Thursday, May 31, 2007

31 May 2007

No photo of Taxes today. Will try to get something new tomorrow. We had the farrier over to shoe Gee (the Thorougbred mare that we board when she is not at the race track). We are going to start working her now for a late start this year. Her owner is going to train her himself as we have had trouble finding a trainer for her. The last guy starved her, didnt exercise her and ran her in that condition. When she came back to us she was in terrible shape and so depressed. It took nearly two weeks before she became even a shadow of the mare that I knew again. I love her to bits, she has the most amazing personality and disposition. I have never known a quieter nicer TB.

Other than that it was hot again today, we really need some rain now, I have noticed that the corn which is only about six inches high is starting to shrivel in the fields. We seem to go from one extreme to the other too wet, too dry, too hot, too cold never the happy medium. The heat is very early this year so the weather patterns are all over the place.

(((HUGS)))) to everyone. I am catching up very slowly on my visits and comments. Have a great Friday everyone.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

30 May 2007

I can't believe that I have lasted this long and have posted every day for one day short of 5 months. I am using this as my therapy LOL and am enjoying it and love all the new friends I have met. For those of you that don't know, I met my husband through an MSN horse group while I was living in London. After corresponding and talking on the phone for months I decided to come over and meet him and I stayed. On 17 June I have been here for 6 years!!! So you see great things can happen through the internet, although it has changed a lot over the past 6 years and you have to be more wary. For all of those who regularly visit, Mike, Julie (AB), Anna (CG), Anna (London), Julie Blair, MiKael, Abraham, L, Photogchic, Kathy C, Karen, Tracey and Natalya, I am so glad I have "met" you all, hopefully sometime soon we can all get together!!!

Today's pictures were shot a few days ago, The one of Lori and the water was an attempt for a challenge on DPC which didnt work. She loves water and will stand and get sprayed on hot days and love it!! The other one is of the brat running up the hill to the water trough which is where I feed them their hay and grain. Now that it is getting so hot so early and staying so hot so late I am feeding them more in their stall because the flies are unbearable and brat likes the fan that I have put in the stall. This afternoon it had cooled off a bit when I gave them their hay, they both came down to eat and he rushed straight back up the hill to the barn to stand in front of the fan!!!!! Spoilt brat LOL. They spend most of the night hours out grazing and then the days inside trying to stay away from the flies and biting insects. He does love to run and get to running flat out, it amazes me how fast he can go sometimes. I avent had any horses in the field next to them since I put the other mares out at the other pasture and I think he is missing them. I hope I manage to get the yearlings leading soon so that I can turn them out at night there and he will have interaction with other horses even if it is on the other side of the fence.

I am very late again tonight so I am going to sign off. I have tried to catch up on a few of my blog buddies and will continue to post tomorrow. ((((((((Hugs)))))) everyone.



Tuesday, May 29, 2007

29 May 2007

Very very hot again today, mid to upper 80s, sheesh what happened to spring, we never had it!!

My pictures today are of some birds I saw bathing in a puddle on my way down the road coming back from feeding the mares at the new pasture. They were at a stop street so I checked for cars approaching and there were none so I whipped my camera out, rolled down the passenger window and shot off a few frames. Unfortunately I forgot it was my 80-400 lens which I have to back off from the long end a tad or else the shots are a bit soft so they were not as sharp as I would have liked. I have noticed these birds there a few times so hopefully I will get another chance.

The next one is of brat baby (Taxes) doing contortion exercises again (he had an itch). I havent spent as much time around the horses recently because it is unbearable outside from 8.30 in the morning until 8 at night which doesnt leave much more time to do anything.

I will start catching up on my visits from tomorrow again to you all, dont be too mad at me :-(. Hope you are all well and ((((Hugs)))) to all that need them.

Oh and Mike, dont worry if I send Taxes in your direction I will give you all the tuition you need to take care of him LOL


Monday, May 28, 2007

28 May 2007

Another very hot and humid day. I try to stay out of the extreme heat and when I do go out I do it in short shifts LOL.

The horses are all doing well, I hope to have shoes put onto Lori so that I can start riding her because she is getting fat!!!! She is wanting to be doing something too. She is such a livewire.

Taxes is doing really well and starting to develop a real halter horse look, like his daddy, rest his soul :-(

The picture of the brat that I posted today was taken a week or so back, I just thought it was too cute with the grass hangingout of his mouth. He went on to rear and buck and run after this was taken, all with the grass hanging out of his mouth LOL. He really needs company, the mare that has the baby in Iowa will probably come back in July/August so it will be weaning time and I can put the two of them together. It is another stud colt so they should be good for each other!!

Hope you are all well. ((((((HUGS)))))))


Sunday, May 27, 2007

27 May 2007

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Here is a picture of the four mares in their pasture in the rain yesterday. They are so happy.

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The brat is drinking more and more water and here he is taking a drink. I hope to spend some time taking pictures of him tomorrow.

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Abraham this one is for you. Every year in our old barn we get barn swallows nesting in the eaves, last year we had three pairs and this year we have four. Their nests all fell down this last winter and they have rebuilt all but one so far which I have pictured above this morning. It is fascinating how they build their nests out of mud and sticks, horsehair and whatever they can find. I will keep taking pictures until it is built. Unfortunately until the babies get big enough to put their heads over the sides I wont be able to get shots of inside the nest because they are too close to the roof. Last year I got some cute shots of them peering over the edge. Within days they were gone out of the nest. Will post them tomorrow.

It has been a relaxing day, I decided I would take it easy and get prepared for the new week. Hope you all had a great weekend. (((Hugs))) for everyone who needs one.



Saturday, May 26, 2007

26 May 2007

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While I was waiting for the horses out in the pasture to eat their grain and the water tank to fill this evening I wandered out into the field to check if there were thistle plants that needed to be cut down. When I looked over the fence at the far end into the corn field I saw this lone deer. I used my 80-400 Tokina lens and this was as close as I could get. I loved the lines, Anna (London) this will appeal to you I am sure.
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This is a tighter crop of the image.

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The loady who owns the pasture has some lovely gardenias and these iris' which I couldn't resist shooting. It added a bit of color and brightness to my day which has been really subdued.
Hope everyone is well and having a great weekend. ((((Hugs))) to all that need them and thank you everyone for your kind words. I just wish I could have been there.
Have a great Sunday.

Friday, May 25, 2007

25 May 2007

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We lost Barbie today. The vet said that with the way that the colt had been wedged and the trauma involved that she would probably be paralysed so Elliot had her put down to alleviate any further pain and suffering.

I don't feel much like talking so please forgive me for once again making this short.

We had a nice steady soaking rain for an hour or so today and boy did we need it. Hopefully we will get more of the same tomorrow. This is the first time Taxes has had to deal with rain since his birth when it was snowing LOL so the pictures are of him finding a place to shelter while momma grazed in the rain. The bushes along the fence line make a nice little hidy hole for him. In the bottom one you can see a bit more, in case you missed it he is on the left hand side of the picture in the bushes LOL. Click pictures to enlarge.




Thursday, May 24, 2007

24 May 2007

More bad news today. We have three mares in Iowa with a friend. He is the one who owned the stud that had to be put down a few days ago, Taxes daddy. Two of the mares were in foal to him again and one had her baby a few weeks ago, the other one, Barbie, was trying to give birth today and the colt was so big that she got into trouble. The vet and Elliot tried to pull the baby because she was in distress but they got it out as far as its hips and couldnt move it any further. The vet said it was the biggest foal he had ever seen. Unfortunately the foal died in the process, a spotted stud colt who would have been the brother of the yearling we have here called Dream. Barbie is still down and we are hoping that she will recover but she is not good. She is also the mother of Wiggle.

I am going to keep this short because I am really upset, he has just phoned a few minutes ago. I have posted a picture of Barbie, please pray for her, and her yearling colt Dream when he was about 5 months.

Hope you are all well. ((((Hugs)))))



Wednesday, May 23, 2007

23 May 2007

I dont have any new shots of Taxes today that have been edited. It has been a bit of a sad day for us as we heard late last night that his Daddy had to be put down. He was on loan to a breeder in Oklahoma and apparantly he got kicked badly and it broke his shoulder. He was an awesome horse. He was also the Daddy of four of the yearlings we have still and the grand-daddy of BB the blue roan filly. So today's post is dedicated to How D Special Dude, his legacy lives on. Taxes will be one of his last foals along with the three that we are expecting from our mares in Iowa and our four yearlings. I dont have any photos of him unfortunately.

Today's picture is of Cat in the new pasture. I had a new visitor to my blog yesterday, her name is Dee and she is the lady that we got Cat from five years ago. Welcome Dee, I will be in touch, thanks for the visit and I am glad that you are doing well.

I have been in contact with the lady who was interested in Wiggle a few times and she has asked to be kept up to date. I e-mailed her again yesterday with the latest photos so hopefully she will be in contact. Keeping fingers crossed. I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason in my life and if she is meant to stay then that is what will happen because this is her place. I love her to bits and it is going to be very hard to part with her.

MiKael I hope that the weather settles down for you, boy I dont think that i could deal with that kind of climate. This is bad enough. I know what you mean though every time you get going with a project something comes along to interfere with it and you never get it finished, I have been like that so many times with the stud we have had gelded, Blue and my filly Lori. I hope Rachael and Legs' lesson went well, look forward to hearing the outcome. Ooooooh a new baby can't wait, you must take lots of pictures. I will try to check in on marestare to see how she is doing.

Hey Mike it is dangerous to make statements like that LOL. Taxes is for sale you know, I may just tie a road map around his neck and send him on his way in your direction!!!!

I am going to try to get out early tomorrow morning while it is still cool and get some pictures of the Brat baby, they spend most of the day in their stall because the horse flies are starting and they get really bad when it is hot.

Well that is it for today, wish I had more photos to post but I am getting behind on my editing what with the show to get finished.

((((Hugs)))))) to all that need them. See y'all


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

22 May 2007

I am VERY late this evening. I caught up on some of my visits and comments today so if I didnt get to you I hopefully will in the next couple of days. I have all of the proofs from the show posted on my site now so hopefully that will generate some sales, keep fingers and toes crossed LOL.

I know you have all been having withdawl symptoms not seeing Taxes (Brat Baby) so here is a shot of him being bad again. Also a picture of Wiggle taken today who is looking really amazing, in fact all four mares are thriving and fat.

Very hot and humid here today, makes it difficult to do anything outside. I took Blaze the one yearling out for a walk down the drive to collect mail today and also introduced him to the water hose. He took it all in his stride and hardly flinched!!!! This really is a great laid back baby, he is going to make someone a lovely quiet ride.

Well I must get this in before midnight LOL so hope you are all having a great week. See y'all tomorrow.



Monday, May 21, 2007

21 May 2007

So much for catching up on everything today ... it didn't happen, maybe tomorrow sigh!!

My picture today is of Morgan and Snicker Doodle, the same pair that I posted a pic of yesterday taken 5 years ago. You can see how she has grown!!! That is grandma in the background on the extreme left.

I caught up with a bit today, did some shopping, got my proofs ready for Larry to put on my website so that I can hopefully generate some sales from there and mowed the lawn. Will get to the stables and thousand other things tomorrow hopefully.

Hope you are all well and had a good Monday. ((((Hugs)))) to those that need them.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

20 May 2007

Hi guys

I dont know what happened to the comments on yesterdays post, maybe it had something to do with me posting from another computer. We will see if it does the same tonight, if it does then there must be something in my settings, i will check.

Glad the show is over, took stacks of photos. The picture today is of the grand-daughter (Morgan) of the lady (Annette) from yesterday. I have been photographing them since this girl was barely taller than this little pony. His name is Snicker Doodle and he is a little terror LOL.

A short one again tonight, I will start trying to catch up again tomorrow. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. ((((Hugs))))


Saturday, May 19, 2007

19 May 2007

Well I left at 6.30 this morning and got home at 8.30pm s this is gonna be a quickie as I am exhausted.

The picture I hope to post is of a lady who has been a client since I first started shooting shows in the USA. Her daughter and grand-daughter also ride and I have taken photos of her grand-daughter since she was 6, she is now 12. I took this shot this evening at the end of her pole bending run. Hope it looks okay becaused I have edited it on my old laptop and the LCD sfreen is really bad for editing pictures.

Hope you are all well (((((((HUGS))))))


Friday, May 18, 2007

18 May 2007

MiKael your wish is my command LOL. Actually I have been wanting to get a shot like this since he was born because he is absolutely fascinated by the birds, cats, bunnies and everything he sees. My cats are very wary of the horses and treat them with respect. My filly doesnt like little animals, cats or dogs and will stomp them if she can. This is because the neighbors dogs have terrorised her since she was a baby by barking at and chasing the horses. This is not shot in ideal conditions because the sun was on the other side of them but I snapped it while I could.

So for catblogging day here is Taxes saying hi to Wildcat much to Wildcat's dismay LOL.

Well guys it is 10.30 here and I have had a long day, unloaded hay, cleaned stalls, doctored the Thoroughbred mare who has kicked the wall and has a hock that is up like a balloon and all the other 1000 things I do every day and I still have to pack my equipment for the trip tomorrow. I will have to leave at 6.30am because the show starts at 8am.

Oh one thing which I am stoked about, I sold my first two framed prints today, two of the pictures I had displayed at the local exhibit of local artists at the City Building. Woohoo.

Have a great weekend all, I will try to get my posts done from Larry's computer each night.



Thursday, May 17, 2007

17 May 2007

HI all

I will give you a break from the brat baby although believe me I have stacks of pictures of his antics to show you all LOL. I could sit and watch and photograph him all day.

The first shot is the helicopter at the hospital that is used to fly patients in. I thought it was nice and colorful and the sky was interesting with all the clouds and blue sky. The other one was taken through the back window of the ambulance just as we got onto the interstate which we have to travel on for 16 miles of the trip (total 50 miles from home). It amazes me how the traffic flows on the highways here. Everyone is respectful and travels at the speed limit if not a little over with the occasional speedster. It amazes me that there are so many accidents involving 16 wheelers. I took a whole bunch of other pictures of the countryside as we drove along, a trip I have made 30 or 40 times if not more.

The surgery went very well. The surgeon managed to do the procedure without an anaesthetic, with Larry being paralysed he cant feel in that area but they were worried about spasms and his bloodpressure and heart rate rising. Anyway they pulled it off and zapped the stone to oblivion and he is home so we are happy. It was a long day. We only got home at about 6.30pm. Luckily my neighbor fed the horses for me which took a weight off my shoulders. I just have to unload the load of hay tomorrow and clean all the stalls because I will be away for two days at the show.

Talj yes that is a bug, a bumble bee actually on the picture the other day above the eyes and ears picture LOL. I meant to point it out, well seen!!!!

MiKail we are two of a kind for sure, I also hate going to town, find it a total waste of time LOL and having my hair cut is another story!!!! I hope you are feeling better.

I will try to catch up on my reading tomorrow, thanks Talj, AB, CG, Mike, Julie, MiKael and Anna for your messages and visits. ((((Hugs))))) to you all and hopeto "see" you all tomorrow.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

16 May 2007

Here is the brat doing some contortion exercises!!! He had an itch and actually managed to get it LOL.
And here he is being a total brat again, trying to play with Momma. She puts him in his place every now and again. He is very active and when he is not getting into some mischief, running and playing, he is sleeping.

I have had a bit of a difficult day so am going to make this short. We are going to the hospital again tomorrow for the bladder stone Larry has to be zapped. Dont know if he will stay over yet or not so it will probably be a long day. I also have a trailer load of hay to unload. I started it today but didnt even get a quarter of it done.

I hope you are all well and have a great Thursday. ((((Hugs))))) to you all I appreciate your moral support so much.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

15 May 2007

Here is the brat child being ornery with his mother, he is so desperate for someone to play with and is constantly trying to bite her and bounce around her. He is so cute and of course she endures it until he gets a bit too much then she nips him and puts him in his place. Did I say I love this baby????!!!!!
This shot is of the six yearlings. There is a hot wire on the inside of the fence so they wont put their heads over the panel for obvious reasons LOL. They were wanting their dinner this evening and all congregated waiting to me to feed them so I shot a few pictures of them. Okay so it is picture of eyes and ears but I thought it was cute LOL.

Am expecting a load of hay again tomorrow so will be unloading that in the heat I suppose.

Dosie is doing well, have to give him penicillin shots every day to ward off infection which I hate but am getting more used to sticking needles in them yuk!!. We were expecting severe storms tonight but it doesnt look as if they are going to happen.

I hope that everyone is well and having a good week. Se Y'all tomorrow.


Monday, May 14, 2007

14 May 2007

The first shot is a more "artsy" photo of the brat child. He is growing like a weed and is so full of nonsense. You have to love him.

The second shot is of Piglette in the new pasture. They are positively glowing with health out there. We may have a bit of bad weather coming up, a few storms (which we need now) and they have no indoor area but have various places alongside the buildings that they can shelter in so I am not too worried. My horses are spoilt I know LOL everyone tells me that but that is the way I am and I won't change.

We had a successful trip to the doctor today, it went smoothly and quickly and we were home by noon again. The vet came at 2pm and we gelded the older stallion (poor boy!!!). When we got to the yearling we discovered that only one of his testicles had dropped so we were unable to do him as in order to find the other one we needed to be in more sterile and better indoor conditions. We were working on the lawn outside the front of the house. So Blaze was given a reprieve. I will check him over the next few months and hope that he will drop the other one but if he doesnt we will have to make plans for him to go to the surgery to do the operation.

So it has been a busy day and I am running very late again. Hope you all had a good Monday and wishing you all a great Tuesday.



Sunday, May 13, 2007

13 May 2007

I went over to collect Cayenne today, she is lookng awesome!!! Here is a picture taken of her this afternoon. I have taken her home so that I can start getting her riding and hopefully sell her. She is such a mischievious filly, she will steal things out of your pockets, if there is a way out of a field she will find it right down to stepping between the strands of wire!!!! So electric tape or wire is a must for her LOL. She has had cats and little dogs sitting on her back and just stands stock still because she doesnt want to upset them and make them fall.

Here is a shot of Taxes (brat baby) taken this afternoon too. He is starting to muscle up nicely and fill out. He gives his momma a hard time, biting her and jumping on her, she actually warned him off today with a small kick (not hard, just a warning) while I was watching them. He is getting stuck into his mothers grain now too so I am going to have to come up with a "creep feeder" (a pan that he can get into but his mother can't) so that he can start eating more grain.
And lastly here is my bottle baby, Wiggle, looking great. She is still a little ribby but is coming on very nicely. She and the others are all so happy and healthy there. No mud and dust to deal with
We are gearing outselves up for a busy week, tomorrow a trip to the hospital in Fort Wayne to see the surgeon and then in the afternoon the vet is going to geld the two stallions. Thursday back to Fort Wayne for the bladder stones to be zapped, and this weekend is my first horse show shoot which is an hour and a half drive from home. It is held over two days so it will mean a lot of driving and I don't have Larry to help me so I am not sure how I am going to manage to get pictures onto the computer and ready for people to view while still covering the ring action. They have very few breaks and then they are each normally only half an hour at a time.

Hope you are all well and had a great weekend!!!



Saturday, May 12, 2007

12 May 2007

Hi all, I went to feed the mares in the pasture down the road this evening and they were all at the far end of the field. When they saw me they came running over. Cat was the only one (the B&W at the back) who took her time LOL. The second picture is of BB the Blue Roan filly. She is looking awesome. In fact they are all looking so great, it makes me very happy to see them and I could just sit in the grass and watch them all day snapping photos of them as they interact.

I am going to collect Cayenne tomorrow and am taking my filly Lori with me in the trailer because we anticipate Cy being a problem. She has become very herd bound with her mother and every time Pepper tries to do anything with her mother, Cy throws a fit. I may leave her and Lori at the pasture for a few days, then bring Lori back so I can start riding her. It will give me time to get the yearlings on track. It will also save me a bit on hay, it is costing me $15 a day just in hay at the moment.

We had a warm humid day again, we need a bit of rain now. A few weeks ago we had too much and the farmers couldnt put their crops out in soggy fields, now it has been dry long enough for them to get them planted but there is no rain in sight!!

I hope you all had a great Saturday and hope for a wonderful Sunday. ((((Hugs))))


Friday, May 11, 2007

11 May 2007

I didnt cheat, I know it is catblogging day, if you click on the picture above to see the larger view you will see my ginger kitty right in the background just above where Taxes' tail is and to the right!!! LOL

He is definitely built for speed!!!! I fall more and more in love with this colt every day.

The Bladder stone thing has now been rescheduled for this Thursday so we will see, we also have an appointment on Monday with the plastic surgeon in Fort Wayne to check on the surgery from this last hospital visit. To cap it all the vet has also rescheduled again to geld the two studs on Monday afternoon after we get back from the hospital. It is going to be a busy week by the looks of it.

I went to feed the mares tonight down the road and they are looking wonderful, clean and shiny and healthy. No mud to deal with just lots of grass. They all ate their grain tonight so they are starting to get into a routine. I am hoping to go and fetch Cy from my friend this weekend and I will turn her out there too. We may as well make the most of the grass while it is there.

It has been hot and humid again today. I managed to get two stables stripped and cleaned. My filly Lori needs to be ridden so I am hoping to start with her tomorrow and also have to start training the yearlings so that they will have a better chance of being sold. We still have our friend's mare here to be bred to Blue (the white colt). She is still in season so we have to breed her every two days until she wont accept the stud. When she goes it will give us another free stable for the yearlings.

Well that is about it from me today. Hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks to all my new visitors I will get to you eventually too, am making nice headway with catching up on my blogging friends and comments. (((((Hugs))))))


Thursday, May 10, 2007

10 May 2007

The story of my life, ten minutes before the ambulance was meant to be here to transport us to the hospital they called to cancel because they had two emergencies and one ambulance that had broken down!!!!! Sooooo we wait for the next instalment. Larry and I both get ourselves worked up because it involves a general anaesthetic and possibly an overnight stay in the hospital and after out last experience we are not too keen to repeat the performance. Oh well.

I took Wiggle and BB to the pasture down the road today and Cat and Piglette were so glad to see them although the running didnt last long before they all put their heads down and started devouring the grass LOL. I have a few pictures today of their glee. Cat and Piglette are absolutely glowing with health, Piglette's coat is shining like I have never seen it shine. The pasture is surrounded by fields where they either grow corn or soy beans and they are just sowing the seed now so it will look nice and green in a few weeks.

I am running very late tonight so am going to keep this short. Hope everyone is well and wishing you all a great Friday. See y'all tomorrow.




Wednesday, May 9, 2007

9 May 2007

Another hot humid day. I have a friend's mare here to be bred to Blue so I got that done today, have to breed them again tomorrow as this is the first mare that he has bred this year and then every two days until she wont accept him anymore. Their season normally lasts 7 days and they cycle every three weeks (two weeks out and one week in). This is normally why people like geldings for show horses, they are not hormonal like the mares and testosterone junkies like the stallions LOL. Hopefully she will be able to go home at the weekend. The vet is coming on Saturday morning to geld Blaze and Dosie. I will be glad when that is over.

I forgot to tell you that I took Piglette and Cat (the black mare and the black and white spotted mare) to their pasture for the summer which is three miles down the road. I have forgotten to take my camera every time I have been there!!!!!!! I go every evening to give them a bit of grain and there is so much lovely grass there they should be as fat as pigs in no time. I am going to put two more mares there still but am not sure which ones they will be. They were so happy to see all that grass. I will try to remember my camera tomorrow and take a picture of them in their grass heaven.

The pictures today are of brat trying to hide from the flies. He is a constant source of pictures. This evening he had a huge game when I called them out for their hay and grain, and I didnt have my camera, it was a bit dull outside anyway to get good shots. I have started feeding them out in the pasture in the field next to the other mares who are also sleeping out because it is so warm. We had a few small showers today, not really enough to do any good and it made it very humid.
Well that is it. We have to go to Fort Wayne to the hospital again tomorrow as Larry has bladder stones that need to be lazered. I am hoping they will let him come home straight away but there is a chance that he will have to stay in overnight. Crossing fingers that he can come home straight away.
I am going to catch up on a few more comments tonight and will se y'all tomorrow. Have a great Thursday!!! ((((Hugs)))))

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

8 May 2007

Another hot sticky day, hard to believe that a few days over 3 weeks ago when Taxes was born it was SNOWING!!!!!! Today we were in the upper 80sF and 70% odd humidity. I dont function very well in this type of heat as I grew up with a dry heat so 105F was no problem but 90 with humidity is unbearable. On top of it we havent been able to get the cooling system fixed on top of all of the other things that went wrong at the beginning of this year because it is just not affordable at the moment so we are trying to get by with a small aircon in the bedroom where Larry is and two fans LOL.

I am going to leave you with two pictures of Taxes taken yesterday. They are both good examples of how he keeps himself occupied during the long days while him momma is looking for grass to eat!!

Have a great Wednesday ((((Hugs)))))



Monday, May 7, 2007

7 May 2007

Well the vet cancelled on us so we are still going to have to go through the trauma of gelding the two boys, not sure when yet.

Thanks everyone for you very kind comments on my appearance LOL. I am really a typical photographer combined with a horse breeder, no makeup, "natural" hair style, denims, sneakers and T shirts. I normally have more hay in my hair than the hay loft and am covered in white horse hair in the spring when the horses all start shedding out!! MiKael I am convinced that we would be a perfect pair and get on like a house on fire because we really do think alike on a lot of stuff LOL.

I have posted three pictures taken today of Taxes (brat baby). Two of them I think capture his true personality. I have been trying to get a shot like this of him since he was 3 days old but he is always too close to me to get one because the bucks etc. are normally too close to me as he is normally buzzing me when he does it, little brat. I have him and mom turned out 24 7 at the moment, they have a gate from their stall into the field and I leave that open because it is getting quite hot now and I have the electric fence working so feel they are happier being out in the cool at night. Before that late cold snap that we had there were a lot of mosquitos already and so far since it has warmed up again they havent made an appearance so I am hoping that the freeze zapped them and we wont have a lot around this year. The third shot is just to show you how the trains tower above the field and the horses. Sometimes they really motor down the track and I shudder to think what would happen if one had to derail!!! Needless to say the horses and ourselves never really see or hear the trains anymore we are so used to them being 50 - 100 feet away from the barn and house.

Hope you all have a great Tuesday.




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