Thursday, August 20, 2009

Winterizing.....

Sheesh...I swear the past week-since we got home from the ocean-has gone by really fast. In a way, the end of summer is kind of sad, but in another way, it is wonderful. The kidlets will start school on the first, and I will start classes on the eighth. Then we will all be really busy again; though in a different way.

I think I may have been subconsciously avoiding my blog, in preparation for school and my internship. This last year of school will prove to be difficult-I watched last years poor seniors barely make it through-but I am ready to move on, and so, I am ready for it to begin.....

We spent some time up at Amber's house, getting the farm ready for the impending winter. You know...filling in low spots in the horses sheds, fixing leaks in the hay shed roof, and Amber is adding a covered area for us to groom the horses under this winter.

Our weather has been weird lately too, from 100+ temperatures to rain and 50-60 degree temperatures, then back to the 90's. The horses are definitely putting on their winter coats, and I am sure their bodies are just as confused by the weather as we are.
(Below you can see the start of Sienna's winter coat coming in. It is all patchy....)

It has been cold enough that Bo has to wear his blankie at night, and we started him back on his senior feed; although that is now scrapped due to the heat being back....

Have you ever heard the old saying that ponies can get fat on dirt???? Well here is your proof...lol!!!!And of course old Bo Bo took advantage of having all of us in his paddock at once....He snuck kisses.....And scratches....and apples...and lots of attention! Then he and Sienna had to take the kidlets for a ride in return for all of that attention. Nothing is for free, is it???? LOL!!!!And guess what??? Amber and I have gone on a few more rides, and Waska appears to be fine. We are planning on heading up to Buck Creek tomorrow, but will have to take it easy on the horses, as they are both a tad bit out of shape.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!!!!

9 comments:

lytha said...

I tried clickin on the pic of Sienna to see her coat, and got a pic of your daughter in a boat.

No kidding!
°lythad

Paint Girl said...

The weather has been all over the place, hasn't it! My horses are starting to grow some winter fur too! I hate fuzzies in the winter! I love their summer coats! Oh well!
Good to hear that Waska is doing good, I am sure you will enjoy getting back out on the trails!!
Sienna is a doll!

Gail said...

Sounds like the perfect day.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

BUCK creek, you say? I hope the name pertains to the deer kind of buck. lol!
Awww...I just love seeing your kidlets doing horsie chores and hanging out with your panonies. The kisses were just so cute!


~Lisa

Carolynn said...

Sounds like a lot of work, but a wonderful day, nonetheless. The weather has been odd this year. So much more humid than we're used to getting. Today is a cooler, rainier day, and then we're reportedly back to sunny skies for the weekend.

Good luck with school! I'm so impressed by your dedication to that. I have no doubt that you'll do well.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Lytha is right! If I click on the SIENNA picture I see your daughter and a boat! Crazy!!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Okay, I had to click on it too...is that like one of those trick pictures where you are watching and watching and all of the sudden something scary pops out? Except of course, that is an adorable picture of your daughter. Too cute!

So far, no fuzzing up here. Everybody is dappling though. That's the first indication they are getting ready to start getting thicker hair. I'm not ready for winter again-blahhhhh!

manker said...

gosh winterizing.. amazing.. we're still waiting for summer here in montana, tho methinks we'll have some this week.. albeit briefly

happy trails
gp

Melanie said...

To all....

Teeheehee!!! Too funny about that picture! It happens to be one that we took of Katie on a boat trip last weekend. I wonder why it comes up??? :)