Saturday, December 27, 2008

Horse Lovers Haven

In case you haven't met her yet, let me introduce you to Barb Berg. She owns Horse Lovers Haven in Longview. She is a very nice lady and is a good friend to our community. She is very willing to donate items for local raffles and has sponsored the Vancouver Rodeo Queen for several years. Take a little drive and go out to support her when you can.

Gigantic Clearance Sale
January 2nd thru January 10th
I will be going to the Denver Market to find new inventory which means this stuff’s got to go!
Everything will be marked 30% - 50% off!!!
All sales will be final.
Remember, trying to get new inventory in……
PS - this is NOT a going out of business sale.
Horse Lover’s Haven
1414 Commerce Avenue
Longview, W A 98632
(360) 636-4447
(877) 636-4447
New store hours 10 am to 6 pm

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Warmth of a Horse

When your day seems out of balance
and so many things go wrong ...
When people fight around you
and the clock drags on so long ...
When some folks act like children
and fill you with remorse ...
Go out into your pasture and wrap
your arms around your horse.
His gentle breath enfolds you as he
watches with those eyes ...
He may not have a PhD but he
is, oh so wise!
His head rests on your shoulder
you hug him good and tight ...
He puts your world in balance
and makes it seem all right.
Your tears will soon stop flowing,
the tension will be eased ...
The nonsense has been lifted.
You are quiet and at peace.
So when you need some balance
from the stresses in your day ...
The therapy you really need
Is out there eating hay!

~~ author unknown ~~

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Western Lifestyles

Kodi Schram and Pat Borland are teaming together to bring us furnishings and home décor at their new store, Western Lifestyles. It will feature the functional western art and furnishings of Pat Borland.

Many of you know Pat as a local horse shoer and blacksmith. What many of you may not know is that this man is incredibly talented and is making furnishing and décor pieces out of old barn wood (80 to 130 years old), horse shoes (of course), branding irons and nails. I have seen a few of his creations and they are top notched. As nice as anything I have seen online, in catalogs or the lifestyle stores in Houston and Dallas. No kidding folks, we have a true artist in our midst and we are fortunate to have the items available to us locally.

Some of the items that will be available are picture frames and frame and buckle holder combos and mirrors, coffee tables and kitchen tables, clear up to a 6 ft hutch. Custom work is also available. If you have an idea that he hasn’t thought of, bring it in and he’ll work with you to create your special piece.

They plan to eventually carry tack again. YEA!!

They will open their doors for the first time this Saturday from 10:00 to 6:00. Their hours thru Christmas will be everyday from 10:00 to 6:00. They will be closed on Sundays after Christmas.

The store is located at 7620 NE 219th Street in Battle Ground, WA. That is just East of Dollars Corner on SR 503. Their phone number is 360-687-2479.

It will be nice to have a local store again. Let's support them as best we can.

Great Christmas Activity

Live Nativity Play
presented by
The SW WA Jr. Backcountry Horsemen
Friday December 12th @ 7:00 PM

Son Rise Ranch
24003 N E 44th St. Vancouver, WA 98682

The ranch is located on the corner of 242nd Avenue. It is
half way between Orchards & Camas on SR 500 near MP13

This will be a 30 minute program followed by a party from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Celebrate the season by joining us for this annual event! Featuring live animals & actors that take you back through time to experience the greatest event of the ages. Music, candles in motion, caroling, bake sale and petting zoo.
Fun, fun, fun!!!
Bring your cameras & See ya there!

For more info: Call Miss Pam (360) 834-9103

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Lost Grandma -

This has nothing to do with horses but it was so cute I just had to share it.
And it does have to do with me.

My online signature -
Gmajody (grammajody)

Lost grandma

The computer swallowed grandma.
Yes, honestly its true!
She pressed 'control and 'enter'
And disappeared from view.

It devoured her completely,
The thought just makes me squirm.
she must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.

I've searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind;
I've even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.

In desperation, I asked Jeeves
My searches to refine.
The reply from him was negative,
Not a thing was found 'online.'

So, if inside your 'Inbox,'
My Grandma you should see,
Please 'Copy, Scan' and 'Paste' her
And send her back to me.

This is a tribute to all the Grandmas and Grandpas
who have been fearless and . ....

learned to use the Computer... ....