November Newsletter


I say Amen to the quite on the picture above.....


The last week of October was a time to move forward in life, move forward with my business, move forward to a new home, moving everyone and everything with the help of friends, and it truly was amazing how it all flowed, coming together in all the right ways --- could not have done it without the help of friends like Kate, Christina, Bev and her husband Keith, Monique of Hay Pillows, Chris the wood carver on Palomar Mountain, and Chic; am gratefulf for Margit Deerman who moved the horses safely and who has helped me become a better student of Parelli


Now I have the task of trying to find things, trying to put things away and organize  as well as setting up a new bigger office; taking care of the horses, and taking care of all that needs my attention in the moment. 


As I finish up this newsletter the weather here is going to be changing this week and we may get our first snow storm!  Yes in Southern California we do get snow, and this would be an early one!  Half cord of wood is coming this week, then a full cord next week, have hay and supplies and we are ready with bedded barn stalls for the girls!


I have been trying to get orders out timely, and I apologize to all of you whose orders took longer then usual to get shipped....but we should be all caught up by this coming week!


Thank you to all who helped us lighten the load to move, it was a great response and helped a lot!  This week we have now made a new batch of EquineZyme and EquineZyme Plus, along with K-9 Zyme, so are good to go again! 


Until November 15th we will offer all of these products, on our coupons, for those of you who did not take us up on our moving specials!  We make new batches monthly, thereby guaranteeing you one of the freshest products on the market, we just happened to have made two batches close together as we are selling more and more each month!


So November brings us to the month in which we look back and give thanks; we  start winding down the year that we have experienced, and it is a time to elect a "new" president as well --- or re-elect the one we have as our nation moves forward.


I am grateful for all of you and I am grateful for a new home and a new place to run my business and to house my horses!  I am grateful for friends and family, and for a new life!


November for me brings back the loss of my Dad, and his favorite time of year, Thanksgiving, carving the turkey, all the trimmings, and all the family that would gather, grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  It has been 20 years this week that my Dad crossed over, and he is still missed!


So what are  your traditions?  What do you love most about Thanksgiving?  I love the smell of turkey cooking overnight in a slow oven with corn bread stuffing, and the making of pumpkin pies! 


Growing up in California on the beach we didn't have the sense of seasons my Mom missed so much, as she and my Dad haled from Michigan, and many years we kids were at the beach surfing and would come up for the family dinner after the adults had done all the work.  Such a different time then, and November is a time to start gathering family around, friends, and loved ones and give Thanks! 


Thanksgiving is also the kick off to begin the holiday season - so...... let's all make this one a good one!




Winter Sore Throat  "Tea" Syrup & Cough Stopper


The following are two of my favorite things to have around as we head in to cold and flu season:


Winter sore throat "tea".


In a jar, combine lemon slices, organic honey and sliced ginger. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a "jelly". To serve: Spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it and then drink slowly. Store in fridge 2-3 months.


Cough Stopper


Slice a brown onion thinly, put in a shallow dish in layers pour enough honey over the top to cover, let stand for 3-4 hours, pour the liquid in to a jar and seal --- use by the teaspoonful to stop niggly or hacky coughs.


Winter is Coming........

Now that we are in to fall, winter will be following very soon, if you have not made preparations to stock up on feed stuffs, and also get supplies in for the humans in the house as well as the small fur family members in the event that you cannot get out for a few days - I like to keep at least a weeks worth of people, cat and dog food in the house to use in the event that we have storms that do not allow us to get out!  I always have two weeks of hay and pellets handy as well! 


How to Make a Nutritious Pumpkin Spice Smoothie


Care for a nutritious, creamy, and light smoothie that tastes like pumpkin pie? We have just the recipe for you. As you're devouring it, feel free to bask in the glow of knowing that you're infusing your cells with natural vitam C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium, and cartenoids, all nutrients that are known to reduce risk of just about every degenerative disease that we know of.


Makes one generous serving  (from Yvonne at the Horses Hoof)




1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup pure pumpkin (canned)
1/2 banana
1 tsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or the seeds from one half of a vanilla bean
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground ginger
Pinch ground nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch all spice




1. Place everything in a blender.

2. Blend until smooth.

3. Pour into your favourite glass and sprinkle top with cinnamon and serve!




Smashing Pumpkins for Horses

from the Wellness Ranch Equine Wellness Center


A warming treat for cold weather - rich in immune support. This is one of our horse's favorite salad bowl!

cup canned pumpkin
cup raw pumpkin seeds
cup walnut pieces

1 small yellow squash, chopped
small sweet potato
, cooked/cooled, diced
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

This is a rich, hearty combination. Horses needing extra calories or those needing to maintain their weight would do well with this on a regular basis during times of stress such as cold weather. Taking out the sweet potato portion would reduce the sugars making it a choice for IR/sensitive horses.
~Dr. Cassie



It is time to buy your spring bulbs now and till the earth and enrich it --- I am planting some of mine in a big oak barrel - I can't wait to see them come up in the spring!


May your days be anchored in love, and your mind fixed on the blessings bestowed by an abundant universe.


Richest blessings always, and in all ways as we begin this holiday season of 2012!


May all that you hope for be the least your recieve!








November 6th through the 15th!

15% off Equine Zyme and K-9 Zyme and 20% off Equine Zyme Plus for those of you who missed our moving special or those of you who would like to stock up!  Use coupon code EZK for the Equine Zyme and the K-9 Zyme for Equine Zyme Plus use EZP20.



Tucker hoping for some Thanksgiving Turkey!