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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Always Entertaining

One of the reasons I'm so glad that Pie & I were able to find our acreage is so that I can be around my horses more.  They're always entertaining. 

For instance Sunday night I went to check on everyone when I got back from a work function (bowling, poorly done but lotsa fun).  It was super cold out and it looked like George & Rootbeer were out of hay.  I couldn't see their hay net anywhere - they share a square bale in a slow feeder net - but it was dark so I just tossed them loose hay over the fence and made a mental note to find it in the morning.
So Monday morning I'm out doing chores, I glance into their pen on the way to get grain for the cows and I couldn't see the net.  Hmmm... They do drag it around as it gets emptier.
Cows get their grain and I go to search for the nets... the little brats had dragged them into their shelter and were happily munching away! lol  Meanwhile the hay I'd tossed the night before is just sitting by the fence.

Monday morning Lefta & Odin decided to put on a show of their own.  Lefta was running and bucking.  Odin was performing a gorgeous, floaty long trot along the fence by the alleyway.  He'd stop and blow warning snorts then take off running and running with his tail flagged out behind.
Poor Applejack was left to dodge out of the way whenever one of those two fireballs got too close to his personal space.
I stood there for about 15-20 minutes just watching them play and taking in the beauty of it.

I love living where my ponies live!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Threes

If bad things come in threes I've had mine and should be good for awhile... and they all happened within three days.

1) I was opening the hay barn doors so we could put out new round bales and a HUGE chunk of ice & very hard snow came down on my head/shoulder. 
    I'm fine but wow, had a heck of a headache for the day.

2) A oh so nice neighbour took Hera to the SPCA.  I know it was a neighbour because the shelter called us saying "We think we have your dog".  The calls were to our home phone & Pie's cell, only a handful of neighbours have his cell and Hera doesn't have a microchip or tags (they fell off, gotta get them replaced).  Also, because of the fee paid when we picked her up we know she was brought in not picked up by Animal Control.  It would have been way more expensive to get her out of doggie jail if AC had brought her in.
   Thankfully she seems to be keeping close to home now (she's "allowed" to patrol the neighbours on the North & South of us) 

3) I got sprayed, full on, right in the face, with bear mace.  Wrong place, wrong time. 

So there it is, three things... hope that means some good luck is heading my way.  Heck, I'd settle for things maintaining an even (no bad luck!) keel.