Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Almost a Year

Hard to believe it's been almost a year since I've posted to the blog. I blame my back surgeries--my last one was. in December 2017. It's been so difficult to recover from 3 back surgeries. I hope this is the last one. Of course I can't remember everything that's happened over the year, but as far as the ranch goes:

We lost two cats: Bob-B (over 20 years old) and Little Bug. Losing Bob-B was especially hard since he was the last of the first cats we had at the ranch. And Little Bug was a stray who strayed into the ranch and was here for a few years. He was barely touchable even after all that time.

Bob-B could sleep anywhere.
Sammy (left) and Little Bug on greenhouse roof.


Little Bug in 2013



Bob-B when he was young. He passed away in the spring of 2018.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pumpkin Passes

August is beginning to be my least favorite month. Last August we lost Shalla and today we lost Pumpkin (Reseda), at 31 the oldest of our two rescue Arabians. It's been a little over 2 years since we brought her and her stablemate, Peanut, home. I think she had a good two retirement years here at the ranch.
Pumpkin and Peanut grazing in the pasture, Nov. 2016

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Movie Tuesday

Ricky and the Flash. Okay, the reviews aren't great, but we liked it. Meryl Streep is surprising and fun to watch playing in a rock band. A mother and wife who left her family to pursue her dream of becoming a rock star, Ricky is called back home to help her daughter through a difficult time. Lots of family drama, lots of music.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pumpkin and Peanut Get a Bath

Pumpkin (Reseda) and Peanut (Resora) got a bath today. We have more information about these horses now. Someone who has foals from these mares provides us with photos and pedigrees. From the pedigrees we now know that Reseda is the oldest at 29 and Resoro is a mere 25. We are going to continue to call them Pumpkin and Peanut because they are sweet names for sweet horses.

Here are some photos of their bath experience.

Betsy combing Peanut's forelock


Peanut


Peanut


Peanut & Pumpkin grazing

Ribbons for Doc


Here are Doc's new ACTHA ribbons. He thinks they are swell...and edible.