SATURDAY IS PHOBLOG DAY! (Plus the ‘California Report’ – from my area)






CALIFORNIA REPORT:  Well, at least a report from the Paso Robles area…  I had to go out today to get groceries, pet and cleaning supplies and prescriptions.  So, I drove around to about 5 stores.

The good news is that the crazy hoarding seems to have quieted down.  I was able to get everything I needed except eggs.

I’m not saying it isn’t still crazyodd.  It is.  There were only a few packages of meat and poultry.  (Plenty of fish available…).  Toilet paper is back on the shelves and there are now notes all over the place limiting the amount of paper products and cleaning products available to one person.  So… there’s that.

The Farm Supply store was fairly full except for cat food.  Slim pickens there.

I had a load of hay delivered yesterday – and I could see the hay yard and it looked full.

The local health food store was low on supplies and the prices were almost doubled.  I have no idea why.  I purchased some bone broth but that was about all.

Our pharmacy has a drive through where you can pay ahead of time online.  I did that so it was easy.  Regular lines there.

Lowes seemed to be the slowest to restock in our area.  I went there to get some cleaning supplies and … well, they didn’t have ANY liquid hand soap, nor cleaning wipes or Lysol.  Not to mention they are totally out of all paper products (toilet paper, paper towels…)

There was no speakable traffic… but we don’t have bad traffic here anyway.  That said, it was less.

The best part of the day was the local coffee shop guy.  He was open, which I was surprised (and delighted) to see.  He is an old veteran who bakes bread and goodies, plus has his own coffee label.    I purchased fresh coffee and some fresh baked goods – mainly to support him.  I really like him and he makes GREAT breakfast burritos.

So, that is the California Report (from Paso Robles areas)

HERE WE GO!

A project for those stuck at home…

From Elke Vogelsang

A cute little she-shed

This would be awesome to see in person!

Taking things into her own paws

From Black Jaguar, White Tiger Foundation

From Alice Springs Kangaroo Sanctuary

I’ve. posted this previously, but I just think it is so pretty. It is some kind of herb… don’t remember which…

From Kat Livengood

A Salt River Wild Horse…

Another project idea…

Oh my gosh!!

Awesome shot!


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HORSE GAMES to play with your kids while inside the house!






I received an email from SLO HORSE NEWS and it had an article about horse games.  I thought this was PERFECT for what we in California, and other lockdown states, are needing.

Here is the site.

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Fun, right?!

SHELTERING IN HOME…

So, if you missed my post yesterday, we are all in lockdown in California.  I mean, we can go out and get groceries, but everyone is doing their best to distance and stay home.

All travel is frowned upon… all events have been cancelled.

All of our upcoming Horse and Man Jewelry shows have been cancelled.

So, I have an abundance of stock… so I thought it would be great to have a 30-50% off sale.  If you missed it, here is the link!

BE SMART.  KEEP YOURSELVES AS HEALTHY AS POSSIBLE.  DON’T FEED INTO THE HYSTERIA.

I went to the supermarket last week, when this all started… and people were behaving like animals.  It was scary.

But, this week, I hear it is much better.

Our feed stores are open and offer ‘call in’ your order and the boys will load it.  Today, I had hay delivered.  So that makes me feel better.

My husband is in the military and his unit is being deployed.  He is their leader so he will be able to drive back and forth.  This deployment is in the US, of course…   Deployment is such a big word but it can also apply to the USA.  I’m not sure what they will be doing but one thing had to do with food distribution.

Hang in there.  I’m trying my best.  As some of you, my revenue streams have been stopped.  But I do hope that it will all regulate soon – if we all keep our heads and wits.

Read a good book, watch that video you haven’t had time for, look at training site videos… take long naps.  Be well.  xo

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