One perfect day and then....A tornado on one end of the state, a blizzard on the other and we are stuck smack dab in the middle. Lucky for us, we are just getting much needed rain.
Reading the comments from everyone-I just wanted to let you know that I did not haul all of that stuff I listed out in one day...it has taken the last couple of months to accomplish all of that. The effort is just now becoming noticable.
Didn't want you all to think I was more amazing than I am-LMAO(I hope everyone catches the dripping sarcasm in that sentence).
I think all of the miles yesterday did my pooper dogs in. I figured it out and they did about 10 miles. Determined ranch dogs that they are-I never left the yard on horseback that I didn't have a little black dog at my hip and a fat red dog leading the way. They sure are holding their beds down today though.
Because of the weather that I knew was moving in, I kept The Queen Mother in her stall today. She was NOT happy about it.
Is that an evil eye or what?...
When giving me that didn't work, she switched to nickering sweet nothings to me. That worked. So I let her out to eat for a few minutes.
Only 10 more days to go. O.M.G!!!! I am so not ready.
I wished I had taken pictures of Woofer when I brought her to town last fall. She was not thin, but her belly hung down and her back had no muscle on it. She still had a large adema/edema(sp??) on the right side of her belly from last spring when she strained so hard having the red-bag colt. I never would have bred her back if the vet had not declared her healthy enough to do it. To top it all off, either the stud or the other mare must have kicked her in the knee and when I went to get the mares out of the pasture-it was enlarged. I didn't notice it until she had difficulty lifting that foot to load in the trailer. The black on her legs disguised it.
It took all winter to get the old girl to looking like she should. The knee has never gone down all of the way, but she isn't lame on it anymore. The edema finally disappeared a couple of months ago. I think she is in as good a shape as she can be to have this foal.
The whole time I was out trying to get a decent picture of Woofer, I was being pursued.
This one was letting me know he had had enough of the wet outdoors and he wanted me to stop what I was doing and let him in the house...NOW!!