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OMG: SKODE’S (Of Skode’s Horse Treats) BURNED DOWN yesterday!!! She lost everything! I’m passing the hat to help raise her spirits today… Can we put her on our strong shoulders for just one day?!






I am in shock.

Yesterday I wrote about my fabulous box of Skode’s Horse Treat cookies that had just arrived – and about my baking of horsey brownies from the mix I had purchased…

This was my box of Skode's Treats that had just arrived... she packed this with such love - little did she know that her whole world would be turned upsidedown in a matter of days.

This was my box of Skode’s Treats that had just arrived… she packed this with such love – little did she know that her whole world would be turned upsidedown in a matter of days.

And today I found out that Skode’s house burned down two days ago!  She lost everything except her animals and what she was wearing.

E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.

Her business is shut down until she can figure out her life and get things running again.

Oh my…

I cannot imagine losing every photo, every cherished momento, every favorite thing, all my clothes, all my business stuff, all of my files, all of my furniture, all of my notes stuck to my computer, all of my books, all of my bath stuff, every bit of jewelry, every utensil, every favorite linen, irreplaceable gifts, my business started from scratch … ALL GONE.

She lost everything in the fire except her animals and the clothes she was wearing.

She lost everything in the fire except her animals and the clothes she was wearing.

Wow.

And to top it off, she had just moved there two weeks ago.  She had already sorted out her favorite things to bring on this move – and it all went up in smoke.

Can we help her?

We cannot buy any cookies because she cannot fill any orders… but maybe we can buy cookie goodwill and send along some much needed moral support in the way of a few dollars.

If you would like to send her a note, she is using her FB page linked here.

LET’S COME TOGETHER AND RAISE HER UP A BIT TODAY, SHALL WE?

Today, we will have a one-day Bucket Fund for Skode’s Horse Treats – so that she can rebuild and make our horses some cookies in the near future.  Brave Girl.



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November Bucket Fund Receipts and SKODES HOLIDAY HORSE COOKIES ARE HERE!






BEFORE WE BEGIN: 

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NOVEMBER BUCKET FUND RECEIPT!

$5630 was donated, drop by drop, into the November Bucket Fund to help Autumn!

WOW!  You readers are amazing…

Autumn, if you missed the story, is the orphaned filly who was born prematurely in an Auction yard to an emaciated dam (who immediately died after giving birth to Autumn) – was not discovered for hours nor fed… was rescued by HOPE FOR HORSES and spent almost 3 weeks in ICU!  Then, after surviving her horrible start, Autumn was rejecting goat’s milk and milk replacer.  But, by the miracle of Social Marketing, a nursemare was found 20 minutes away! Autumn is now totally on the road to recovery thanks to Hope for Horses, Bizzy the nursemare and YOU!

The Horse and Man Group donated $5630!  That whopping sum was 70% of her vet fees which gave Hope for Horses the freedom to make excellent decisions regarding her care.

Bravo to everyone who helped and all of you who sent good will.   Thank you.  You all amaze me.

 

The final Bucket Fund payment to Hope for Horses for Autumn. Thank you!

 

The first installment which helped with the hospital fees.

 

 

SKODE’S HOLIDAY COOKIES ARE HERE!

skodes holiday horse treats

Skode's Holiday Horse Treats are here!

So last year I needed to find low sugar/low starch treats for my insulin resistant horse.

After clicking around, I found Skodes.

Now, there are lots of ‘healthy horse treats’ around so I wasn’t too sure about any of their claims.  After all, Frosted Flakes are supposed to be good for kids, too…

But, after reading the history behind Skodes and their attention to detail with their recipes/nutritional information, I decided to give them a whirl.

skodes horse treats

Yum!

THE COOKIES ARRIVED.

I could smell them before the UPS guy handed over the package.  He asked, “Yum!  Did Mom send you some cookies?”

Nope.  These are treats for the horses…

“They smell pretty dang good.”

They did.

So good, in fact,  that when I opened up the bag, I grabbed one and took a bite.

Blech.  Not tasty to a human but I knew the horses would probably love them… and, I tasted no molasses or sugars.

Ginger Snap cookies!

ONCE OUTSIDE

OMG.  I was swarmed.  The dogs wanted them, the horses were battling each other to get close to me… it was a cookie war zone!  I had bought horsie-crack in the form of healthy treats!  I swear!

If you’d like to read that former post about Skodes Horse Treats click here.

This year, I wanted you to know that the Skodes Holiday treats are BACK – as well as all the other items they sell all year ’round.

SKODES BULK COOKIES

These are the Pumpkin Spice Cookies. Click here.

I WANT TO TRY…

I was clicking around the website, trying to get ideas for Xmas gifts and I found a few new items that I’d like to try.

1)  The BULK COOKIE SALES bag:

I thought I could make several gift bags from this one big bag – and it is on SALE.  It looks divine and I know it will have a lovely fragrance.  I think little bags would be a great party favor or treat for any horse person.

Here is what the website says:

We have several cookie sales right now — including a very timely 4-pound Seasonal Cookie sale :) These sales make the most of our priority mail shipping service! Remember, every sale is fresh baked and shipped within 2 business days!

Your Bulk Cookie Sales!

4 Pound Cookie Array Save $6!

A very special Seasonal Mix of four pounds of Skode’s low sugar/starch gourmet cookies — save $6 for a short time only!! That’s 4 pounds of cookies an brownies– an average of a  total of 150 cookies!! 

The Original Mix and Match Line includes:

  • One Pound of “The Minty Rose Brownies”: Delectable Peppermint Brownies made from a mix of Organic Peppermint, naturally sweet red beets and wholesome flax — all blended in a base of Organic Rosehip tea.
  • One Pound of “The Original Nutty Seeds”: Light and crunchy cookies packed with peanuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds — then mixed in a base of Organic Chamomile Tea.
  • One Pound “Pumpkin Spice Cookies.” Like miniature pumpkin pies for your horse! Chunky and satisfying these cookies contain Organic Kudzu Root, whole pumpkin, pumpkin seeds and warming spices. Mixed in a base of flax. Yum :)
  • One Pound “Winter Ginger Snaps.” Made from Organic cut and sifted Ginger Root mixed into flax and organic spices, then topped with crunchy dried green split peas. The perfect treat to feed your horse on a chilly night.

 

skodes horse treat digestion cookies

Digestion Cookies! click here

2)  Trail Mix Treats ($14.50):

I’ve not tried the Trail Mixes but I love the names…

–Flower Power, Harley’s Heaven,  Sunny’s Smile,  Vashka’s Vittles, Fruity Fandango and Soulful Sunset!  Love it!

Here is a description of Sunny’s Smile:

A bestselling formula of dehydrated apple slices, black-striped sunflower seeds, Certified Organic Chamomile, Red Clover Blossom tops and low sugar/low starch hay pellets.

 

skodes trail mix treats

This is the bulk size of the Trail Mix Treats. click here

 

SO HAVE AT IT!!!  Treat your horses and treat yourself to the great feeling of horseycrack joy!!   Maybe even buy a bulk bag, re-bag into smaller bags and spread the addiction throughout your barn!  ;)

 

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A Newsy Monday! Clean those Udder/Sheaths and another Spring Homemade Cookie Deal!


Monday, April 25th, 2011 | Filed under Handy Tips




Have you ever cleaned the udder of your mare?  Sometimes it is easy and some times it isn’t…

UDDER (and sheath) CLEANING

So during Spring, I always do the same things… I clean out my truck and trailer, I de-mold all of my tack, I clean out the feed/tack room and I clean the udders of my mares.

I just hate it when my mares’ beautiful Spring tails are ruined by them trying to ‘rub’ all the muddy/dried yik from between her udders by using a fenceboard or a tree.

(For those of you without mares, you may not know that the main cause of tail rubbing (if there are no parasites internally) is the ‘itchy spot’ that they cannot reach – the udder.  Or, if you have a gelding tail rubber – especially an older guy – the culprit could be his itchy sheath.)

This is not my hand or my mare but I couldn't hold the camera while I was doing this so I borrowed a pic from the Internet.

THE UDDER CAPER

I swear, successful udder cleaning depends upon a few things.  Good equipment and good mares.  If she’s had a baby, it is easier.  If she hasn’t, you may get a raised rear ‘warning’ leg.

I have one of each.  I have Momma Tess who looooves to have her udders cleaned.  She makes that special lip-curled yummy face when I scratch the itch.  However, Gwen would just as soon rub her tail to a stump than let me ‘downunder’.  So, I have to be very careful.   I have to ask politely and go very slowly.

WHAT TO USE

So, previous to today,  I used warm water, mild soap and a soft cloth.  This was fine; or so I thought…

But this year, I had some Udder/Sheath cleaner, so I decided to try it.  Now, I know what you are thinking.  Why not use something you already have around the house.  Why buy a specialty item?  Yup.  That’s what I thought, too.

I brought out my bucket of warm water, my soft cloth and my udder cleaner.   (It is made by Equi-Spa who also makes THE BALM that I love!)  Anyway, I was all prepared to not notice any difference between homemade cleaners and this Equi-Spa Sheath and Udder Cleaner. I dunked my cloth in the warm water and squeezed out the excess (hate it when water runs down my arm) and squirted on the cleaner.  The fragrance was clean and flowery.

Anyway, I started with Tess because she is easier.  And, a strange thing happened.  It glided!  I don’t know how to otherwise describe it, but the cloth glided so smoothly against her udders that I thought I was using oil.  And, the yuk broke up so quickly and smoothly that it made me realize my usual homemade formula wasn’t so good…  I swear it made the whole area shiny and squeaky-clean in a matter of moments!  (The bottle says to leave it on for 10-15 mins for hardened debris – but I think that is more for sheaths.  Dunno.  It came right off for me.)

And, the best part, I didn’t have to worry about rinsing the cleaner off.  What I mean to say is that you need to rinse to get rid of the yuk up there, but you don’t have to make sure all the cleaner is gone.  With soap, you do.  I used to get her legs wet, my pants wet, my arms soaked as I rinsed the beejeezus out of that area to make sure her skin wouldn’t be irritated.  But this stuff is E-A-S-Y.

 

This is my hand holding my Udder (and sheath) Cleaner.

GOOD TO LEAVE ON

OMG!  The bottle says to “Reapply as needed to protect and moisturize the area”.  Wow.

So, I’m sold.

I ASKED WHY IT WORKED SO WELL…

I emailed the company and asked what ingredients made this cleaner work so well.  Here is the reply:

The Udder cleaner is based in  vegetable glycerin and organic Aloe vera gel.  The glycerin is slick, hydrophilic and helps soften and loosen smegma…easy rinse and pulls the dissolving “dirt and debris” with it.  It also contains a small amount of witch hazel along with the Aloe is very very soothing and helps leave a healthy “environment” .  Horses like it because it feels soothing and yes a bit cooling to them from the Aloe.   The cool smell is Tea Tree…there is no camphor or menthol to make it feel “icy” to the horse.  It is very clinical smelling.  There is also other essential oils that are beneficial for discouraging yeast and bacteria growth  but are in very small amounts as to not cause any irritation…in fact just the opposite.  I also use it to detangle tails, (it dries fluffy)  great for cleaning out dogs ears, and for applying over scratches to soften the scabs and accelerates the healing process.

IF YOU WANT SOME, TOO (no affiliation)

If you would like some Sheath and Udder Cleaner, here is the link.  It is $15 and goes a long way.

Remember, if you order from her, she will give you a free sample of THE BALM just by asking for it.  I love THE BALM.  I just used it to heal Shiva (Hubby’s dog) after he was attacked by a coyote.  He had staples and open wounds… the poor guy was a mess.  I kept rubbing THE BALM on him and he didn’t lick it and all of his wounds are healing beautifully.

 

This image from the website has a differnt bottle than mine. It looks nice. Click here to go to the website.

 

THE ROLEX KENTUCKY THREE-DAY EVENT!

OK, I’m not sure how I feel about the dangerous aspects of Three-Day Evening, but I would like to attend this affair just for the grandeur of it all.  I’m sure the horses are gorgeous as well as the grounds.  It is April 28 – May 1 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

I bring up the Rolex event for two reasons:

1)  I noticed that they are having a Military Appreciation Day on April 29th where active service people and veterans and their families, get in FREE.  For me, since Hubby is ex-Navy, I always find these offerings to be outstanding gestures and honorable do-gooding.  Serving our country can be a very brutal job, and I admire those who appreciate others who serve.

2)  I also wanted to tell you that I heard that Omega Alpha will have a booth there. Go see them and tell them all your horse needs and see what they say…  I can recommend ANTI-FLAM, BIOTIC 8, RESPI-FREE and SINEW-X.  These are the products I’ve tried and found to be truly remarkable.  Really remarkable!

I’m sure they will have a ‘show special’ although I don’t know what it is… those are always good!

This stuff if too scary for me to watch but the horses look amazing!

 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST!  A HUMONGOUS COOKIE SALE! (no affiliation)

Ok, well, the cookies are not humongous but the sale is.  I heard from Skode’s (the ones who made the terrific Salt Squares that I reviewed here) that they are having a ‘Welcome Spring’ sale.

I’m just going to cut and paste all the options so you can see if any of these float yer boat.  My horses have taste-tested all of these cookies (blog about it linked here) and they went CRAZY.  All flavors.  They practically mugged me after I started passing around the samples…  And, even though these cookies are ‘treats’, they are homemade like your Mom would make, they have organic ingredients and an equine nutritionist created the recipes with Skode.

HERE GOES WITH THE COOKIE EXTRAVAGANZA!

Celebrate Spring with a Fantastic Herb, Fruit and Flower Special at Skode’s!  (LINK).

1)  $2 off a pound of the gourmet Enchanted Flower Cookies.
I will do the same for the Apple Pie and Banana

2)  Four pounds of Fruit and/or Flower Cookie Box and save FIFTY PERCENT ON Priority Mail SHIPPING: Choose between Banana, Apple and Enchanted Flower Cookie — our very popular low sugar/starch whole food cookies.  Choose as many as few as you like. Simple email Skode after placing your order to let her know which cookie choices your horse would like. Your shipping refund will be applied to your credit card or paypal account within 24 hours.

3)  Six Pounds of our Fruit and/or Flower Cookie Box — save 75 PERCENT ON Priority Mail SHIPPING: Choose between Banana, Apple and Enchanted Flower Cookie — our very popular low sugar/starch whole food cookies.  Choose as many as few as you like. Choose between Banana, Apple and Enchanted Flower Cookie — our very popular low sugar/starch whole food cookies.  Choose as many as few as you like. Simple email Skode after placing your order to let her know which cookie choices your horse would like. Your shipping refund will be applied to your credit card or paypal account within 24 hours.

4)  The Ultimate Spring Box — FREE Priority Mail SHIPPING!!
* Three pounds of fresh baked cookie –choose between Banana, Flower or Apple
* Two of our popular Meadow Herbal Terrain Hay Mixers (two 1/2 pound bags) that can be sprinkled on hay and/or mash meals and are made of 100% certified organic herbs that help to cleanse your horse’s body of any Winter stagnancy as well as to open her heart to the joy of Spring
* Two Herbal Terrain Meadow Mashes with Wild Berry/Apple fruits, a daily ration of human grade flax meal, crunchy sunflower seeds, ancient sea salts and guaranteed low sugar/starch, sun cured orchard and timothy hay pellets (simply add water and stir).
Don’t forget to email Skode after placing your order to let her know which cookie choices  your horse would like. Your shipping refund will be applied to your credit card or paypal account within 24 hours.

Click the cookie pan image to go directly to the sale!

 

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