Try something different this weekend.

A few weeks ago I went to a friend’s farm to ask him a couple of questions about chickens.

Then before I knew it, this happened.

Karen Driving Jack

Within 10 minutes of arriving I was in that box with wheels, driving “Jack” the Clydesdale. This is a real farm. Not a pretend farm. We found half a deer’s leg in the field. Real farm. Real country.

I rode horses for years, but I sat on their backs for that.  I’ve never driven a horse, but when he asked if I wanted to hop up and take Jack through his paces I said, YUP.  Much to the terror of the woman beside me who actually knows how to drive a horse, I’m sure.

I featured Christieview farm a few years ago actually when I was looking at how to build a chicken coop.

The girl beside me is my friend/neighbour.   We didn’t go together. As it turns out she’s friends with my farmer friend too and was up there taking her weekly driving lesson.  He has a lot of friends, my farmer friend.

We’re the same age. I just look really good for 70-something. It’s because I eat lots of chips.

The Good Dr .- And Karen

So look at the fun that’s to be had if you just say yes. Yup. I wanna do that. Yup I’m going to do that. So this weekend do one thing. Just one that you don’t normally do. For no reason other than to see … what it’s like.  And where it leads to.

Have a good weekend.

 

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53 Comments

  1. georgie says:

    FANTASTIC, LUCKY YOU, GOOD THING I WASN,T THERE CAUSE I MIGHT HAVE BOUGHT THE HORSE AND BUGGY, WISH I HAD ONE LIKE THAT, I,M NOT GOING TO PURSUE TRAINING MY LAST YOUNG HORSE TO HARNESS CAUSE HE JUST MIGHT SHORTEN MY LIFE SPAN. READING THRU YOUR BLOG, YOU GO GIRL, PROJECTS GET DONE WHEN WE PUT OUR WONDER WOMAN PANTS ON. READING THRU YOUR BLOG, DOES THE CLEVER PRINT ACTUALLY HAVE A SPECIAL MEANING BEHIND IT????? will keep reading and laughing. cheers from georgie

  2. Barbie says:

    How FUN! ….and I ALSO love your sweater!
    Believe it or not I used to have a horse and buggy growing up….she was a shetland pony and came with a cute little cart that I could hook her up to and go all around our country neighborhood. I hardly EVER used it….as a little girl it was just easier to hop on her back and gallop around! NOW, I’d give my eye teeth for that! ….Well maybe not my eye teeth…need those….but you know what I mean right? LOL

  3. Shauna says:

    Yay, I’m getting comment notification again!!!! woo hoo. But, more importantly, I might someday get your sweater. And, I know it can happen, because one time, out of the blue – well sort of, I may have had to fill out a comment and do a little dance, and maybe tell a joke or something. Or, maybe just be one of the first 100 people to ever comment on your site. But anyway, one day, out of the clear blue sky…you sent me the coolest dish towel I’ve ever had. And, because it has a scary knife on it, it keeps annoying people out of my kitchen:) I can’t wait for my new sweater. One day. Someday. It’s good to have things to look forward to in life.

    • Karen says:

      LOL. You never know. As far as the commenting notification goes there was something screwy with my plugin and my older version of WordPress. I tried a few different solutions and none of them worked. But I think I have it figured out now. So it wasn’t just you. No one was getting notifications for the past month or so! ~ karen

  4. Shauna says:

    I want that sweater:)

    • Karen says:

      I would give it to you but … I don’t want to. So I won’t. But don’t stop asking. You never know, one day I might say yes. ~ karen!

  5. Emily says:

    Did you want an update on WHAT we did different? My different was THE cooking of corn on the cobb on the grill..with husks on. It was SO SO good ! Not earth shattering.. but different. :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hah! I was just thinking today I should have had people come back and tell me what they did. Here’s what you should try next time … cook the corn on the grill with the husks OFF! It chars the kernels in the odd place. I used to be an “in the husk” person but now I’m an “out of the husk” kindda gal. ~ karen!

      • Emily says:

        It was the first time I had done corn on the grill. so, of course, I looked it up on the “internet” to find out what to do. Lots of opinions on the “best” way. The husks actually were kind of lose so some of the kernels did get some grill marks and flavor. I will def try the “husks off” too! I coated them with olive oil, salt and pepper before cooking too… do you put anything on yours?

      • Karen says:

        Hi Emily – I rub it with olive oil before putting it on the grill, then salt and pepper after. ~ karen!

  6. michele says:

    I’ve just done something new and thought hey, I’ll tell karen. I just had the chance to go sit in a mk8 2-seater spitfire(the plane) courtesy of my cousin who is rebuilding it. Not so adrenaline fuelled as yours but still v. special. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. mimiindublin says:

    That’s the best attitude……

  9. Charlene says:

    Come on back to the Valley! I really think you belong here.

  10. Susan says:

    LOVE that you did this! Isn’t it a thrill? I had an Arabian that I drove in a sulky and man, I had to hang on when we’d go extended trot through a field and bounce, boing, wheeee! Boy, she could turn it on. I miss her so much. Wish they’d live as long as we do. Now to go take your advice and say yes to something! (I am a big “no” person!). Hugs!

  11. toekneetoni says:

    you are my hero … what with all the trying of new stuff. thanks, I need this encouragement.
    you look fabulous too- growing your hair out. I am too, but about to cave and cut it again … any day now.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Toni! Good luck with trying new stuff this weekend. And, yeah,next haircut I’ll but chopping a bit more off again. This length feels too wishy washy. ~ karen!

  12. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Good for you girl..I can ride also but never drove a horse..I love those huge work horses..I have seen the Budweiser Clydesdales..and they are so beautiful..Have fun at Christie’s..can’t wait to hear about it!!

  13. SarahP says:

    I saw the title of things to do this weekend and thought you may have forgotten about Christie’s. I see someone else beat me to it. I’ll keep an eye out for you around the fry truck. Hopefully we won’t need our rubber boots this year.

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