Welcome to the funny farm! I am glad you stopped by to see what is going on with us today. I have decided that I should start a blog about farming, but I am really not sure how to start one. I guess I will investigate that today. Life here is my small corner of the world is good, but wet. It has rained almost all week and is cloudy and supposed to rain again today. I need some sunshine and some warm weather. If the weatherman is not joking with us, it will happen next week – mid to upper 80’s and sunshine!
It has been a busy week , as we have sold some horses and been busy working on the barn. Plus, work off of the farm has been busy this week too. I guess my biggest news is that we went from 20 head of horses to 10 head this week. I am so glad that we finally sold some as it was getting to be way too many to try to care for correctly. My husband loves to buy horses and I love to see them. I enjoy the challenge of riding new horses and watching them to see how they are going to act.
He did bring home a new Morgan colt this week. He seems to be a fairly good horse but he is less than a year old and so I really do not know how much he knows yet and what he is capable of doing. I will try to do some ground work with him over the weekend. I also have to do some more groundwork with my Little Deer (mini palomino/pinto).
Prince Charming (my other mini) has been a real trooper this week when I have had a chance to work with him. He seems to be getting better about doing what I want him too every day. He needs a haircut this weekend and I may attempt to do it. I also need to try to trim his tail as it seems to be dragging the ground. I hope to get him ready to show soon. He doesn’t like to walk beside me, but wants to lead and always be in front.
My youngest daughter experienced selling her first horse this week. Her horse, Sparky just didn’t seem to be doing anything that she was trying to teach him. He was not even wanting to allow her to ride him or to do any ground work. It seems that he had just gotten stubborn over the winter and he just wasn’t going to do anything. Considering that he was supposed to be her 4-H horse, he just wasn’t going to be good for her. She is excited about getting a new horse and she done well when she sold Sparky. I expected tears and sadness, but she done well and she did not cry.
We lost a couple of chickens and a rabbit this week. I am sorry to say that my daughters’ favorite rabbit, Butterscotch died this week. I believe that it was killed by a coyote, but I am not sure. I know that is what is happening to the chickens that are missing. Speaking of coyotes, I had one in my backyard last Saturday night. My husband didn’t have his rifle here so we did not get to kill it. I am concerned that it came within 10 feet of the back door and it didn’t run off when I turned the outside light on. I was not sure of what it was when I first looked out and seen it. It was about 12:30 a.m. and I just happened to be getting a drink and seen it out of the kitchen window. It was eating the scraps that I had thrown out earlier in the evening for the cats. I know that they stay in the woods behind the house, but I do not want them in my backyard.
Well, I guess that is enough of my rambling for today. Hope you have enjoyed your visit and “y’all come back now”. I am here every Friday to share our lives with you. Thanks for stopping by!