Monday, December 12, 2016

Catch Up

I haven't been able to post much because the paying job is cracking down on which sites we can visit...blogger is one of them. And by the time I get home from the paying job after picking up the kids, making supper, doing chores in full blown winter, and then getting kiddos baths and bed, I'm done in...because 5am rolls around way too early these days. Although I have to admit, I don't go out as early as I used to. Love those round bales.

I went and looked at a horse yesterday. I wish people were more honest. We spent an additional hour driving to grab my tack only to never even saddle up and test ride the horse. Umm, I'm not spending money on a horse that I can't test ride. I could have done it but the owner wasn't confident. I'm not getting on a horse that the owner isn't willing to get on. Did that, got bucked off. No thank you.

So I'm still on the look out for a replacement for Zeke. Zeke is enjoying retirement but I'm stressing. I tried out Chaos but he wont' do for drill team. He's a perfect trail riding horse and a perfect ambassador for the Sanctuary because it gives me time to talk with people about the Sanctuary. So I'm not sure what to do. It's put me into a foul mood.

Everyone seems to be doing ok otherwise. True winter has set in. The temps are starting to really drop so I'm going to have to go in search of my hammer to break out the ice for the ponies. I apparently have gotten soft and lazy not having to haul water every day.  I'm dragging the hose out to fill the water tank for the mares and Junior. It's an every day sort of thing now. I'm afraid our automatic waterer is going to break. Mike took the insulation out of the top because it was pushing on the valve making it run and overflow...that was this summer and guess what... it's winter. So hopefully it won't freeze up. But I'm going to have to figure out how to fix it myself. All these projects that are not "do it yourself".

But we are here and hopefully I can dig out the laptop at home and actually start working on Sanctuary stuff. Using my phone just doesn't work. So we'll see how the rest of this month goes.

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