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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Horse Tip-Bringing Horses In With Just A Rope

Do you bring your horse in from the field or take him out with just a rope around his neck?

Many people do and I used to, but I don’t anymore and I haven’t in a long time. I’ll tell you why I stopped doing it.

I have always insisted that my horses have good ground manners and listen to me both on the lead and loose. They get so well mannered that I tend to get complacent and forget sometimes that things can get out of hand in a blink of an eye. Let me share a story of an incident that fortunately didn’t happen to me, but I witnessed.

At this one stable I was boarding at a woman was bringing in her well mannered horse like she had done countless times before. She just had the rope around his neck as usual. He wasn’t rushing or pulling her. He was walking calmly as usual when all of a sudden something fell behind him. Though this horse wasn’t one that spooked at everything, this did scare him. He lunged forward and because she didn’t have control of his head she wasn’t able to turn him. This scared him more and he knocked her down. It gets worse. Now the horse is running back to his stall. Her 3 year old son was standing off to the side by some buckets and a wheel barrow. He was not in the way, but it didn’t matter. The horse headed straight for him as the direct line to the stall.

The horse ran full tilt into the area the little boy was in. Buckets, wheel barrow and what seemed like the little boy went flying in all directions. Thankfully the little guy wasn’t hurt, just terrified. We think the buckets and wheel barrow hit him, but the horse missed him. It could have been a lot worse, but to me and all who witnessed it, it taught us all a valuable lesson. Always spend a little extra time to put a halter and a lead rope on when leading your horse. It only takes a few seconds and it is ultimately safer. If she had a halter on her horse she may have been able to get him turned and slowed before he would have bolted and picked up any speed causing the horse to run blindly through the barn.

Now I understand the accident could have happened anyway even with a halter on, but we all know you have no control whatsoever with just a rope around the neck. So please, for everyone’s safety in the barn, including your own, don’t fall into a lazy habit. Spend the extra few seconds it takes to put a halter on and lead your horse in properly. I do now.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Movies/Shows/Music Videos/Commercials Showing Someone Driving While The Car Is In Park

Have you ever noticed this?
I was just watching a movie where they showed the actor in the front seat “driving” down the road. You see the background going by in the back window. But have you ever looked at the steering wheel and the area surrounding it? Nine times out of ten they show the gear shift in the “park” position. I hate this. Either the director doesn’t realize this or they think we are too stupid to notice. If they pay such attention to details in a show, how can they overlook this seemingly obvious mistake? You would think someone on the staff would notice this. This is of course more so in older shows where the they show older cars with automatic transmissions where the gears shift is on the column.
Next time you’re watching, notice if it’s a car with a column shift and if so, what gear is it in?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Could you use some extra money?

That’s kind of a dumb question, isn’t it? Like how many people would say no, they couldn’t use any extra money. But it’s a question I like to ask. I know I can always use extra money.

One of the ways I like to make extra money is helping others and one of the ways I help others is to introduce them to good nutrition and non toxic household cleaners. I introduce them to Shaklee. Products that have helped me improve my health tremendously. Not to mention the money I save!

In the midst of our financial uncertainty I like to tell people about a great opportunity available right now and offer my help to those who are interested in making some money right away.

Shaklee is the #1 natural nutrition company in the United States. Shaklee is strong, doing great and growing as we offer products that people want and continue to use during this economic downturn. They are products people use every day. We have grown in every recession since the company was founded in 1956 and now is no different. We are growing and showing people how to SAVE money and how to EARN money now.

Would you or someone you know be interested in learning what a plan to earn money in Shaklee would look like? How it works? How quickly you can expect to earn? Would you (or someone you know) like to learn how to earn enough money to cover a car payment, your rent or mortgage?

I like working with those who want to create a different financial future for themselves. And it would be such a privilege for me to help you achieve what you are looking for from your life and work.

We have a path; a process that works. Since you own your own business, you don’t have to worry about being laid off and losing that income as you would with a job.

If you are interested in taking a few minutes to chat, let me know via email at
youtobehealthy@yahoo.com. I can send you some details. Or you can check out our website at www.shaklee.net/tobehealthy. If you are not interested for yourself, please take a few minutes and think of someone who might be able to benefit and pass this message on.

Thank you!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Money Saving Tip – Hanging Clothes To Dry

Do you hang your clothes up to dry or do you just throw them into the dryer straight from the washer? If you do the latter you may be wasting a lot of money.

We just received our gas and electric bill. We heat with gas and our dryer is electric. We have a three bedroom split level and a lot of laundry. (Doesn’t everybody?) Your house may be smaller or larger and there may be more in your family so of course your usage may be different. But still, you will save a lot of money if you choose to hang dry your clothes. You also save money in not wearing out your clothes as fast. You will find clothes don’t fade or wear as bad when hang dried.

Last month’s bill had about a week and a half of hang drying clothes on it and it was $270. Less than we thought it would be as it had been very cold. This month’s bill was a shocker though - $167! More than a hundred dollars cheaper! We had a very cold month so that wasn’t it. I’m home more so you think that would drive it up even more.
What was done differently? I only used the dryer to fluff the clothes once they were dry on the line.
Now I know February is short a day or so, but wow what a savings a few extra minutes equals to!

I know what you are thinking. You are thinking I don’t have time or space to do that. I bet you do.

Let’s first tackle the time. I don’t have a lot of spare time either, but for this kind of savings I’m making time. And it really doesn’t take that long. Being that’s it winter and I don’t have an outside clothes line up yet I am hanging mine in the laundry room. It’s easy and cheap to string a few lines across the ceiling and get some plastic hangers. I hang shirts and use clothes pins to fasten clothes, towels, etc to hangers and hang up to dry overnight. I can usually hang two to three loads up at a time. Then the next day I take a load down, toss it in the dryer with a dryer cloth for about five minutes and they are soft and wrinkle free. Just like they were when they were dried in the dryer. And you don’t even need to set them on the hot setting either. I can be fluffing one load while I’m hanging another to dry or folding a load I just fluffed. I’m figuring it may be taking me about two minutes of extra time per load. So not a lot of time.

Now as far as space – I bet if you think about it you have more hanging space than you think. A laundry room, basement, bathroom. Don’t want to stretch a clothes line? Then get a portable clothes rack or two and hang them to dry there. There are lots of different racks out there. Check the Internet, stores and see what works best for you. And don’t forget the clothes pins. I recommend the wooden spring type. Don’t get the plastic ones – they break too easily. The old wooden ones are the best and they are really cheap.

Think you can’t dry sheets on hangers because they are too big? All you need are about three hangers and six wooden clothes pins. Just hang each end on a hanger, gather up the middle and hang on a third hanger. Don’t worry about “pockets” They will dry without any problem.

Still don’t want to hang inside? It doesn’t have to be warm and sunny outside to dry clothes. It can be cold, just as long as it’s dry obviously. Yes, they may dry stiff, but that’s where just a few minutes in the dryer will soften them up.

So start saving money today. Besides if you haven’t noticed – frugal is “in” now.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March is Children’s Health Month

How healthy is your child?

Click Here for ways that supplements can help you improve your child’s health today!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Do You Shop Online?

If you do and most of us have at one time or another, then you just have to check out Big Crumbs & Ebates.

These are online sites that offer cash back when you make online purchases. You log into their site, find your store, and then click on the link. It will then take you to the EXACT store you could have gone to on your own. BUT, they give you a percentage back for clicking thru their site first.

Don’t pass up on free money when shopping online!

What kind of stores? Most every one you currently shop at. Old Navy, WalMart, Sears, and Ebay just to name a few!

Big Crumbs has Ebay, but Ebates does not. It does have other stores that Big Crumbs does not. And, the surprising thing...some stores give a higher percentage back on Big Crumbs, and other stores give a higher percentage back on Ebates.

So start now. First sign up for
Ebates and Big Crumbs. You will need a PayPal account if you don’t already have one. Then when you ever buying ANYTHING online...log into your Big Crumbs and Ebates accounts to see if your store is listed and who is giving a higher percentage back. Then, click on your site and shop!

It’s that easy! Wow, imagine that! Getting paid to shop!

Click Here to take you to Big Crumbs
Click Here to take you to Ebates


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