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post #1631 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 05:42 PM
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My finger hurts. I'm sleepy. I'm whiney. I have to pee. I want to go home. It's cold outside. My dog needs a bath. I have strawberry stuck in my teeth. My diet coke is warm and I'm CRANKY!
A warm Diet Coke is enough to ruin an entire day...

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post #1632 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 05:42 PM
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Hmmm.... thats not what I smell
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post #1633 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 05:48 PM
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Oh ... wait .... this is the thread for MATURE people ....

oooopppps!

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post #1634 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 05:49 PM
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My finger hurts. I'm sleepy. I'm whiney. I have to pee. I want to go home. It's cold outside. My dog needs a bath. I have strawberry stuck in my teeth. My diet coke is warm and I'm CRANKY!
I feel a bit like you except that I am home!

Farriers were here early this morning. I had all the horses in before 7 a.m. That was fine and dandy if I wasn't suck a numbskull!

I opened the loose barn door to bring the three year olds in - they come in loose as it saves time! Only trouble was I had left the little side door open so, they came in fine and went straight out again! They disappeared up the drive and as Ron had brought my paper early, the gates were open.
Luckily they decided to go visit Oli and Mickey in their field the track of which leads to the arena.
I had jumped onto the ATV to go shut the gates so when they went into the arena I turned it around to shut them in there. By the time I had turned so they had come out. Two went into the front field and when the third came up the track the two turned around and came out of the field - luckily the one on the drive also turned and back into the arena they went.
I closed the gates and as I came back down the drive so they came out and all three into the front field whereby I closed the gate!

All my fault for not closing the side door.

After I had sorted the farriers out with cups of tea and bacon and egg baps, I left them to get on with shoeing (eight sets) whilst I went into the greenhouse to pot up a load of plug plants.
Eight sacks of compost later and goodness knows how many trays of tiny plug plants, they are now all in larger trays, well the ones I did are - there are still plenty more that need doing! My back aches and I was bored out of my mind.
(That made me wonder so I just added it up that I repotted 2,500 + plants.)
No wonder I found it boringly back breaking!)

I do not drink coke in any form or shape, cannot stand the stuff! Only cold drink I ever have is water or fruit juice. Rest of the time it is tea.

I reckon horses are easier than gardening!
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post #1635 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 05:59 PM
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I feel a bit like you except that I am home!

Farriers were here early this morning. I had all the horses in before 7 a.m. That was fine and dandy if I wasn't suck a numbskull!

I opened the loose barn door to bring the three year olds in - they come in loose as it saves time! Only trouble was I had left the little side door open so, they came in fine and went straight out again! They disappeared up the drive and as Ron had brought my paper early, the gates were open.
Luckily they decided to go visit Oli and Mickey in their field the track of which leads to the arena.
I had jumped onto the ATV to go shut the gates so when they went into the arena I turned it around to shut them in there. By the time I had turned so they had come out. Two went into the front field and when the third came up the track the two turned around and came out of the field - luckily the one on the drive also turned and back into the arena they went.
I closed the gates and as I came back down the drive so they came out and all three into the front field whereby I closed the gate!

All my fault for not closing the side door.

After I had sorted the farriers out with cups of tea and bacon and egg baps, I left them to get on with shoeing (eight sets) whilst I went into the greenhouse to pot up a load of plug plants.
Eight sacks of compost later and goodness knows how many trays of tiny plug plants, they are now all in larger trays, well the ones I did are - there are still plenty more that need doing! My back aches and I was bored out of my mind.
(That made me wonder so I just added it up that I repotted 2,500 + plants.)
No wonder I found it boringly back breaking!)

I do not drink coke in any form or shape, cannot stand the stuff! Only cold drink I ever have is water or fruit juice. Rest of the time it is tea.

I reckon horses are easier than gardening!

I better not let my farrier see this or she will expect me to start cooking for her lol
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post #1636 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 06:32 PM
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I better not let my farrier see this or she will expect me to start cooking for her lol
My farrier is really one of the best. He is a Kiwi, so speaks funny. He usually has three apprentices on the go.
All farriers here have to pass the examinations before they can shoe a horse and that is four years of training with testing and exams twice a year at the Worshipful Farriers place.

I look after them well. Andy can pick and choose his clients so, as he is a keeper, I supply them with tea, baps if they are here early, cake in the afternoon. He stands for no nonsense with the horses but has endless patience with the youngsters. He is excellent at corrective shoeing and no more expensive than any other.

The other great thing about him is that I can call him and say that I need him to do three horses and he is here usually Wednesday or Thursday and if a horse casts a shoe then he will be down the next day, or even the same day to put another on, usually either very early morning or at the end of the day.

I think that deserves looking after!
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post #1637 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 06:45 PM
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My farrier is really one of the best. He is a Kiwi, so speaks funny. He usually has three apprentices on the go.
All farriers here have to pass the examinations before they can shoe a horse and that is four years of training with testing and exams twice a year at the Worshipful Farriers place.

I look after them well. Andy can pick and choose his clients so, as he is a keeper, I supply them with tea, baps if they are here early, cake in the afternoon. He stands for no nonsense with the horses but has endless patience with the youngsters. He is excellent at corrective shoeing and no more expensive than any other.

The other great thing about him is that I can call him and say that I need him to do three horses and he is here usually Wednesday or Thursday and if a horse casts a shoe then he will be down the next day, or even the same day to put another on, usually either very early morning or at the end of the day.

I think that deserves looking after!

Wow he sounds awesome. My farrier is pretty awesome too, for a younger woman she certainly knows her stuff. When I first adopted Hunter both of his front legs were twisted because of the poor trimmings he had had. Fortunately he was still growing but it took almost a year of corrective trimming and now his legs are straight. Maybe if I had Hunter at home it would be different, wait.. I KNOW it would be different. Somehow I think she would always show up around dinner time. Especially when I am making chili lol.
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post #1638 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 07:48 PM
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Sorry to hear you're still waiting to hear back...its so frustrating to be so excited about something and have to sit back and wait!
Boy if that hasn't been the story of my life for almost 3 weeks!! haha
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post #1639 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 07:51 PM
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Awe sorry you are not having a good day

I still have not heard from the people with the horses
I hope to hear something next week
I hope so too!!! :)
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post #1640 of 29438 Old 04-11-2012, 08:11 PM
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Wow, everyone, thankyou for good wishes coming this way today because it worked!! It's almost 7 p.m. and I feel exhausted but elated!!!! The shed is 99% beautifully sided!! Beige with forest green trim to now match the house and pole barn. They have to come back in the morning to finish the rest, but will only be about 2 hrs. The reason why something that sounds so simple is such a big deal, is that I had Home Depot deliver all the materials 3 wks ago, and the original construction guy thought he could do it in no time in the evenings. The problem was, he works 50 hrs a week, and every time he said he could come out, he ended up working over at the other site. Etc, etc....We've all been there at some point. So, since about a zillion posts ago I said, "You guys I'm so excited..." I've been looking at a raw wood exterior, and a pile of materials. I'm the most patient person in the world, but a few nights ago while giving Star her night feed, I sat on the mounting stool and began to cry, and she came over and gave me nudges and kisses.... My wonderful, loving husband who supports me in everything felt sooo bad! He works a very challenging job outdoors 40+ hrs/ week and could have done it, but he's deathly afraid of horses!! He's a hunting/fishing/ rugged outdoorsman, but has never been exposed to them. He loves Star and gives her a carrot every day after work, and lets me do/buy anything for her without question. So, to make this long story short, two construction guys from an excellent company were here all day, and did over and above!!! Just a tad more in the morning, then it's finally, finally finished! :)
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