Wish Upon A Star

I remember, as a child,  lying in the grass looking up at the starlit night.

Thinking if only my dreams would come true.

Star light, star bright…..

The dreams of a child.

A puppy.

A pony.

New sneakers, to make me run faster.

For that bully to move away.

As a teenager…

Please let me pass that test at school.

Let that cute boy in my 3rd class notice me.

And there were wishes that would have been better off unwished. The end result was not what I had hoped its fulfillment would reveal.

Although I know that I was learning some tough lessons throughout its course ….

It is part of life and has brought me to where I am today.

A tradition at the stroke of midnight, bringing in the new year, is to make a wish.

It is bad luck to reveal what your personal wish will be, so I will not be sharing mine with you.

Cause, you know, I don’t need any bad luck mojo going on here at Twisted Fencepost.


I will reveal what I wish for each and everyone of you who visit Twisted Fencepost.

Cause, I’m not revealing my own personal wish for myself. So bad luck doesn’t apply.

I wish for you, Twisted Fencepost Teammates…







and a long life!

So there, good luck to you in the new year and I hope all my wishes for you come true!!!




Easy Lemon Pie

I love lemon pie, but I don’t care much for meringue. We always made a lemon pie and put whipped topping on the top.

This recipe has the whipped topping mixed in. It’s delicious.

Hope you like it, too!

Here’s what you need…

Lemon flavored Jello, Cool Whip Whipped Topping, lemon juice, graham cracker pie crust, boiling water and ice.

Specific amounts listed below.

Completely dissolve Jello in boiling water, stirring constantly, takes about 3 minutes.

Add lemon juice and ice cubes and stir until Jello has thickened, about 2-3 minutes..

Remove any unmelted ice cubes and blend in Cool Whip with a wire wisk.

Whip until smooth and mixture will mound.


Like this.


If not mounding, put in fridge until cool enough to mound.

Then add to graham cracker crust and chill.


 Easy Lemon Pie

    1    3oz. package lemon flavored gelatin

2/3    cup boiling water

    2    tablespoons lemon juice

    2     cups ice cubes

    1    8 oz. container whipped topping, thawed

    1    graham cracker pie crust

Dissolve gelatin completely in boiling water, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes. Add lemon juice and ice cubes and stir constantly until gelatin thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Remove any unmelted ice.

Using wire whisk, blend in whipped topping and whip until smooth and will mound. Chill, if necessary until mixture will mound. Spoon into pie crust and chill.

Watched, Watching And Rescuing. All On Christmas Eve!

I trust that everyone survived Christmas.

And are here with me again to bring in the new year.




I’ll miss you if you go.

I would have a hard time finishing out the year without my Fencepost Teammates!

Look what came to visit me on Christmas Eve.



I stepped out on the porch, Christmas Eve morning, to jump in the truck and do some last minute Christmas shopping. And this is what was in my field.


I called for Boo and The Captain to come see the Christmas turkeys.

I sat down the things in my hands, grabbed my camera and took off across the yard to the fence.

Cause you know “The Rabbit” was close at hand.

These are shots, I think, even The Fishing Guy would be proud of.


Then I began to feel as if something were watching me.


And sure enough, my horse, Bo, was watching me, watch the Christmas turkeys.


Then later that evening, I kept hearing some yelping coming from the dog yard.

You see, in my laundry room, I have a dog door built in, that lets the dogs out into their own yard.

This is Stretch, my dachshund. My buddy. Occasionally, he needs to be rescued.


I think what happens is…

He starts down the steps and the other three, more agile, dogs decide to go up the steps. He changes his mind and decides to go back up. But he has a problem. He’s long and the steps are short and he can’t turn around mid step. So he stands there with his butt in the air, yelling for help. Guess he don’t think about going down and back up.

So one of us has to go outside, through the gate, walk over and push him back up the steps. Unless, your small enough to fit through the large dog door.

So, that was my Christmas Eve excitement.

Did you have unusual visitors on Christmas Eve?

Or get the eery feeling that you were being watched?

Or have to come to the rescue of a poor helpless someone in need of your assistance?