It was pretty chilly when we awoke with only 46 degrees outside. The horses like this weather, it keeps the flies down and they are much more comfortable than when it is hot. They DO have fur coats you know. Today was Mark's last day to be quarantined for Covid. I went to church but just made sure to wear a mask the entire time there. Mike Kaisner had the morning message on the 1st and 4th pillar while David had the afternoon message on the 2nd and 3rd pillars of our AC Church. IT will be downloaded and posted here tomorrow. At lunch we had the special retirement party for David and Kathy Obergfel.
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
I had another morning of working while hearing the rumblings of thunder. Tatiana was teased and covered by Valiant and by the time I got in from the rest of the chores the rain started. I was expecting a lady from Iowa around 9:30 am and the family coming for Sangria around 10:00 am but at 9:15 am both sent a text they would be here in 15 minutes. Since we are having haystacks for Sunday's supper I was working on browning 10 pounds of hamburger and was just finishing the first batch when the texts came in. I turned off the stove and went straight out to get Sangria out of the paddock and just let her graze in the yard while Tatiana and her colt were brought inside and a halter put on her 13 day old colt. He did very well for that but I wanted to find a short lead rope to attach and found an old one that I just cut short. They came within minutes of each other. I left Wendy in with Tatiana and went out to meet the family for Sangria. She loaded up calmly and once at her new home they sent the picture below to Rhoda who sent it to me of Sangria with her new girl.
Friday, May 20, 2022
It was a beautiful morning, sunny and cool. I walked to the dumpster but no one else arrived so walked over to the barn and took a picture of where the new gravel needs to be spread. We have about 4 inches to build up the drive so we can move the equipment into the barn easier.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
We had a beautiful peaceful misty morning. Lily headed down to the pond to get a drink and 3 foals followed her. I didn't think to take a picture until she had left the pond and was heading up toward the drive grazing as she meandered. It was so peaceful with the birds singing I took a short video.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
It didn't rain last night. That meant I had to clean up the indoor arena for no reason at all. Both mares were anxious to get outside and enjoyed the field this morning. After they were put out Dakota was teased and covered. Walking by the middle paddock Irish and her colt were eating on the outside of the shelter while Lily and her filly were eating on the inside of the shelter.
ALL are invited and they have really done an amazing job with this. If you liked the book and liked the movie you will love the musical. Besides that Faith is in it.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Mark got up early and by 6:00 am he was out weed whacking the barns, then took a apart the swing on the front porch and hauled that over to the dumpster before coming in for a big breakfast. I'd say he is for sure on the mend. Thankfully this new variant seems to be quite mild. More like a bad cold. We both stayed home today but both of us were productive. I got Tatiana teased and covered, the barns cleaned up the new harnesses put away a bale moved in to the middle paddock and by this evening put both Jury and Madiera inside the indoor arena. We have rain moving in around midnight and I don't want them delivering outside in the rain. Madiera is now bagging up but not waxing. Jury at 6 days over due has started to bag up but still not where her udder needs to be. Tomorrow we have a family coming to pick up Madiera. We have not sold Madiera but this family would like to purchase her foal and want the opportunity to be there when the foal is born. They are a local family and I met them so agreed. I took the pictures below when I went out to tease around 7:00 am. As soon as I walked out the door the perfume of locust flowers hit me. They have a delightful sweet odor. The trees are white with blossoms.
Monday, May 16, 2022
It was surprisingly cool this morning as I headed up to check mares. Lily and Soul were standing in the shelter and both foals were laying under their feet.