Jill Scott aka Control Freak

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I love the very different relationships my girls have with these horses, which have become such an important part of our family. This video is of Zoë bringing the horses in for the night, but I really wish I had video for what happened a few nights ago. 
Zoe has been working with PJ because he's a big scaredy-cat over every little thing that's new, trying to cure him of spooking when she's riding him. She had just returned from a walk with him in which he had a little freak out and stepped on her foot. She was chewing him out and slapping him with his lead rope, and all I could see was a teddy bear pummeling the hulk. PJ was snorting and pulling his lips up over his teeth smiling at her and nuzzling her. It was the sweetest thing. I wouldn't trade these horses for the world. #equinelove
We recently relocated the girls to their swanky new digs in the barn. Smart as chickens are not, they've been a little slow to figure out the whole roosting in a new spot thing. Part of my new nighttime routine is to pick up each chicken and gently place it on a branch, possibly while singing bedtime chicken songs. #novideo #chickensmarts
I finally feel like I'm making progress that looks good. It's such great exercise too. #drycreekbed #rockswithapurpose
Call me a nerd, but I really love these buckets.
As I was leaving Bonneville today, I was viciously attacked by a bee. It swooped in, stung me in the hand, and tormented me all the way to my car. Hillcrest, maybe watch out on Friday. #nolie #thosebeesthough
Just barely got my back to school pictures. I even set a reminder on my phone and still forgot to take Zoë's picture. She wasn't super excited about my drive by picture in the parking lot either. #toobadsosad
At the zoo with Zoë Bug, celebrating another summer spent volunteering. #animallover
This is the "decorative outhouse" previously used to store ancient, rusting garden tools. It had to come down because it does not fit the vision of our peaceful, dry creek bed. I don't understand why plywood has been used extensively in place of siding throughout the outbuildings here. We briefly considered turning this into the TARDIS, but then decided against it. We reclaimed a very small pile of wood, but the rest of the heap is headed to the dump. #moneypit
Depressing as it is, we're getting ready for winter, rotating hay and making room for more. #farmgirls
Grouting today. And yesterday. And tomorrow. Someday I will finish this bathroom. #11monthsin #DIY
Even Cecilia likes horses. #catsdontcare
My baby is back from Civil Air Patrol Encampment, and she talks funny now. "We had a plan but we weren't able to execute it correctly. . ." And she's talking a mile a minute, telling us how fun it was. It's making me dizzy. " The food was sooo good and I didn't want to come home." Blah blah blah.