Monday, November 29, 2010

Shirley's Sparkle - Janice's Jazz

Here's a bit of an update on Jazz, you can see by the first pic how enthused she was to be the subject of this post. She was really not into it. For those of you that may not know or remember Jazz is the Filly I got from Shirley ( Ride A Good Horse) aka Sparkle.

She finally quit with the yawning and funny faces so I managed to snap off a few.

Jazz thought she was being smart.... as she kept presenting me with her backside - unbeknownst to her though I kinda like look'n at nice bums so a shot of hers was ok by me.....nice bum huh. I would say it's going to get nicer yet, Jazz is going to be two in the Spring so some filling out is still in the works.

I haven't done much with her yet that will come in the Spring but I still have a feeling about her, can't quite explain it but I guess time will tell. Later all. Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Faces

Dave braved bad weather and headed out to Alberta on Wed. to pick up these little beauties. Thankfully it warmed up on his trek home. He left Wed. stayed at friends overnight, picked up on Thurs. morning, stayed overnight at the same friends in Sundre and then headed home Fri. morning. It worked out well doing it that way, the babies didn't have to endure a long taxing trip and they made it here before dark so unloading was a breeze. Today the poor things had to endure the people you can see in the photos they are wearing halters.....they didn't come that way and they are not what one would call gentled......yet. So on went the halters then dewormed and then some rubbing and petting - finally turned loose to pick up their pride and console each other. It was a bit of a rodeo but they all got done without too much trauma. I would prefer to get to know them and get them a little more co - operative but because they needed deworming right away being kind was a luxury we could not afford. I did not take pics of the actual haltering / deworming because - two reasons I did not want to see it again and I'm sure there would have been some disapproving bystanders. It's done, they forgave us fairly quickly and I can live with that. Now comes the kinder easier stuff of getting to know them and seeing what kind of personalities they will have. The black with the star is the boss. The red one is the littliest and my favorite. The two blues are almost the same in looks but not in personalities. I think the one with the little white spot is going to be the nicer of the two. I guess we will see. Stay tuned for updates on the babies.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Challenge " High Tech - Low Tech"

This challenge took awhile and is pretty boring compared to the other participants.

I couldn't get the next two shots in the same photo but you get the jist of it. The second one while depicting olden days must have taken some pretty high tech tools to accomplish the end result.

Well that's all I have and it took all morning to get that up. Have a warm day and I'm going to go check out everybody else's stuff.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tanked Tuesday

Well here it is...winter I was hoping it wouldn't be for awhile....shoot. I still have a lot of things to do down at the Greenhouses but of course I was procrastinating and now I'm going to get bit in the ass....well no one to blame but myself. I had plans for today but as you can see by the photos anything I was going to do outside....not!

Can you see the neighbors horses over there, can you tell what color they are.

These pics were all taken this morning....hard to tell huh.....Ugly. I HATE WINTER!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Day Behind....But there.

Sunday's photo challenge was Coffee/ Tea/ Cups. I was busy so I missed it but decided to do it anyhow. You know the expression - A Day Late And A dollar Short - well that would be me. So the first two cups. On the left my coffee cup, on the right sort of self explanatory Dave's Grand kids made him this we don't actually use it in case it gets broken.

I'm not a big collector of cups and mugs but over the years you seem to get some anyhow. My coffee cup was a gift from my mother. The cute little striped tea cup I got from Shirley over at Ride A Good Horse, I'm not quite sure how I got that....I think you had to be the first one that wanted it or something like that.....who knew I seldom win anything... so of course I have that one where I can see it. The other one came from a Christmas party basket long to go into details.

The big one in the middle again a gift, the other two again one of those Christmas party things.

And that's it for my collection, all my other cups and mugs are what you would probably see in most people's cupboards.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Borrowed from the Internet - Unknown Soldier

The Poppy - a symbol of respect and remembrance for those that have given their lives for us, here at home as well as many other parts of the world. Wear them proudly and anywhere you choose.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

We Say Good - Bye To Lily

Well it is with a bit of a sad heart that I say good- bye to Lily. At one time I decided Lily would stay with me but for whatever reason I'm just not that attached to her. Lily has found a wonderful home where she will be well cared for loved and eventually have a job. The lady S is a horse person and would like to train Lily to do a multitude of things some of which will be of the English persuasion. I think Lily will be great at whatever they do with her.
It was a muddy and wet Sunday morning so I had Lily in the barn to eat and dry out, she needed grooming before she could be loaded.

Her best friend had to come and see what was happening he was very concerned about her being in the barn, at every opportunity you could see his head poking in to observe.

Lily is quite popular with all the other horses and so has a lot of friends, most of which came to wish her farewell.

Lily loaded well and travelled pretty good too. I didn't get any pics of all this part because I didn't want to push my luck. the other horse people out there know what I'm talking about....when dealing with horses ......well heck any time you have a plan and you are on a schedule you know how fast things can it was in the trailer out of the trailer.
That's my girl she looked around for oh about 2 seconds saw the food and was immersed. She won her new owners over quickly with her calm sweet disposition. After a bit she wandered around looking at stuff and the other horses.

So this is where my girl will start the next chapter of her life and become a part of someone else's family. I was really proud of myself ....I didn't cry.......don't worry Gail I got a little misty typing this.( Hey I'm probably a little hormonal... it's allowed) I do not regret the sale though because I know she found the right place and they will do much more with her than I would have.

The Mares

The Girls That Share My Life