Sunday, March 28, 2010


Haven Lee Farm is proud to announce the birth of a solid black filly, born at 5 am on 27 March 2010. The daughter of Oreo and a stud from the neighbors farm, the little black thing is about 18 inches tall and weighs in at 30 pounds.
Here are a couple pics for your viewing pleasure.

Her hind legs are bent back due to positioning in the womb, but we will be working on correcting that today.

So enjoy with us and

Celebrate Life

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Where are they????

Quick, someone find me the plans

the plans for the ARK no less,

if the rain keeps up, after all the rain-snow-rain..

I'll need to build an ark.

So enjoy down there in sunny blue hair land.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My last one for the night

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension:
A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans..

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people..

8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

While I think something like this has a snowball's chance as long as we have the foxes guarding the hen house, it sure would be nice to yank these idiot's chain with!

Jeep here is yours

Jeep, I almost forgot you, so for you and the Sungoddess, here are a couple pics of the fences taken at 5 pm Sunday.

Keep warm

This is actually the hog panels that are inplace to hold the Barngoddess's pea plants once they grow, she planted last week, so hope we don't loose any.

This is fence on west side of paddocks.

And remember in warm sunny blue hair land, you have to just


Just for LongRoof and the Kid

Okay you all down there is sunny land, as Bristol gets ready to run, I thought I would send you some pics of the back yard taken at 1130 3/22/10.

Enjoy viewing them, cause you can't have any of this perfect weather down there, the Bus and I are keeping it up here so we can play in it.

Bus -- why didn't you put the snow plow on?????
and what is that sitting on jacks in your backyard?????

And the race is on -- well this horse isn't racing today, he's still frozen..

and a pic of the farm sign.....

weather actually isn't too bad, temp hovering around 35..... problem!!

we had lots of rain yesterday morning and afternoon, followed by 7-8 inches of snow, coupled with a wind that is perfect for wind sailing, and now the snow is melting, but a crush has formed on the snow, so running water underneath, and crunchy snow on top. perfect snow for snow forts, snowman and snow ball fight....

yeah, I'd rather be in the birthplace of speed warming it up; no way .. especially since you can't drive to your mailbox when the weather is perfect..... yeah,

and you wonder why I'm not out in this perfect weather playing with the little mule?
well the little mule is nice and warm and wants to stay that way.....

and being how there is no mail to pick up today, it will probably stay in that warm condition until tomorrow...

But it's weather like this, and the opportunity to share with my brothers and sisters, that makes me glad that I can


Saturday, March 20, 2010

9:00 pm and its still coming

Hey Bus,
better get your snow plow out here, our road (the highway, not the driveway) is terrible. Looks worse than some of the Queen City streets.

We have drifts in our driveway over a foot deep.

Hey Longroof and Jeep, took the 4x4 out of the warm garage and drove to the mail box and got the mail.... sound like someone you know? And I laughed when I heard that story!

Here's a couple more pics just taken:

View taken out same sliding door as two in previous post, check out the galvanized bucket in lower left of each photo to check depth of snow as night wears on.

here is view out back door looking at garage entry door. Note depth of snow on roof:

and one more looking north toward the area where the dually is parked (from other pics you get idea) and see the depth of snow on yard ornaments.

and here in the ozarks, we call it SPRING

Enjoy the warmth and

Celebrate Life

Hey BUS, watch out

Hey Bus, here it comes, blowing in from the north, hey hey tis more snow, yeah more snow.

Aint' it fun////////////



So you Deep Southerners

Celebrate Life

Another Hero Gone

Growing up watching this show was fun.....

don't remember if I ever got a coonskin hat, but probably stole the Bus's if I didn't get one.

enjoy a song from my youth

Fess Parker

1924 - 2010

Tis Saturday, March Madness Weekend

Yep, it is 3/20/10, TV's Today Show says it is the first day of Spring... I think they are off by two days, Thursday and Friday last, were perfect Spring days, high 60-70, clear skies, nice warm breeze. Perfect Chamber day in the birthplace of Speed.

Ah but today, yes it is March madness.... temp at 9 am is 32 on the back porch... went out to feed this morning and when I got back in, my toes were froze, and my glasses were iced over. Hard north wind blowing, with a misty rain makes everything want to freeze.

So what's to do on a day like this????????????

Well if you viewed my little bigger brother's blog the other day, you would have an inkling as to what I am going to do........ to quote his blog (because I have "brain-freeze" this morning and can't remember how to link it---

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Now, This olelongrooffan's Version Of WTF?

I don't remember getting all political on By The Numbers previously but, I mean, this is just total out and out rape of all of us taxpaying, yes, unemployed for nearly two years and this olelongrooffan owes $154 to the IRS, citizens.

Yep, while it is either raining 3 inches, or snowing 6 inches - depends on a degree or two in temp,

this Old Horsefarmer is going to be doing his Fed and State Taxes.

and I suppose, like the LongRoof, I will probably end up paying my fair share.

But you must remember, that when you pay your taxes, you are paying this old double dipper his salaries.....
Yep: 21 years and retired from the US Navy Submarine Service (nice monthly check) AND
Yep: Work for the Veteran's Administration Medical Department (nice monthly check)

and YEP: pay my fair share of taxes.

Long roof, don't despair, look at the bright side... if you don't pay your taxes, you can run for political office ( AND WIN because you would then be a CROOK like the rest of them ) and then you can get a big fancy car at all us taxpayers expense.

So time to quit this rambling and get to work...
do Mom's first, as it is easier
then the farm's

Of course I should be like the Gentleman Farmer, and go buy a bottle of Scotch to keep me company while I do these TAX things...... nah, it's raining outside and I would get wet going from truck to store.....

Later all and remember, even in this dreadful weather,

CELEBRATE LIFE to it's fullest.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Just another day in paradise

So it turns out rather nice over this weekend.....

Yeah, really nice for those St Pat's day paraders and whatever else, including ducks and penguins
Temp Saturday 42 with rain and wind,
temp Sunday 40 with more rain and wind.....

So the Little Princess and I decided it was a perfect time to take the 5th wheel hitch out of my big little mule (F250) and put it in my big big mule (F350).

Somehow both of those Ford trucks fit in our Ford Workshop (aka our garage), and with the Little Bronco out side getting wet, we proceeded to "dismantle" and "install".

First things first, jack up the rear ends of both trucks and once on jack stands, take the tires off.... thus exposing the task ahead..

I rapidly put the Little Princess to work taking off the bolts holding the rails ...
she really got into her work as evidenced here

Of course it was a little cool in the Ford Garage, (even with the dual heaters, that the Bus so graciously donated last fall, going full blast),
So notice the Little Princess has my Red Green hat on, along with my new carhart bibbers. Guess she inherited them sooner than I anticipated. But never fear, I was wearing my "Daytonna Prototype" ball cap and kept warm thinking of that 70 degree weather the Longroof and Jeep and the kid were enjoying.

Now I heard the Longroof was again running parts for the Jeep, seems he was elbow deep in the engine compartment of the Sungoddess's expedition.... Jeep that is not the way to keep from going to the Little Sisters ball games.....

Anyway, the Little Princess and I work feverishly Saturday on installing that hitch. Had to run to the local hardware store after breaking another drill bit.... forgot how hard frames of F350s are. So around 5 pm Saturday, the Little Princess tells me it is time to quit for the day, was it something about a wrench slipping and the kind words I said while rubbing my knuckles??

Off to Caseys for a free pizza and this old body was shot for the rest of the night.
Of course before we called it quits, the Little Princess reigned supreme at Tennis, Baseball (1st inning Mercy Rule), Golf (5 under par), but she let me win at bowling.

This morning ... weather was more of the same, and after my sunday morning ritual of catching up on local news (read the Bus's blog to hear what some dumb *ss politician from St. Louis is saying), the Little Princess and I continued our task at hand.

One thing, we got the front rail totally installed before we quit yesterday,

looking good....

So with more drilling,

and more drilling, and more bolts being removed, we finally got the passenger side of the rear rail done. Put the tires back on and moved to the driver's side.....

Soon it was apparent that this project was not going to be finished today..... My ole body was in pain, yes real pain, (working on a concrete floor with temps hovering around 40 - cold goes right into my joints)

So when we came to an impassee - that danged nut wouldn't come off

after breaking my "breaker bar", banging my hand again, and that high dollar "nut loosener" not working, we quit............

Time for bowling, tennis, golf and a 3 inning game of baseball and we'll hit the bed early tonight....

Thanks to the Little Princess for again being my Noble Assistant helping get r done

Jeep - that's what we were doing when you called, and as both trucks had no rear tires, and the trailer was all wet anyway, well, we just decided we weren't coming over to help...........

Celebrate Life

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Saturday turned out GREAT

After a bone chilling start to Saturday, the weather actually cooperated and it turned out to be in the mid 60s, with a warm breeze.

So after my Noble Assistant and I seperated our wood pile ( not the kind you burn, but the kind you build with ), well actually, most of that pile of demension lumber ended up on the burn pile [ unfortunately most of the 2 bys were rotted ), we were however able to save the 6 x 6 posts (some as long as 18 feet) and put them in the hay barn for safe keeping and future use.

So about 3 pm, sun shining and making it a perfect day for cruising the beach, we put the tiller on the tractor and proceeded to get ready for planting....

Yep time to till that garden spot so we can put in peas, green beans, corn, more corn, tomatoes, watermelon, cucumbers (greeaaat pickles), and some cantelope. And whatever else the Barngoddess wants.

Another view (for Long Roof and Jeep = lot easier to till the garden this way than the way you used to do it on the old farm stead at Halltown)

So it is 7 am, 8 am for you easterners, and I am having my coffee in the den this morning. Temp on the back porch shows 52 F, it is cloudy and doesn't really look like rain, but there is a breeze blowing and I don't intend to find out if it is a warm or cold breeze until I finish my java.

So everyone of you all have a good day and remember you will never have another day like today............ yep, you get older every day, so remember to


Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's a beaut of a day

WELL it's has to be a Chamber day here in the Ozarks.

Bright blue sky, just a whifting of clouds way up there,

Temp is hovering around 50 on the back porch, had coffee sitting and watching the antics of the herd, just relaxing.

Now I am on the back porch (those of you that don't know = our back porch faces north} in sweat pants and tee shirt = warm sun just making me feel great....

So I get up and head for the stable to feed our little critters.....


As soon as I got around the side of the house the WIND hit me

Now in one of my favorite movies "they call the wind Maria" ....


you all ain't never seen this old man run back into the house so fast.....

I am now sitting here in the den, carhart bibbers, sweat shirt, and my famous "Daytonna Prototype" hat on trying to warm up......

So much for dreaming that I was in the warm sunny land of Key West.....

So when I warm up, I guess I'll


and just


indoors style

Monday, March 1, 2010

Stole this from the olelongroof


If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school Every Morning......

Uphill... Barefoot... In The Snow...BOTH WAYS

Yadda, yadda, yadda...And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to laya bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today:

You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen!

Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napster! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal-that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, Mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids.' Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And, there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... forever!And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on TV! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel! NO REMOTES!!!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons onSaturday morning. Do you hear what I'm saying?!! We had to wait ALL WEEKfor cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!

The Over-30 Crowd