Sunday, September 30, 2012
It's hard to come up with new adjectives for our Sundays! Is there anything here on earth that possibly could be better? Spending the first part of our day worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with our amazing church family then enjoying a delicious meal and the beautiful weather with our physical family is like icing on the cake. We arrived home from church to find Karin working mares in the outdoor arena while Steven was working the stallions in the front yard.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Bunni, Sally and Holly were teased today but none of them are showing. It's hard to wait when we want them bred and back to Middle Grove. Philip brought Braelyn over to play with grandma while he was helping Mark hook up the ice maker in the new fridge, convert the new gas dryer to propane and set up the new woodburner stove. Braelyn and I were over at the cabin checking on the 4 foals when we heard a big tractor coming up the drive. She ran as fast as her little legs could go to the end of the lane to see that huge machine pulling the mower conditioner. What perfect drying weather for haying. Bright sunshine for the next 5 days, supposedly no chance of rain and a nice breeze. Karin came over to work horses starting with Indy, then Holly. Holly was the horse I was interested in watching, she was so much improved over yesterday. Each day we make huge strides in her attitude. She is trusting us enough now that we don't have to leave a lead rope attached to her halter. She still backs up and wants to run but doesn't.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The bright sunshine today washed out the color on the pictures. When Karin arrived to work horses Rachel's camera was taken out for a few shots. Below is Indy wearing a saddle for the first time.
Yesterday I was at my local Kroger buying a large bag of Purina Dog Chow for my loyal pet, Emma, the Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think...I had an elephant? So because I'm kind of weird on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is, to load your pants pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.) Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, I stopped to pee on a fire hydrant and a car hit me. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard. Kroger won't let me shop there anymore. Disclaimer...it didn't really happen to me...but it could have! Rachel of momentscapturedbyrachel.com is coming today to photograph the boys. Now that Raven is gone we must have a new business card to hand out. Rachel took the pictures and designed the last card, which we loved. Hope the boys will be full of energy this morning and will show off a bit. They aren't as photogenic as Raven was. Man we miss that stallion.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Almost 300 Bibles were sent out today, they are on their way to Maryland, Kansas, Florida and Texas. Once that was done Walmart was next on the list where fresh crunchy vegetables were purchased along with chicken breast for a stir fry dinner planned for Sunday. Once back at the farm Bunni, Sally and Holly were all teased with none of them showing. Steven Marchal arrived to get the boys ready for their training session. Rhoda showed up just as he was starting and got a great lesson on Evan and Valiant. Steven rode Evan first then Rhoda popped on.