We had a gorgeous day, in fact a very nice weekend in general weather wise, with cold starts round freezing but we went up to the 60s today!! Boy does this make me feel a lot better, it is amazing how a little bit of warmth and sunshine can cheer one up. (downside they say to expect snow next weekend and colder temps again, but we always have one or two or three cold snaps before the end of winter which I can handle).
I put the horses out again today and they had a ball, in fact you can't see their spots anymore they have rolled themselves full of mud (clay) which dries grey. This is great for them to shed their winter hair because when the mud dries it cracks and the next time they roll when the mud pulls off it pulls the dead hair with it. No time for the camera today I am afraid so I have edited a few of the lichen pictures I shot on the tree trunks yesterday.
I spent the day split between the stock submission and cleaning the big foaling stall for the mare who is due to foal in the next two to four weeks. I have a feeling it will be soon though. She has been early the last couple of years and is looking really tired and uncomfortable so I am watching her like a hawk. Anyway I stripped her stall and put rubber mats into it from a few of the other stalls (they weigh a ton!!!) and now feel better that if she has her baby it will be in a clean dry stall. Had to get the riding mower going by replacing its battery so I could drag the mats from the big barn down to the barn that she is in and got stuck in the mud LOL. The one neighbor his brother and Dad rescued me thank heavens. I will take a picture of the mare tomorrow after I have given her a good brush so you can see how huge she is. Her babies are amazing, she is the mother of my filly Lori, the filly we recently sold Cookie and the gelding that we sold to a chap here in our home town. They have amazing dispositions.
Well that's it guys, I am dead beat so am going to get an early night so I can finish my submission tomorrow and mail it. Please forgive me for not getting to your blogs to comment, not much longer and I will be back into the swing of things.
(((HUGS)))) for all
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