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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 3 years, 9 months and 16 days

Nicknames: Cutter, Baby Girl, Sweetie

Age: 17 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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Happy Valentine's Day for your horses and you. I brought a small bag of hearts to share with Whisper, Willow and Mistit, perhaps Jack will take a few. He likes bread better. Going to make sugar roll out cookies later. Of course heart shaped.

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02/14/2017 07:31.19 AM Report This Comment
Really, your snow is gone? I guess all the snow I hear about must be east of you? Thats great though. We have wild plum and ornamental cherry trees blooming already, and the birds are active and noisy, like they're thinking about nesting and all. It really looks and feels like mid march, not mid Feb. Pretty crazy.
Our drought continues. We've had some rain just because it's winter (or it was, lol), but still way below normal. It's given me time to ride though, and Allie is doing well.
Well, happy Valentine's to you. Take care.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

02/14/2017 03:26.41 AM Report This Comment
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Yep, inside its still chilly, specially when you send us that Southern wind. Plus last night it snowed, just a few inches, but enough for me to have make new paths to the pig pens, and across the lawn to the barn. Sadie thinks all this snow is just great, and she is so funny to watch. Today she found a stick, way bigger than she is, tried to bring it to me to throw, but she forgets to drop it, and when she finally did, it was almost to heavy to throw more than 15 ft. Trys to bring another one of her treasures into the house, but would not fit in length wise in the door way.

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02/05/2017 07:14.10 AM Report This Comment
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Saturday vote from cold wintry Wisconsin

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02/04/2017 08:49.56 AM Report This Comment
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Another cold morning, but not too much wind yet, Still can not stay outside too long. This time the cold should not get down to -20-25, but this morning it was -14/-15. I know it is hard to imagine being outside that cold, but sometimes, the colder it get there is less wind, so actually seems warmer. Went threw a lot of books yesterday and magazines, not sure what to do with them. Vet/horse help/and training books. Maybe I should read them more and learn more.

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02/03/2017 07:18.21 AM Report This Comment
I saw where you said it's snowing again up your way, did you get a lot? Will you get to ride today?
The winds dropped to "brisk breeze" with gusts yesterday. The horses aren't spooking as much, guess they figure it'll be a thing forever now, and I kinda know how they feel, lol. Anyway, I had a good ride on Allie and also got Gracie's feet trimmed. Enjoyed my horse time emmensly.
Well, hope you have a great Wednesday.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

02/01/2017 05:04.41 AM Report This Comment
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Winds were so bad here, and then with temps a bit above zero, it was cold. House was cold too, south winds again.
Snowed about 3-5 inches, but the wind buried all my trails, but the snow is so hard so I am walking on top of it.

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01/31/2017 07:11.29 AM Report This Comment
Have you been able to get any more riding in lately? We've had several days of pretty high winds, so the horses were spooking at everything. It's blown in some colder air, which we needed since bugs were already hatching out, ugh. Can't have that in January!
When I was out haying the horses predawn before work yesterday morning, I heard a pack of coyotes off in the distance. It's probably been a year since I've heard them, but they're back, obviously. Thankful they don't bother adult horses, but people with goats and sheep and young calves or foals have a lot of trouble from them.
Well, hope you have a great weekend. Take care.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

01/28/2017 05:20.03 AM Report This Comment
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Didn't ask Mikey how appointments went, I was outside when they came home just about dark. I knew they were here, (Mike went to drop him off at his house), because on the floor were 3 bags of cat litter, one bag of cat food, and a block of salt.
I wish there was a Farm store closer than 100 miles one way. Closest store is a Walmart, local feed stores, grocery, and gas stations. Lots of small specialty stores.

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01/27/2017 06:42.50 AM Report This Comment
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Still deary and cloudy, but no fog today like the last few days.
Snow is coming and if weather man is right, it sounds like a lot. Storm warnings out to the south of us.

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01/24/2017 10:48.58 AM Report This Comment
Hope all's well. I got to ride BJ out in the field yesterday and really enjoyed getting back on. He enjoyed it too, or at least he enjoyed nibbling the grass, lol. Have a great tuesday.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

01/10/2017 01:30.30 AM Report This Comment
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We all have to start thinking spring thoughts. Just telling Mike this morning, in another month or so, I will have to start collecting eggs for hatching. Cleaned off the Christmas decorations from the wooden table by the big picture window, and soon I can start seeding......of course they might get 10 ft high before the ground warms up....baby trees.
At least you received some sort of moisture. It must be hard, for people who are not use to snow and ice to drive. It is something that is learned as you drive. Black ice is the worst, because you can not see it, until you hit it.
Sun is out now, even if it is still -20, one more cold day and then it should start warming up and snowing again.
Wishing I had a barn, like I did when was younger and still at home. My horses I could bring in and brush and care for them. Spent a lot of time just teaching them things like backing up, moving sideways, and of course tricks like bowing.

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01/07/2017 08:32.47 AM Report This Comment
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Hope everyone is fat and warm this cold winter. Another -20 below last night, but little wind. Got up to -5 yesterday with some winds. House is so cold with the South wind, about 56-59. Not bad when I am working but hard to feel like cleaning when its cold. Mostly sorting and cleaning out drawers and clothes. Lots of magazines and books to go threw. Not much horse time, but I do give them their treat and check them over everyday, plus watering and fluffing up the hay.

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01/06/2017 06:29.56 AM Report This Comment
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.
I'm buzzing around leaving quick votes before hitting the road (I'll be off line tomorrow). Hope you have a great start to your week.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

12/26/2016 02:19.45 AM Report This Comment
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They are calling for rain and Christmas and I am praying that Mother Nature is not listening to the weather forecast. We would need a dump truck filled with sand for our driveway and place the horses walk. I put down sawdust in entryways or where water runs off the roof. Merry Christmas!!

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12/24/2016 06:56.05 AM Report This Comment
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It's nice out this morning 22 on the plus side. Winds blew all night, and now the drifts are 2-3 ft high and of course right where my trails "were". Nice change not having to be bundled up so much. Even the eggs were not frozen for a change, but they just get boiled up and fed back to the chickens. Whisper and Willow were kicking up their heels this morning, maybe they think its nearly spring. Mistit does not usually run unless its when they get let out. I hope her stifle joint is not bothering her. Has not been limping at least.

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12/20/2016 07:36.59 AM Report This Comment
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Love those Bible quotes.
Stay warm!! Yes, I think the new snow looks so magical.

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12/17/2016 07:49.38 AM Report This Comment
Good heavens, a high of -18? Yeah, it's a good thing you have a wood burning stove. Can't imagine temps that cold. We thought we were cold when it didn't get above 36 yesterday, lol.
Sounds beautiful around your place, with all the snow. Also sounds like you're having a wonderful Christmas season. That's great. We've been busy around here, kinda keep forgetting it's almost Christmas, which I hate. I'll regret it after it passes, but it can't be helped, just so many demands on my time. It'll be weird too cause my son is leaving on his first big trip, to Australia, on Christmas day, so I'm not sure I'll even get to see him that day. So it might just be me and my daughter, which will be quiet. We'll go down to my folks the day after to celebrate with my side of the family.
Well, hope you have a great saturday and enjoy this last week before Christmas.

Come visit me, Allie & BJ and his mom Gracie.

12/17/2016 05:07.45 AM Report This Comment
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Everyone is staying warm, but me... :) Chicken fluffy their feathers up to stay warm, plus they eat like pigs, who by the way waste too much food, but the birds eat it. One gets done eating first and then they all leave. So their food freezes in the tubs. Does not go to waste, because I haul them into the basement and thaw them out and add hot water and refeed them. Hope you are getting closer to get Christmas ready. We are just getting small things done. Made a batch of sugar cookies late last night, did not roll them out, just made it to small balls and dippe din red colored sugars, they look pretty. We are suppose to be in

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12/16/2016 06:59.59 AM Report This Comment
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If any one ask Santa for cold weather, I will wrap ours up for you, and send it. We had -10 again with some wind gust, then it was -18 to -25 this morning, but...the sun is out so that makes it seem nicer. Little pigs enjoy the hot feed, and so do the chickens. Harry, Harriet and Jack all get grain that is warmer, and hot boiling water over there ice and then add the hot tap water, while they are eating their grain, so when they are done it is just right to drink. Cold air still coming down from Canada, and the coldest nights are still coming. But next week should start warming up. Our truck did not start this morning, so Mike had to take the car to help some of the neighbors start their cars.

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12/14/2016 09:52.00 AM Report This Comment
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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 & BJ and his mom Gracie.

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 & BJ and his mom Gracie.

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 & BJ and his mom Gracie.

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 & BJ and his mom Gracie.

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 & BJ and his mom Gracie.

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 & BJ and his mom Gracie.

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 & BJ and his mom Gracie.

09/21/2016 04:41.13 AM Report This Comment
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