It’s Time To Perform Your Annual Snowblower Maintenance

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Time to get ready for winter and perform your annual snowblower maintenance!Well, it’s mid October which means that it’s time to start thinking about Winter. Before you know it, the snow will be falling! Come to think about it, we just had a snow storm on a nearby mountain pass which was at 5,000 feet elevation. That’s pretty close to our elevation which really inspired my husband to kick it into gear and perform his annual snowblower maintenance procedures. He also spent some time making sure our snow plow was ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at us this season.

Watching him go through his routine made me think that it would be a good idea to pop in here and write a quick article to remind you all to do the same. Fortunately, Jeff did this when he did because as it turned out, he forgot to put our snowblower up for the summer properly and when he was doing his pre-season tune up, he found out that it wasn’t running very well at all. Actually, we didn’t have enough snow for him to even use it last year so it had been sitting for two years with stale gas in it. He somehow forgot to put fuel stabilizer in the gas the last time he put it away and the carburetor needed to be thoroughly cleaned in order to get it running right.
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A Funny Story About My Husband and a Shock Collar

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This true short story is sure to get a chuckle out of anyone who reads it! Over the years, it has been recounted many times and each and every time this story is told, the people who hear it end up laughing their guts out. Not many stories are able to stir up laughter over and over again like this one does. Read it and enjoy but let me warn you ahead of time, you shouldn’t be drinking anything while you’re reading this story or you may just spit a mouthful onto your computer or tablet and we wouldn’t want that.

Let me begin by making one thing perfectly clear. I DO NOT in any way condone the things that you will hear that my husband did in this story. I’m not proud of him for doing them and I definitely don’t recommend anyone doing what he did under any circumstances. That being said, this story recounts a time when he learned a very painful lesson and I don’t mind sharing his “shocking” experience with you in the spirit of putting a smile on your face and brightening your day just a little.
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What If You Don’t Have A Round Pen?

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Here’s another old article that was written by my husband that I thought might be interesting to the readers of BooneyLiving.com. It gives some helpful tips on how you can work with your horse, mule, or donkey even if you don’t have a round pen.


I received an interesting email from a friend today who recently purchased a horse from me. I live in the mountains and I’m lucky enough to have access to thousands of acres to ride my horses and mules on. They are accustomed to the typical sounds, sights, and smells that a horse might encounter in the forest. Things like coyotes howling at the moon, owls hooting, wind blowing through the trees, wild horses calling to them from the tree line, birds chirping, deer jumping out of the bushes, and a number of other “nature” sounds, sights, and smells are all quite normal to them.
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The Moccasin Hill Fire Should be a Warning To Us All

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On July 13th, a devastating fire called The Moccasin Hill Fire broke out about 25 miles from my home. I know that I recently wrote an article about Protecting Your Home From Wildfires but considering the extreme fire hazards that we’re currently facing, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to tell you the story of Moccasin Hill.

At approximately 2:00 PM on Sunday July 13th, a fire was reported in a forested subdivision that was just a few miles north of the small town of Sprague River, Oregon. The fire made a quick run up to about 75 acres and within about an hour or so, it had grown to nearly 500 acres. By sundown, the flames had consumed roughly 1,000 acres and by sundown the next day, 2,535 acres had been destroyed.
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Spilt Wood Easier With the Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe

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If you happen to heat your home with a wood stove, chances are pretty high that you’ve used a splitting maul a time or two in your life. If you have used one, you know what a back breaking chore it can be to swing a heavy steel splitting maul time and time again. Well, today I’m going to be telling you about an alternative to these old fashioned heavy tools.

Those of you who have been reading my blog for long probably already know that a couple of years ago we installed a wood stove to combat the high price of electricity for heating our home. Along with the installation of this wood stove came the new chore of splitting wood. My husband has spent some time as a wildland firefighter many years ago so swinging an axe isn’t anything that was new to him but for me, this was a brand-new experience.
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