Thursday, December 31, 2009

snow and horses

The tons of snow from my last post got rained on and melted... and today we got more snow.  Snow is better than mud, ice or mud and ice at once.  Now that the horses are home, I prefer only two things on the ground:  snow or growing grass.

We know snow looks like here:

Christmas wreath on the gate that is open at the moment of this photo and luckily nobody unwelcome pulled into the driveway (yes, I can be antisocial).  The wreath on a closed gate says "Merry Christmas, please keep driving past, not in".  That's not too antisocial, right?

Java.  Baby Java.  The most wonderful horse in the world.  She is watching the boys (Stretch and Lobster), I am near their paddocks.  Super Princess Baby Java likes to be near the barn best, but that does not stop her from supervising at all times.


Stretch.  The new guy.  He is AWESOME.  I thought I was going to die when he first arrived, but we get along great.  He was extremely nervious when he arrived, is bigger than Java and very sensitive.  We do yoga together after meditation hour daily and then everything is OK.  Just kidding, he settled in well, and gets fed constantly (ulcer prone) and he realizes that I can be useful for things like delivering food to his paddock or stall at any moment, gentle grooming sessions and... food.  And, Stretch likes Java, he gets bonus points for that.  We are both very relaxed around eachother now, and he knows that he is safe and his job is to gain weight and get old and chill.  He happens to be cute too.  I'll get some pics of his adorable face soon.

Lobster is right next to him in another paddock (the infamous sacrafice paddock that we split into two).  Not that Lobster and Stretch seem to appreciate eachother much, but they are a good pair up there.

Lobster on the right of photo: "Hey Stretch, want to pretend to be friends?".
Stretch:  "Hey Lobster, No."
Lobster: "Hey Stretch, I have tons of hay, but do you want to share some of your alfalfa cubes?"
Stretch:  "Hey Lobster, No."
That's OK, Lobs is allowed candy, apples, etc, and Stretch is not.

I'll go take more photos now and post more later. :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

video in snow...

Until I figure out how to get the window with the video up, i have to use links:

Java in snow:

Dogs in Snow:

I'll get some pics or video of Stretch and Lobster next...


OMG, I found it!!!!! (I"m making fun of myself with the OMG (dad, that means oh my god in computer speak).

Camera battery is charging and will post pics today... we got snow, bandy has to hop like a bunny to get around.  The horses I'm sure will be amusing too.

Yay, I'm back, the camera has been unearthed...

It's pretty bad that I could not find it... I looked in the barn about 342 times, every coat pocket, in the car 321 times, under the car seats, around the property, in drawers... it was under a pile on my desk... good god.  I think I need therapy.