Thursday, June 30, 2011

Winnie's................

I know it has been awhile since you've heard from me and I have a lot to blog about. I will eventually get it posted.

On an up note, I finally got to ride Libby down by the river. Went with a friend and he rode Poncho. They were both relatively good, with one exception.

We got to one point, and no matter what, Libby was not going any further! She just absolutely refused to go beyond this one point. It was like there was a line, or a wall. She even rared a bit, oh about a foot off the ground with her front feet. Lots of circles, and when I would ask her to go forward, she just would throw her head and tell me "NO!" in no uncertain terms.

At first I thought she was being a brat. Then I got to watching Poncho. He goes ANYWHERE~ He would not even go forward!

That got me to remembering the last time I came down here with a horse. It was Sadie, and she acted really stupid and was almost uncontrollable at the time, which was so out of her character!

A couple days later I spoke with someone that lives along the way there, and a cougar had been spotted.

Remembering that, and watching Poncho, it was like, "OK, JODY! LISTEN TO YOUR HORSES!~" So we turned around and headed home! I had a hard time keeping Libby at a walk! She wanted to TROT and probably would of galloped all the way to the pump station road if I let her! LOL

I noticed her bottom lip quivering and her previous owner told me when she gets nervous that she does this with her bottom lip.

SOMETHING was down there. I do not know what it was...but the horses were fearful!

So when we got to the pump station road, instead of turning to go home and letting Libby think she was getting her own way, I turned Libby away from home.....UH OH! She wasn't going to have that either! But Poncho did not have any issues walking towards the water, and once she saw Poncho going, then she relented! Then off to home we went, and once we got on the frontage road, Libby was calm, and walked very quietly home. It was a GOOD DAY! and a GOOD RIDE!
Of course I do not have pictures, because I don't take my camera riding.

Well Yesterday, Libby just was not herself. So I kept a vigilant eye on her. I think she was having an off day. It was the hottest day this summer so far, and maybe she does not do well in the heat. Kind of like me. Just drags me out terrible!

I had ordered a free sample of Winnie's cookies, and I came in the house to get two of them for her. (The samples are awesome! You get 9 of them. That is ALMOST A DOZEN!)
Libby: "I smell Coookies!"

Libby ate her two cookies and wanted more!!!! She even followed me part way back to the gate, but then decided she would go stand in her lean to and pout or do whatever horses do when they have an off day. Maybe the ride on Saturday was just getting to her!? I don't know.
Libby: "Poncho, I know Mom's got cookies! I can smell'em!"

So, last night, I went to Winnie's facebook and from there I went to their website, and I ordered 8 dozen cookies!!!!!!! (There is gonna be a lot of eating of Winnie's cookies around here!)
Poncho: "I heard they're having a big sale!"

They are having a wonderful SALE!
SALE
Please!
Go check it out!
Oh and tell them:
"JODY SENT YOU!"

 "You got more? right?"

 Libby: "I will keep 'one' an eye on her just in case!"
 "Maybe if I look sad and pout she will come forth with more!"


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Earth Moves:

We have had a lot of rain this year.
Every time it rains,
The Earthworms come out at night.

In the photo above, 
and up the middle in the dirt area,

Is Earth Worm City!

See how many you can count?
I notice they leave one end of themselves in their hole.
Then they just stretch as far as they can.
By morning there is little hay stacks 
piled up on top of their holes.
Kind of like they build a roof.

Ad dull as an earthworm seems to be,
they are actually very interesting to watch.

Right after a rain storm, is the most interesting.
AND If there is a full moon,
The dirt comes alive at night with them.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Had their grand Opening this weekend. 

(I really dislike giving notoriety to this business because
they are not easy to deal with, Long Story for another time.)

It was such a nice day, and we all wanted to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
So we went to see what was going on.
They had a demo ride, in which you could ride
any type of Harley out there you wanted.
That was pretty cool.
Second it was Baby Cameron's first BIG adventure in his 12 days of life.
He enjoyed most of it by sleeping.
Here is Mom and Son.
I know 'mom' is thinking:
"How am I going to ride and pull off motherhood at the same time?"
Mom and Dad could not be happier!
Dad is so joyful he is singing the Harley song to Cameron!
At least I think he is since I took TWO pictures and he appears both times to be singing.
It was a cloudy day, which we were thankful for.
The temps were in the low 80's and it got pretty humid.
Just right for "baby's" first big outing.
He will do just fine as I think he enjoyed every minute of it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Counting on ONE hand:

Here Briann is holding her brand new little cousin, Cameron.

Briann's brother, Kaden is just three months old.
See the resemblance?
(Something tickled his funny bone!)
Briann is Mommy in training.
What other 3 year old can hold a baby on each hip?
What a trooper!

Our family is growing by leaps and bounds!
Let me count:
1
2
3
4
5
Yep, so far, 
I can count on one hand
our grandkids.....

Whoood a thunk?
And LOVE them ALL!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

All In A Day's Work.....

Owning two acres of land
means
that the work is never done.
Sometimes you get some help with all that work!
"Oh my, Papa!"
That is a lot of grass!
I will carry them for you!
Look, TWO HANDS!

With some help!
Mom and dad watching their son and papa slave away!
Then when the work is all done,


We get to go fishing.
First your throw the line out by hand,
Then you toss in the pole!
Yep that is the way we go fishing!

Just a Matter of Detail.......

Reading the fine print.....
To Work out the Details!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

What Mother's do.......

This is the MOTHER!

She mothers ALL baby's!
She has a loving heart!
This is the TROUBLE MAKER!
He gets into everything.
He FINDS everything!
He BRINGS everything HOME!
So the other night, when I stepped outside,
Screech was rolling around in the dirt.

From underneath him came little squeaks of "help me! help me!"
Yes, he had a mouse he was torchering!

Sydney came to the mouses' rescue and snatched it away from Screech.
She gently carried the mouse to the end of the yard under a tree.

Ever so gently she puts it down.
Lays guard over it for a while, checking on it ever so often.

As I watch her, I am thinking: "She is such a good mommy!"

Then I noticed she was making a chewing motion......
NO! NO! NO!

To late!
The poor mouse was already gone!


Yes, Dorothy.....Animals DO eat their young in the wild!
(Or anyone's young-uns!)