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Sense of accomplishment
Saturday, January 10, 2015      2 comments

Funny how you can work you butt off and not feel like you accomplished much. Today I did quite a lot but didn't really strain myself but I feel like I accomplished a lot! My neighbor came over about 10 am and helped me to unload my washer and ... Read more
THE HOBBIT: Rivendell to the Lonely Mountain (570 miles) Day 6
Friday, January 09, 2015      1 comments

Yesterdays mileage was 7.91, must have been on the run all day! That almost equals 2 days of those short legged dwarves! So we left them on their day 7 with just 1.23 miles left on that leg, we will continue the climbing uphill, day 8 will be ... Read more
Very cold this morning!
Thursday, January 08, 2015      1 comments

Bitter cold this morning, with -19 and some wind making the chill be -41. but the sun is out shining bright. Talked to my Dad last night and he commented about it being cloudy for days when it was warm and now with this cold it is sunny, he sa... Read more
THE HOBBIT: Rivendell to the Lonely Mountain (570 miles) Day 4&5
Thursday, January 08, 2015      2 comments

mileage on the 6th was 5.34, so we will travel on and finish day 4 with only .17 miles left to that leg, finish day 5, and start on day 6 with 2.83 miles left to day 6. This is kind of confusing with the days all just listed together for day 3-... Read more
Farm Chores when it is brutally cold!
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      5 comments

Morning chores are a busy time most mornings, but when it is way below 0 and the wind is blowing then there is the added chore of frozen water. My animals are all in the downstairs of my barn, and there are quite a few of them so the temp stays... Read more
THE HOBBIT: Rivendell to the Lonely Mountain (570 miles) Day 3
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      2 comments

Well we got in 5.34 miles yesterday, and we are traveling faster then those slow dwarves and Bilbo! So here we are working on finishing day 3 and starting day 4, each day is 4 miles for the next bunch of days, so kind of boring, just climbing s... Read more
THE HOBBIT: Rivendell to the Lonely Mountain (570 miles) Day 2
Monday, January 05, 2015      0 comments

Yesterdays hike was 5.14 miles, so we are going to finish day 2 and proceed on to day 3. Looks like a pretty boring time from day 3-17, riding ponies 4 miles a day, slow pace I guess. we will have 1.51 miles left on day 3, can't believe we ar... Read more
THE HOBBIT: Rivendell to the Lonely Mountain (570 miles) Day 1
Sunday, January 04, 2015      2 comments

Well it is time to stop laying about in Rivendell and go on to the Lonely Mountain! Smaug is waiting! Yesterdays hike was 5.35 miles. We are starting out with the Ponies and the first leg is a short one just 4 miles, so we will continue into ... Read more
Jasper Mouse and Calliope got their shots today
Saturday, January 03, 2015      2 comments

My neighbor came by this morning with shots for my two delinquents, I was afraid Jasper Mouse would disappear because he is still doing that when someone different comes into the barn, but I picked him up and started scratching him and then walk... Read more
Tiring easy
Friday, January 02, 2015      5 comments

Seems like I didn't do much today, but this flu thing has still tired, the cough is hanging on quite well. I think I am the only person in the world that can take nyquill and wake up 2 hours later wide awake! However I have slept more this wee... Read more
Feral Kitten update AKA Jasper Mouse!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      4 comments

Well Feral kitten has a name, and he is a boy, his name as you probably noticed above is Jasper Mouse. My nieces were not about to go back to MA without me agreeing to a name, they also though they should take Calliope home with them, but that ... Read more
Made it to Rivendale!
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      4 comments

Now that we are laxing out in Rivendale there is time to decide the next trek, might just as well stay with Bilbo and go on to the lonely Mountains! It will be a longer journey: Rivendell to the Lonely Mountain (570 miles) but just as fun! ... Read more
Eowyn's Challenge, Finished on Day 60, THE HOBBIT: Bag End to Rivendell (397 Miles)
Monday, December 29, 2014      2 comments

Yesterdays hike was 5.02 miles, more then enough to get us to Rivendell!!!! total miles------miles/leg-----trave
l information 397----1------------------- Lead the ponies across the narrow bridge over the upper Bruinen. Reach the ‘... Read more
Eowyn's Challenge, Day 59, THE HOBBIT: Bag End to Rivendell (397 Miles)
Sunday, December 28, 2014      1 comments

yesterdays hike was 6.17 miles so close to finishing. We will complete the leg with the steep gully, then the ravine with the waterfall, then come to the sudden cliff down into the valley of Rivendale, we will slowly ride down the zig zag path,... Read more
Eowyn's Challenge, Day 58, THE HOBBIT: Bag End to Rivendell (397 Miles)
Saturday, December 27, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday was a short hike, just made 10 K steps, and 4.96 miles. Fell into bed early think I am getting a cold. So we are finishing up the leg with grass on both sides, and continuing on with the road dropping through a cutting of red stone t... Read more

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