Knee Surgery Update and more…

It has been a while since I have written a blog post. We have had a lot going on over the last month. The garden finished out for the season and I will be writing blogs about creations from the garden, over the winter. I was released by my knee surgeon, who says I can do anything I feel up to doing, except jumping and running for exercise, but “if someone is chasing you, you can run, it will work”. I guess that was his attempt at humor.

I have added a shop to our Facebook page BDK Equine Ventures, LLC with handmade gifts for the holidays – check it out. I can make customized or personalized pieces also, if you have an idea for something you can’t find, reach out to me by email ( and we can discuss the project you have in mind. I have created tee shirt designs for large order screen printing, individual tee shirts in heat transfer vinyl, individual water bottles with permanent vinyl, and Christmas tree ornaments with a college logo, wreaths and more. I like working with paint, vinyl, and decoupage, but I am always willing to try new materials and projects.

Our most exciting news though is that we found a piece of land (30+ acres) to start our ranch and farm on, we will go to closing in a few weeks. This has been a dream of ours since we got married 21 ½ years ago. We started this journey when we lived on 10 acres, but we had to move to a small town for a few years, before moving were we are now on a half-acre lot in a rural subdivision – 12 years ago. We have tried a variety of techniques and plants and learn more every year. We added our three horses to our lives about 3 ½ years ago (they are not in the backyard, they are boarded on a private farm) and added ducks and chickens to our backyard about 1 ½ years ago, much to the dismay of our dogs. We also added a puppy last week that will be 8 months old in a few days. She is a ball of energy and has no fear of the big dogs or the ducks or chickens, she chases them all. I probably will not get another blog post out before the Thanksgiving holiday, so we will close this one wishing you and yours a safe and healthy Thanksgiving.

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