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post #441 of 2156 Old 02-15-2013, 09:30 AM
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Armadillos will eat the ants. Then you will have armadillo holes.........

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post #442 of 2156 Old 02-15-2013, 09:42 AM
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Armadillos will eat the ants. Then you will have armadillo holes.........
Armadillos eat fire ants?? Why did I not know this???

I would pay good money to rid my life of the ants and their huge mounds!
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post #443 of 2156 Old 02-15-2013, 09:52 AM
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It is most likely not worth the trade off. They haven't totally destroyed the fire ants, but they do dig up a lot of the nests. Hogs will dig them up too.

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The farrier came this morning and the girls got new shoes. I put them out in the pasture for a couple of hours so they would have time to forget about being annoyed at having to be bothered with what they consider to be a waste of their time. Then we took them out for a little short ride. 1.5 miles. Same old route. We are only up to 12.2 miles which is about where we should have been in the second week of January. Oh well.

The ride was extremely muddy. I was afraid that the culvert over the creek was going to be washed out from the 6 inches of rain we got this week. A lot of the dirt was washed away, but we were able to cross it ok. One thing that I noticed is that my horse is much more surefooted in the mud than she was a year ago. I don't know if it is that she has learned to balance better with a rider or if it is just that she has actually started to pay attention to where she is going rather than paying attention to imaginary trolls and goblins.
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post #445 of 2156 Old 02-15-2013, 05:46 PM
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The farrier came this morning and the girls got new shoes. I put them out in the pasture for a couple of hours so they would have time to forget about being annoyed at having to be bothered with what they consider to be a waste of their time. Then we took them out for a little short ride. 1.5 miles. Same old route. We are only up to 12.2 miles which is about where we should have been in the second week of January. Oh well.

The ride was extremely muddy. I was afraid that the culvert over the creek was going to be washed out from the 6 inches of rain we got this week. A lot of the dirt was washed away, but we were able to cross it ok. One thing that I noticed is that my horse is much more surefooted in the mud than she was a year ago. I don't know if it is that she has learned to balance better with a rider or if it is just that she has actually started to pay attention to where she is going rather than paying attention to imaginary trolls and goblins.
So glad you got to ride Celeste! Total mud at my place too!

It was beautiful here today and I so much wanted to ride but have to work tonight and running a fever, so tried to rest up.
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so glad you got out a little Celeste. We have had beautiful weather the last two days. Going up to Ebenezer tomorrow to ride. We may or may not spend the night. I have reservations but it is supposed to be 32 degrees at night and camping in the Brenderup is not my idea of fun in 32 degree weather. Went out and brushed my fuzzy babies today. Biscuit is shedding like crazy.

What a cute little Poodle!! Can't wait to see her puppies ... puppies are just too darling for words.

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post #447 of 2156 Old 02-15-2013, 08:22 PM
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I finally got to hop on Bloo! We didn't get too far before we had to turn back. My pit slipped on some ice in the pond and cut open her leg. Good thing I bring vet wrap with me everywhere I go.

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post #448 of 2156 Old 02-15-2013, 09:05 PM
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It is good that you had the vet wrap. Is the dog ok?
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post #449 of 2156 Old 02-16-2013, 03:13 PM
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She's fine. Just a superficial wound. She slid on the ice and caught herself on a branch frozen in it. She was fine but I didn't want to chance it getting worse, I'm quite the worry wort when it comes to my animals.

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post #450 of 2156 Old 02-16-2013, 06:08 PM
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Finally got out a couple times, after sitting in the house trying to hack up a lung all week during the nicest weather of the winter! Sitting inside while it was mid-40s and sunny was not any fun and by yesterday I had decided I was going to ride even if it cost me a lung. Luckily my cough has faded to almost nothing, so I was able to thoroughly enjoy the day.

DH came home from work early so we were both able to go. It was 46, partly sunny, with no wind when we left the barn. Of course the trade-off for the warmth was that all the snow melted into a muddy mess, but riding yesterday was a taste of spring for sure. Only a little over a month until our first competition of the season..






Last night, of course, it got cold and snowed again. It IS still winter after all. But riding today wasn't too bad, with the temp at 24 but still almost no wind. The footing was somewhat less boggy too, as it was refreezing.








Hope to get out again tomorrow, so then all the horses will have gone out twice over the weekend.. however the forecast is to be very cold and very windy (). If only the weatherman can be wrong about that..

2013 mileage
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02/02/13 dream 6.92 miles 5.0 mph 50.28 total miles
02/03/13 dream 8.83 miles 4.9 mph 59.11 total miles
02/06/13 sultan 9.38 miles 5.9 mph 68.49 total miles
02/07/13 george 9.84 miles 5.8 mph 78.33 total miles
02/08/13 dream 12.44 miles 6.5 mph 90.77 total miles
02/10/13 dream 10.49 miles 5.6 mph 101.26 total miles
02/15/13 dream 10.86 miles 5.5 mph 112.12 total miles
02/16/13 dream 15.06 miles 5.6 mph 127.18 total miles
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