Pony News, Views and Attitudes -- Vol.2 No.18 -- November 9-16, 2008 PAGE 2


Letters to Pam

Hi Pam
Your Halloween and costumes sounded so cool!
Halloween isn’t a big thing where I
live so we didn’t go trick or treating.
We did get lollies though from Mum and Dad!
It’s Guy Fawkes tonight! Me and my best friend
Christine are going to a church to watch fire works,
I love to watch them!!.
My other best friend, Naomi lives in the North Island,
Christine and I live in the South. She moved there at
the start of the year. We miss her very much and
could be going to visit her in January.
Pray that we can!

Dear Jen

Fireworks shows are so fun! I never heard of Guy Fawkes Day but Lulu remembered it from when she lived in England. She even told me a nursery rhyme about it.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I can think of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!

It was so funny to hear Lulu. The way she said the poem was with an English accent!

Anna wanted to know what that poem meant.

Lulu said that on November 5th, 1605 a bunch of people who did not want their government to survive in London tried to blow up the House of Parliament with a two tons of gunpowder. A man named Guy Fawkes was caught.

To celebrate, in 1606 November 5th became a public holiday. 402 years later, British people all over the world still celebrate Guy Fawkes with bonfires and fireworks.

Did you burn a “guy” on a bonfire?
Pony Pals


dear pam
yea being sick is no fun. Wiggins sounds like a cool place to live in i wish i lived there. do you think that you will stay in Wiggins your whole life? And at school we are doing this thing and ii need to found stuff about USA so i thought i could ask you and your pony pals.
1.can you please tell me how to make some food from USA.
um i don’t know more sorry. on Thursday i'm going to go to Invercargill to sing yay. wat u been doing? from pony pal
amy g

Dear Amy

Wiggins is fun. I like it here.

I don’t cook that much yet. I asked my mom. She gave me her chili recipe. Chili came from the southwest of the United States. Mom says this is how she makes it for us at home. It’s not too spicy, Jack and Jill don’t like hot stuff.

Connecticut style 4-bean chili
2 cans light red kidney beans
2 cans dark red kidney beans
2 cans lima beans or pinto beans
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 lb ground beef (or pork, or turkey, or whatever)
1 chopped onion (optional)
chili powder (that’s ground cumin mixed with ground cayenne pepper, and ground oregano)

Brown the meat, drain off any extra fat, add chopped onion, season with chili powder (1 Tbsp / lb). Mix all 8 cans of beans and the jar of spaghetti sauce in a crock pot slow cooker, or other container stout enough for the job. Add browned meat/onions, add
more chili powder, leave on low heat for a few hours to burble. This is usually better refrigerated overnight after cooking and reheated the second day. Serve topped with grated cheese and chopped green onions, with saltine crackers on the side.

My mom says this is pretty traditional American food. We eat it all the time.



Hey Pam,
I have been riding Rocky lots lately. I found a field perfect for a Racetrack. It's a turf track. I will try to get a picture for you. The best part about it is it's right next to the creek so Rocky can get a drink and cool down. My birthday is on Friday. Nov. 7. On Saturday some of my friends are coming to sleep over. Did you have a good Halloween? I got a cold and so I didn't get to go to a lot of houses. Now that I'm getting older I look silly dressing up.
… Anyways, Rocky has been galloping on his track. We had some snow which melted and flooded his paddock so we've been on the track lately. I saw a shadow of us galloping the other day. Rocky needs to lengthen his stride up. He has speed but it looks like he's cantering really fast. I gave him a hug for you. He said he wants to meet you and Lightning. I would too. I'm gonna go ride Rocky now. Give Lighting a hug and a cookie now. Also if you have any questions about horse racing just ask. I think I know ALMOST everything.
Ur number 1 fan,
P.S. I live in S. Valley so when it floods the water gets really high sometimes.


Dear Gabby

Your sleepover sounds really fun! I hope you have a great time!

We didn’t go to a lot of houses when we rode around in our costumes on Halloween. It was more just visiting friends and having fun.

Riding in your track sounds great. Rocky must be doing better if he can run and canter for you.

I wish we could ride together, too. Tell Rocky that Lightning said “hi” and give him a hug for me.


Dear Pam,
Me too. I've been taking Day medicine, Night medicine, and Cherry Cough Drops. I also had Chicken Noodle Soup. Your mom gives well advice. Thanks for the info about low feed buckets. Mom agreed that we should try a low feed bucket. Do you know how to get rid of an abscess in 24 hours? Aunt Loretta really loves Cimmaron, and she'd be crushed if anything happened to him. Friends, Cayce

Dear Cayce

My dad says that most times draining the abscess makes the horse sound and the foot not sore right away. Then the hole that drained needs to be kept open so the abscess can heal. Soaking the foot in Epsom salts helps to draw out the infection.

If Cimmaron is still lame, you might want to ask your local veterinarian to take a look at him again. Without looking at the horse, there’s not much more my dad can do to help.

Pony Pals,



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