Jackie Cochran's Blog – May 2014 Archive (3)

I Give Eli a Helpful Hint

The heat has started to come to North Carolina, and due to thousands of dollars of unexpected expenses plus expected money not coming in I am having to adjust to living without air-conditioning this summer.  Just today we got an air-conditioner in one room, the room we fixed up after our water pipes froze last winter, the smallest room in our house.  So I am not doing as well as normal, but that has been the story of my life this year.

Since Debbie went off on vacation…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on May 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Two Ways I Triggered My Hip Bursitis This Week





After several sweaty rides it cooled down this week.  We had to go through 3 inches of rain first, but for my last two rides it was cool with a pleasant breeze, cool enough that Mia protested standing in the breeze since she is now in her summer coat.

It was on Mia that I triggered my hip bursitis the first time.  After a nice ride walking around with no problems I decided it might be a good idea for me to practice gripping with my calves (NOT my heels) so I would be…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on May 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Gnats, Mugginess, Slippery Breeches, and Even More Gnats



   

Down here in central southern North Carolina we are now paying the price of our plentiful winter rains.  The gnats are truly horrible.  Debbie has ALL of her 30 plus horses in face masks and she asked me 1) if gnats are poisonous since she has swallowed so many of them this year,  2) if gnats are good for anything, and 3) if there is any other critter that eats them.  I could not give her an answer, I guess I better start researching gnats someday.  Debbie even tried the spot…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on May 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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