Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More snow

This is our little girl named Topper. She was just about 14 hrs. old when I went down and took these pictures this morning. She is a cutie for sure. She is named Topper because of her little curly hat on the top of her head.

Bob did most of the horses chores today. He came in praising Sage. He said she was perfect and OF COURSE I agreed with him. If the weather would just settle down I could ride her and he would see she is perfect at that too.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Baby

We found this baby just before dark. Maybe 10 minutes before Bob went to check on her because all the cows got out today but her. The ones out, went right back in but it made Bob wonder where she was. Mama is Martha Washington that we bought from Andi down in Oregon a while back.
Its ears are black. Mom is black, dad is half hereford and half White Park. I had never heard of that breed but Bob had.

That was our excitement for the day. No horsey news but nothing like a new baby.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Happy Day

Our daughter Chrissy and Wendy came out to visit and have dinner with us. They were solving world problems I guess while Bob was burning. Raspberry was right in the thick of things and Maggie is there too.

Sage's booboo is healing nicely. She is so good about letting us mess with it and spray it.

Raspberry having her supper.

This is the stuff we have been using on Sage. That bottle is empty. Have a new one to start tomorrow. At 30.00 a bottle it is spendy but works good. Much cheaper than a vet visit.

It was a good day. We had a little more snow. More this week. I guess we are having winter now instead of January.


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Snow - Why now?

A view from the back door. This is the most snow at any one time all winter.

Our front storm door. From inside on the porch.

Then I opened the door and snapped this in a hurry.

Bob did not put the mares out today because I have been putting them in the arena during the day and there is no shelter. He calls them my primroses. Oh well, they are special primroses.

Yesterday Bob took part in the rescue of 75 animals from a place north of the town of Elk. It was awful, dead animals laying around and very thin animals. Horses, mini horses, donkey, llamas,

goats, calves. Bob himself hauled 2 mares and their foals and a mini mare and foal. They put that foal in the tack room. It was on the front page of the Review (our paper) and on all of the TV local channels. Bob told me I could not speak about it before hand and I didn't. There were a lot of caring people helping, bringing panels, calming animals. They were all taken to the fairgrounds for medical evaluations, treatment and feed. It was awful. That is what was in the paper and all I can talk about because if it goes to trial, he (Bob) will be called as a witness. What an awful thing to happen to those animals. I was thinking last night that how grateful the animals must have been last night to be in out of the weather and good food and good water to drink.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Windy Day

Bob's parents, Nellie and Wesley Williams.
Mom in her 80's. She loved me like I was one of her own from the time I was 16 years old.

Dad in his 60's in Iowa someplace. He called Bob, Wee Bob even when he was grown much to Bob's dismay.

I have posted pictures of my family often but don't think I have posted the Williams side of the family tree before. Bob's dad and my dad went to high school together and were best friends. Isn't that unique.

The wind blew up to 54 mph today. It was warm too. I went out to work in the barn. It has gotten so full of junk this winter. I cleaned stalls when I was down there. I let Raspberry out of her pen and she bounced around snooping and climbing on anything she could find. She went with me to put Ditto and Sage in. I treated Sage's cut and fed them. I was hanging up some blankets and I looked over and Sage had a mouthful of hay. She had her nose by the gate. Raspberry reached up and took the hay right out of Sage's mouth and Sage let her. They must be really good friends.

I was good to get outside. Bob bought some rabbits yesterday and he spent part of the day getting them settled. I am not too thrilled with them but he wants to sell fryers. I don't eat rabbit but I guess others do.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Healing Up

Looks much better doesn't it. I am really pleased with her. She is so so much better about spraying it. Today as day before yesterday I just held her outside the barn door and sprayed it myself. She did several loops around me on the lead rope to start with but today it was just once and then she turned her cheek to me as if to say, do it and get it over with. I want my supper. So I did and then put her in the stall.
Raspberry talking with her mouth full. She is such a sweet little goat.

Raven wondered what I was doing. She is a good horse and we are blessed to have her.

A big windstorm is predicted with up to 50 mph here but 65 to 70 mph in the Yakima valley and the Wenatchee area. 50 will be enough for sure. At almost 7:00 PM it is 48 degrees at Fairchild AFB. Weird huh?


Monday, February 20, 2012

Kiyanna Turns 3

Missy Kiyanna May Williams turns 3 years old. We celebrated at Chuckie Cheese with lots of friends and relatives. Little Sister Piper

Auntie Coreen

She didn't want to much wear the crown

This is what happened when Chuckie Cheese came out. And little sister Piper curled up in a little ball screaming. Needless to say he was not a big hit.

Piper and the green frosting.

Birthday girl and green frosting.

Robby and his green faced girls.

We had a good time. She had not opened her presents when we left but we had chores to do and we had eaten pizza and cup cakes and hugged on the little girls and we left.

Sage is doing well. I will take pictures again tomorrow.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Goat Day

Me yesterday at Ryans party.
My Raspberry that tried to come in the back door with the dogs. She was quite upset when I would not let her in too. What a sweet little goat she is.

This mama had quadruplets. This is two of them. The back one can't quite stand up yet. His legs were apparently straight out behind him in utero and its taking a bit to get him straighted out. Shannon says he is better and if she stands him up on them he now can stand there so he will be OK.

The other half of the quads. This mama had quads too and they all died so she took these two just fine. Sota is Shannons best producing goat I think.

Shannons cat Barney - he lives in the BARN LOL. He came from here and was snow white when he was born but now he is kind of silver color.

Twin babies

The baby goats are so cute and we had fun looking and taking pictures. It was a nice enough day although the wind is blowing and that made it feel colder, especially with the fallen snow.

Hope your weekend was wonderful.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ryans Party

Ryan turned 15 on Thursday. I took this picture today. Lots of kids and activities.

My baby boy and his first born. Tom and Ryan. Tom is so proud of him.

I am a little sore this evening. I was leading Sage and reached back to pet her face because she was being so good and she stepped on the toe of my barn boot. I lost my balance and fell flat on my face right under her head. She stepped back and then reached down and touched me with her nose as if to say "what are you doing down there?" She did not mean to trip me and I felt stupid falling. Katie pulled into her driveway just as I went kerplop and came over right away to see if I was OK. She helped me feed the rest of them. Darn, I hoped she didn't see me fall, but she did. It was sweet of her to come check on me.

We had a Back Country Horsemen meeting tonight and when we came out it was snowing like mad but wet and not sticking much. The closer to home we got the nicer it was and we just got a skiff. The weather report was for several inches. I am glad they were wrong.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Are you tired of Sage and her Cut?

Hope you aren't, I think it looks better. Don't you? She stood there and does not even flinch when you squirt the Vetricin on the cut. That makes me happy with her. When we started it took two bottles of water squirting until she would let us put the Vetricin on it. We need another bottle too by the first of the week. That is good stuff.

Ron came over and started to hang my chandelier in the living room. It made a big mess but it will be worth it.

We went and got groceries today and that was about the most exciting thing I did. LOL


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Another Snow Day

Today our grandson Ryan turns 15. Can't believe it. He is a good boy, gets good grades and is very musical. Love you Ryan.

Out my bedroom window just after it started to snow. Ditto and Sage were walking around in circles wanted me to come get them and put them in the barn. I did in a little while. Emma just stood there getting a white blanket on her back.

Sage's cut looks better tonight and she is fine about us working on it and spraying it. I will take another picture in a day or two. I am going to try to ride her tomorrow snow or not.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Update on Sage

I think it should heal faster but it is shrinking. I cleaned it all out tonight again. It is reallty gross to have to do it but since we have had horses, I have had to learn to do things that I never thought I could or would, in fact I didn't even want to learn how. But I have and I can do it. She just stands there and lets us. I am proud of her.

The view from my front door this evening. It was a pretty clear day but the mud is knee deep. It freezes every night and thaws during the day. We have half and inch to an inch of snow later yesterday that made the roads very very slick. After we went to dinner it was creeping along to get home. It is almost gone, just a little here and there today. We have had so little snow this winter that I really don't think I should complain.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

This and That

This is Piper. She is l8 months old.
This is Kiyanna. She will be 3 next week. She is my little buddy.

Our grandson Robby who is the father of those precious great granddaughters. He looks so much like his father - our son Scott. They were too wound up to want to sit on his lap and post pretty for their Grammy and Robby said it was like trying to hold an armful of worms. We love them so much.

Nikki was here this weekend since late Thursday. We had such a good time. This is Isaac and Tiger. Lane was determined to take Tiger home but his mother of course said no and I told him that was my cat and he could not have him. Lane is 13 and having a hard time growing up. Isaac got to ride Rosie for a while but I forgot to take any pictures. Rosie was not really wanting to mind very much either. I should have lunged her first but it is still icy in the round pen and they wanted to go home today.

Lane and Raspberry. He is a real animal lover and its too bad they live in town. He would have chickens and cats and heaven knows what else.

This was Sage today. She is healing up so well. I would never have guessed it when I found it last week. Vetricin is wonderful stuff. She is getting a little better about the spray bottle but it is still not her favorite thing. Maybe by the time it is healed she will not wig out.

We did have a good weekend. I don't think Nikki realizes how much I miss her. She had a good morning at church. She got to see friends she has not seen in a while and I got to introduce her to Greg and Lisa, two of our favorite people. Her bestie friend from high school was there and she got to have a good chat with Joanne. Our youngest daughter Chrissy and her family came out Saturday evening. It was good. And today we sold two of our cows and now we have money to do some things and some to put in savings for an emergency fund. That had been worrying us.

So that was our weekend. Loved every minute of it.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Looking Back

Mustangs at the Wild Horse Corrals in Burns Oregon Probably close to 15 years ago. Lloyd was a youngish man and has now retired.
Bob at Mt. Rainer, Longmire area when he was young. I think the date on the picture is l943 but its in his brothers hand writing and it was later than that. We were born in l938 and I know he is older than 5 in that picture. Maybe l0 or 11.

Me and the Horse at the Fredrick Meyer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan a few years ago. My friend Sue lives in Hastings. We had such fun.

Sage is doing well. She does not like the spray bottle but she IS going to get used to it.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Update and Raspberry

This is how her cut looks this evening. Its getting much better. I will be glad when its covered over though.
My new little love bug - Raspberry. She is lonely because she has been with a large group but she will get used to being here. She is very sweet.

We are waiting for Nikki and her youngest two boys to arrive. It won't be for a while. She didn't leave until she got off work. I am so excited about her coming. It has been a long time it seems since she came over here. Last July I think.

An ugly grey day but no snow so I will not complain.