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American Quarter Horse from Caledonia, IL

Smart Lil' Cutter

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I am from Caledonia, IL and I've been a Club Horse member for 2 years, 10 months and 6 days

Nicknames: Cutter, Baby Girl, Sweetie

Age: 16 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: American Quarter Horse

Height: 15hh

Color: Chestnut

Type of Riding: Western Trail Riding

My Horse's Achievements: We can all ride her now, and she crossed a 'scary' bridge

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples, Carrots and Alfalfa

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Be groomed and loved on, to go on a ride

Pet Peeves: Not getting enough attention, and not being the first one out of the pasture

My Horse's motto: "Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of me salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day." Psalms 25:4,

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When we first went to look at Cutter, she had just had a foal, so we didn't ride her then... But she was so sweet and beautiful, had Smart Little Lena on her papers, and was a great price so we brought her home. The man we bought her from said she was broke, but hadn't been ridden in a year or so. A bit later we just put a saddle on her and she did fine. A few days later I just sat on her as my brother led her around, still she was fine. Then, in one of our pastures, I got on to ride her. As soon as they took off the lead rope and I asked her to walk I could tell she was confused. But she did walk around for a bit, but she kept trying to go to the gate. Then, ignoring my cues, she walked right up to our electric fence and accidentally touched the fence with her nose! She took off for a gallop around the pasture... and I didn't. We soon caught her, and calmed her down. Then, with the electric fence off, I climbed back on. But she must have connected my being on her back with the shock, because our sweet little mare suddenly became a bucking bronco! Her bucking began, and I'm not an experienced rider! The ground rushed up to meet me fast and hard. Cutter continued to buck and run around and I got out of that pasture fast! Although scraped and bruised, I wasn't badly hurt. A week or so later my brother came across an add for a girl who was offering to refresh horses. We called her that day and she came out that afternoon. She was a great rider and did an amazing job with Cutter in only a few weeks! While she was there once, I got on Cutter again, and the change was truly miraculous! Now my entire family rides her, from my mom to my nine year old brother! She's like a different horse; and we all praise the Lord for sending us this sweet little girl!

"Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart." Psalm 26:2
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A Vote for You!!
Wow, even have Thanksgiving dishes all done up. Have a few more minutes now to send out votes. We had 10 for dinner yesterday. Mikey's girl friend made the turkey, which was home raised. Other than the buns, everything was raised in my garden, at least veggies, and all the pickles veggies. No I did not harvest wheat to make the buns. :). Surprised that the pumpkins pie tasted good, but I did cheat and buy bought pie crust....I did practice making crust, but even the dogs would not eat them, Jack the calf loved them. So the hardest part of making the pie, was making the round pie crust into a square cake pan.....but I made it do. Had a couple of guest, just friends of one or two of my sons, who had no where to go, so just tell them come along.

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11/25/2016 07:22.44 AM Report This Comment
That's too bad the park is closed for the winter. When will it open again? Glad the coyotes have been keeping their distance, don't need them getting too chummy.
Our weather has been nice except that we so desperately need rain. But highs in the 60's, can't complain.
There was a wind advisory out for today, so I saddled up Allie and BG this morning, trying to beat the wind coming in. So irresponsible of me to ride 2 horses in one day, but oh well. Allie was tossing her head and squirting around on the lunge line, so it took a while to work the kinks out, and by that time, it was blowing a gale. I rode her at a walk for about 5 mins, but figured I'd better quit while I was in one piece. Rode BJ a bit for the first time since spring. Common sense said I should've done groundwork first, but he was a perfect gentleman, as usual. The lightest touch of a rein or leg, and he's there. What a good boy. Allie continued to spook and pace while I was riding him, bless her young energetic heart. She needs to be doing 20 mile trail rides. Finished up by trimming little Cinni's feet. I enjoyed my horse time immensely.
Well, hope you're having a great saturday and get some horse time in.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

11/19/2016 11:00.01 AM Report This Comment
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Our weather is so nice for November. But I know its coming...snow. Snow, I do not mind, but rain/snow mixture is hard to deal with. Everything is so wet then frozen. Mistit still wants to stand outside of the shed. Big enough for a whole herd inside, and I know Whisper always makes her move. I think for the winter she can go in with the calf, Jack, but Jack gets grain and she sure does not need it.
Get 150 bales of small bales of hay, so have to move the large chicken/guinea pen out, and clean where it was. Glad to get extra hay, it will help insulate the over head which slides sideweays.

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11/17/2016 06:41.26 AM Report This Comment
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Break from cutting firewood. Mike is going to help take a tractor back to the dealer to fix "something", on my brother in law's tractor. Some of charms came from ebay order. Smaller than what I thought, these are like a little "trojan horse", cute, but will need different size beads. So will go to our resale shop sort of like St. Vinny's or Goodwill, but prices are not too high, and check out what they have. Closes "bigger town" we have about 33 miles. Making a few to sell but most will go to the 4 H Christmas party for little gifts. Horses did not get their burrs out, yet. After hauling firewood and stacking, bringing in wash, and doing chores, we went to pick up Dominic from school, took him out to for a pizza at Subway, then gave him his cards. His golden birthday 14, and he is finally taller than me.

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11/15/2016 04:16.44 AM Report This Comment
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So you have coyotes too. We seen a wolf on the trail camera checking out the deer bait. At least the horses stayed calm.

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11/02/2016 07:38.09 AM Report This Comment
Wow, those are some bold coyotes, they're usually so shy. Are your goats up in the barn at night?
Our weather is unseasonably warm here too, hitting 80 a lot of days and still no rain.
Had another good ride on Allie. Not only was she calm, she was even steering better. She'll get today off because I'm working. I've started feeding hay, not so much cause they're loosing weight yet, but because I'm seeing them trying to graze in the riding ring where there is hardly any grass at all, and what's there is maybe 1/4 inch tall. So if that's their best choice, they need something to eat.
Well, hope you have a great hump-day. Take care.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

11/02/2016 01:42.06 AM Report This Comment
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I will have to write a whole book to get caught up on all the things I am trying to get done, when I have time to write more than a sentence or two.

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10/24/2016 06:22.28 AM Report This Comment
Will have to just quick votes out once again. So here is a Sunday morning vote.

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10/23/2016 10:13.31 AM Report This Comment
Hope you're getting to ride and enjoy some horse time. I thought about you yesterday: a team of all Marsh Tackies competed in drill exercises at the State Fair yesterday. I didn't get to drive down and see them, but I'm hoping to see some pics on FB today.
It was a beautiful fall day yesterday, high of 63, clear blue sky, breezy. I rode Allie, who was feeling her oats and the cool weather, but we survived and she did pretty good. I also bought 2 more round bales, need about 4 more to get thru the winter. They're costing almost double the normal price because it's hay that's been shipped in since it was too dry to grow much this summer.
Well, off to work. Hope you have a great sunday and some horse time.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

10/23/2016 02:36.52 AM Report This Comment
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Most kittens "want" to eat, but this little guy has to be made to eat. Drinks a bit of warm milk, and will eat tuna, or hamburger bits, if I put it in his mouth. Rubbed him all over, trying to find "something" that hurts on him. The way he trys to crawl away, is like he is afraid. This morning he at least looked alert.
Butchering went well yesterday, going to go help cut up the meat in just a bit. That takes the longest. But everyone wants their hams and bacon smoked, so those are big pieces. Lard I will give to my sister for making soap, and the rest I will render down and mix with sunflower seeds, and cracked corn for the birds and chickens. Nothing gets wasted. Even the hide gets spread out for the wild birds to eat the fat off. But for now, it has to be rolled up and frozen, until needed.

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10/21/2016 05:11.28 AM Report This Comment
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Taking a break from cutting firewood. We buy 12 logger cords which is not even cut down yet. Woods are too wet right now. Truck is all washed up for carry pigs to where we will cut and wrap them up. Should get down to below 30 tomorrow night, so will butcher them late Thursday afternoon. Temps in the day are nice, but has been very windy. Caught 4 tiny mice in my grain barrel this morning...now to figure out how they got in. Cats had a good breakfast....small, simple breakfast.

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10/19/2016 06:25.29 AM Report This Comment
Most people have more horses tHan riders, but your family has more riders than horses. That's great though. Glad you're enjoying doing the drills. And that's good you got to canter Cutter and she behaved for you. You might have to do that more often. It helps to have an enclosed area to ride in. Good thing you have industrious brothers, lol.
I worked Allie yesterday, but she had had a week off and was very full of herself, so I didn't ride, just did some brisk groundwork and finished by tying her head around for a few minutes each way. What a temper she has! I'm hoping to ride her today.
Well, hope you have a great wednesday and some horse time.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

10/19/2016 04:26.45 AM Report This Comment
Hope things are going well and you're still getting some good weather. Have you been able to ride any lately? Have you done some more drill practice.
I took a break yesterday afternoon for some horse time and trimmed BJ'S feet. While I was doing that, I had Allie's head tied around to her tail. She really needed that; she pitched a tantrum for a few minutes but then settled down. It's fun to pull against me, but not so fun to pull against herself.
Well, off to work. Hope you have a great monday.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

10/17/2016 02:25.52 AM Report This Comment
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Started sending out votes at 6:30 this morning and here it is nearly 11:30 and just making the first comment. Been cutting more firewood. Most oak, and not small this time. Stuff is about 20 pounds each, and then have to care 1 piece at a time out to the road to the truck. But weather is so nice today, and any time I am in the woods is great. Horses are out enjoying the sun, sleeping and cows are laying down, and no rain today, but in a few days it will be back with the wind.

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10/16/2016 09:18.18 AM Report This Comment
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Rained most of the day, so I spent time cleaning headstalls, reins, and leather tack. I have way toooooo much, so was putting things together for sale. Looking out the kitchen window, I seen a fox grab a chicken running back to the coop, as the rain started again. I did not know I could run that fast, but across the lawn I ran, opened the horse gate, and yelled, (my Rebel yell) so loud that the fox was surprised. It dropped its lunch, chicken ran back, fox ran into the next pasture, and I ran after it. Finally, it ran into the woods, with my warning. I set the live trap near the coop, and locked all cats in for the night. Empty this morning, so nobody goes out today. Now, thinking back, the other day all the guineas were making very loud noises, right in the north pasture where the fox ran, and I bet it was in the long grass, when I went out there to see what the guinea were seeing. I know they do that when the neighbor's dog comes over. I count each batch of chickens/chicks each night and look and look if one is missing. So far, I lost one guinea and one young chick this summer. Now I think I know where they went. If it had not been raining, I would most likely been outside working or the dogs would have been outside. I did come in soaked and shoes muddy, but at least the hen was OK. Last night, she was up in the roost with the others, but I am watching her to make sure she is eating and drinking.

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10/06/2016 07:06.32 AM Report This Comment
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Raining again, cold rain, and very windy. Still have a few chores to finish up outside. Rain and wind is bring down some of the leaves off the maple trees. Time to clean more tack but in the house today. With all the rain, so many mold spots on the leather. What was that stuff called to keep moist out of the tack totes/boxes?? I did look when we were at Menard's, but forgot what the name was.

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10/05/2016 07:30.43 AM Report This Comment
We had a beautiful day yesterday but I unfortunately didn't get time to ride, just had too many errands. They horses are all fine though, and I always enjoy my time with them at their supper time.
Well, hope you have a great hump-day.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

10/05/2016 01:30.45 AM Report This Comment
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Most of the ducks and geese, along with the birds, totally leave Wisconsin. They have more sense that people. Some do stay near the open waters in southern Wis. near the Mississippi. Yesterday was so nice out. I was digging up potatoes for storeage for the winter, and Sadie was so "helpful". Well, lets just say I wish she would dig in the right places, and when I throw the bad ones in the "bad" bucket, she would leave them there. Today wwe just got back from hauling in firewood. We go where they have cut and take the limbs, or stumps that are left. Lots of heavy wood and long walks caring one or two pieces at a time. You can not back the truck up to the pile, so to speak. You haul and carry. You sure get your excise and I will find out tomorrow what muscles I forgot to use. Not really, I very seldom get sore, but I do listen to Mike's complains.

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09/30/2016 10:51.11 AM Report This Comment
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Thank You for sending Mistit a vote of congratulations for being HOTD.
I just wish she would have her foal. She still is fat belly wise and has milk. I wish it did not 150 dollar farm call to have the vet come out, but she does not seem stressed or off feed, runs around with Willow and Whisper. So, if it a fault PG, then I will know soon.
Rained all day long yesterday, not hard just light rain, and wind, temps were around 44, so fall is certainly here. Geese are heading your way, been so cloudy, but I can hear them. Caterpillars are everywhere, it seems I am always putting them out of harms way, so they do not get stepped on or ran over.

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09/28/2016 06:23.52 AM Report This Comment
Oh yeah, goats are escape artists, for sure, and manage to get into all kinds of trouble. But they're too cute to get mad at.
Glad you got a little ride in. Yeah, with 2 horses and siblings, you can make a regular game out of broom ball. BJ found my old broom yesterday and about destroyed it chewing on it, lol.
Allie is coming along. I finally took the roundpen down last night, so this morning will be her first day in the bigger space, well, at least in a while. I'm hoping she'll lope calmly out of the roundpen now, but we'll see.
Well, better get the day going. Hope you have a great wednesday.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

09/21/2016 04:41.13 AM Report This Comment
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Not sure about the sale today....want to go, but anytime I take a day off, the fairies seem to take one too. Yesterday, I noticed the spiders started decorating for Halloween, spider webs in every room. The dust bunnies came out and really multiply, and Sadies's mess under the table got bigger. She seems to think, all cardboard boxes need to be tore into 1 inch x 1 inches or smaller.
Ponies did wonderful getting into the trailer, but I felt like a "Judes goat" leading them in. But their new home is so nice. They will have their own stalls, but for now the have a small pen, which will go into a bigger pasture, and 3 kids to love them. I brought everything I could think of that they might need, treats, apples, carrots, brushes, combs, extra halters, 3 new lead ropes, hoof pick, a few stuffed horses, books on ponies, and a few other horsey things. They showed us the other barn, where they had ducks and chickens, everything was so clean, and no mud. I think the ponies will love it there. But Mistit is still calling for them. So that part is so sad for me. I spent extra time with her last night after we got home.

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09/17/2016 05:41.12 AM Report This Comment
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I guess I love all my horses and ponies toooooo much, because them having a new home is more important than making money off them. I very seldom, sell for money, this time I am doing a trade(s) for rifle/gun. I have seen the little hobby farm, and can see the love the father has built into his barn and how he treats his other animals.
I take in horses/ponies that need a home, because they in need of help. Usually, they are just babies, and just are not taught anything, afraid and not handled. After, I work with them, and make them ready for their new home, I start looking for someone who wants what they have to give. Pickles, I really thought I would want to keep, but he turned out better than what I thought he could.
Mike has to rewire the horse trailer, since the little pigs, would play under it, and must have created a short. Trouble is, with his artificial knees, he can not get down on the ground....well, he can, but then can not get back up. Waiting for the neighbor boy to come over and help him out.

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09/14/2016 07:21.35 AM Report This Comment
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Yep, garden is muddy too, so all the tomatoes and carrots are really caked with "good old Wisconsin heavy clay". As if I do not have enough to can, went and picked 2 full 5 gal buckets of apples. Have one all ready peeled and frozen, everyone enjoyed the peels and small apples last.
Mikey has dr appointment(s) today, but one of his friends is off work and will drive. But we will be going to Ladysmith to get some of the specials at the grocery store. Need flour to make apple crisps and pies, and brown sugar. Fall is coming too fast, nights are very cool, and with the rain, everything is wet...and muddy.

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09/09/2016 06:47.49 AM Report This Comment
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As I type, I hope you can hear Mother Nature being a naughty, naughty lady. BIG LOUD thunders, and what a fireworks display...never mind the down pour. My tulips, I planted where I took out the turtle pond "really" are getting the soaking they needed....might decide to bloom before winter. It started before 4 this morning and suppose to continue all week, I hope not this hard. Let everyone one just as it got light, because the rain had stopped. I guess chickens knew more than I did, because they just stayed in the coop, and the ones in the shed did not want to go outside either. Had a good visit with my sister at Mom's, she comes for the Hawkins parade each yr, by herself, and picks up my other sister, who hates to drive because she lost her one eye at 8 yrs old. Up until last yr she had a fake eye, but because of a infection it ate up some of the support of the fake eye, and now has to wait until everything clears up. That and her insurance does not want to pay anything, because the only place she can go is out of network. My sister will take 5 of the baby guinea hens to a friend who wanted some, and I told him I would make sure he got them. I gave him eggs to incubate, but he said he did not know what went wrong, but each time you try a hatch, you learn new things not to do or to do, that you did before. Hey, it stopped storming for a few minutes....yep, I see ponies coming out of the barn.

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09/06/2016 07:02.30 AM Report This Comment
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Went to pick up a new front door from Menard's Labor Day special. Another long ride, over hour ride, to nearest store, long ride after we went 50 miles the other way to Tomahawk for a cookot. Really, Mikey needed one, and we went along and decided to get one also. I "think" we were invited because we have the credit card... :), he has a very hard time being on disability, so we do not mind. Now the front door we have (no window) will go to the back door, and the back door, will go out in the shed, which is my barn. Playing musical doors in a few days. And the shed door, will be used for a baby pig pen, turn sideways. Nothing gets wasted her, I try to recycle everything I can. Dominic loves to call it "Hording" but I have a use for nearly everything. I like to work on my projects with me, and getting very good at taking things apart and painting it or use it for another project. He turned my bookshelf, into a chicken nest with dividers. He is taking a shop class this year, and tells me about all the things he wants to make, so I hope he keeps that mind going, because he is miles ahead of other kids his age.

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09/05/2016 06:46.33 AM Report This Comment
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Sunset and early morning riding times are the best. I do not have anyone to ride with, so I just ride in the pastures and fields, followed by all the ponies.

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09/04/2016 07:04.58 AM Report This Comment
Did you get to go riding the other day? Sounds like it was a pretty day. I know what you mean, I always feel like I waste a gift if I don't get outside on pretty days...or most any day really.
I was hoping wed get some rain from that hurricane, but it missed is by no more than 25 miles. Oh well, it did cool us off a lot. It's 61 this morning, we haven't seen the 60s since April. I'm sure the horses are enjoying the cooler temps.
Well, hope you have a great saturday. Take care.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

09/03/2016 04:24.06 AM Report This Comment
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Mike is still going to be "bumming" today, have to run to Ladysmith for grocery shopping, then to Phillips after school to watch the high school football game, and bring Dominic home with him. Saturday to Mass, and Sunday to Tomahawk for his oldest brother family get together. I get alot of work done when he is not here. All small jobs, but lots of cleaning in the garden and feed it to the little pigs, and their moms. If you check under Willows page, I put a picture of the Scottish Highlander heifer, who is a yr old.

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09/02/2016 05:37.38 AM Report This Comment
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Well, our little farm has grown by one...wish I could announce that it was a foal, but not, it is a heifer yearling. She is a Scottish Highlander, they are a shaggy long haired stocky type of cow, with long horns. Right now she is afraid, but we have her in the pen where the ponies and Willow were in at night. Now, to think of a name. We have been working on getting her since last spring. They are not tamed yet, so the guy had a bit of trouble getting them (3) of them into his trailer. The other 2 went to my son and his girlfriend. Next the little bull will come.

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08/31/2016 06:20.40 AM Report This Comment
I really am sorry about your kitty. Animals leave such big holes in our hearts when they die and healing does come, but it can take a while.
Also sorry you've had so much rain. And bad weather nearby too, hasn't it? Glad you haven't seen any of that.
We've returned to hot and dry, but we got enough rain earlier in the month that the grass is growing and folks are able to cut more hay, yay.
Yes, Allie is doing well. We're still in the roundpen, but I think I have a plan for getting out of there relatively safely. I'm really enjoying her and looking forward to the day I can trail ride her.
Well, hope your week is going well and you maybe see a little sunshine. Take care.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

08/30/2016 03:37.29 PM Report This Comment
Raining again, and very cool. I have a sweatshirt on, (and all the windows open), plan on making banana bread, and oatmeal cookies, plus put something in the oven for supper. Looking out in the rain, I think of all the things I could be doing or plan to do. I will be working out in the shed, moving the turtle cage in for the keets, as soon as the rain stops. Mike is looking for stuff to do, before its time for Mass this afternoon. I like going to Church for Mass then, instead of Sunday morning.

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08/20/2016 07:08.26 AM Report This Comment
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Awe Monday, not sure what to do first. Chores are done, need to move the white guineas into the other pen, (getting ready for winter, UGH!!) but they need time to adjust to a different pen and house. After both little dogs went home, I need to wash all their blankets and pads, so they are ready when those little guys return. My cats miss them already. Tomatoes are finally getting ripe, and more cockburrs need chopping down....some of them I feel like hollowing "TIMBER" when they fall. Finish moving the turtle pen into the barn for the baby keets too. Mike has taken Mikey to another dr appointment for his toe, the big sores are infected, even if the drs at Ladysmith say it looks good, I say it needs a "real" doctor to look at it, because it is infected. That's why no one likes going the the Ladysmith Hospital, when a sore has pus, smells, and red....that is what is called infection and needs to be treated.....a patient should not have to beg to get some sort of antibiotics for it.

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08/15/2016 06:59.26 AM Report This Comment
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I had a long talk with Mistit while I brushed her, she just kept nodding her head agreeing with me, about it time to have that baby.....its been a long summer, on baby watch.
Sunday vote from Whisper, Willow and the little herd for you. NIce out today....so far...getting some jobs done outside, that usually is too hot out in the morning to do. Trying to move the turtle cage out to the shed for the little keets, because they are out growing their rabbit cage. The turtle cage is about 5 feet high, 4 ft wide and 10-12 ft long, and no bottom, so they can learn to scratch in the dirt. Because its made from chicken wire, I can put long sticks in for roosts, also put branches, and plants so that they learn to hide in the grasses. I feed them clover and grasses now, but cut it up with the scissors. They are too small to be out with the little chicks, yet. The keets have one fault, they hide their little heads into a hole....like between the hay bales, when being picked on, thinking they can not be seen, but they do not know how to move backwards, only forwards, so they get deep between the bales and die. They are a very smart bird...except for that one stupid fault. So I keep them safe until they are older. Most are spoken for except for the ones I will keep...some different colors than what I have now

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08/14/2016 08:37.42 AM Report This Comment
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Some good new on Mistit...her milk is now yellow, before it was just white coloring. Still keep her separated at night, just incase. Rainy again today, but not a all day rain, but enough to make everything sticky and humidity sort of bad. Try to chop down "cock-bur or burdock" this morning, and some are getting like little trees. Like to do them just before they seed out, it is like a small ball of sticky seeds which get in the horses manes and tails, and nearly impossible to get out.

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08/13/2016 08:26.10 AM Report This Comment
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Today the humidity is so bad, that we have fog and mositure on everything....like raining inside.
Well, Mistit's due date certainly is a mystery....she nearly is past the last due date, first week in Aug, next one will be near the end of Aug. It's been a long baby watch for all of us. I keep checking to see if she has milk, which she does

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08/10/2016 06:39.41 AM Report This Comment
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Good Sunday Morning vote.
Willow seems to enjoy being here. Gets along of attention, everyday, I put her halter on, give her a treat, ride her a bit in the pen. She was a kids horses I am sure, likes to walk 10 ft, when I tell her to, then stop, wait until I tell her again, another 10 ft, stop wait. I can just see a kid riding her and continuously let her stop and eat. She is also hard to get her to come to me, when she see I have a halter. But does not run, just stays out of my reach. It is hard to work with her with all the little ponies right there, looking for their treat too. Or nibbling on my boots, to see if that is where I put their treat. There is no hiding them, because they smell so good....Apple and Peppermint. My pockets smell like them, even if I do not have any with me.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

08/07/2016 06:57.58 AM Report This Comment
hope your week is going well. any ride time? how are the goats?
i rode Allie this morning and she did well. it's about time to introduce something new, like, gasp! loping! as soon as the riding ring is super dry, maybe we'll give it a go.
hope you are having a great friday. take care.

Come visit me, Allie, prayers for Donna Lee & BJ and his mom,Gracie; missing Charlie Bubbles.

08/05/2016 02:52.29 PM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Finally have a few days in a row with no chance of rain, so cutting the new seeding today. Poured yesterday, nearly all morning. It had stopped for a bit, and I was moving some of the keets, baby guinea hens, out to a better rabbit cage in the shed, when it started up big time, so I was halfway across the lawn, and ran with the rabbit cages trying to protect them from getting wet. Ended up working out in the shed, until rain let back up. Found a box of headstalls, starting to mold, huh....not even done cleaning saddles, and having to work on the smaller leather things. Washed most of them in vineger water, because read (somewhere) it would kill mold spores, drying is slow, because of the moister in the air. Today, it is cool outside, should stay like that all weekend. About 62 right

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08/05/2016 08:41.39 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
Going to storm today, Mike is taking Mikey to his dr. appointment, and will stop and get me "another" bag of chick starter. Probably, would not need it, but when I sell keets or chicks, I send some feed with them. Sometimes, a 3 pound coffee can full, and with the month old chicks eating like they were starving, 50 pounds goes very fast.
Humidity is so high that the floors, (wood) are wet. Everything is sticky, including my keyboard. Baby sitting 2 little yappers, (dogs) for the past week, Barky is the worst, because he likes to live up to his name. Chance is a Yorkie and wants out and two seconds later wants in....runs back and forth between the front and back door barking. I go to let him in and he is already running to the other door. Stay cool!!

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08/04/2016 06:22.07 AM Report This Comment
A Vote for You!!
I wrote before, about my flower beds, and will let everyone know, the only way to grow nice flowers, is to "beg, borrow, or steal" the seeds/bulbs. (But I only steal from Mother Nature). Always, said if I am going to steal, it better have 4 legs and a mane and tail, and be worth "hanging" for....and I have come very close to be hung. hee, hee...;)
Let month old chicks out of their pen in the shed this morning, had to plug up every hole under the overhead door, so they could not get outside. Only, because there are 42 of them, and they are so hard to count to bring back in at night. Right now, let them learn to come into the pen where I left there their food and water. Next to deal with the baby keets. Sold some, already, but have some to give to 4-H ers, and saving a few for myself....not sure why I do have enough. Sometimes, I just do not learn from my own mistakes.

Come visit me, Mistic, Willow & Whisper.

08/03/2016 07:07.17 AM Report This Comment
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