Thursday, February 11, 2016

Silly, too smart Appaloosa

The other night I did my chores not in the usual order. I cleaned one stall and then moved the wheel barrow to the other stall, then filled hay nets. I forgot to finish cleaning the second stall and let the horses into their stalls. My first clue that something was wrong was Emma stopping half way in her stall and wringing her tail. Then I remembered the wheel barrow and started telling her whoa, whoa, whoa!  She ignored me, flicking her ears she just turned to the right and proceeded to back all the way around the handle side of the wheel barrow, including the apple picker handle! She didnt touch any thing and proceeded to eat her hay, like nothing was different! She makes me laugh and surprises me a lot. My smart girl. I love this horse. She turned 16 on January 10th! How time flies!

Cant wait to do some riding this season, she seems to have recovered from her broken pelvis, and I am not noticing any lameness when she is running and playing in the pasture. Now to get back to riding.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Well blame it on....

Well blame it on Facebook, blame it on working again, when I started this blog I was off work on SSDI, they kicked me off almost three years ago now. Last time I posted was July! At least it hasnt been a whole year. It has been a long summer though. Hubby has been off work with his arthritic shoulders since Nov. of 2014. He finally had surgery on the right side on May 31, this year. and the left shoulder the end of August, which promptly fell out of the joint 3-5 days after the surgery. So he had total joint replacements, on both shoulders. He had to go back in for a second surgery to put the left one back in joint, and stay in a special sling holding his arm at a 45 degree angle, for six weeks. Thankfully he is recovering now and back in physical therapy.

Thats not all that happened though!! Our youngest daughter got Married on August 8th, to a very special guy. I do love my new son in law. they had been together for about six years before getting married! Here she is with her Matron of Honor, trying on the dresses they chose for the ceremony. Mom got to go with her to a few fittings.
 Dress detail
 We went down to the river and Mom trompped around after them taking pictures for their "save the date" announcements.

 They are so cute. Beautiful Camas flowers in the background.
Wedding rehearsal in the beautiful Columbia Gorge.
 Should we do this, should we do that?

The arbour
 Beautiful day we had, it was really warm! 90's. But no notorious Gorge wind.
 Best man on the left and Marques' Dad on the right.
 This is really going to happen!
 Daddy and his little girl.
I will follow up this Summer with a second post!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


This "little" guy visited the other evening.
 My Blue Daddy Petunias. My favorite!
 My first Dahlia bloom this year! I has opened up to way bigger than my out stretched hand! A dinner plate indeed!
 The flower baskets I planted and am babysitting for our daughters wedding in a month!

 My funny little bobble head bird! LOL He makes me smile.
 There was a pretty sunset the other night!
I think it is going to be a long hot Summer!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Horse slaughter or not, a fascinating lecture on the "horse culture".

This is worth the 35-40 minutes to listen to,

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Got to ride!

Finally got to ride my girl last Sunday! She did great, she is such a good girl. It was like I rode her yesterday, she did everything I asked her to do.

 She is a little bit whiter every year.

 I just love this mare, she hasnt been ridden for over a year and she just acted like I have been riding all along. I didnt feel a miss-step or limp at all from her left side, while I was on her. I walked and trotted her, side-passed and backed her up and she was awesome! For those of you that may not remember she fell and broke her pelvis in May of 2014, so she has had this time off to heal.
 Yes we is a little fat! Need more riding time!!! She got a hosing off after our ride.
I am one happy girl!!! My mare is back!!!!
My hubby was gracious enough to take some photos of us. I am usually the one with the camera, so I dont get many photos of me riding.
I really need to get her and the old mare some exercise so I can take them on a slow trail ride when my middle daughter comes home for her little sisters wedding in August.