A Great Horsey Day!

MidWestHorse Archive on October 23, 2008, 10:03 pm

My two beauties!Misty and her dust bath!This is where it starts to get good. Miss Kola was laying down with that somewhat familiar belly ache face this noon, so I went outside armed with my Probio and Banamine and hidden halter. She did get up and allowed me to halter her without chase. To me an indication that perhaps indeed she may have had a belly ache. So I gave her the Probio and Banamine and decided to take her for a walk, only silly me I didn't have the lead rope. So I said, "Come on, Kola,
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Not So Wordless Wednesday........

MidWestHorse Archive on October 23, 2008, 12:16 am

The breakfast dance!These are Great Blue Herons! Rare! We always see Sand Cranes (red caps) , but these birds are rare to see indeed and much bigger than a Sand Crane.Hand safety!This is precisely why we just bought some serious long chew pigs ears! We take these two out every two hours. With tennis balls, basket balls, Stephen even gets on the quad and they chase him through the field. I'll try and video of that tomorrow. Where does this energy come from?WTH? I do not see any hay in there.The dinner
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Tuesday's Happenings

MidWestHorse Archive on October 22, 2008, 2:00 am

Isn't he cute? Where I hadn't seen a salamander since I was a kid, Stephen and I have seen many this year and this one Steve caught and brought into the house to show me. To think I used to catch these things all the time and put them in my Mom's wash tub!Whereas Kola's tail is finally growing back from the goats snacking on it last winter and spring.....Misty's is now disappearing. Looks like a cheap bad haircut! Even worse this afternoon!And this is for Victoria, I said I'd show the collection
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OK, Then............The Barn Diva Fashion Show

MidWestHorse Archive on October 20, 2008, 8:21 pm

Since it appears I may have freaked a few of you out with my ghostly post. I will now change directions and challenge you all. This will be a "Barn Diva" Fashion show across the horse bloggers of the world. This idea was inspired by a comment left by Tracey at Mustang Diaries, when I had posted that lovely picture of myself in the morning feeding the animals. So begins the Barn Diva Fashion Show. I will begin with myself and I expect to travel around to your blogs and see you modeling your best
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Tagged I'm It!

MidWestHorse Archive on October 19, 2008, 9:00 pm

So my fine southern friend, Mrs Mom, down yonder at Oh Horse Feathers has tagged me for a game of Ghosting It Forward in which the rules are:1) Have a Ghostly Image to pass along.2) Tag three people on your blog, with links to their blogs. Tell about what great folks they are, or offer to send them a Ghostly Treat.3) Include a link to Ghosting It Forward in your blog.Of course, me being who I am and don't always play by the rules, have added my own little twist. My ghostly pictures come with a bit
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Registration Applications

MidWestHorse Archive on October 19, 2008, 7:12 pm

It's that time of year. I have to get babies registered before they hit 6 months and send in breeders reports. The breeder reports will be easy this year. I did not breed anything to Spider, 1 mare to Gerald's stud, Cats Dunn It and 3 mares to my friend Sue's stud Skyco. Between the 3 of us we don't have a whole lot of babies coming next year. This is Gerald and my palomino. I still have not figured out a name for her, barn or registered. She has a real calm disposition. It is really strange that
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Just Another Thursday

MidWestHorse Archive on October 17, 2008, 2:17 am

Coming home......Yep, That's our house just to the right of middle beyond my fence line.Our only Maple tree making a feeble attempt at fall color.And yes, It's lunch time and they are eating again. Fresh mineral and salt licks. Funny...everyday I find the licks moved to various different areas, sometimes out of the shelter and what seems miles away from where they started.Pumba lounging on an upside down feeder in the warm sun.I found it in our yard, but it didn't come from ours. Pretty anyway.Please
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It Was Cold This Morning!

MidWestHorse Archive on October 16, 2008, 5:22 pm

Or so I thought. Kola with her usual morning antics. Not sure what the ghostliness is about in the pic, but I thought it was kind of cool!Don't I look thrilled to up at 6:30am freezing in my jammies, boots, and winter woolies to feed everyone. Stephen couldn't stop laughing because he didn't think it was cold enough for me to don my hat, gloves and barn jacket! I still look asleep. I probably was. Eee gads, I hope this doesn't scare anyone. Well, if it does, we are nearing Halloween! Yikes!Please
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MidWestHorse Archive on October 16, 2008, 1:52 am

I finally named her. I'm calling her Cricket. Sometimes names come to me easy, I try to use part of their registered name when I can. I don't like her registered name and may put out the fee to change it. I walked out of my house yesterday and there was a huge walking stick on my car. They are not common to this area so I thought it was really bizarre. Then I go to the one pen to feed horses and a large cricket is sitting on the fence post. That was the second bug in a strange place, so I had to
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What A Week...............

MidWestHorse Archive on October 16, 2008, 12:31 am

First off, these pics are you, Mrs Mom . I remembered. Just some of our fall foliage, Steve and I snapped on this marvelously chilly rainy autumn day on our way to run errands. These first trees line the front of our neighbors property.These are just down the road from our house headed into a valley. I'm afraid this was the best I could do today before it really started raining!Like my burning embers? Not real, although it is a real wood burning fireplace. I'm afraid to use it because I'm paranoid
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Thank-You Jess!

MidWestHorse Archive on October 14, 2008, 12:25 am

The end result of my pasture lock out! Cattle panels! Who'd a thunk! $21.59 each for a 16 foot panel. The chains and clips cost me more than the panels, but WOW! Misty gave me the dirtiest look when I was done! And I found a break in the electric which probably contributed to the easy break outs! Kola tried to eat my foot as I sat on the paddock ground trying to re-wire the fence, which then resulted in a quick pop of her nose. Thank God for sturdy boots! And people wonder why I live in my boots!Please
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Manic Monday

MidWestHorse Archive on October 13, 2008, 1:31 pm

Smudge..........Such a lovely kitty face!Watching the sunrise during breakfast.My last rose of the season. I can't believe it!On another note, we will be quite busy today. We have the pellet stove dude coming again today for an estimate for a second burner. I'm trying to address my FMLA from work for my MS. FMLA expires. Gee, I wonder does MS expire? Wouldn't that be nice. Amazing. I have to run to TSC and get a couple of cattle panels to deter Miss Misty from vacating the premises and pull an unused
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Figure This One Out!

MidWestHorse Archive on October 9, 2008, 10:29 pm

So it's 4pm, I've been busy indoors fixing a wall, making chicken stew, and painting and then cleaning my mess afterwards and then writing the previous post. So Steve hollers up, " Kola is making all sorts of noise out there, she's telling you to feed her!" So I look at the clock and think, "Geezus, that's a lot of noise for 4pm, kind of early?" So I get up to see what the fuss is all about and low and behold Misty is running around the pasture and Kola is going ape shit because she is still in
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Less We Forget..............

MidWestHorse Archive on October 9, 2008, 9:42 pm

Or just don't know. My parents were products of The Great Depression. It stuck with them throughout their lives and was reflected in many ways for me growing up. The cheap dried up shoe leather round steak. Bizarre casseroles eaten at the dinner table. Canned veggies rather than fresh. Fresh was a treat and we got those from my Grandparent's garden. And that was the 1970's. They lived tightly because they grew up in The Great Depression and knew no other way. Don't get me wrong there were moments
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How NOT To Behave...........

MidWestHorse Archive on October 9, 2008, 1:36 pm

At breakfast! It's blurry, but if you look closely, that is Kola acting like as ass at breakfast time. Now breakfast time around here can be anywhere between 5:30 to 7:30 am and usually falls around 6:45 am. Breakfast turns into a circus. Misty usually waits patiently and Kola starts her antics........Which then gets the dogs in an uproar as they come out with us to potty while I feed.But as I enter the fed shed, Kola gets stupid and dogs begin barking feeding the frenzied behavior even more. I
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MidWestHorse Archive on October 7, 2008, 1:53 am

Gerald ended up selling 3 yearlings and bringing home a yearling and 2 weanies. He gets to ride my dun colt out of Lady o Lena this winter and he bought the buttermilk buckskin for my winter project. I love her already. The palomino is for me too. She is Skipper W bred with strong reining bloodlines. The buckskin mare is cow bred too. It was very sad at the sale because the market has crashed so bad. They mainly had babies. They will all be eligible for a competition in the spring and fall. Babies
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Frost! Cold!

MidWestHorse Archive on October 4, 2008, 2:34 pm

As you can see we've had our first decent frost of the season!It got as low as 28*F last night!No wonder they were anxious for breakfast this morning!Smudge was patrolling the beams last night. All of the kitties have had a turn on the beams recently.It's only fitting that Zeke would be parked next to the Italian dipping oils. He loves Italian food and even tries to eat my spaghetti while I'm still working on it. I should have named him Guido!I battled with my damned washer half the night. It kept
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Another Busy Day

MidWestHorse Archive on October 3, 2008, 3:04 am

Even the clouds look cold!We fired up the Pellet Burner today after a quick trip to the hardware store for gel fuel. It's now toasty warm in here.Queen of the castle. So much for a game of billiards!My hay is here and stacked. This should last me a couple of months. A nice grassy mix for the girls and some straight alfalfa for the goat boys.Well? Are you ready to feed us? You can see a nice burr free and tangle free tail on the back end of Miss Misty.All troughs are now bleached and clean with now
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As If..............

MidWestHorse Archive on October 1, 2008, 6:20 pm

I did not have enough to do this week..........I let Misty and Kola out in the pasture for a few hours and.............THIS is what I saw when they came in. Oh yeah! If there is a burr on this God's green earth, my horses will suck them up like magnets! Go ahead and enlarge this pic to see the state of her, halter and all!So this morning I gathered my tools...........Cooking spray, corn oil, and comb. And of course my smokes and a Diet Coke. I knew this project would take me at least an hour and
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Sorry I haven't Been Around Much!

MidWestHorse Archive on September 30, 2008, 1:34 pm

I just wanted to say sorry I haven't been around much these past two weeks. I will try and get out and visit everyone soon. Zoe's Dad died from liver cancer last week and Steve and I have been crazy busy, flying her home from University and helping with the necessary paperwork and all. The remembrance will be this week and then Steve and I have to get Zoe back to college on Monday, so it's just been a bit of a whirlwind around here. Not to mention the tumultuous economy and trying to plan for the
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