The Night A Mule Named Annabelle Saved My Husband’s Life

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Annabelle In The Snow

Annabelle The Hero Mule

This is a short but true story that was written by my husband Jeff a few years ago. I thought that it would be quite fitting to share this story here on the booneyliving.com blog.

Several years ago our family made a major lifestyle change. We left the hustle and bustle of life in the suburbs and moved to the mountains of southern Oregon.
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Now is a Great Time To Rescue Pets From The Shelter

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rescue pets instead of buying young onesWell, spring is rapidly approaching which means that many people will be gearing up and getting ready to breed their horses. I used to love seeing all the new foals frolicking in the fields this time of year but not anymore.

Due to the harsh economic times that the US is currently enduring, the animal shelters and horse rescue organizations are literately overrun with unwanted horses. Some of these animals are unfit for use but many of them are perfectly healthy horses that just happened to belong to owners who could no longer afford to feed them.
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Let Me Tell You About My Other Website

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For those of you who have been reading BooneyLiving.com for a while now, you may remember that I used to have a few articles about emergency preparedness published here. Some time ago, I decided that instead of posting articles about prepping on this website, I would create a new website that is dedicated specifically to that topic.

I’m not entirely sure why it didn’t dawn on me at that time that it might be a good idea to let you all know about my new site. Maybe I just wanted to give it some time to get it’s legs under it and grow a little. Well, today I’ve decided to share the name of my other website with everyone here.
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Is It Really Illegal To Collect Rainwater?

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is collecting rainwater illegalI’ve seen some disturbing trends in the news lately that I’d like to take a minute and write about here at BooneyLiving.com. Believe it or not, this trend that I’m seeing is that some people are actually getting in trouble with the law for collecting rainwater on their own property. Sound bizarre? Well, to tell you the truth, I was absolutely shocked when I found out that depending on where you live, there may be laws on the books that make collecting rainwater illegal!

The most recent case that I’ve heard of really struck a chord with me because it happened right here in Oregon, my home state. I like to think of Oregon as being an environmentally conscious state that would embrace the idea of collecting and using rainwater to water plants but it seems that I may be wrong.
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How To Have Your Home Insulated For Free!

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My husband was recently visiting with his mother about our outrageously high power bill for the home we’re using in the BooneyLiving Energy Conservation Challenge and he learned about a very cool program that makes it possible to have extra insulation installed in your home for free!

It might seem too good to be true but many utility companies offer rebate programs for home owners who have extra insulation installed in their home. Jeff’s parents get their electricity through Rocky Mountain Power and their natural gas through Questar and both of these utilities currently offer rebate incentives to their customers.
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