Friday, March 12, 2010

Barney at Sally Run

I've been wanting to put these up all week, but it's been a little crazy. Here is Barney on his first day at Sally Run. It was in the 60's, and he loved rolling in a little dirt! He has adjusted really well and gets more relaxed each day. We've had three good rides and lots of play time to get to know each other. Thanks to Mike, JJ, and Chelsea for helping to bring us together!

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Giant Moth

So, this isn't a farm story, but funny nonetheless! Rowdy came in around 1 am this morning saying, "Mom, there is a giant moth in my room, and I can't sleep with it making so much noise!" I GROWLED back at him that he needed to just go back to bed - moths won't hurt you. He started tearing up and said he couldn't, so I walked him back to his room to investigate this moth. He pointed to his Valentine's bucket and said it was in there. So, I looked, and holy not a moth at all - it was a BAT!! So I covered the bucket, took it outside and dumped it out and scooted the bat away, and it must have eventually flown away or was eaten because it's gone this morning. I then went back and apologized profusely to Rowdy for growling at him and said that was definitely worth the wake up call! He then told me that he woke up to it "screaming" and scratching, and I said if something is ever screaming and scratching in your room, it's not a moth - come get me quick and give me that information! So, I was now wide awake, wondering how it 1) got in the house 2) made it to Rowdy's room and 3) managed to get into the bucket and not get out! Oh well, my best guess is the chimney - and I don't know about the rest! So, I read my latest dressage magazine about the Adult Clinic series that I was too tired to read earlier in the night and finally fell back asleep! At least it wasn't swooping around the house like the last one we had to catch or hanging from the light cord in the basement that I GRABBED! Fun stuff!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Prayers for Courtney Dye

Please pray for a full recovery for Olympic Dressage rider Courtney Dye. She suffered severe head trauma this week after a fall and is in a coma in ICU in Palm Beach, FL. The horse just tripped over his own feet - not a crazy, out of control horse. This type of accident can happen at any moment, so PLEASE WEAR YOUR HELMET AT ALL TIMES WHEN RIDING and inisist that your children always wear one as well.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Before you say it . . .

I looked at lots of chestnuts and smaller horses, honest! Barney was the only big dark bay I even rode, but in my case, good things come in big (really big, 17.3 H big) packages! Caruso might be a little jealous!


It's official! I found the perfect guy in Florida last week, and I am thrilled to report that the vetting went great, and he is moving to Virginia! Thanks so much to JJ Tate for all of her wonderful help!

First Hereford Calf

I had to post this pic of this cute calf with Rowdy!