Monday, November 20, 2017

Feeding Escipade



             So, how are all my fans who absolutely adore my writings and wait with bated breath for my new posts? *Cricket...cricket...* No? Nothing? No one at all? Phooey. I thought I had millions of fans. I just have to be funnier! Weeeeeeell, do I have a whopper of a story to tell!

             So last night (11/19/17) Momma and I went out to do our usual feeding chores. I love going out to feed. I mean, who wouldn't love to go outside in 15 or colder degree weather with the wind whipping your hair and snow in your face? Not to mention getting blasted with the noise of your always-hungry, ticked-off ducks quacking at you at 10PM, possibly waking up the neighbors. Don't you just love to leave the warmth of your house at night to find all of the animal water buckets frozen? The whacking and smacking it takes to get it out is the best workout routine. It's extra rewarding when pieces of ice ping off of your face, with your audience of laughing birds getting goosed (literally, we have a goose who never goes far enough away to not get a piece of ice in the tush) in the background. Then it's on so sloshing their food into their bowls, after getting covered in water from filling their water buckets and walking like Anna in Frozen when she goes into the trading post. The food splashes onto your already goop-covered legs to give extra pizzazz to your outfit. After all of this fun stuff, how could anyone resist going out and feeding the closest farm animals????? πŸŽπŸ–πŸ„πŸ‘πŸπŸ‚πŸ‡πŸ₯πŸ“πŸ¦†πŸ€πŸ¦ƒ

             No, in truth, I do love to go out and feed. I love the snow and I just made it sound a thousand times worse than it really is. Only dummies like me go out without ski pants, so that's why we get covered in ice. Poor Anna never had the option of ski pants.

             Actually, the highlight of last night's feeding was the tumble my Mum took.

             I was getting the hay for the horses (which is under a tarp that's partially covered by with snow.) I pulled on a great big glob of it, and right in that instant, Momma's (who had been holding the tarp open for me,) feet slip on the snowy tarp. I looked up to see her fly up in the air, hang there for a second, then land with a plop. This is the following conversation:

             "Are - hahahahahaha - are you - heeheeheehee - ok-kay?"

             "Yeah - heeheeheehee - I am! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - that was FUN!!!!!"

             "Good - HOOHOOHOOHAHAHAHOOEE -"

             (Add a bunch more laughs while Momma picks herself up. Then add crossed legs to prevent any leakage.)

             After we get the horses fed, I'm smacking the goats's water bucket out. I tell Momma, "It's like in the Lego Movie, I'm standing there getting the hay, then I heard a woosh. Then I hear a pluck, and looking over, you're rolling around on the ground yelling 'that was FUN!'"

             Again with the crossed legs. When we get out of the horse pen and head towards the house, Momma is still laughing. I guess this explains the yellow trail from the garage door to the horse pen I discovered the next morning. (<- No, that didn't really happen.)

             So that's the weird story of the Funny Farm day. I hope you though it was as funny as I did.

             One thing's for sure: There's never a dull moment around here. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜­πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜­πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜­πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

         

          Woot! Parodies are so fun to do. My friend Kielan and I are making a bunch of parodies, so we can put them on a future YouTube channel. We're called "the Friesian Freaks." The channel is nameless, (haven't figured out a name yet) but we're also making videos with our horse stuffed animals/felt horse figurines.

          Here's a list of the parodies:

          1. Nothing Holding Me Back by Shawn Mendes
          2. Hello by Adele
          3. California Girls by Katy Perry (we call it "making a Katy Parody")
          4. Irresistible by Fallout Boy feat. Demi Lovato
          5. Roar by Katy Perry
          6. You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift
          7. Try by Colbie Caillat
          8. Blown Away by Carrie Underwood
          9. Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato
          10. Tik Tok by Kesha
          11. Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift
          12. Cool for the Summer by Demi Lovato
          13. Confident by Demi Lovato
          14. Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
          15. Happy by Pharrell Williams
          16. Out of the Woods by Taylor Swift
          17. Bad Liar by Selena Gomez
          18. Same Old Love by Selena Gomez
          19. Fetish by Selena Gomez
          20. Good for You by Selena Gomez
          21. Shake it Off by Taylor Swift
          22. Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
          23. My House by Flo Rida (it's gonna be shorter than the real song, since there isn't any rap in our version)
          24. Come and Get It by Selena Gomez
          25. Say Something by A Great Big World
          26. Titanium by David Guetta feat. Sia
          27. Sad Song by Christina Perri
          28. Brave by Sara Bareilles
          29. The Greatest by Sia
          30. Be OK by Ingrid Michaelson
          31. Girls Chase Boys by Ingrid Michaelson
          32. Sick of Being Told by Grace Vanderwaal
          33. Moonlight by Grace Vanderwaal
          34. Clay by Grace Vanderwaal
          35. Me Too by Meghan Trainor
          36. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
          37. NO by Meghan Trainor
          38. Afterlife by Ingrid Michaelson
          39. ...Ready for It? By Taylor Swift
          40. Alaska by Maggie Rogers

          That's a huge list, huh? Well, only 3, 6, and 8 are written. 1, 2, 5, 32, 34, and 39 are in progress. It's fun, but it IS hard. One thing's for sure; we have our work cut out for us.

          Kielan and I also have written a few songs, but I'm not going to give the names out yet, since we're still making sure they sound right. Maybe we'll out them on the channel, once it's up!

          I'm thinking of adding a few Imagine Dragons and Coldplay songs to the list of parodies. You should look up a few of the songs, especially the Grace Vanderwaal ones. I heard her for the first time a few months ago, and now she's one of my favorites! (She was on America's Got Talent last year.)

          Kielan and I are also getting pretty far into our books. She's writing a bunch of cool books, but under the penalty of being Gibbslapped, I can't give anything away as to what they're about. Dang it. I love spoiling stuff lol.

          My books, on the other hand, I can blab all I want so here I go: The Girl in the Diary has more than 20 pages written, The Horses of Echo Falls Bk 1 has more than 15, Windswept Acres Bk 1 has more than 70, The Silver Butterfly had over 20, and one I'm temporarily calling On the Wings of Pegasus has over 2. <- Lol I have the idea all figured out, but I have yet to actually write it.

          Oh, and this may be really weird, but I'm writing an Archie Fanfiction, since a few of my friends are writing fanfictions, including one about PokΓ©mon lol. Mine is off to a good start, but probably really weird to all people who haven't read Archie comics, so I'm just going to describe it when I'm done.

          Well, I have to go help Momma with Evan. Who, BTW, is now 1 and 1 1/2 months old! He's so cute and big! I'm sad, since he doesn't look like the tiny chubby lil nephew he was a year ago. Now he's taller, less chubby, and is interacting a lot more. Don't get me wrong, he's still ADORABLE, just not as baby-ish.

          I like being an aunt. :) (Just means I can spoil a baby and pass 'em off onto their parents when they get crabby lol!)

          Gotta go... Ciao!

                                Your local crazy, parody-writing, horse-lovin', Catholic weirdo,
                                                                                      M. S. Fasser
                                                                                               ^
                                                         Looks like a cool author way to write my name lol

Saturday, April 1, 2017

           The Ancona ducks hatched! Two on the 16th, two on the 17th, and two on the 18th. WOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! We kept three and gave the others to our friend who we had gotten the eggs from. :) They're so adorable.

           The weird thing is, they're so huge! I'm used to Khaki and Welsh babies, so when these Ancona giants popped out, I was super surprised. I guess I'm just used to tiny things...take my mom for example. >:D

           Willow, Momma's goat, decided to have her kids on the 25th, not late April - early May. Sven (who I named after the reindeer in Frozen) is white with black spots here and there. Vixen is white with black and tan patches all over her body. She also has blue eyes, whereas Sven has dark brown eyes.

           The goats were in my room, but we switched them with the duck who were in the attic. Now my ducks are in my room, and are they LOUD. At least they go to sleep when I turn off my bedroom lights, unlike the goats who always stayed up a lot longer than me.

           The books I'm writing are getting pretty long. Every time I take a fiction writing course, I see stuff I need to add or take away from my books.

           Currently, my one book, "Windswept Acres," is 68 pages long. Don't worry, it's going be a LOT longer when it's finished. I can't stand reading short books. My definition of short is 100 or less p ages, FYI. I'm aiming to make my books at least 150, but hopefully they'll be longer.

           Another thing I don't like is when you have to read a series from the start or you won't have any idea what the heck the book is about. I'm writing my books so you can read any book without having to read the others, although they will have a few references to the others in the series.

           Happy April Fool's Day! One of my friend's dad's birthday is today. My friend said that's why his dad doesn't want any birthday parties. >:)

           I would try to trick my family, but nothing I try ever gets them because I can't hide traps too well, and dying their shampoo is too obvious. :\ *Snaps fingers* Dang it... foiled again.

           Well, anyway, that's really all I had to babble about. :) I'll write more later, if I remember.

           Hasta la vista! Ciao! Adios! Aloha!

           Yeah... I think you get the idea.

            I gotta hoof it outta here...... Sorry, bad horse pun XD
                                                            
                                                   Moira S Fasser

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Books, Ducks, and Horses...Can't Get Better Than That!

          Well this is a first. I'm (Moira) sitting here watching NCIS, listening to Ingrid Michaelson, writing a blog update, and listening to my nephew Evan, all at the same time. Multitasking at its best.

          Our weather has been totally weird. First it was super cold, then it warmed up and melted. Then it decided to snow, and then it melted AGAIN. This morning it snowed, and it was 26 degrees last time I checked. This weather is super confusing.

          Momma put 13 eggs in the incubator a while ago. Four were duds, but the rest are growing well, one possibly being twins. They're due on the 18th, and I can't WAIT! We stop hatching in the winter, and it feels like years until we start hatching again in the spring.

          We also ordered 10 Ancona ducklings, and I'm also super stoked about that.

          Oh, FYI, I'm sold my Khaki mix girls, and I'm going to sell my Khaki drake, since we can't find Khakis that are show quality. So I'm getting into Anconas, since they're supposed to lay a lot of eggs and are supposed to be very calm.

          So Momma's been showing me how to shade when I'm drawing. I think I'm getting the hang of it. Now that I see what she's been talking about, it's a lot easier to do more realistic pictures than before. When I get the time, I'll put a few pictures of the drawings I've done.

          I've gotten over 50 pages written in my Windswept Acres book!! I'm just started on the other one, The Horses of Echo Falls (which is a mystery book), but I've had the idea for THOEF for a while. I'm also thinking about writing two other books after I'm done with these two, one being a horse book and the other being more of a sci-fi book.

          This book writing business is hard but fun. The best thing about writing two at the same time is that if I get bored of writing in one, I can write the other one. It works out.

          Well, I've run outta stuff to write... I'll hopefully remember to update this soon! Ciao for now. (Hey, that's catchy!)

                                                  Neighs and whinnies,
                                                         Moira S Fasser

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

          I can't believe how long it's been since I've written an update!! It's kind of sad, really.

          I have awesome news and really sad news. I think I'll start with the sad news to get it out of the way.

          First, around last December, we bought four Muscovy ducks. Two are black with barring on their sides and chests. The male, Diego, is super friendly, and Momma's even pet him. The other black one, Isabella, is friendly too, but I've never pet her.

          The other two are mine. One is a light blue with white on her head and chest. I named her Periwinkle. She's friendly, but she's sorta skittish. The other I named Pearl. She started out white with chocolate patches, but now she's almost completely white, the only color being on her chest and part of her wings. She's the one who always flies towards the food scoop, so I've had to duck (no pun intended) out of the way.

          Well, Pearl hatched a bunch of babies, (I know it was 8 babies, but I can't remember the exact number of eggs...I think it was 13) and only five of the eight babies survived. We swapped one of the males for another, unrelated "male," and kept the two "females."

          Yeah, the two "girls" turned out to be one girl, one boy, and the "male" turned out to be a nice girl named Ella, after my great-grandmother. Ella is another chocolate/white, and the two others were completely barred. George was the boy, and Tammy is the girl.

          Yeah, George is in past tense. He died of who knows what, and my other Muscovy girl we bought a little while ago died. We have no idea why they died. Thankfully, the other four (we bought a male after Ella turned out to be a girl, and we hatched another girl named Epinine) are still alive, and they seem to be doing well.

          The other sad news is that our five year old Barred Plymouth Rock, Goofy, died last week. She was one of our original hens. She's the one who survived Wry Neck, and a foot that had gotten stuck in twine. I don't know why she died, either.

          Geez, I just had a huge piece of depression pie, huh?

          Anyway, here's the good news:

          For Christmas, I got a phone!! As my friend would say, "Woot!" Totally stoked!

          I'm getting better at riding!! No, where I go to ride, it's not just about riding. It's all about everything that comes with horses; brushing, scooping poop, communicating clearly, and, most importantly, respecting each other. In short, everything that's totally more fun than just riding! I mean, riding is fun, but seriously, whoever has a horse just to ride is missing out on a ton of fun!

          I also haven't written since before my two new nephews were born!! Which was almost six months ago! So now, there are two new members of my family who go by the names of Evan Roy Fasser and Alec Joseph Roberson.

          Alec (who is not much younger than Evan) lives in PA. He's so adorable!

          Evan lives up here. My mom watches him a lot, so I get to play with an adorable five and a half month old. He's the only one of my 11 nephews I've seen since he was born, so this whole baby thing is quite new to me.

          I've had plenty of animal baby experience, but human kids are a totally different story!! :)

          Did I mention that I have 11 nephews and 4 nieces? Yeah, our family runs on the large side, with my six other siblings. XD
         
          That's all I really have to say. Buh bye, for now.

          Thanks for reading!

          Happy New Year!

                                           Neighs and Whinnies,
                                                            Moira S. Fasser

          PS

          I have my beginning and ending all written for one of my books, "Windswept Acres."

          It takes FOREVER to write a book. It's still fun though. :)