Thursday, September 2, 2010

School bus sitings

Boy, do I ever wish that I had my camera this morning on my bus run. The first thing that caught my eye was a beautiful muley buck. He had to have been a 6 pointer, and was hanging out with his girls. A little further down the road, and in the ditch was some little trees that had been sprayed by the county, so they were more like sticks. About a half mile of them. And built on every stick a spiderweb.

The sun was shining through these most amazing spiderwebs. There were 100's of them, heavy with dew. The sun caught the sparkling dew drops, outlining each web. They were all different, like snowflakes, and they were all made lastnight. That's most amazing.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New babies

Had some baby ducks hatch last week, and the rowen's are hatching right now. Darn, but those babies are so cute.
We haven't been getting the rain some other places have been, thank goodness. Lots of hay that was cut way to soon and is now lying rotting in the field. People must be patient when cuttin hay and wait for a decent forcast.
Both boys are off the rest of the week, 4-h and Calgary, they will have lots of fun, and I'm going to clean while they are gone yeah! and maybe paint. Nothing like paint for freshening up a house.
We picked out some tile for bathroom, It's going to look great.
Been working with the horses, even though I haven't been riding much the last few weeks. Rosie has done a complete 360 degree turn around, and is now my pocket pony. She's still a little jumpy, but has come so far, I can hardly wait to ride her.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

rain, rain, rain

Well, to make up for last year, we are getting a double dose this year. We had three inches yesterday, yikes!!! It is so green out there, but we have had terrible wind storms that have taken down lots of trees and wiped out fences.

Bill Roy and Ralph Livingston came all the way from BC to train horses for Lesa and I. They worked their hinies off, and did 4 horses at my house and 6 at Lesa's, 10 hours each. I am so pleased with the job they did, especially Rosie. The change in her is just remarkable. I learned lots, and can hardly wait to apply some of what I've learned to my own horse training. They even convinced me to ride with just a halter on!

Been getting lots of time on Wilbur, I've taken him out on the trails by himself now and he's doing just great! I'm really pleased with the progress he's making. He's going to make somebody a great trail riding buddy.
I've also taken Tara out quite a bit, she is turning into a wonder trail horse, I really enjoy riding her. Now to get to work on the others and get them trail ready! All my 3 and 4 year olds except for Rosie and Eddie, have now been backed and ridden. That's pretty exciting.
Had some anxious moments when Gord's mom was in the hospital, but she's doing much better now, and is back home with lots of family support. Hoping to treck down there next week for a visit.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New foal!

Scarlet finially foaled, a very cute red filly. She is a sweet little thing, super friendly! As she is my only foal born here this year, I can spend lots of time playing with her!!
No name yet, just havent' had time to think of one.

Mare Owners--check studs papers

This is happening far too often, the perfect stallion is advertised, you think he will be a perfect cross for you mare. You look up his pedigree and find that he is not in the owners name~!!!!! What is with that!!!

All mare owners should check with the registry that the stallion they want to breed their mare to is in the stallion owners name. It has been happening way to often, a stallion is advertised then a quick check reveils that the wrong name is on the papers. This can lead to huge headaches when you try and register your foal.

You can look up on line, or just call the registry that the horse is registered with and they will be more than happy to help you.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Almost Spring!!

The snow is all gone, and I'm just going to asume that we will get lots of rain. The old folks around here are telling me that based on all the signs, we will have a hot, wet summer and for now I'm just going to go with that. We are only expecting one foal this year, Scarlet was bred to Money, I hope I get a flaxen mane and tail foal.

The hens are laying like crazy right now, and some are starting to set, same with the ducks so I should soon have little chicks around. Got my broilers and turkey's ordered for the end of April, so I got to get the brooder room all cleaned out and ready to go.

Gord made it back home from the ice roads. A disapointing season as the roads kept melting and they had to only drive at night, it really cut down on the loads that could be hauled.

Just finished kidding out the last of the goats (except for two doeling, and who knows when they might decide to kid). We are up to 35 new babies this week.

Off to visit the Rescue 100 today. It is just staggering the number of horses that have been seized this winter, including a herd of TWH. There has been questions of why, but gee, do you think the high hay prices and drought might have something to do with it? Mind you, if you know you can't feed your horses, then you best sell them!! or give them away or something, starving them to death or near death is not an option. And I guess you wouldn't believe the number of pregger mares that are there. If you know you have no feed, why are you breeding?

Up dated my website, be sure to check it out.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lots of new babies!

Well, so much for only a few to kid! So far we have about 25 babies, and more to come.

Lesa and I have been getting to the arena pretty regularily. It's been great to take 2 or 3 horses at a time and spend the evening there. It is pretty exhausting though with working the next morning, but to see the progress each horse is making is great and it's better than sitting in the house! I've got about 5 rides on Wilbur now, I'm really happy with his disposition and he's very nicely gaited too. I've gotten on Belle twice now, just being lead around as we don't have the round pen set up and I'm not quite ready to ride her in the large arena.