Saturday, March 31, 2012

Good Bye March

My latest crocheted rug. Its for sale. 50.00 plus 5.00 shipping unless you are local. It is 5' by 28". I finished it yesterday. Sure would like to sell it.
An awful picture of Sage. He head is not that large nor her body that small. In a break in our weather today I brought her in and tried to get some of the mud off of her. She seemed to like it but I am sure she rolled in it again when I turned her back out. That seems to be a favorite.

Our old Maggie. She lays like that in her bed. She is such a good old girl.

Knobby is our newest calf. He is just going to be a bottle baby. He is a cutie isn't he.

Hershey wondering what I was doing.

Can't remember what Katie calls this kitty. He is a nice kitty but not tame.

I am not going to be sad that March is already over. The weather has been dreadful. I guess April is going to start out the same. My mares are tired of being stalled so much but they have no shelter. We turned Peanut out with Rusty and Cody today. They seem to be tolerant of the young guy.


Friday, March 30, 2012

A Sweet Visit

This morning my sweet friend Kim stopped by with her grandchildren on their way back to Eureka, Montana. Only God and I know how much I have missed her since she moved. She lived down the road from us here. I was so thrilled to see her. I don't think I had even combed my hair.

Her lovely grandchildren. The wind was blowing and it was cold but they were good sports about getting their pictures taken. Tame' is 10, Damion is 11 and T'Kaya is l3. Love them and their mama Miranda. Sure would like to see her too.

Kim and the kids. They will have fun together next week.

It was a great time to see her again. She says she will come over and bring one of her horses and ride with us this summer. I hope so. She has two of Ditto's boys KC and Sam.

I am concerned about my friend Andrea that lives down in the Potlatch, Idaho area and they are having some massive flooding. Hope they are on higher ground. Roads are washing out around here. Its awful and according to the TV Weather forecasters we have at least another 4 or 5 days of this. It is so dreary.

I was looking out the window this morning when Bob was putting Sage out. Just as they came out the barn door the wind picked up a bucket and blew it right in front of them. She freaked out a bit and ran around Bob snorting. He got her settled down and picked up the bucket and let her smell it. She was OK after that. It was kind of funny to watch as long as I wasn't the one leading her. The wind subsided this late afternoon some. It was pretty hard. I did not sleep well. I thought we might end up in Kansas.

Thank you Kim for coming by.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Every Raindrop Is A Record

Quite a few years ago when we were in Tennessee we took the tourist tour and went to the hall of fame. We have been in Tennessee many times but don't do the touristy things except once in a while go house looking.

It is raining, it is raining or did I say that. Every drop that falls is a record dose of rain for the month of March. It is supposed to do this all week long. We are up to our knees in mud and muck. I hate the horses being in it but no place for them to go. It really is miserable.
Our weather may not be so nice but Bob took this picture in 2004 when he went into the Bob Marshall wilderness. I don't know which river but it sure is pretty.

Cricket in Mississippi. She is a well traveled horse. When she left here she went to Massachusetts where Caroline lived. Then they took her to Mississippi when they moved there. That is where I took this picture. Now she is in northern Tennessee where they have moved again. Carrie is now in college in Mississippi so I don't know where Miss Cricket will end up. They won't sell her though. I am positive about that.

The feet of a hard working man.

We had a Mustang Club meeting this evening. Everyone made it except Andrea. We miss her. Our club is going riding and camping in two weeks down at Escure Ranch which is about 2 1/2 hrs. away. We are all excited. It better quit raining by then.

I am wondering about starting an ark but haven't heard God tell me yet.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Peanut Arrives

His name is Peanut Butter Cup. That is as bad as Coyote Ice Cream. Well that turned into Cody and we will call him Peanut. His mother is a QH, dad is a Mustang. These people really don't get it, he is still a baby. I doubt that he is more than a year and a half. He really has no respect or manners and he is going to learn them here.
I really don't like horses to walk over me. He will given the chance. We will see what the people want to do. Let us work with him and sell him or what.

ATTENTION and so what is that about. Tiger didn't get what the dogs were doing.

Both babies eating. Hershey eats good with some guidance.

Friends. They were more cuddled up until I went to take the picture.

Not much else today.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Another baby for Candy

We have neighbors who have a dairy and they do not keep bull calves so we are on their list. Hershey was born late yesterday and he came here this morning. He and Snickers are getting acquainted.

Bob teaching him to eat. One thing getting them from the dairy they never have sucked on Mom. The colustrum is milked twice and fed in a bottle and away they go.

He caught on pretty fast. We tie Candy up for a few days before we turn them together. We fed at 8 and Bob will feed about 5. She is a good cow and we can always give her a tag along because she has so much milk.

This tractor is for sale. Bob wants $1,100 for it. It is not big enough for what we need.

Ezra was not happy with us this evening. I am not sure why. We didn't put him out because the weather was so nasty. He dug a big hole pawing at the gate. We wormed him yesterday and in 2 weeks once more and then he should be set for the normal routine of worming.

We went and looked at a young horse. He is aggresive and no respect. We are going to get him tomorrow and see what we can do. They said a pony but he is not a pony.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Is It Spring??????????????????????

Well is it? We woke up to 6" this morning and it is supposed to snow tonight.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Last New Baby

This is Snickers. He was born late this afternoon. He was very friendly. That is Ronni behind him. We thought it was a he but naw, he is a she and I just changed the spelling on her name.

Topper as of today. A curious little girl

Lola born on the 9th.

So that is our cows. We will get another calf to put on Candy with Snickers. She always has plenty for two. It shows her dairy bloodline. This is her first bull calf. She has always just had heifers. She will take as many calves and we put on her. She nurses the entire group of babies at one time or the other.

I know my blog is supposed to be after mustang horses but it seems I get sidetracked with our other critters too.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring - Blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

This is what we woke up to for the first day of spring. It did not make me happy. Then it rained and then it snowed, and then it rained and then it hailed. We are supposed to wake up to more snow in the morning. No way to get out and ride or even to do ground work.

So such was my grumpy day.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

A new week

What is that? It was Raspberry. She was bouncing around like a goat sized ball and Sage wondered what on earth she was.
I was cleaning stalls. Sage was just practicing standing tied and Ezra didn't want to practice. He didn't want her nose aiming at him either. I took him for a walk too. Then I had this idea to put him in a little pasture area. I thought he would like being out there. He went to the middle and hung his head. When he saw he coming he started he hawing loud. I think he was saying I don't like it out here by myself. I won't try that again. THEN I put him back in his stall. I went to lay down and read a while and my phone rang and it was Katie. She said I thought you would want to know the donkey was out. I went and got a halter and lead and he let me walk right up and take him back. I know I fastened it good but he got it undone some how.


Friday, March 16, 2012


These are all pictures of horses that are not ours. This was a team getting ready to pull a wagon around the Kentucky Horse Park. We did not know they were a tour group and we just climbed aboard and then got out when they told us. But I did get this picture.
Some people we knew north of Seattle had this guy. His name was Rod Stewart. Unfortunately the economy got them and he went to a new home.

Bob working with Emma. We still can not get a halter on her and she is still here. I keep thinking they will take her home but...................

I think these were in Burns but I don't know.

I know this horse was.

I have been sick with a stomach flu bug. I am much better today but still my energy level is still off kilter. I have not gotten outside for two days now. Tomorrow is a must.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Older Horse Pictures

I may have posted some of these before. I have a short memory sometimes.

This is me showing Ditto at the fair. She did quite well. That was about 16 years ago. At least that far back.

One of my favorite pictures of Rosie. That is my cart in the background.

This is Mellow Gold. AKA Mel. I had great high hopes for him but he just didn't pan out for me. He did well at halter and showmanship but not riding. He did not like she show ring and nothing I could do improved it. Even a trainer tried and he just didn't want to do it so I sold him.

Yuma as a baby. He was about 10 months old when we got him.

My last ride on Ditto. No one has rode her since except maybe Isaac being led around on her. She was the smoothest horse I have ever ridden.

Dun In Glory, aka Glory. She was an excellent showmanship horse. She did well in the show ring too but not to me. We had a personality clash. I sold her to a little girl to do walk trot on and she cleaned up and they loved each other.

It has been rainy and cold and I have just not done anything with Sage. Working on a rug and registration for the Back Country Horsemen of Idaho convention which is in a week and a half. That is taking more time than I thought it would be its stuff I enjoy.


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Healing Up

Looking good isn't it. That one spot is less than an inch. Amazing.
Katie came over and had dinner with us this evening because Cameron is working late. We had been talking and enjoying the evening. She went to go home and this is what we found. Bob drove her over. She had come in her slippers.

So church was good, I took a really long nap. Bob butchered some rabbits today and I want to tan the hides. The first step is washing them good. In cold water. So I did that. It takes a long time but got them. Now they are in the freezer until I get the things I need to do the process. I don't know what I will do with them. They are black. I won't eat rabbit (shudder shudder) but I think I can tan the hides. Another adventure.

Have a great week.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

3 Babies In A Week

Topper was #1 this week. She is a healthy young lady. She doesn't mind us getting close but her mom Jessie does.
This is #2 and second girl. Her name is Lola. Her Mama is Martha. She was born yesterday afternoon.

And #2 is Ronny. The first boy. He was born between 3 and 6 this morning. Bob checked at 3 and when I checked at 6, there he was. He is quite roan on his sides but has the red ears like his cousin Topper.

This is mom Andy with Ronny in front and Andy's grandmother Jessie behind her with Topper. I could not get all three cows in the same place at the same time.

We have one to go. Dear old Candy who has given us twins and several others. If she just has one as we think, we will buy another calf and put on her. She has way more milk than one can ever eat. And, every baby in the pasture snatches a snack when she is around.

We went to the Spokane County 4H Tack Swap today. Yesterday we took 3 saddles and some other things out to consign. This evening we went to pick up what had not sold and a check for what had. Two of the saddles and some other things sold so we got a nice little check and the old saddles are gone out of the tack room. So the box gets put away in a closet until next year and we will take what we brought home and anything else that accumulates through the year back again. There were some things we were particularly looking for and found them. I wanted a longer single rein, like a roping rein and found exactly what I wanted, a riding bat with a popper on the end to use to encourage Sage to move better and to stay out of my space when leading her, I found a good used rope halter for a dollar and a lovely wool western cut jacket. Bob found some boots for the horses because we don't shoe and sometimes their feet use some protection. I think that is all we got but it was good and we doubled, and more, what we spend with what we sold. Yeah for us.

Tom and Christy and their kids came out for a while today. Christy is suffering so with her back. Her low back is swollen along her spine. She gets some injections in it on Tuesday. I will drive her. Please remember her in your thoughts and prayers. It all stems from the car accident that they had in January.

Sage got yesterday and today off. I think I might have poked her with the scissors when I was clipping her bridle bath the other day. She never has been ear shy and this seems to be on her poll more than ears.

Ezra is doing well. He is happy to be home. Sheya, our granddaughter, played with him some today and he loved her. She played with Raspberry too and Raspberry loved her also. She wanted to ride but they did not stay too long and we had to go get out stuff so maybe next time.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring is in the air.

Me at 15. At our home in Roy, WA.
My sister, by Grandma Foreman and me. We lived in Algona, just outside Auburn. My grandma was a little tiny lady about 4"11 I think but she looks tall in the picture.

No pictures of my ride today but it was awesome. I worked her a while in the round pen, went for a walk down the road and came back and rode her a while in the round pen. She did anything I asked her. So then Bob attached the lead rope and we went for a walk around the house a couple of times, around the barn and out into a field. He didn't lead her but just walked at her shoulder. I was so excited, wanted to go for a long ride somewhere but Bob wouldn't let me. It probably wasn't too smart.

I hope we get to see the Northern Lights tonight. I am going to go out and see. It says the best is about midnight and I turn into a pumpkin by that time.