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Musings from Mayer
By Roselynn Fernwalt, Mayer, AZ
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Fun news and interesting events from Roselynn Fernwalt in Mayer, Arizona
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Musings from Mayer: Has the cement dried yet?

 ROSELYNN FERNWALT
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Man, this feels good!

Situations are not always what they seem, even when "a photo is worth a thousand words"!

Outside of my Dad (who's deceased), my husband is the hardest working man I know. It is hard to get him to sit and rest, but a friend introduced him to an author named Ralph Moody. Don does not like to waste one minute of a day. However, now, instead of writing and memorizing Cowboy Poetry you may find him with a "good book". Horses take a lot of care especially in the high desert, where we live. Since we do not have water to their area, Don hauls water on the back of our old golf cart. We have a creek that runs on the backside of our property which is from the snow melt in the higher mountains. In dry weather, some horses have trouble with dry hooves and hoof treatment makes them pliable. When the creek was running, we'd saddle up the horses and let them stand in the water to soften their hooves before adding the treatment. Now, that the creek has dried up for the summer, pictured is Don's solution. I usually have my camera with me and this just looked so funny to me. Traveler has his fly mask on, looking at me as if to say, "Doesn't anyone notice me standing in these buckets?" With his tail flagellating he will stand like this for 20 or 30 minutes. That's a well trained horse and it must REALLY feel good. Our ranch is named 'NOTA RANCH' so this could be called NOTA Pedicure! Traveler is much better now thanks to the care of my husband.

I had one couple that threatened to turn us into animal control because we had our horses eyes covered and they thought they could not see. The material for a fly mask is mesh and it keeps the flies out of the horse's eyes. There are all kinds of people that feel they must express their opinion even when it isn't what it seems.

Living in a small town (approx 1200 - 1500) is fun and interesting with many diverse personalities. Recently I was cleaning our empty rental house. When I finished with a bucket of dirty cleaning water, I didn't want to contaminate the septic tank so I took it outside and poured it on the street next to the house. After I filled my next bucket of fresh chemicals and hot water I began scrubbing again. I noticed a sound of a truck that stopped outside and wasn't moving. I looked out the window to see our town's water department truck. Both men were standing on opposite sides of my freshly dumped scrub water, 'just watching it'. I asked what was wrong and they said they were trying to decide where the water leak was. Once I confessed, they were relieved. They were getting ready to get the equipment to tear open the street for the rest of the day. We all got a big laugh from that. Words and situations can always have double meaning, even if you have pictures.



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Posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Article comment by: Catula chrerished

GOOD ON YA for your own lifestyle!
I do the same in Cordes, despite the PHX retirees transplants 'rules' for anyone ELSE here.


Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Article comment by: Tammy Cease

What a wonderful story and I LOVE the picture!!!!!

Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Article comment by: Betty Gillespie

My dear and close friend, Roselynn, (Rosi as I call her!) writes for your paper. She sends me the link so I can read her blog and I'm telling you I LOVE it. She and Don are some of the best people I know. We all went to school together, graduated from the same class, however, I've known Rosie since she and I were 3, maybe 4, years old. I sincerely hope you continue to use her articles - they are so enjoyable.
Sincerely - Betty Gillespie - Stevensville, MI




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