Thursday, March 24, 2011

Come on Spring, I need to ride!

Mother nature is playing tricks on us these days!
She can't seem to decide whether it's winter or spring.
I'll help her out, " IT'S SPRING OLD LADY!"
Not sure she was listening but it felt good to yell.
Spring around here mean a muddy, mucky mess for about 2 months.
I will be forever sweeping and mopping the floors everyday!
Just to keep them looking good.
I long for things to dry up so that I may take the horses out
for much needed exercise and riding.  I go down to the
barn to clean everyday, and "visit" with my four legged babies.
That's just not enough for me or them either.  They look at me with
their soft brown eyes as if to say "That's it?  You're only going to brush
me, love on me and smell my smells and leave!! Uh but Mom!! Mom don't
leave us.". They pull me back for one more touch to their soft muzzles and
a lick from Mr. Gemini.  I love their sweetness and their way of saying
I want more or I want less. They are so simple (sometimes).
If it weren't so wet and icky here I'd take them out for a walk around or something.
Thanks to Mother Nature we are back in the deep freeze again so now there
is ice again which makes it too slippery for them.  Can't catch a break can we.

Oh update on the puppies.  We put a deposit down on 2! Yes 2!  As of now they
have picked out the runt which is black and a chocolate.  We will go back in a
week or so to take another look at them.  If you look at the picture I posted of them
before.  They are the 2 all the way to the right side.  Chocolate is the one with it's
mouth open and the run is laying on her back.  Oh the joys of puppies.  I know
I won't be saying that when they've chewed everything we own and peed on the floor
for the 100th time.  I love animals and want my kids to grow up with them as a companion.
Am I nuts?  Ah maybe a little but it's ok.

Have good day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I Must Be Losing My Mind!

Puppies, puppies, puppies??!!!  I love them with their rolly poly bellies, puppy breath, and oh so soft ears!  Puppies and all their cuteness melt my heart and turn my brain to mush.  As if things aren't busy enough with 2 kids, 2 horses and the everyday household chores!  We will be adding 2 adorable lab pups in about 6 weeks!!!  Am I nuts?  Maybe!  Probably!  If I'm not now, I sure will be in about 6 1/2 weeks!  When we moved to our little slice of heaven part of our reasons were so that we could have horses, dogs and whatever other animals we wanted to.  We have all kinds of wild critters to look at and enjoy too but the Momma wants farm animals and dogs.  I know horses and dogs usually aren't a good mix which means a lot of training on my part but it will be worth it to me for the girls to have the companionship of a dog and horse. 

The logger has finished his clear cutting for a larger pasture for my big babies.  Yeah!! Now we have a little clean up and lots of fence to put in, along with another shelter.  Then there will be more stalls to build over the summer.  We have a 4 person family in need of a 4 horse herd.  Girls and I will be making a road trip to either Madison or Minneapolis in April for their horse expo's! Look out here we come!!  My dilemma is this, I want to go to a horse auction at the end of April which are the same dates of Minneapolis!  What's a girl to do when she wants to be in 2 places at once?  We aren't ready for more horses at this time but will be soon.  I think this year I may just go to auction just to SEE and experience what it's all about.  No purchases?!  If I can keep that in my head and not fall head over heals for all of the horses, I'll be all set!  Wish me luck!

I'll leave you with puppy cuteness....