Thursday, January 29, 2009

Play, play, play. Scooter and Smokey have finally accepted Jake. Jake is doing pretty good. Mostly house-broken which is great. He knows how to sit now. We got a little ice from the lastest storm but not bad. It's all gone now, yea.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Another warm day in Oklahoma, near 80 degrees this afternoon. Of course the bottom will fall out in the next few days and freezing rain is forcasted. Oh well. Farrier coming this morning to trim all 9 equines. Jake the new dog is doing well. He is just a pup so is full of energy and bounce. He likes sleeping in the laundry room at night. Scooter and Smokey have finally accepted him. Scooter tries hard to just ignore him but Smokey likes him. Not very windy today which is good. Star hates her feet done on calm days but the wind complicates things even more for her. She is such a wild thing, it is a struggle sometimes to get her trimmed. Last time, it had to be done in the pasture with Sonny on one side and Spice on the other. John is a brave man to trim feet in a crowd. Have a great weekend everyone.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


Seems we have been adopted. We call him Jake. He's very thin and super friendly. He slept on the front porch last night. I just fed him again. He is a border collie. Fur is so soft. I think he is young. He wants to play a lot. Also wants to herd the equines. But he listens when I say "no". Hope Scooter and Smokey will accept him today. I would like to bring him in the house at night. We will work on that today. Welcome Jake.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Well, it's another warm January day in Oklahoma. Sun is shinning and the breeze is from the south. Yesterday was warm too. Gary and I worked outside in the afternoon. Did a little brush trimming and hooked up the flat bed to the tractor and picked up trash. Lots more of both to do. Gary showed me how to drive the tractor. It's been over 40 years since I have driven one. But it's pretty simple. I love doing it. Next I want to learn the PTO part of it so I can put out the hay if I have to. There is a bucket on the front of the tractor and we use it a lot. We use it to clean up the poop from the pens and moving dirt/rock. Comes in very handy. A 1000 lb horse can produce 90 lbs of poop per day, 7 x 90 = 630 lbs of poop per day. The donkeys are very nice and use the same spot in their pen at night so it is easy to clean. Anyone need horse poop for fertilizer????????

Saturday, January 3, 2009

What is it with this weather???? Here it is the 3rd of January and it's 75 degrees outside. Our windows are open and the breeze is blowing through. The sun is shinning. We went to Stillwater to do some shopping and people who had convertables had the top down. I love it!!! This is the latest picture of my boy Hawk. He is till ruling the herd with an iron fist, lol. He takes his job seriously. I just love'em to pieces. All the rest of the animal gang is doing well. Pepper still a little thin but going strong. The donks have settled in well. They are still learning it's ok for mom to pick out their feet. Have to watch Belle though, she throws a kick every once in a while. Boy she is fast! Well, am outside to enjoy this weather while it lasts.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year! Always on the first day of a new year, my thoughts turn backwards toward the past. Friends made and lost. One friend in paticular, Judy. She was the best friend I've ever had. She died 1 week post op for a brain tumor. She was in her late 40's when this happened. Much too young to die. It's been almost 20 years since she died. I remember the fun we had like it was yesterday. There wasn't anything we wouldn't try. Putting shingles on her house, making new screens, pulling up fences. Whatever the project, we would tackle it together. And have a glorious time doing it. I miss her still. You always knew where you stood with Judy. She was not two-faced. No back stabbing from her. If she didn't like you, she would tell you right to your face. I loved her like a sister. Rest well Judy, see ya when I get there.