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    05-09-2012, 01:36 PM
  #2591
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People thought my girls were boys when they were really little just because of how "busy" they were. They were into everything and constantly on the move.

My girls were never "girlie," they were tomboys, mudpuppies and all-round country girls. They were driving tractors in the hay fields before they hit double digits. Poor girls never had a chance to be "girlie" until they hit high school and discovered boys...
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    05-09-2012, 01:41 PM
  #2592
Yearling
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Originally Posted by dee    

My girls were never "girlie," they were tomboys, mudpuppies and all-round country girls. They were driving tractors in the hay fields before they hit double digits.

Nothing wrong with that Dee!!
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    05-09-2012, 01:55 PM
  #2593
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Nothing wrong with that Dee!!
I agree. In fact, I think there is everything RIGHT with that. Of course, the supporters of the child labor laws being enforced on farming families might not agree .

My girls were very happy growing up. I wish I could have done half of what they did when I was growing up, but sadly, I grew up in the city...
     
    05-09-2012, 02:24 PM
  #2594
Trained
My daughter was not the easiest either
But now we have a good relationship
     
    05-09-2012, 02:42 PM
  #2595
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Dee - I have the feeling that you did not have to say "Smile' when you took the picture.
I am thrilled for you all. Years back a dear friend of mine came to accept that she would never have a child - she was (at 35) to old to adopt. Just before the UK brought in the law about private adoption she was 'given' a baby boy.
Alexander is now married with children of his own and looks like a real cross between his parents, fair like his mother, tall and features like his dad.
I hope this toddler brings as much happiness to your family as Alex did to his!

Another wet and miserable day. I spent time with the yearlings, the gelding was a PITA with the farrier last time he came so we had a lesson in behaving when on three legs. One hind he would lash out with but I just put a rope around it and kept pulling it up and when he stopped kicking and messing around, he was allowed to put it down
Took him very little time to learn that it got him nowhere fast to argue. I don't fight them or even get annoyed, I just let them realise there is more than one way to skin a cat.

I like the youngsters to question things as they learn, I do not mind them saying 'NO' because I then teach them that when I say to do something if they do not then they get to be persuaded to think my way. When they are older they just go with the flow having learned that arguing is not worth it.

More later, need to go eat.
     
    05-09-2012, 03:12 PM
  #2596
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
Dee - I have the feeling that you did not have to say "Smile' when you took the picture.
I am thrilled for you all. Years back a dear friend of mine came to accept that she would never have a child - she was (at 35) to old to adopt. Just before the UK brought in the law about private adoption she was 'given' a baby boy.
Alexander is now married with children of his own and looks like a real cross between his parents, fair like his mother, tall and features like his dad.
I hope this toddler brings as much happiness to your family as Alex did to his!
Thanks Foxhunter. Little Logan has already brought a smile to a lot of hearts in this family. Daughter and her hubby dreamed of having a family and were heartbroken when they learned that they could never have any of their own.

They spoke with an adoption attorney this morning. He is arranging for the required home study and says it should take about 4 - 6 months for all the required documentation and background checks to be completed. Babymomma has another six months after that to change her mind, but as of this morning, Babymomma is very happy with the way things were going.

There was one snag - seems her father and her stepsister are very unhappy that she is giving the Logan up for adoption, and have threatened to get an attorney to intervene. Fortunately, according to daughter's adoption attorney (and confirmed by the attorney I work with,) as far as the law is concerned, they have no legal status and other than spending a lot of money on an attorney for nothing, there isn't anything they can really do. There was never any intent on babymomma's or on daughter's part to prevent the grandparents from seeing the baby. That would just not be right at all...
     
    05-09-2012, 05:32 PM
  #2597
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Dee, hums going up for you that it is straight forward!

I know with Nikki and Charles that I was so worried that the very young mother would change her mind before it all went through.

Nikki could be classed as being a bit eccentric in the nicest of ways and I wondered what she would say to Alexander when he was old enough to understand about adoption. She id id from the start! She would pick up her Cavalier Spaniel and cuddle her saying "Louisa, you are the bestest ever birthday present I was ever given." Then she would pick up and cuddle Alex saying "You are the bestest ever Christmas present I was ever given."

I always feel for people that cannot have their own children, life isn't fair at all in that respect when there are so many parents who should never be allowed to have children.

As for girlie girls - that was me. Lined up for ballet lessons, pretty dresses and tea parties!
If you believe that then you are very gullible!

I hated being bridesmaid - having to dress up and keep clean! Once we had white dresses with red velvet ribbon running from each shoulder to the hem. Mum bought some white soft shoes and dyed them red.
On the day it was torrential rain, Daddy carried us from the house to the taxi, then from the taxi to inside the church. I well remember during the service looking down and seeing my white ankle socks (with lace on the top) turning a vivid pink. Made my day.

I was always terribly car sick, still not the best of travellers in the back of a car. Another time I was bridesmaid we had to travel 12 miles to the hairdressers. I was sick about 15 times going and even more returning. We were not far from the riding school when it was "Stop the car!" Only four miles to home but I said, honestly to Mum that if I got back in I would be getting a migraine and would walk home. She knew this was true but made me promise that I would not go to the stables. I promised and was walking home when some of the girls were turning a few of the ponies out in the furthest fields which involved riding them bareback along the road. I hitched a lift! I hadn't broken my word but must have looked funny riding along with my then long hair piled on top of my head with at least three canisters of hairspray and flowers interwoven onto the mass. I hated that dress!

When my sister asked if I wanted to be a matron at her wedding I couldn't say "No," fast enough. She already knew the answer before asking.

I am happiest in casual clothes. I can scrub up quite well but no one recognises me!
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    05-09-2012, 07:29 PM
  #2598
Yearling
Hi all! Wow lots of catching up to do in here, but first..

DEE!! Congrats Grandma!! He's adorable, what a blessing for your family! Boys are wonderful, couldnt imagine life any different now that I have my boys...the days get crazy but I've learned to love the crazy.

Cacowgirl - yep, my goal for Kes is our first Class A show together in August. I may take her to a schooling show this summer, for fun, and to get our show partnership in order before our big one. My trainer/BO is going to work with me all summer getting her back into condition, and get the weight back on. We decided today that I will not be riding her for awhile. We'll be doing groundwork to get her legs back in condition first so that we don't create any injuries. I free lunged in the round pen this morning for about 15 minutes. This was our first free lunge, and wow was I impressed. She listens so well, kept her ear on me the whole time, and takes Woah very seriously. Love this mare!

Rascaholic (and anyone else I forget who was asking how she's doing) - her allergies are better, eye lids just a little puffy, nothing scary anymore, and eyes no longer watering. The fetlock seemed a little puffy this morning, but was better once we got her moving. I slept last night for the first time in a week, I wasn't so worried anymore.

CW - how was your horse day today?

Hunter - I went and looked at your Hunter confo critique thread, he's adorable!

Foxhunter - I'm LOL at your bridemaid stories!
     
    05-09-2012, 10:48 PM
  #2599
Trained
Good evening Belle was sweetheart. I took my time
Grooming her while talking to her. I noticed she has shoes
On her front feet.
I took Belle for a walk to the arena and walked around for awhile
I put fresh shaving in her stall then I put her in and gave her
Some hay

Here are some pictures of Belle in her paddock
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    05-09-2012, 11:00 PM
  #2600
Green Broke
Well went out to the barn tonight and lo and behold we now have a pool, albiet not that big but still its a pool. I love our barn.

I just started a thread in health, Hunter has had this wart thing on his face for a while now and my trainer thinks its a sarcoid. Usually it has a scab on it but I think his fly mask rubbed it off, any hoo here is a link, Anyone had any experience with sarcoids?

Is this a sarcoid?
     

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