Wednesday, February 23, 2011

peaking out.

Everything is ok here. The animals are fine and I'm ok but caught in a wave of winter depression due to some non animal factors. Things will be ok, I'll get it all figured out in time. I'll try and crawl out of my hole long enough to enjoy what few nice days we are having. Today is one of those nice days and I'm waiting for a friend of mine to get out of classes and come over so we can have some horsey time. I need horsey time. It's been hard to enjoy the horses when it's so cold out. My mornings consist of getting out of my nice warm bed, putting on socks before my feet hit the cold floors and finding whatever warm shirt I can find before I venture out into the main house. It's cold in there in the mornings. I turn up the heat, start the wood stove, get the coffee going and then grab even more warm gear to throw on so I can go out and feed the horses their breakfast. I slip on ice on my way to and from the barn. It's winters like this that make me envy the people who board. I chip ice from buckets, refill them and set them out again only to have to chip ice again in a few hours. Manure left in wheelbarrows freezes to it and must be kicked out later. Don't leave poop in the wheelbarrow when it's cold. I'm looking forward to spring, but with spring comes mud season so it's kinda hard to be optimistic about that coming. What's better? Ice and cold or mud and warm? This remains to be seen at this point.

I knew I'd get hit with some form of winter depression at some point. I always do. When all I want to do is sleep and not move, I know i'm in trouble. If it wasn't for the animals (and work of course) I might not leave my bed. It'll pass and I'll move on and be more myself soon, I'm sure. So for now I'll just peak out of my hole long enough to see what's going on and enjoy some nice days and I'll come back out when things look better.

So close, yet so cold and far away.

I miss this!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


This is where I'll be if anyone needs me. Hiding from my own self pity and stupidness. I'm just gonna crawl in there and hide for a while. Please send coffee and food once in a while. I'll be fine and dandy in there.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Lady and her favorite heart toy.

The Boi and I at an event I just spun the decks at. The Bloody Valentines Day Ball.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Look what I found!

I did a little searching and found both the girls sires!

Gypsy's Sire
Kingfishers Legacy

I LOVE him! I see a lot of him in Gypsy. I just wish she got some more of his color! I love those black socks!

Doodles' Sire
Mr. Tramp

Mr. Tramp

This guy looks like he's done some things. I see a little of him in Doodles, but not too much. She seems to match him a lot in personality though.

It's just so neat to find this! Thank you interwebs!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Buck Brannaman

*note* I do not own any of these pictures. I got them from the website below.*

This is something I'm looking forward to seeing. I love watching Buck Brannaman. I've gone to a few of his clinics and learned a lot about horses and myself. This man has a presence with horses, it's amazing to watch. I love how he says that he doesn't help people with horse problems, but helps horses with people problems. I highly recommend going to one of his clinics, reading his books or watching his videos. You can guarantee that when this comes out, I will be buying it and watching it over and over again.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Halp! Too much snow!!

There are horses out there some where........

Snow Day.

I can't sleep. I have an awful toothache and feel like crap. I'm waiting for the ibuprofen to kick in. I needed to be up early anyways since a Friend of mine is coming to look at the plow on my truck this morning. The plow fell off my truck last night. Yes, fell off my truck. I was on my road and only a few houses away from home, but yeah, the plow fell off my truck in the middle of the road. I'm not sure why, I think the guys at the dealership had done something to it when they were trying to fix it. Now I can't get it back on the truck or off the truck fully since the hydraulics in the jack won't work. I can't plow for this massive storm, I'm pissed. The dealership will be getting a strong phone call from me later today. I have to pay someone to plow my driveway while my plow truck sits in the driveway useless. 12 to 18 inches of snow is bearing down on us and I can't plow. Everything is shutting down. Schools are closed, road crews are out in full force, the supermarkets have been cleaned out of provisions, it's madness. I will not be going to work today. With the plow hanging oddly off the truck, I'm stuck in my driveway with the only snow worthy vehicle we have.

Anyways, despite what the time stamp on this blog says, it's really 6:40am so it's time to blanket Gypsy and throw the girls out in the snow to play for a while.