The Fence is fixed enough… and PLLLLLLLL!

I saw PLLLLLLLLL today!  She lives with my friend, Fran, and has a wonderful life on 32 acres.  Luckily, I was invited for dinner and PLLLLLL happened to be in the front pasture!  I think she knew me because she stood rock solid when I called.

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This was my llama, Princess Llama, Llama, Llama before Shiva decided he needed to dominate her. Luckily, Fran came to the rescue.


I wanted to find the best way to make all things work so I compromised and put in smaller gates than I had wanted – in different spots… but it all worked out.  So, the fences on Phase 1 are finished!  Yay!  (Yes, I do have 12′ and 16′ gates where I need them).

Here you can see the fences are almost finished - just need the gate (which has since been installed) and Hubby's shelter. He is in the process of building that for the Stang Gang.

Here you can see the fences are almost finished – just need the gate (which has since been installed) and Hubby’s shelter. He is in the process of building that for the Stang Gang.  (Note the plum tree…)


So Scouty had been traveling with me.  Thank goodness.  I am so lonely in the big, new house without Hubby (he was at the GV house, moving the big furniture), it was great having Scouty.  She loves to come with me!   The issue is that she is so big and scary looking that people seem to take issue with her.  So, I tend to not give her potty breaks unless it is really safe.  So, this stresses me.  She is fine with it.  In fact, I think she could make the entire trip without a potty break.

Tonight, she came up with a thing in her eye… I hope it isn’t a foxtail.  We’ve never had that before with any of our dogs.  Ouch.  Poor baby.  She is here with me back at the GV house (with no furniture now) and she has an eye issue.  Oy.  Off we go to the vet in the morning.

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This is Scoutypants, all out of sorts back at the GV house – with no furniture.

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Here we are, leaving Paso Robles in the truck. She is a good driving buddy.

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She fell asleep to the wonderous voice of Michael Johnson. (You should get any of his books on CD. All are incredible.)

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Tonight, I discovered that my girl has an eye issue. Poor baby. Off to the et in the morning.



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I ended up painting it this color which works really well with the furniture. I’ll take a pic once I’m back there. Hubby wanted yellow – and I think this gold works well!

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Look at these interesting, flowering weeds. I have no idea what they are, but they are all over the new place. ( I remember saying the same thing about blackberries when I moved to Oregon…).

Hubby sent this pic of our plum tree, which is right near one of the improperly sized gates... Yes, I have seen it...

Hubby sent this pic of our plum tree, which is right near one of the improperly sized gates… Yes, I have seen it…


He then sent this pic telling me it has fruit!! Juicy, yummy plums!


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This is beautiful Cider...pouting because another horse is being groomed. Doesn't he look great?!

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5 comments have been posted...

  1. dawndi Post author

    You are very close to right! It is Datura. I will get it out this week! It is not in the pastures!

  2. dawndi Post author

    Yes! My next project. It is only on the road and our driveway – not in the pastures. I will get on that! Thank you.

  3. Shelley S

    Not sure from the [picture you have posted, but look up Jimson Weed. It’s poisonus, but animals tend to leave it alone. Not a great thing to have, but does tend to pull up easily!

  4. Terri Springer

    From “”

    Cherry and plum trees and their relatives contain cyanide-containing compounds, which are found in the leaves, fruit, and pits of the trees. The plants are most toxic when drought or frost stresses them, and young, rapidly growing trees are thought to potentially contain a higher concentration of cyanogenic compounds. Wilted leaves are also quite toxic.

    Horses become poisoned by ingesting the leaves or seed pits of the trees. Once the plant material is chewed and exposed to the acid within the horse’s stomach, hydrogen cyanide is released and rapidly absorbed into the horse’s bloodstream. Cyanide works as a poison in that it prevents normal cellular uptake of oxygen. As a result, an affected horse’s blood is bright cherry red because it is overloaded with oxygen that cannot be utilized by the horse’s cells.

    Horses with cyanide poisoning usually are found breathing heavily with flared nostrils. Their respiratory rates and heart rates might be quite elevated. Diagnosis is often by these clinical signs and the bright red color of the blood. Some horses are found dead from cyanide poisoning, and in those cases tissue samples can be tested for the presence of cyanide. If found in time, the affected horse can be treated with chemicals that: 1) Remove the cyanide that is bound to the red blood cells and unblock cellular oxygen transport; and 2) replenish natural stores of a compound that can bind the remaining cyanide and render it harmless.

    Cherry and plum trees are present throughout most of the United States, and there are numerous varieties of each species. Their showy flowers in the spring and fruit during the summer is the best way to identify them.

    I can’t really tell, but the white flower looks a little like Jimsonweed – also poisonous.

    Love your new place – all the best and hope Scoutypants feels better soon.

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