Scamper left for Utah and she won't be coming home until she is confirmed in-foal or they give up for the year...Whatever comes first. (big, heavy sigh)
Half my summer is gone and I feel like I have accomplished absolutely NOTHING!!
Well, except for the fact that my pastures are looking fantabulous!! There is tons of new grass coming up and if it keeps germinating at this rate, I won't have much re-seeding to do this Fall at all.
I kinda needed s.o.m.e.t.h.i.n.g. to go right for me!! I am wondering which one of the gods I have pissed off this time, to have such a rotten run of luck again. LOL
I guess luck is a trade off though, after 2 years of my neighbor saying he wanted to sell his corral panels, but would never give me a price, he finally priced them. $30 a panel.
I was flabbergasted! I flat out told him that I thought he severely underpriced them and that I was willing to pay him $50 a panel, but he said that if I came and tore them down and hauled them away, he only wanted $30/panel, so I didn't argue with him. I now have enough panels to make a big round pen, plus 2 more good sized pens. For a fraction of the retail cost. Yayy!!
Obviously this breeding season got stressful rather abruptly. The hubby has been under a lot of work related stress too and you know that inevitably makes for having a stupid fight over nothing of any consequence...so we decided the best thing to do was take a couple days and get the hell out of town. Sometimes you just have to get away or you will go crazy. It was just what we needed...a little 'away and alone' time...together.
We came home to much cooler temperatures and some nice rain. Looks like the monsoon season has arrived. At least this year we are getting some of the moisture at our place too rather than watch it rain all around us and never getting a drop.
I do suppose the moisture will bring out the flies and other biting insects though. I have been amazed at how few bugs we've had this year. I have stayed on top of spraying for flies on the ground and using diatomaceous earth around the pens, but still, usually by now it's a full on bug war and I have yet to even pull out a bottle of fly spray for the horses. That's been pretty nice.
I suppose now that I can take my focus off of those