmas list

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdiacz @ 9:38 am

Guess its time to start thinking about Christmas.  A couple people have asked me what Maggie wants, and I keep forgetting what I’ve told people, so I just thought I would put some ideas here.

The big thing is I am trying to get some money together to get her twin bed.  She will need sheets and stuff for it.

She likes anything to do with ponies.  I’m going to try to get her that talking My Little Pony.

She always askes me to put puppies on TV.  Maybe a 101 Dalmations video?  The live action one :).

A toy vacume cleaner.

Some bedtime story books.

size 2T (or some 4Ts fit) cloths, pants, pajamas, socks, barrettes for her hair, she loves necklaces.

a bike helmet, for starting to learn to ride the horses too.

a little tricycle.

If anyone wants to get her something specific let me know, so we don’t get her the same thing.  Thanks!

November 3, 2007

More Candy!

Filed under: Pictures of the Day — cdiacz @ 2:01 pm

Maggie was sooooo cute for Halloween!

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