Whisky, the outside mare was checked early this morning to see if she was still in. She wasn't and let Evan know with a scream and a kick when he asked. A couple pictures were taken of her neck (more on that below) and she was put back in the field. Below she is at the far end grazing.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Another Sunday. These summer weeks are just flying by. We got up at 5:00 am had a couple cups of coffee then got to work on food prep for tonight's dinner. 7 pounds of chicken breasts were cut up into squares, dribbled with olive oil and sprinkled with parmesan cheese then covered and refridgerated. Next was the cutting up of the green, yellow, red and orange peppers. The peppers got the same treatment as the chicken. Breakfast was made before heading out to tease. Whisky is now out. Joan picked up Mark for church and they went to the early singing. I picked up mom and we got there about 9:40 am. Mike Kaisner had the first service. Dale and Cindy Endress provided a very nice lunch. Tim Roecker had the second. David and Stephanie were in Leo church and David had the morning service there.
After church the rest of the meal prep started with the roasting of the new potatoes in some garlic, pepper, season salt and olive oil. That was roasted for 30 minutes at 400 degrees then put in the crock pot. The onions were cut up and prepared the same way as the chicken and peppers. Mark was going to start grilling the chicken but ended up working on the Keystone trailer. The people that brought it back yesterday had done some damage and the trailer is going out tomorrow. Instead of waiting for him to grill I just stir fried the chicken and when Mark got back he grilled the vegetables. We had 2 families missing tonight for dinner but still had a house full with Ben and Taunya's family, Rhoda and Lee's family, Sarah and Nolan's family and Taunya's dad. Dinner turned out very good. We all headed over to the playground after dinner for swimming and volley ball. It was still pretty hot outside and the kids stayed swimming for hours.
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Even early this morning we could feel the heat in the air. I had promised the owner of Madiera's colt a video so went out early to try to beat the heat. Mark was already hard at work weed whacking on the arena.
It wasn't easy to ask the horses to move and take the video but I think his owner will be happy with what was taken. He has really good movement.
Friday, July 23, 2021
We had a good walk this morning with mom doing my place, Diane's and Rachel's before turning around and finishing at her house. Anna and I left at 9:00 am for Nolan's grandfather's visitation. We arrived even before the starting time. I needed to be back before 10:30 am as Ripper was getting picked up today. We made it home before 10:30. Our guests had left so Anna changed then started cleaning. Karin was here and hosing down Indy and her filly before taking them outside. The hosing is because it is so hot out this helps keep them cool. I grabbed the camera to get some updated pictures for her owner. Her owner named her Paloma which means Dove which signifies Christ.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Mom had visitors early this morning making themselves at home on the lily pad swim raft and they weren't human.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Mom couldn't walk this morning, she had a phone virtual doctor visit scheduled for 7:45 am and the doctor called a little early, even before her hair was brushed. Actually she had brushed it but asked Ruth to fix it only Ruth had to leave for school so Ruth asked me and I didn't think it was fixable so took her bun down and was in the process of putting it up when the doctor called. Yep, I was in the dog house for that one. Karin arrived early to clean mom's rugs and couch then take mom to her eye doctor appointment but when they got to the eye center mom found out her appointment was in August not July so instead she visited the glasses department so got an eye exam then ordered some of those really fancy trifocals that get dark when the sun is shining. Between her new glasses, her new hearing aids and her implants (that is dental implants NOT the other kind) she is spending all of our inheritance. We are teasing her about that telling her to go for it as she shouldn't be saving her money for her old age, after all she IS 89. A big crane arrived this morning to start setting the new barn trusses.
Dr. Hoerr was scheduled to come this morning and I was pleasantly surprised that he was actually GOING to arrive this morning. The vet clinic sent a text at 9:02 am that he was on his way while I was actually getting Indy covered by Evan. As soon as Evan was put away I started bringing in the mares and got them all in only to get the message that he was no longer on the way. Instead of putting them back out I decided to work with the foals. I was working with Madiera's colt when he walked in. We decided to do Hadassah's coggins first then start on the sonnagrams.