Monday, February 4, 2013

The Return of Phyllis, that Purty Groundhog Gal

You remember Phyllis, don'tcha? She is that groundhog that visited my farm last year. My pal, Susanna Leonard Hill's creation from two of her picture books, April Fool Phyllis and Punxsutawney Phyllis. It seems like Phyllis couldn't get enough of our NC farm so she returned on February 2nd. (She was fit to be tied when she realized that it was winter here too and there would be NO strawberries to pick.)

Anyway. I told her I needed six more weeks of winter. Did she deliver? I THINK NOT! She tried and tried, but could not see her shadow.

When we last left Phyllis she was a rodeo weather gal. Since she couldn't swim either (she was foot stompin' mad about that) she demanded a race. A horse race. Against MOI. Never one to shrink from a challenge I accepted her gauntlet. The catch? She insisted on riding my super fast palomino appaloosa, Mister Ed. (They kinda connected on her last visit.)
I chose Cloud. Our ever faithful Tennessee walking horse. Ivy joined in with her thoroughbred/dutch warm blood  jumper, Saber. Enjoy. :-) (Note from Phyll: Pay NO attention to that man running in front of Mr. Ed. Just remember. I won that race fair and square.) PSHAW! *wink*

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(Note from Robyn: Pay NO attention to that man giving acting directions. We went over this and over this. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
Thanks to these my members of my family: hubby, Ivy, Ben (who filmed it), and Nic who handed the flowers to Phyll. Now I owe the entire bunch a pizza dinner.

35 comments:

  1. Haha, go Phyllis, this groundhog's talent's never cease to amaze!

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  2. I know Joanna! She is now a rodeo/jockey weather gal. *wink* Thanks for watching.

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  3. Fun post! Those videos were great. :)

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  4. I wanted winter to end- but no such luck. It is even colder here today! Brrr...

    Phyllis won and that was too cute!

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  5. Thanks Eagle. They were fun to make. Ha.

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  6. Ha ha ha, Alex! She did win fair and square. *wink*

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  7. Stephanie, Thanks for watching. She won. (But I'm thinking that race was thrown.) ;-)

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  8. Oh. My. Goodness! Robyn, you have outdone yourself! What a race! I'm sorry Phyllis beat the pants off you, but that's just the kind of daredevil she is! What a fantastic video! And she even won a prize! Wow! That's all I have to say is WOW! Oh, and also I love your horses :)

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  9. Thanks Sus. What fun we had. We giggled and giggled. And my poor hubby. Ben needed to make about a thousand videos just to get the right one. Ha.

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  10. Hi Robyn,
    I loved the video clips...Phyllis was a lucky duck...I mean groundhog...to get to ride on such a gorgeous horse.

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  11. Hi Robyn .. well you got riding I see! But Phyllis won ... funny isn't - the last thing I learnt about called Phyllis is a tunnel boring machine ...

    Such is life - your Phyllis I guess is having much more fun - seeing the daylight and living with people!!

    Sounds like you did have a great deal of fun ... cheers Hilary

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  12. Oh what fun, Phyllis had and to win no less! Go Phyllis!
    Adorable, BBF :-)

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  13. What fun! your horses are beautiful.

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  14. Robin, dear, you are such a riot!! I'll bet Phyllis had a great time riding a horse...more fun than at my house anyway. ;)

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  15. Robyn, you always have me laughing! Love the video clip with 12x AND this one! Giddyup, Phyllis!

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  16. Knowing Susanna's love for horses, I'm not surprised to see Phyllis has this talent!! :) Fun!

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  17. What a treat to watch. How many groundhogs can say they've ridden a horse?

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  18. That was a fun post! I've always been a little afraid of horses. City girl, I guess. Enjoy your pizza dinner!

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  19. That was a fun post! I've always been a little afraid of horses. City girl, I guess. Enjoy your pizza dinner!

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  20. I love this! And of course I believe you. You know I do! ;)

    Hugs to you, amigo,
    Karen xo

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  21. I am cracking up,Robyn! Love the video and your competitive spirit!

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  22. Q: What did the horse say when it fell?
    A: "I've fallen and I can't giddyup!"

    Had to leave you with a joke as your wonderful video had me smiling from ear to ear!

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  23. Love the video, Robyn! And what a fun post!

    Nas

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  24. I had no idea you started writing screen plays! Very cute, Robyn!

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  25. I'm so glad I came by today, this is so funny. Really refreshing, I love it! Thanks for sharing this, it's just what I needed.

    I came by to say hi and to wish you a great weekend.

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  26. That is so cute! You have a terrific family :)

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  27. Oh Robyn. You must keep your family in stitches! That they go along with you might speak to their sanity. :) HUGS

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  30. A video? where? I wanna watch. And a race? Looks like I just have to catch that one again. re read it again is what I mean. haha.

    I am already ready for spring around here. We've had enough snow already. How about Phyllis?

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