Thursday, August 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday is to almost a year ago. This Saturday marks one year from when our daughter was born. Time really does fly. Much less drama from when the first child was born but time seems to be flying even faster. I remember in the evenings when Mike would get home, I'd need to get out and get some fresh air and check on the horses. Always the sun would be making shadows on the land. I wish I would have had more time to take pictures (as I wish I had more time to take pictures now). Fall is my favorite time of year, I just wish I could pack up and move instead of endure a long winter (which I think we'll be heading in to...and I'm not prepared).

Dude and Ivan

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday. We wish for horse shoes. We have a few projects up our sleeves we'd like to do but it would be much more cost effective if we had used shoes instead of brand new.

Brego from last year (he's actually fatter this summer)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Terrible Transport Experience

Wow... I am glad I've never had to ship my horses. My first horse was personally delivered to me but had to take the long trek from Colorado to South Dakota.

Fall Resort

Lace and Junior

I hauled Lace and Junior up to Madison so they could enjoy their "fall resort" before the grass died out. I need to get a few  more pounds on Junior before winter sets in (and Lace could do with a few more pounds too). Last year Junior did well here (he doesn't get fat but I don't want him ribby going into winter).

I had to make the haul pretty quick. It'd had been a busy weekend. Friday night Zeke and I had our last drill team practice and I came home to find out our dog was dying right in front of me. I'll have to blog about that an other time. I deal with death and it's part of what I deal with but this was tough. Saturday Zeke had his final drill team performance (he's enjoying retirement).  And Sunday evening I hauled Lace and Junior up to Madison to enjoy a fairly fresh pasture.

Last night I moved corral panels around so the ponies could eat in a different part of the lawn. It's not big enough and they already ate it down. I'd mowed it because I wasn't figuring on putting ponies there. But it's not a big enough area so I expect I'll have to move them in another day. It takes an hour to move corral panels. The next place on the lawn will be bigger. I'm moving them around to burn down the lawn so hopefully it'll come back next year nice. We'll see.

I'm also completely out of hay (except for the small squares that were donated). If it wasn't for those, I'd be out. So I don't want to be feeding ponies hay when there's grass to eat. I need to move Rabbit and Mayhem but need to do some additional fencing before I  move them to the other pasture. Rabbit won't get out but Mayhem might. I still can't figure out where they got out so I'm going to run a couple additional strands and electric (hopefully). But that all takes time and I'm not sure when I'll get it done. So I'll be diving in to that small pile of donated hay which doesn't make me happy. I wanted to save that for this winter when I'm in a pinch.

The last few days have been a bit stressful. I'll blog more if I can find time. The paying job is keeping me hopping, and the kids are keeping me preoccupied. So that doesn't leave much time at night to do anything but skirtwork and crash at the end of the day. The days are getting shorter, making it tough for me to get my chores done in the daylight. I guess I better get used to it.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Happy Friday

Set Life to Music

I just finished watching season 8 of Heartland. Yes, I am a Heartland fan. For those that don't know what Heartland is, it's a Canadian based family tv show that focuses on family issues and horses. One word, AWESOME. :-) Love the show. My only wish is that they would show it here in the States rather than make us wait.

Anyway, as I was watching, I wondered how much more interesting my life would seem if it was put to music. Any tv show or movie has music (well, most anyway). Whoever the composer and musical expertise is for Heartland should be commended.

But I still wonder how much  more interesting my life would be if I set it to music. I don't necessarily think I do many outstanding activities but even day-to-day stuff could have music.

I know, this is totally unrelated to horses but it just made me wonder. How much more thrilling would life at the Sanctuary be if it was set to music? Would be we get more followers? Would we have more sponsors? Maybe we need to have a "reality" tv show ... Life on the Sanctuary. But I'm guessing reality tv doesn't have music, just drama. And I'm tired of drama. The only drama I want to deal with is which tv program should I watch.

So, think about it....what type of music would you have if you could set your life to music?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday to late last summer/early fall.  I'm not ready for fall yet. Oh for lush green pastures once again.

Ivan, Brego, and Dude