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        10-04-2013, 06:49 PM
      #8481
    Yearling
    DBA, sorry to here you picked up a bug (to say it mildly) but glad you are on the mend. Been wondering where you've been and what you've been up to since you haven't been here in awhile.

    We have an expected low of 50 degrees here this weekend.

    What the heck? I guess it is finally time to put out the rye. I've been holding off for fear we would have a week in the 90's and kill it all just as soon as it sprouted. So I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
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        10-05-2013, 12:01 AM
      #8482
    Yearling
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    DBA, sorry to here you picked up a bug (to say it mildly) but glad you are on the mend. Been wondering where you've been and what you've been up to since you haven't been here in awhile.

    We have an expected low of 50 degrees here this weekend.

    What the heck? I guess it is finally time to put out the rye. I've been holding off for fear we would have a week in the 90's and kill it all just as soon as it sprouted. So I guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.
    Yea, mine's already coming up! It's only been a week. I bet this cool spell will really kick it into gear now. Praying for a little more rain this weekend. :) Have fun planting!
         
        10-05-2013, 12:21 AM
      #8483
    Yearling
    OMGosh Nu! So glad to hear you found your culprit before it turned into a major infection. Poor thing. I can't imagine what that must have felt like. Good job getting the vet out.

    DBA, hate to hear you had even more to deal with than you already do. Get well prayers headed your way. Your sense of humor cracks me up and will also keep you going. Laughter is one's best medicine.

    I got a good little trail ride in today before the kids got off the bus. My neighbor, who had never ridden before they moved here about a year ago, has really taken a liking to the horses and loves to go riding. I put her on our new one, Jay, today and we took him and my barrel mare on about a 2 hour ride down roads and through local subdivisions littered with dogs, trash cans, mail boxes, cars, culverts, sprinklers, survey tape on t posts, oh, and miniature horses! It was Jay's first time out since we bought him. He did great!!!! So did my mare who's always looking for boogers. She thinks the entire world is out to get her. Well, we did great until..........those EVIL mini's!!! I don't even think these two little mini's made the 34in. Mark and we survived everything that should have freaked them out, but the mini's flipped them. Cause, you know, 34in. Mini's eat 1200lb barrel horses. Jay jumped a little, but Moon tucked tail and did a 180. So, I made her face her fears and introduced her to them. Crazy mare. She did better on the way home. LOL! This horse stands in front of a running 50hp tractor with balers, brush hogs, and augers attached and you have to practically push her out of the way, but a mini flips her. Go figure.
         
        10-05-2013, 10:34 PM
      #8484
    Yearling
    Emus and donkeys get my horses EVERY time. And heaven forbid one of the donkeys decides to verbally say hello!

    Got the rye planted! Even hooked up the drag and turned the earth a bit - then seeded then turned it again. Good to go and supposed to get some rain during the night. Pushed over some old rotted stumps and cut down some dead trees. Harvested the good wood and have a huge bonfire going with the rest. Even had time to get some stuff from Sam's and hit the pizza lunch buffet at Double Dave's. I had a slice of chocolate chip cookie pizza for dessert. Never had that before. It was really good!

    Worked right up until dark and the cooler breeze started blowing in. Not cold yet, tho - maybe it will hit during the night with some rain.

    Couldn't seed one part of the property where our transformer is - as I was dragging the ground around that area, I noticed the transformer was leaking its oil so we had to call and they came out to take a look. Said they will fix that next week. So I won't even bother with that section until they are done driving all over the place underneath it with their big trucks.

    Guess what is back in my woods eating all the acorns that are falling? You guessed it! The scary pigs!!!
         
        10-05-2013, 10:49 PM
      #8485
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    Glad you're on the mend, DB!
    Glad Kit's on the mend, Nu!
    Hope y'all are enjoying the real Fall weather! Cold front hit Cedar Hill while I was working Cash this morning. I unsaddled in the barn since it was raining and he was not happy when I turned him out. Until Fatty realized he had the new round bale to himself.
    State Fair was great yesterday. Even test drove a 2014 Silverado (and a Camaro, meh) and spent time looking at Fords, Dodge, and GMC trucks Did some other stuff the kids wanted, but that was MY highlight, lol.
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        10-06-2013, 09:18 PM
      #8486
    Yearling
    Today we spent most of the day flagging more dead trees and fixing leaky water troughs. LOVING this cool weather! But those giant gray and white striped skeeters are out so I was dodging those while bathing all the horses. Got manes and tails scrubbed all the way to the skin and chased off any dry skin/bugs that were making them itch and rub their manes on the trees.

    My big foxtrotter has a good solid inch plus of hair all over his body and my welsh is pretty hairy, too. Seems a bit early for such a heavy coat already so that tells me we are going to have a long, cold winter.

    Anyone else have extra hairy horses already?
         
        10-06-2013, 09:29 PM
      #8487
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    What a wonderful weekend its been! We picked up my daughter yesterday morning and on the way home yhe temp dropped 20 degrees within minutes! I'm sure my ponies are going to love being out in the pasture during the cooler weather. Yes cc, they definitely grew some extra hair overnight! It's supposed to be beautiful this week:)
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        10-06-2013, 09:48 PM
      #8488
    Green Broke
    CC, those Welsh ponies know how to grow hair. Bubba's coat is already an inch thick, and that was before this cold front. We always gauge how cold the winters are going to be by Bubba. Right now he's telling us it's going to be FREEZING.
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        10-06-2013, 11:47 PM
      #8489
    Yearling
    Yessiree. By the looks of my two hairy boys, it might be a year for snow!
         
        10-07-2013, 12:29 AM
      #8490
    Trained
    All the black horses are looking black again so winter is indeed coming. Shalom
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