Thursday, May 31, 2012
The drops started while we were still on our walk. Luckily Diane offered her golf cart for a quick trip back to the barn. The rain is cold but so welcome. It is like music pounding on the metal roof and slamming against the windows. For the first time in weeks there are puddles outside the door. The temperature right now in Hanna City is a chilly 48 degrees outside but inside sipping a hot cup of honey sweetened tea makes this place warm and cozy. Cor Arianna needs to be covered today and not that we want the rain to stop but hopefully this afternoon we will have a short break in the showers, just enough to get the job done. Baling twine was strung between the stalls to help dry the laundry.
We heard the rain was suppose to come late last night and were disappointed not to have been awakened during the night from storms. At 5:00am, just as soon as it was light enough to see outside, we were again disappointed not to find any dampness on the ground. It is now nearing 7:00am and still no showers. Do we sound desperate? I believe all farmers in the area are waiting as anxiously as we are for this much needed rain. The fields are dry, dust is abundant and flying around enough to remind the old timers of the dust bowls of the 1930s. We had to cancel our 10:00am appointment with Dr. Hoerr on Monday. Karin has vaulting at that time. We now have an 8:00am appointment on Monday. As long as we get right in and out with the 3 mares getting ultrasounds we will be back in time. The pony paddock needs a new round bale. They were square baled last night and again this morning.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Karin came over today and was such a great help. She checked over both of the new mares and also thinks the black mare looks pregnant. Airiah was teased and yes she is in. Raven got the job done and she was marked down for the day. Cor Arianne is still in and if she is still showing tomorrow afternoon will be covered then. Joszef Davidovics is planning on coming to help finish the boy's pasture on Saturday. Mike is picking up the wire. Ciera was teased but she was a no show. We are still short of riding horses for the first youth group that is scheduled for camping at Middle Grove. After discussing our options we have decided to skip breeding Ciera this spring and haul her out there to get her going on trails. Ella may be another option but we will have to talk to Steven first to see if he can spare her from the lessons he gives. If he needs her she will stay. Paris is another that can be used out there. Depending on how many are coming we may need to borrow Ruth's Arabian gelding, Larry and Rachel's Haflinger Sunny. Those will need to be hauled out a few days before the camps to make sure they bond with our herd. The first of the AC camps is junior high scheduled for June 9th. That is actually the biggest camp and both trailers will be needed to haul. Ken Hoerr had the service tonight opening first to Genesis 1 and then to Luke. We did not go out for ice cream after church, just too tired from working outside all day.
Guess what animal has a paw like this?
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The weather is just beautiful today, bright sunshine and 83 degrees. Such a relief from the 96 degree heat and high humidity of the last few days. Eva Jean and I had a busy morning, lots of studies came in and lots will be going out. We need to order another pallet of Bibles. We also need Spanish Bibles and will see if we can get them but those are always in short supply. Cor Arianna was covered this afternoon by Raven. Airiah was hanging over the fence looking interested so she may be coming in. She will be checked tomorrow giving Arianna the day off. Mark has a late meeting at Skylines meaning no cooking tonight. I just may go out and play with the new mares.
Karin posted the pictures from the Memorial weekend camping. Lots of fun with horses, lakes, and boats.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day is the day to remember, not just of our veterans and those that gave their lives so we could live in this free country but we should also remember what Jesus did for us over 2000 years ago so we can be free indeed. We started our day on the usual walk minus the campers. The red headed woodpecker pictured is one of the noisy knock on wood neighbors the compound has.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Sam and Seth's wedding was today in Peoria and the church was packed. It was a beautiful wedding service almost more for us old married folks than the one's getting married. After church, before leaving for the reception Rhoda came over to check out the new mares and take the dogs swimming in Diane's pond.