Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SNOW IS OVER! Mike And Doris Merritt

March 25, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

Warm weather has FINALLY hit the mountains, and I for one am ecstatic. We spent three weeks up here snow bound, rain bound, FOG bound--honey, you name it, we were bound by it. My little 35 foot travel trailer got REALLY small when we couldn't get out and do anything. Let's face it--you can only read, bake, watch DVDs and clean so much. Soon I was cleanin' the clean off the clean, ya dig?

My 58th birthday came and went without the Redneck bein' here. Of course, that was one of those snow days, and I ended up callin' him and tellin' him to NOT try to drive up here from Texas. He came up the next weekend, however, and we had a wonderful time.

He was up here last weekend, and we got to see Mike and Doris Merritt in concert. Mike and Doris are friends we have known for a long time. We met through the Cowboy Church Rodeos. Doris was in the 80s country vocal group Girls Next Door. Now she sings with her husband Mike, as well as helping him in his pastorin' Cowboy Crossing Church, in Hugo, OK. She is a sweet, wonderful, gracious lady, and I am honored to call her friend.

They just released a new CD, called DETOURS, and it ROCKS.

You can learn more about Mike and Doris by visitin' their web site at;
and you can like them on Facebook at Merrit Cowboy Ministries. Check 'em out!

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

Been workin' in the great outdoors for several days, and I'm more tired from that than from walkin' into town! But it's all good, cause it's lookin' more and more like home every day.

Came in for errands and church tonight. Got four new Amish novels, and a book on no-knead breads. I am gonna be SOOOOOO glad when my 60 day probation period is up, and I can check out more than five books at a time. Seriously, as fast as I read, five books a week ain't gettin' it!

Been makin' videos for my YOUTUBE channel, and workin' on one about how Bigfoot is my neighbor.

I'm serious.

REALLY serious.

Lots of noises that don't meet the "normal sounds of wildlife" category. Things that are 'a bubble off' what you just see and know that it's normal signs of wildlife.

Hey, if they are up there, I want them left in peace, and not found. Come on, that would take the fun out of the mystery, right?

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Weather Warmin' Up, And I Will Soon Have My Horses!

January 14, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

After several days of uber chilly weather, in which the ice on the top of the water barrels froze to a thickness of FIVE INCHES...

The weather has now warmed up, and will continue to do so through the weekend.


I don't mind cold, yet it can be a pain while tryin' to clean up the yard of three years worth of debris and trach from some folks partyin' while we were gone. Praise the Lord and pass the matches, cause I got a new burnin' barrel!

Good news, the Redneck will be bringin' my two horses, Fancypants and Bandy up the end of this month. I have missed my babies somethin' awful. Plus, I have no lawnmower, and my yard is really overgrown.

I'm lookin' forward to brushin', feedin', and jusr lovin' on my mare and my gelding. They probably think momma deserted them when I moved up here without them, but until the fencin' was done, it just ain't safe for them. The Redneck will keep his stud horse down there to keep workin' with him.

We are  in town today, doin' errands, and then to church. We are finally settlin' down into workable routines up here.

Well, no chores while in town, but I still got a lot to do before church, so later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Emergency Dental Trip

Januarry 6, 2015

Hey ya'll, it's me.

Everything has been goin' pretty darn good around here, until last night when I felt something go 'pop' in the left side of my teeth. A tiny shard of tooth had broken off, the result of a bad filling job by a dentist back about 12 years ago. I wasn't in pain, but knew I had to see a dentist ASAP.

So at 5:30 in this a.m., we were up, and after zippin' through chores, Obie and I started down the mountain to town. We got a ride after about seven miles, and the lady dropped us off right at the Dentist's office.

I am so blessed that they weren't too busy to see me and fix the problem. And this guy is GOOD. He had me examined, numb, drilled out and a new filling popped in in less than an hour. I just found a new dentist!

Well, now we are hangin' put at the library, waitin' for a neighbor to get done here so we can ride back up the mountain with him. I plan for a simple supper and early bedtime, 'cause we gotta come back tomorrow for regular Wednesday errands like groceries, library, and Bible Study.

In town two days in a row? Wow, I am becomin' quite the gadabout!

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2015

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Everybody, Join Me In A Song!

December 21, 2014

Hey ya'll, it's me!

Shall we all sing that classic song...

Ding Dong, the rat is dead.
Which old rat?
The BIG pack rat!
DING DONG, the big pack rat is dead!

Oh yeah, he succumbed to a bad case of 'Bar Bait'. Since we don't live in the cabin, and it's about to freeze, he will quietly mummify and I won't be dealin' with a decomp smell.

Hopefully this wil discourage other rats from invadin' my territory.

Oh yeah...

I got street cred.

Well, I got chores. later ya'll
© Evelyn Edgett 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I'm Baaaaaack! And You Will Never Believe Where I'm At Now.

December 17, 2014

Hey ya'll, it's me.

I'm writin' this from a wifi spot in town, since I live too far in the boonies to get internet right now.

Yep, I'm back in the mountains of Southeastern Oklahoma. My son and myself are gettin' settled back in to the very place where this blog got it's start.

The Redneck and I finally decided that God has somethin' for us to do that requires me here, and him in Texas. So my son, our dogs and I have been here for about three weeks. The Redneck and the horses are in Texas, stayin' at the Redneck's parents while he keeps workin' and lookin' for a new home for all of us. I  may have no runnin' water and have to look out for bears....but I ain't livin' with his parents! *I* got the better deal!

I've been workin' steadily to reclaim our trailer and cabin. The trailer is shapin' up nicely, however, the cabin needs a lot more work due to bein' empty for three years. Some of the insulation has fallen down in the seconf room. The main room is where I keep my fridge, freezer, stove and pantry.

I found that I had a 'squatter' in the cabin. A rat that is at least seven inches long--BEFORE his tail begins. Field mice don't bother me--after a few days of my bangin' around, they would leave for quieter quarters.

Not this rat. He put up a flag and declared the cabin is HIS domain. He was gonna fight for it. I went after him with a broom hnadle...AND HE FOUGHT BACK.

I said, "Ooookay, buddy. I will now try a little 'diplomacy''"

I came into town and picked up a really nasty rat bait. I will slip it up where he can get it, and just wait....

He's goin' down.

Well, I got chores. later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Two Weeks To Go Before Move....Where?

November 8, 2014

Hey ya'll, it's me.

Well, we have searched high and low for a new place to move to. we have found wonderful and not so great places. Yet everything we have looked at and made arrangements for have fallen through for the WEIRDEST reasons. My favorite one was after we had looked at a marvelous place with facilities for our animals, the owners were great, we could afford it, yadda yadda yadda...

The owners, who lived out of state, fell back in love with the place and decided to sell their other home and move back!


Well, there is one more place we are considerin', but I am not wild about it for my animals, but we are still considerin' it (I don't want to, but hey, the Redneck is the boss).

If this place doesn't work out, it looks like my son, our animals and I will be movin' back to the mountains where this blog began.

No, the Redneck and I aren't splittin' up (why would I reward him for bad behavior?). He will stay down here and keep lookin' for a place while Obie and I camp out for a time. He will stay with his folks. may be hearin' from me in another state for a time--at least you'll be hearin' from me!

Well, I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2014