Friday, April 30, 2010

Coco the "stall potato"

Our wild little Coco pony has turned into quite the little stall potato. Thanks to her human friend Sylvia, she now allows us to touch her all over, stands quietly for hoof trimming, and jams her face against the gate to be caught first to come in for dinner.

Her naughty son Moon bugs her so much all day outside that she really appreciates getting away from him and into her own little space.

Last year at this time she was dragging a rope attached to her halter because that was the only way to catch her. Now we just hold up her halter and she puts her face right into it herself!

(read the story of Coco and Moon getting reunited.)

Coco in her stall:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Making friends in muck boots

While standing in line at our wonderful, local farm stand (which is open year round), a fellow horseman working at the register commented on my boots. This happened after several days of torrential rain. I told him that after so many layers of clothing had gotten soaked through, I kept extra boots, clothing, and Xanax in strategic locations. Looking up I saw the two women standing in line behind me nodding their heads and laughing.

And people wonder how I make friends wherever I go....

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Wonder of Nightfall

Have you ever wondered what "night fall" really meant?

As  I looked at the sky one clear night I saw the deepest blackness on one side of the sky and beautiful blue on the other.

As I watched I feared that some horrible storm was coming. The black slowly overtook the blue and bright stars appeared in the blackness. I just witnessed the "night falling!"

Where have I been to have never noticed such a thing before?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scary Technology

While measuring feed each night I watch the news on my little "entertainment center" at the barn. That is how I know exactly when the space shuttle would pass over on four different occasions. The human race has come a long way in the last 30 years. Modern technology is getting very scary to me!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Remembering Noogie

It was three years ago on January 24 that Noogie died. I have been quietly and unknowingly grieving for him all this time.

As of this day, I will lock my love away for him in my heart.  I will continue on and try t take better care of those still with me.

Most of the horses here are just passing through, but Noogie was my son.Such a silly name for such a silly boy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's True

The very best things in life really ARE free!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Things we need right now!

The Eye of the Storm wishlist:

1. A 4-wheel drive pickup truck, at least good enough to pass inspection.
2.  A wireless laptop PC
3. About 200 feet of outdoor 220V electric wire.
4. 200 feet of outdoor conduit tubing that can be buried. To be used with the electric wire. This is for our well pump.
5. Any kind of horse fencing.
6. A microscope.

All donated items are tax-deductible. If there are any retired electricians out there with a shop full of any of this stuff and would like to give this to us we will be very grateful.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Wonders of Radar Weather Reports

One night while I was watching the weather report, they mentioned that in three minutes the town next to ours was going to be hit with a white-out. I ran outside to see it moving up the driveway! It was so amazing!

As it passed over me I was completely covered with soft, powdery snowflakes. I threw back my head and faced into the wind, so soft and cool. I have never before experienced such a thing!