Saturday, May 30, 2009

Not sure what is going on here. I've seen Belle do the same thing with the baby. I think it maybe discipline but not sure. BJ sure stands still when it happens. I think I would too, lol. He is not biting down hard, just holding her. BJ is doing well with her hoofie lessons. She lets me clean them now and is doing ok on leading. I think learning to lead is going to be the hardest for her. Update on the killdeer's nest, there were 4 eggs but now back to 3. Have no idea what happened to the 4th egg. Poor mom was on the nest yesterday in the hot sun with little to no breeze. No breeze,,,,,really strange for Oklahoma. Have a great weekend!

Monday, May 25, 2009


I'm glad I did not transfer registration papers on our 3 QH mares when we got them. Two were saved from an auction, the KB was outbid. To see why read here-

I would never, never join the AQHA because of their pro-slaughter stand.
These mares are 19, 25, and 27 years old. I should send them to slaughter to make room for younger ones????? I think NOT!

Friday, May 22, 2009

I found the Killdeer's nest yesterday. Puzzeling why they would lay their eggs in the open like this. I placed the rock next to the eggs to mark the spot so we won't drive over them. I think the birds are kinda pretty. God's creatures are amazing!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I've OD'ed on Cuteness

I can't help it. I'm in love. This little baby has stolen my heart. When I sit down on the ground, she comes up and gives me "nose kisses". Her coat is so long and so soft. I love watching her run and play. It's been over 30 years since I've had a foal to play with and this one will definitely be the last. When we adopted Belle and Dunkey, we knew there was a chance Belle was bred and in the last few months, it became obvious there would be a little one. We call her our "late in life baby". LOL She has started her lessons about having her feet handled. Farrier will be happy!!!! She tries to make noise but her snorts are like a sneeze and her other noise is like EEEwumph. So funny. Right now it is sunny, hot and very windy. She almost got blown over into my lap, I had to catch her! She only weighs about 20-25 lbs. I just want to hug her to pieces but she doesn't like to stand still for too long. Belle is a great mom and takes good care of BJ. She has learned to trust us with the baby. When she thinks BJ has had enough spoiling, she will make her move away and we know to let BJ have some "mom time". Ah, life is good.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. Belle gave me almost the best present ever. BJ was born yesterday afternoon around one. She is the cutest little thing. She is doing well. Eating and pooping ok so far. They spent the night in the barn and this morning we let them out in the pen on the west side of the barn. Then it started to rain. They had access to the barn but Belle chose to stay outside. We are dolting grandparents and went out and put them back in the barn. Then it really started to rain hard and we even had some hail. Belle is not happy in the barn but BJ is too little to get soaked. BJ is running, trying to buck and snort! Dunkey is in awe as is Sonny. Sonny stood at the gate and nickered at the baby. Sorry Sonny, you cannot have the baby for a while yet.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Had company yesterday. We walked up to the pasture and visited with the gang. Yesterday started out hot and humid, wind went to the north and it became cool and windy then turned off warm again. Today, it's cool and cloudy. With a few sprinkles. Ahhhh! Belle stayed in the barn again last night. She was not happy! Tossed her water tub, got the shavings wet. Threw her feed tub around. All this and no baby! Maybe tonight....... She and Dunkey are back out with Tessa and Sandy in the south pasture so we can keep a closer eye on them. Dunkey is so very attached to Belle. I think he will be the "odd man out" when the baby comes. At least for a while.
Have great weekend.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Latest word on the mustangs is that the mares are going to WY and the gledings and stallions to TX. All donations to Habitat for Horses is much appreciated. See link above. Mark donations for "Nebraska 200". Jerry Finch is a hero as are Jim Weber, HSUS and many volunteers on the ground. This was no small task and it will be ongoing for a while yet. Every dollar counts and no donation is too small.
PS: No baby donkey yet....................sigh.