Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Work has started on the run-in on the south side of the barn. We got the headers up yesterday (boards that connect the posts horizontally and on the barn horizontally). Gary put huge lag screws on the boards on the barn so that the shed would be very stable in the strong winds we get here from the south. We will use hurricaine brackets to attach the boards connecting the barn side to the post side. Hope that makes sense, lol. The cold front arrived about 3:30 this morning with high winds from the north so it is very cold outside, temp is 35 degrees. Don't know how much it will warm up this afternoon. How much work gets done today depends on the temps. I have to go get feed today for the horses, don't want them to run out!! I have taught Hawk a trick. I ask him if he is a good boy and he nods his head up and down. So funny. They are so smart.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I was out in the south pasture with the herd today. It's so wonderful to see Tessa walking with a normal horse gait. Gently bobbing her head evenly with each step. No sign of a limp. I admit I was very worried she wouldn't get to this point. She and Sandy are still very bonded. It's like there are two separate herds. They all stay within sight of each other but the two older ones like being off a little on their own. Rose does join them sometimes. They each came up to me to say hi and then wandered off to eat some of the dry grass. We are putting out large round bales, two at a time. And we are putting Tessa and Sandy in their own pen at night with a whole bale of hay to themselves. Gary is picking up the materials for the run-in shed tomorrow. Hope the weather holds long enough for us to get it done.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
New camera arrived last night. I'll never be really good at taking pictures. Not like I would like to be. LOL Cold this morning with a strong northwest wind, about 35 degrees. All the horses are getting so furry. Hard to take pics as they want to see what the camera is and get too close. And, like I said, it was COLD!!!!