I stopped at Kroger on the way home to pick up turkey bags then drove straight to Diane's house to get the 2 turkeys out of their basement fridge. Ben and Taunya and their 3 boys were here just getting ready to eat lunch. It was my privilege to play with baby Abe. Of course the camera came out. Below are a few pictures of this adorable grandson.
He was determined to get to his older brothers who were busy playing with paper cups.
If you would like to see the rest of Abe Judah's pictures click HERE.
Rhoda arrived right at noon, just in time to help load Easter Lilly, Envy and Dublin for their 1:00 pm vet appointment. Easter Lilly was scheduled for an ultrasound while Envy and Dublin were going for their Coggins test. We teased Easter Lilly before we loaded her and she was showing but I wanted to know exactly where she was in her cycle. We had to wait about 45 minutes for Dr. Hoerr to arrive. We were so pleased with how well Envy and Dublin did. We hauled them to the clinic without their moms. They both led quietly to the trailer and loaded even though their mom's were still in the stalls. They traveled well and when we arrived at the vet clinic, they both stood tied quietly while waiting for Dr. Hoerr and then stood perfect for the blood draw. They are not quite 4 months old and so very well behaved! Below Dr. Hoerr is drawing Dublin's blood.
Below he is taking pictures of Dublin for the paper work.
Envy was also good for the blood draw not moving a muscle. Below Dr. Hoerr is taking the picture with his phone while Envy poses. For some reason these Friesian foals just know how to look pretty for the camera.
When it was Easter Lilly's turn Dr. Hoerr was quick to find that she had just ovulated.
A nice text came in from Robin Myers who helps out at Berean. She drove to the Berean office after we had left, loaded up the Bibles, picked up more Bibles from Meisters as we didn't have enough at the office for this week's shipment, packaged them AT the post office and mailed them. She sent the picture below and wrote: Got them done. Lol the guy that took them in the post office says he goes to church with you. (that would be Jake Gerst).
A BIG thank you to Robin, those Bibles will be such a wonderful gift to the waiting prisoner.Mark and I drove down to Meisters tonight to pick up the switch for the foaling cameras so Ben could install them before he leaves for Texas. We were happily surprised to find the new Horsemeister T-shirts had also arrived.
A very nice message came today through Facebook. I can post the message here but for some reason cannot share the pictures. It was from the lady that bought Star's 2017 filly by Valiant named Elsa. She wrote: The ones with the turquoise halter were taken on Sunday. She has really been the barn favorite, known affectionately as "O positive" because she gets along with everyone! I get so many compliments on her (especially when I bring her out during the barrel races) about how calm and sweet she is, she carries herself so elegantly, and what a deep black she is. Unless it's a QH, Paint, Arab, or Appaloosa, people just don't see things like her around here. And she has a beautiful prancing Friesian trot. She has been a dream to train with, very little spook when exposed to new things, easy to handle from nose to tail, very easy going, LOVES people (she follows me around!), is very sweet natured, very easy temperament, and very smart. It doesn't much before she's caught on to something new. I have included a picture with her and her buddy Ivy, an Ivory James QH filly. Two peas in a pod! I am VERY happy with Elsa, I'm very excited for our future together.