Monday, March 28, 2011


We laid Tessa to rest this afternoon. She took part of our hearts with her. She had always been lame on the L front from previous founder. She was neglected then taken to the Centenial Auction in Colorado. The kill buyer, Charlie Carter was out bid on her and she came to live with us here in Oklahoma 3 years ago.  We had her x-rayed last Friday and her coffin bone was sinking badly, almost through the sole.  They suggested euthanaisa. We knew this time would come but had hoped for more time with her. It wasn't to be.  This last weekend was so hard knowing she only X amout of time left.  Last night I put my face into her neck and just sobbed. I though I had it under control today, until I saw the vet's truck coming down our road. We had gotten Tessa, Sandy and Ace in the barn and gave them all some Thrive. Tessa getting a double helping. We brushed her up and combed out her mane and tail. She had such a silky mane and tail. I cut a piece of her tail from underneath and then we walked her out to the grave which was dug yesterday.  The vet today said that this was how all of them should go. This from a man who was proslaughter 3 years ago when we first met. Now, he's not so sure.  Tessa went down easily. It did take a few minutes for her great heart to stop. Sandy was right there and wasn't happy at all. She galloped around and pawed the ground, then stood between Gary and I as Tessa took her last breath.  I hope she and Ace will now become close.  We put a baggie with letters from both of us and some treats in the grave with Tessa.  God speed Tessa, we will always miss you.  See you on the other side..............

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Spring is finally here. I always dread the months of January and February. They seem so long, cold and dark. Then March comes and new life starts to emerge.  First to turn green are the weeds of course. Right now, the back yard is still pretty much brown but there is a patch of green and purple. Weeds yes, but at last some color to the landscape.  Gary actually put in a small garden this year. He planted tomatoes, corn, peppers, carrots, cantaloupe and watermelen. Now IF this all grows to the fullest potential, it will be lots more than we can eat. But, we love sharing, lol.  The horses and donks will always help us with the carrots, lol.  We might even add a few hens for eggs. I would love a couple of ducks but don't know if they could survive here for long. 

All the horses are starting to shed their winter coats. We turned the fab five up north. They are in heaven. It took all of them a few days to switch over the DLST.  Us too. I just can't seem to get up until the sun does lately. 

The new kitty turned out to be a boy. Whew.  Now to be able to catch him for his shots and possible neutering.  But, Spike seems to be a travelin man. Some days I see him, some days I don't. 

Belle's belly is getting very big.  She is not due until the first week in May.  Hope she gets along ok with the birth.  She loves having her huge belly rubbed.  Cruiser has decided that getting hugs and kisses is a good thing, especially when there is a treat attached. Little Roger thinks he can sit in mom's lap when she sits on an overturned bucket.  I had to convince him that just will not work. 

Well, there seems to be a small storm blowing in, we just got a tiny shower and something blew over on the front deck.  Better go check it out. 

All is well at Hawk's Acres. 

Happy Spring to all.