Demon - I kind of like Witch too. Love the sneer pic, such a mare!
Faye, my vet offered to castrate my hubby, bet she'd be glad to take care of yours too lol.
I was always the girl that said I would never have children. I think being a counselor at a summer camp as a teen was likely fuel for that. DH wanted kids very much but knew how I felt and still wanted to be with me. Then I woke up one day pretty much in tears sobbing that I wanted a baby. It shocked me just as much as it did him. So I went off of bc and said if it happens it happens, if it doesn't it doesn't. Next month, no period and bam, baby on the way. The getting prego part of the story is kind of funny. We went with another couple to King's Island and spent a 3 day weekend getting our roller coaster fix. Apparently roller coasters are akin to a centrifuge, my friend and I both got prego that weekend. Was pretty cool having the same due date but unfortunately I got toxemia and had to be induced about 5 weeks early. My pregnancy was rough, bed rest and ungodly high blood pressure, totally freaked me out because I've always had low bp. Ended up getting induced and was sicker than a dog in the hospital for well over a week. So no more babies for me, it was really rough the first time around. Love DD to bits but no way am I going to go through that again.
Still get asked all the time "when are you going to have another one?" I have gotten sick and tired of being asked so I am a big smart ass and say "Never, at least no human babies. Foals and puppies yes, I can sell them if they get on my nerves."
The weekend weather here was AMAZING. 70 degree temps and sunshine! I got my garden tilled and lots of manure turned into it, doing it big this year and am doing a whole acre by myself. I usually do garden with my mom and we do about that between the two of us (and my sister poaches from it too) but have decided I want to put up more than enough that I don't have to buy any veg, tomato juice, salsa, etc from the store. Especially with the big monsanto scare I am all about raising my own. Growing all organic, non gmo seeds & plants this year. I also got my outdoor arena worked up (YAY!), strawberry beds cleaned up and ready, got DD's chicken tractor and A-frame ready for the new chicks (15 layers), picked up a new horse for a student (way sweet gentle giant gelding), had several lessons and went on a quick trail ride with my kiddo so she could test out her new mare - it went really well.
Loving DD's horse, she's perfect for her. Not a deadhead kids horse but is stellar with a savvy little rider that isn't afraid to be boss. She's pretty much all speed bred but formally trained in reining & wp. She does run a mean set of cans and is a 19 second pole horse - but DD is only 45 lbs and that won't be happening for awhile. Going to haul her to some open shows and be the show mom but there are a few with some speed classes with decent added money that I have every intention of getting a piece of
EZ Too Easy Goin Quarter Horse ez2.jpg
Crummy cell pic but this is DD on her for the first time when we brought her home. ezmorg.jpg