Muscle relaxer

Had an adventure yesterday – thus the reason for not posting last night.

It all started while watching my horses basking in the sun – Mousse, our big paint mare was done warming her belly and decided to roll over to get her backside. Unfortunately she was to close to the fence and got her big feet and legs stuck. The rest of my horses plus the neighbors horses all rush to her side. At first they looked concerned but then they began to pick at her almost as if they were teasing- haha you got yourself stuck.

So out I trudged past the mud to her rescue in an attempt to set her free from her hecklers and shackles. I was able to chase away the peanut gallery but could not free her by myself so called for backup. So now there are to invalids try to move a one ton horse. After some fence cutting, leg wrangling and heavy rolling me and Kar were out of commission for the rest of the day!

Photo is for reference- Chaser, Misty, Mousse (Blue Mousse – the gentle giant)

We’ve got …

After many month of store bought eggs I discovered that one of our silver-laced birds has started laying. This would also explain Carmine’s interest in the youngsters suddenly. She is quite the prissy one – she had to watch and make sure I made her nest right and even then she still complained. Maybe it was because I was too slow and everyone wanted to see the new quarters so she had to lay her egg on the hard floor. Oops Anyhow- we now have 1 good egg and two cracked ones.

Clever girl

One of our new chicken, named Blue – after the velociraptor – decided to figure out what was going on in the big house. (see video on Instagram) She actually made it into the house after several failed attempts at peaking, jumping and analyzing the door. Ok – I let her in – just to see what she would do.

She made herself comfortable! lol

Know your place

Watching the episode of Dr Quinn – the one where they are trying for a baby. Kaylie and I start talking about the process.

Kaylie: when I have kids I’m not going to worry about the timing.

Me: that’s what your father and I did. We told the Lord it was in His hands and just enjoyed ourselves. Of course He thought we were having too much fun and sent you.

Kaylie: *laughing comically * no more excitement for you two for the next eighteen years!

Me: *looks at her seriously* and just how old are you?

Kaylie: *stops laughing * I have never felt more unwanted.

Me: * laughs hysterically *

Rude awakening

Some tall lanky cowboy tried to rob me. What he actually wanted was my dress – so he could change clothes and hide. I got so mad I kicked him. I kicked him so hard that I threw myself out of bed!

I decided I should laugh this morning at my behavior and be glad I didn’t kick Dirk or one of the dogs off the bed. lol

Pain in the butt

We have four horses – Chaser, (the daughter) likes to live up to her name and chase the goats, dogs and the other horses – especially her father. The bond between those two is really fun to watch but sometimes she’s just a pill.

As I was watching them the other morning, I saw Chaser returning from the water trough to the food bale – walk right next to her father who was grazing peacefully – she then hip bumped him and sent him stumbling.

She does this often – Talk about having a child that is a literal pain in the butt.

Things that go bump

While scrolling through funny memes I was reminded of an event that happened when I was a teenager- my parents had taken me to see Phantom of the Opera for my graduation present, and I had picked up a shirt with the phantoms mask – I was so excited to wear it to school the next day that I had laid it over a chair so the design wouldn’t crease before going to bed.

In the middle of the night I woke up – rolled over and found myself staring into a pale face! Many thoughts ran through my head – had someone broken into the house, was I going to be kidnaped, what could I grab to defend myself, could I at least put on clothes – and that’s when I realized I was looking at my new shirt. The mask part was glowing and it looked like someone was looking at me in the moonlight. 

I don’t leave that shirt out at night anymore.