This morning at 5:00 am Soul's colt left.
At 1:00 pm Lily's filly left.
and at 1:15 pm Galena's filly left.
And then there were 3 weanlings left in the paddock! It is such a blessing that each foal has a wonderful new home. I know we are raising these foals to make someone else's dream come true but it is still hard not to get attached. Each one of these babies leave with a little bit of my heart. This afternoon one of our past customers sent a text that they are sending the deposit for Tatiana's filly on Monday and will pick out a name for her then. She won't be leaving until February so I have plenty of time to get her registration papers back if they can be sent in soon. We still have Josiah, Joshua and Lance available. Lance is a bargain for someone.
Below is a picture of his FULL sister Skye, she is only 2 years old in this picture and already over 16 hands.
Right after Nolan pulled away the other two, Lily's filly and Galena's filly were fed, watered and their stalls cleaned then I went in for coffee. At 6:30 am breakfast was made, at 7:00 am I was headed to Sam's club to buy steak for our Sunday dinner. Mark was dropped off at Meisters on the way to Sams then picked up after shopping and as long as I was there the first of the month bills were paid a day early. Hard to believe tomorrow is the first day of December. When we got home Karin and Kayla were here working with Evan. As soon as they finished we started organizing the indoor arena. All of the lumber was stacked according to size. We are always needing to repair fences plus I have the stall dividers, the 2 x 12 x 12's all stacked so they are easy to grab if I need more stalls. Mark wanted to get the snow plow available to use on the tractor.
We were able to free up enough space to give Karin enough room to train this winter. With all the rain we had last night and then today everything here is a muddy mess except the indoor. Below Karin is heading over to mom's to work on the next job.
Mom wanted to get her Christmas decorations up and Karin was glad to help with that. We had lunch at mom's. After lunch the foals were given a quick groom, the paper work brought up to the barn and by then the first of the trailers arrived. They backed into the indoor so we could load out of the rain and mud. Lily's filly was loaded right up and just as that trailer was getting ready to pull forward the next trailer arrived to pick up Galena's filly. She also loaded up fine. These are both Valiant fillies and so very sensible.
Tonight Rachel invited the neighborhood over for singing around the manger scene. This is a tradition she has held for many years. Thankfully the rain had stopped but it was very foggy. I snapped the picture below from mom's house looking over at the lights on Rachel's porch of the lights reflecting off the lake. The phone was having a hard time focusing because of the fog.
Below are a few pictures of the evening.
We were all there to thank God for His amazing plan of salvation. To think the creator of the world left the majesty and glory of heaven to come here as a helpless baby, born in a lowly stable
because HE loved us so much. Fully human Fully God! After the singing Rachel served a delicous meal of stuffed mushrooms, deer salami, spinach dip, crackers, beef stew, shrimp cocktail, fruit and lots and lots of Christmas goodies.
This has been another wonderful day.