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        03-31-2014, 09:06 PM
      #16211
    Weanling
    Hapy Horse Monday! I didn't ride today but I stopped by the barn to pay board and see what my fuzzy friend is up to. It was 60 today. AWESOME! Sorry Roady but I WILL be riding this weekend. It's supposed to rain all week, so yeah, tons of mud. That goodness for an indoor arena! It's been ages since I have had that luxury.

    I love that Poem! I have it on my wall at work. I want that to be me some day!
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        04-01-2014, 12:30 AM
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    Hi Stan, great photos! What breeds are Bugs and Stella?

    I had a flick through your blog. How's your heart doing? Thanks for that post, I had no idea heart attack symptoms could be so unusual.

    Also nice trekking photos!

    Are you eating venison? Do you have it with cranberries? It's very nice to eat. We occasionally eat kangaroo here. Most recently we had about 60kg of roo in the freezer for us and the dog after we got a neighbour with a gun to put down a big boomer with a broken leg who was hopping around painfully. Once he was dead it seemed a shame to waste the meat. We originally thought we'd just get it for the dog, as the boomer was quite old, but the meat looked great and we made some delicious stew with it. Very tender and lean meat, very like beef or ostrich.

    You guys get roo or wallaby meat over in NZ? I know you can thank Australia for infesting you with possums, but are you also infested with kangaroos and wallabies? I've never been to NZ. Love the Lord of the Rings movies though!
    Sue. Stella was a station bred, clyde crossed with what ever jumped the fence at the time and Bugs he is quarter horse with a little TB tossed in, thrown mostly to the quarter horse.

    Yes the venison with cranberry and the free range pig. That's a polite word for wild, or shot on a cockys land and dragged under the fence..

    We do give thanks for the possums. Road kill is tenderised saves hanging them and also give us something to do in the evenings, Possum shooting, one never misses. And wallabies, we have a few but no kangaroos.
    I have been to Australia, Brisbane and the gold coast. My father married an Australian women. Leaving NZ When I was about 7. Knowing what I was like at the age of 7 I would have gone too.

    Rick I am in the process of repairing the ride on after SWMBO did the lawns last. She thinks by destroying a drive belt, blades, and the blade bracket and bearings she will get out of mowing lawns. Wrong. About $250 in damage I might rethink that or have her given lessons on the correct way to mow a lawn. That also is probably not a good idea.

    Hi to all the new ones and jump right on in it all adds to the conversation.
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        04-01-2014, 12:34 AM
      #16213
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    For all of those thinking because you have a slight warming you think spring is just around the corner. Well sorry to do this but it is very hot here in NZ and that means summer has not left us yet so you will have to wait a little longer. Its a great big blue cloudless sky. Bugs is running around kicking and bucking working up a sweat. Just like spring is here.
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        04-01-2014, 06:23 AM
      #16214
    Yearling
    Top of the mornin' to ya!

    Something about the sun makes a person a wee bit jubilant!

    Did get out of work on time, and took a spectacular 2 hour ride. I think we went about 4 miles. I'll have to jump in the car someday and check it out....that means yes, Jay is a very slow waker! Hahaha

    Anyway, it's just what I need. In fact, I was so hyped up yesterday to 'everything' done, I was still hyped up when I jumped on......well.....there just isn't any hurrying my guy....so after about a mile in, I HAD to settle down, because the life below me was going at a snails pace!

    Honestly, it's exactly what I needed. Two hours at that pace does something to a person. ( on the other hand, all day at a frenzied pace also does something to a person...and I don't know how some of my coworkers exist at that pace continually....maybe why they are so hahahahahah)

    My school/horse friend came to 'visit' yesterday at my door way....came to check on my mental status since we begin testing today. I said I was great and heading to the barn...soI asked her mental state....I got the whoa is me 'ok'...... Hahahah. So I put her to work helping moving desks, and out the door I went to ride. I don't have time for that nonsense on a beautiful sunny day! She's texted and 'visited' the last two days.....is it cause I'm getting a trailer??? Hahaha

    It hit 60 yesterday, and supposed to do it again before the rain hits....so Roaddy, if your not at the gate, I'm leaving ya behind.

    TJ, was thinking of you, and so happy you got a ride in!

    There were others I wanted to comment on, but I gotta run.

    Hope to check in at lunch time. Have a great day all!
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        04-01-2014, 06:24 AM
      #16215
    Yearling
    A not so exciting pic from yesterday. Jay rode so nice and quiet.. He looks like a camel here. Hahaha
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        04-01-2014, 06:26 AM
      #16216
    Yearling
    Oooo, just saw this and had to share. One of my great nephews, isn't he the cutest thing EVER?
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        04-01-2014, 06:59 AM
      #16217
    Green Broke
    I didn't get to ride yesterday. I got the mower going and cut the front yard and fed the horses while waiting on a friend from work to show up. Turns out he went to the gym before coming here and was just in time for supper. I told him I was riding this afternoon and if he wanted to join me then he had better be here by 5:30 or I would be saddled and gone at 5:45. I'm not waiting today and miss out on my only chance for s ride this week. It will be dark when we get back in the fence.


    Oh, off subject here a bit. Mom begged me to upgrade her cell phone because she got dw's old phone and it was constantly dialing other people or hanging up during calls. She wanted the Samsung galaxies S4 Active, so being the good son, I got it sent to her. Sue can't figure it out even reading the book. Loll

    She is going to send it to me and wants me to send her my phone. Mine is a Samsung Rugby II. Very durable phone as I have dropped it many times and no crack screen. Looks like I'll be doing the upgrade next week. Does any of you go through that with family? She is on my account and I pay for her service is the reason for the talk in the first place.
         
        04-01-2014, 08:45 AM
      #16218
    Green Broke
    I somehow got logged out (stupid computer) & I had a heck of a time getting back on. Of course I don't know my password any longer & the strange string of letters sent to be a temporary is hard to copy. Anyway, after waiting overnight, 1 finally worked. Wish there were some questions to jog the memory or let them know it was really a member trying to get back on. One would think it might be easier to break into Fort Knox!

    WE had a couple of cows wander in the front gate Sunday-my horses were all snorty & running around. I got my neighbor to saddle up her ranch horse as she loves to work cows & they had a blast getting the heifers out of here. Oh, the joys of Open Range.

    I'll be going up to Oregon in a couple weeks, via California, so will have a visit w/CA friends after I'm back from the wetness-LOL.

    We haven't been outside a lot lately, due to wind, so DH & I worked together yesterday before the trashman got here & got all the manure into the dumpster w/the help of the Kubota-Woot, Woot! It's only picked up once every 2 weeks so I really want it to be full when he gets here. I'm paying about the same as I did in CA for a weekly pick-up.

    Not much else new here-I will have to go into town w/DH's truck so I can get a few bales of hay soon.

    A cheery Hello to our new members-just jump in & drop us some news-we don't bite!
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        04-01-2014, 09:04 AM
      #16219
    Weanling
    Still on a high from yesterday. I love the fact that I can stop on my way home from work or go AFTER dinner for a ride. I have never had my horse live so close! I can go there, quick snuggle g'night and be home in 15 minutes! I LOVE IT!!!! My BO is so nice and she is excited to have a woman her own age to ride with. Her husband rides, but we all need a girl friend, right?!! I have a feeling this will be a great friendship and a happy summer.
         
        04-01-2014, 10:31 AM
      #16220
    Yearling
    I haven't been able to find anyone nearby enough to ride with for several years, other than the drunken "cowboy" up the road, and I'd have to shoot him for what he does to his horse.
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