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Blessings,

Emily Dibrell

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When Copperheads Bite…

County living is something that my family and I have grown to love.  The only noises at night we hear are the long distant howls of coyotes and the musical rhythm of insects.  Along with the simple quiet life we have grown to love, we’ve also had to learn to live with it’s not so pleasant perks.  Raccoons, foxes, opossums, and snakes.. Copperheads are highly common out here.

In April of 2013, shortly after we moved out to this land, I was bit by a baby copperhead only 10″ long on my left hand.  5 days in the hospital, anti-venom (cro-fab) with a night in ICU.  I’ve learned to be careful out here.  Taken in every free cat or kitten available, bought some chickens, and cleared the land as best as we could keep it.  Since then we have only found one copperhead.. he didn’t make it very far.  My youngest son found him and stopped his sister from picking up a ball that landed right by him..

2014 Find

2014 Find

May of 2015 was a wet month!  We ended up with over 20″ of rain here is South Texas.  Flooding was major and lives were lost due to this excessive downfall.  This flood water stirred animals of all sorts up.  Dogs, cats, turtles, and snakes were all looking for higher ground.  The first week of June the rain stopped.  The ground was wet and the grass was high property wide.  Good ole Betsy our tractor was fired up and ready to go.  For a week, we shredded the land.  We were all aware that snakes would be lurking.

June 11th I was outside picking up trash and other debris that had floated around for a month.. 3 feet from our house I found a copperhead curled up in a striking position.  I hollered at a child to grab my shovel and quickly sent the other 4 kids inside.  I lean in and chop his head off….then I felt the sharpest burning pain in my foot I had ever felt.  Yup, dummy me.  There were TWO snakes!! I just killed the little ones mate.  Big momma in all her beautiful copper color nailed my big toe with a pain that about brought me to my knees. Adrenaline kicked in and I was able to get both snakes in a giant tub. Big Momma was one of largest Copperheads I have ever seen.  She was every bit of 2 foot and nice size around..

I knew the drill, I had done this before.  When being bit by a snake, it is important to take the dead snake with you in a secure closure to the ER for verification of species.  Both copperheads to a trip with me to the ER this time.  The ER staff remembered me… some jokes were made but the pain was too intense for me to be bothered.  This time I was not given anti-venom.  Since I had received it the previous time, my chance of a serious allergic reaction outweighed the effects of the copperhead bite.  Pain management and monitoring of the leg/foot.

After 5 days I was released from the hospital.  I cannot describe how bad this dang bite hurt. I have given birth 3 times, had about 6 root canals… this was in the top of the pain scale.  These little snakes mean business when the do inject you with venom…

3 weeks of recovery and I am almost 100% back to normal.  I must admit, I haven’t been outside much lately. Which is sad. I’ve become a little overly paranoid about snakes now.

I’m happy to be back up, active, blogging, and working my Pink Zebra business full time again.  The normal everyday life is something I craved while being held up in bed or on the couch with my leg in the air..

Be safe out there, know which snakes are in your area, what to look for and remember..copperheads are companion snakes.. where there is one, there are other.. sometimes right in front of you!

Here’s the progression of my first week after being bitten.

Copperhead Bite - South Texas

5 minutes after bite to left toe knuckle…

1 hour after being bit. Picture taken at ER

1 hour after being bit. Picture taken at ER

Day 2 - As you can see swelling has reached the upper leg.

Day 2 – As you can see swelling has reached the upper leg.

Day 4 - Swelling in leg has started to reduce... Swelling localized in lower calf and foot..

Day 4 – Swelling in leg has started to reduce… Swelling localized in lower calf and foot..

After 7 days, the swelling had gone down considerably and after 14 days, only mild swelling.  Recovery was difficult on me physically.  I’m still recovering as I write this.  I get very short winded and tire easily.  Maybe my body is still fighting out the venom or I am just that out of shape.. Maybe both…

Glad to be back in the land of the living!!

Blessings Upon Blessings,

Emily Dibrell

Dreams – Helping Horses – Helping People

I love them! I would live in a barn with as many as I could, if finances allowed. It’s a passion of mine. Passion is a driving force for the soul. My dream is to one day make enough money with Pink Zebra to open a rescue program in our area. Equestrian therapy, helping the community with jobs, I could go on and on about my dreams and future plans. Helping horses, helping people. Well that just screams heaven on earth to me. 

My nephew Devin suffers from a rare genetic disease known as PMD. He is and always will be wheelchair bound. The thought of putting him on a horse and giving him the legs he does not have drives me. One day it will happen. My reasons why are big enough. 

 
I got to talk to this special little man on the phone yesterday! My heart broke and soared at the same time. I snuffed back tears. We have not seen each other since 2011. The miles keep us apart only physically. This young man holds a special place in my heart that not many understand. I was the first to find out my sister was pregnant with him. He was my first nephew. He made me an aunt. 

So, I was digging through some old photos and found some pictures of my favorite horses.  Our Honey was our first rescue horse. Her spirit could not be matched. Her love and affection for my children shined through her abuse from day one.  Unfortunately all we could do was give her the best life she could have until she took her final breath. 

Here’s our beloved Honey with our second oldest daughter. Honey loved having the kids on her back. It was her purpose. 

  
My favorite horse I’ve ever owned was Axel. I named him after Axel Rose.. For all you G&R lovers out there. Lol

He was the first horse I ever bonded with. Now if you have ever bonded with an animal you know the feeling.. Bonding with this horse did something to me. I will always be connected to him. He was the one who let me cry my river of tears into his mane when my mom died. He was the first to show me what earning a horses trust and respect meant.  The day we sold him, my heart shattered. Thankfully I sold him to friends, so I can visit him. It’s still too hard though. I miss him so much. 

   
 

My bond with Sky is different. She respects me as her herd leader, but she can never take the place of that baby boy who I love so dearly.  Sky has a much wilder spirit than Axel. She is a beautiful animal and great companion. My love for her will last forever. She’s very strong willed!! 

   
 
I’m all out of order here… Maybe lack of sleep! The first horse we ever owned was Bailey. She LOVED the kids and food. Lots of food. We miss her too. She went to a good home and is still being enjoyed by children. I’m sure this makes her happy!! 

   

  

 

Visit us online at Sprinkles of Faith 

Become a zebra and together we can watch our dreams come true! 

-Emily and Kenan Dibrell

 
 

2014 Highlights! Laughter and Tears!

Thank you all for making Sprinkles of Faith an amazing year for us!  We wish you and your family an amazing 2015! 

Here’s some yearly highlights!

2014 started with a bang!

Kenan and I got our feet wet with bee keeping!  Woohoo!

I know I look HOT!

I know I look HOT!

My Manager’s necklace was presented to me at our Pink Zebra Rally in Austin, Texas!

Zebra Family

Zebra Family

We faced the one year anniversary of my Mother’s death… 

balloons to heaven

I flew for the first time in years and headed to Vermont!  Baby it’s cold up there!  But I did get to play in the snow!

Vermont

Vermont

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Snow Angel Fail!

Snow Angel Fail!

Our Pink Zebra Booth ROCKED the Victoria Livestock Show!

Our Pink Zebra Booth ROCKED the Victoria Livestock Show!

We said goodbye to our sweet Honey…

Our Rescue Horse Honey! We miss you!!!

Our Rescue Horse Honey! We miss you!!!

Bucket List – Old Fashion Photos – CHECK!

Old Fashion Photos

We earned a FREE Ipad Air from Pink Zebra! My first tablet ever! Now I feel lost without it!

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We added a new addition to our family!  Sky! 

Paint Mare - Sky

We finally finished the fence on the front 5 acres!!!!!!!!!

building fence

Allison graduated from Sparkies at AWANA! 

Allison is on the left and my adorable niece is on the right.

Allison is on the left and my adorable niece is on the right.

Another AMAZING, WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC, FUN FILLED year at DRAMA!!

Drama Short Stories by O' Henry

Our Seniors graduated and WE celebrated!! 

One of the cutest dance couples of the evening!

One of the cutest dance couples of the evening!

Kenan and I became an Aunt and Uncle again! My adorable nephew Jax entered the world!

I want to hug him and squeeze him....

I want to hug him and squeeze him….

We FINALLY got out of our RVs after 2 years! 

We have a big kid shower now!

We have a big kid shower now!

One of my FAVORITE events of 2014 was NASHVILLE! Pink Zebra Style! Denim and Diamonds!

I spent some amazing time with this lady!  Kelly Gaines co-CEO of Pink Zebra Home!

I spent some amazing time with this lady! Kelly Gaines co-CEO of Pink Zebra Home!

I met Ricky Young at the Wildhorse Saloon!  Up and coming, fantastic performer.

I met Ricky Young at the Wildhorse Saloon! Up and coming, fantastic performer.

Our entire herd that attended Reunion!

Our entire herd that attended Reunion!

Tom and Kelly Gaines are two of the sweetest people I have ever met!

Tom and Kelly Gaines are two of the sweetest people I have ever met!

General Jackson Showboat, bucket list CHECK!

General Jackson Showboat, bucket list CHECK!

Guess who saw Brad Paisley at the Opry!! Bucket List - CHECK

Guess who saw Brad Paisley at the Opry!! Bucket List – CHECK

I felt so important! Love Pink Zebra!

I felt so important! Love Pink Zebra!

We adopted three kittens!

This is Ranger...

This is Ranger…

Love our team!

Love our team!

I attended my first real tea party!! It was amazingly fun! Love my home schooling friends! 

Tea- Time for Tea!

Tea- Time for Tea!

Two amazing individuals became one this year!  These are two of my most favorite people!

Love you two!

Love you two!

So many promotions this year! Our team is just ROCKING Pink Zebra!!!  We love each and every one of y’all!!  Congrats on your success!

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Our end of year parties with friends and family is always a fun time for us!!

Home School Drama Party

Home School Drama Party

Small Group Christmas Party!

Small Group Christmas Party!

Drama Fun!

Drama Fun!

Nutcracker 2014!

Nutcracker 2014!

Kenan and I on Christmas Eve 2014

Kenan and I on Christmas Eve 2014

Our children!  Time flies! Hug them often!

Our children! Time flies! Hug them often!

Our New Year Pink Zebra party was so much fun!  Our Director Dana opened her home to us.  We set goals on what title we plan to achieve this year, made a blessing jar, and toasted in the New Year PZ style!

Pink Zebra New Years Party!

Pink Zebra New Years Party!

Kenan is shooting for Manager in 2015!

Kenan is shooting for Manager in 2015!

I'm going for Director in 2015!!!  God willing!

I’m going for Director in 2015!!! God willing!

Here's to 2014 and all that is to come in 2015!

Here’s to 2014 and all that is to come in 2015!

What are your highlights and blessings from 2014?  Thank you for the amazing year!  2015 is ours!

May God Bless You,

Kenan and Emily Dibrell

CHEERS!

CHEERS!

Whitetail Season – A Family Favorite

Yesterday was a very exciting day for all around our family.  Since moving to the country a couple of years ago, we have always been able to maintain a freezer full of venison.  Thank God! This is a big savings at the grocery store.  More than just the expense it saves us, we really enjoyed the time together as a family preparing for hunting season and cold/mornings waiting for our next freezer full of meat to walk out of the woods.

Our schedules around here have been a little insane lately.  Kenan with his new job and me with my full time job of kids, home schooling, events, and Pink Zebra.  We were actually starting to wonder if we were going to be able to take a buck this year or wait for youth weekend for our oldest daughter to harvest a doe for us.  

Mid morning yesterday a cold front blew in.  Now to any hunter you know what a cold front brings, frisky deer.  I ran and threw some extra corn out with a special “seasoning” that drives deer nuts.  Then we waited.

About 2 hours later out walks a nice buck.  Kenan grabs his .308 and the kids and I prepare for the gunshot.  Kenan calls his hand me down rifle from his grandfather, Death becomes Her.  She is one of the oldest yet most accurate guns in our collection.  Kenan just doesn’t have the heart to retire her yet.. 

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This buck should clearly be an 8 pointer! Look at the length on those G2s. Our buck population around here has a genetic link of not having brow tines.  Very new and strange to me.  The buck our oldest daughter shot last season was similar to this one.

Here’s Hailee’s buck from last year.

2013 Harvest

2013 Harvest

Well, brow tines or not, we thankfully have meat for our freezer.  We might take a doe during youth or a spike if the opportunity presents himself.. lol.  We love venison stew, fried back strap, back strap bacon wraps, and of course we love to make sausage.  We need some hogs to come out and play now!  We prefer a 60/40 hog/deer ratio in our sausage.

CAUTION:

If you have a weak stomach, please to do not look at the picture below.  

This is house the hubby and I spent our evening yesterday.

Cleaning a Buck

Yeah that’s me holding the guts in while Kenan gets through the rib cage.  Not the most fantastic smell in the world but hey, whatever puts meat on the table and it’s doesn’t get any more organic than this!

After a tiring evening the children invaded my space and we watched a movie together.

Hello! Leave me some room!

Hello! Leave me some room!

Our doe herd came back this morning. We have a doe that dropped twins earlier this year.  We can now tell that one is a doe and the other a button buck.  I look forward to watching him grow.  

Whitetail group with button buck

Here’s one of my favorite pictures!  This is when our oldest daughter shot her first deer ever!  Can you tell she’s excited?

Youth Season Doe

I love the simple country life!

Blessings,

Emily

HOT HOT HOT FLASH!!! New Antler Shade From Pink Zebra!!!

I am SO excited to announce the arrival on probably my favorite shade TO DATE!! Kenan is beyond thrilled but the look on my five year old son’s face was priceless.  He swears Pink Zebra made this antler shade JUST for him!  Us down home back woods Texas people are going NUTS over this.  Sales are reported as the hottest selling HOT FLASH to date!!!

This shade is a head turner! I’m trying to convince my son that he will get one in his room but this one is mine… or Dads.. lol!

Antler on Display Pink Zebra

Antlers Pink Zebra

Get yours not before they are all gone!!!!  Click on the picture above to order yours!!!

Many blessings to you and yours,

Kenan and Emily Dibrell

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Springtime at the Farm! Meet our New Horse!

The month of April has brought new beginnings to our life.  There is something about Spring that has always helped me out of the winter blues, so to speak.  More time outside with family and friends, sunshine to soak up, and time to just lay down outside and surrender all to God.  The land is turning greener by the day!

This Spring has been extra special for us.  We have a few new additions to our family.  As I have posted before, we had to put our Welsh Pony down last month.  That was difficult.   I had a bit of what you would call “empty nest” or “empty stall” in my case.  Kenan blessed me with a new horse!

Meet Sky –

Sky Paint Horse

 

 

Sky is an 11 year old Paint mare.  She is beautiful, full of energy, and has a personality that is just amazing!  Of course she’s a mare so she tends to be a little “moody” at times.  But what female isn’t! LOL! I know I have my moments. Shocker right?!  She has made such a huge impact on our family in such a short time. 

Sky

The children and I have spent hours looking at her markings.  We think Paint horses are like clouds.  You always see something different every time you look at them.   It’s been a nice escape from reality on stressful days. 

Paint Mare

She’s been very fun to ride.  She’s had a little attitude from time to time. She’s trying to see just how far she can push me.   Establishing dominance and trust with her has been very easy.  

Sky and myself on an afternoon ride. My view!

Horse ViewThe best seat in the world! In my opinioI prefer riding bitless.  She’s taken a snaffle bit well but for just trotting around the land and down the road, her halter is all I need.  She’s a good girl.

The kids are in love with her!  We’ve taken it slow letting them ride since everything is still new to her.  But here’s a couple pics of my babies on her.  She’s done amazing!

This is Ethan and Allison riding together.  As you can tell by the look on their faces, I think it’s safe to say they’re enjoying her.

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 Hailee is still a little nervous on her.  So we are taking it slow and retraining Hailee how to ride.  She was thrown off our gelding a couple years ago. But Hailee always gets back up! Proud of her!

And just like any child (horse) as soon as she gets a bath…

Horse Rolling

 

  We’re also expanding our flock of chickens!!!

Baby Chicks

 

 

 I know, you just said… awww!

I also have a shipment of Australorps coming in tomorrow!  I had to order them from a hatchery.  Australorps are amazing egg producers. Can you say, YUM!?

 

We currently have 2 roosters.  Our big Production Red’s name is Cujo. We also have a little Bantam rooster named, Ferb.  Ferb thinks he’s in charge but every now and then Cujo puts him in his place, or visa versa.  My oldest daughter snapped a picture of the “chicken dance”.

 

 

I hope Spring has brought many new beginnings to you and yours.  I’d love to hear from you!

 

God Bless,

Emily