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Archive for January, 2012

Well, we’ve been spoiled this winter season in Wisconsin, with some very mild temperatures and even a GREEN Christmas!

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Don’t get me wrong it’s been great!!

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We’ve had some boring days, too.

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But now we have snow!! Let’s play ball!!!

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     I know it’s here somewhere!!   

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Uh oh, the ball is in the horse paddock! I don’t think Sophia is going to throw it back Emma.

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Do you think Gus will help?

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Gunner is victorious! Whinny and Emma? Not so much….

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I admit I’m in love with my horses. (my husband too of course!)

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Scott my husband is a fanatic with cameras and is venturing into photography big time.

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I, however love to photograph my horses, dogs, chickens, etc… Mind you we don’t have any human “kids”

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Until next time…Appy Trails! Smile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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My mare Feather is due to foal any day now. I’m frantic but with the help from my barn cam friends http://www.marewatchers.com/cam/spottedfeather.htm I’m able to get some sleep at night!

So it’s Saturday morning May 7th and still no midnight calls from the Mare Watchers Feather was due at the end of April but since she’s a first time mama we didn’t know what to expect. I’m up early, made my coffee and now it’s time to feed. I kick Feather out of her stall so I can clean it. It’s 6:30am now. Oh I’ll let her out into her paddock for awhile. I can get my coffee and Facebook fix. It’s kind of a rainy day but the view from my kitchen window is a direct view to her lot.

It’s now 7:45am. Feather looks good. Casually walking around her paddock. Oh I forgot to mention she has finally waxed up this morning. Could be today or tomorrow for a foaling.

It’s now 8:00am. Hmmm looks like Feather is resting now. Laying down but she’s done that allot lately. I have the scenario all planned out. Got my video camera on it’s tri pod in the barn. My digital camera along with it. My husband it going to take pictures while the video cam is filming at the perfect angle.

But wait did she just look at her belly? I’d better go check on her so I can get back to my coffee and Facebook.

Oh she see’s her mommy coming down to see her so she stands up to welcome me. What the???? Under her tail I see two baby feet wiggling!!!! OMG! This isn’t suppsed to happen now! My husband is at work, I’m here alone, the web cam is off!!

Ok gather yourself Lisa… climb through the fence and lead her calmly into her stall. Check. Close the door. Check! Run like hell back to the house. Check!! Grab my phone, turn on the barn cam, run like hell back down to the barn. Check, check, check!!!!!

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Here we go!! This is the only shot I was able to get until little Sora entered the world.

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Long story short… I was able to text my friends that wanted an alert and with my friend Betsy on speaker phone (watching my barn cam) I helped tired (and I’m sure a little confused Feather) bring Sora into the world.
 
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      2 hrs later. It’s all good! Hubby came home and started taking pictures like a mad man. I’m going in and take a nap!!!

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While Sora realized she now has room to stretch her legs! Yeehaa! Open-mouthed smile

Until next time…Appy trails everyone!!

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This is our newest boy “Gunner” We adopted him July 2011. He’s 4 but still is very much a puppy. Always going into the play stance!

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Pine coneUghh! She loves pine cones! Not easy to clean up when she sneaks them into the house!

IMG_2859Whinny decided to help mama clean out the fire pit!

WhinnybathAfter Whinny helped clean out the fire pit!

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VERSATILE-BLOGGER-AWARD

I am thrilled to be nominated for this award! Still learning the tips and tricks to blogging but having allot of fun at it.

Thank you Aurora at: http://angelslightworldwide.com/ for the nomination!

So according to the rules I have to:

  • Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  • Inform our nominees
  • Share 7 random facts about ourselves
  • Thank those who nominated us
  • Add a picture of the award to our post

Well I’m pretty new at this following stuff but have found some blogs that appeal to me. I don’t have 15 yet but here’s what I’ve got. I nominate:

  1. http://m5son.wordpress.com/about/  Mike’s Look At Life
  2. http://angelslightworldwide.com/  Angels Light World Wide
  3. http://veederranch.com/  Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch
  4. http://blog.photoskill.biz/  Country Style Photography
  5. http://ayearwithhorses.wordpress.com/ A Year With Horses / Project 365
  6. http://spottedhorsechick.wordpress.com/  Colorful Beauty / Spotted Horse Chick’s Web Blog
  7. http://photobotos.com/  PhotoBotos.com

Hmmm, 7 random things about me huh? Let’s see:

  1. I’m a strong advocate for rescue and shelter animals. “Don’t breed or buy while shelter animals die” We have been repeat adopters at Shorewood Cocker Rescue
  2. I’d rather “be in the barn” Cleaning stalls and grooming horses feels like therapy to me. There’s nothing like the smell of horse after a long day.
  3. I love ghost hunting shows and YouTube ghost videos.
  4. I’m not much of a cook but my hubby Scott is fantastic! …show off
  5. I understand the whole “deer hunting” thing but can’t make it through Bambi without having a blubbering, embarrassing, crying jag. I mean I have to leave the room and I may not be back! You know the part…when he comes out of hiding and calls “mother, mother?” We all know what happened to her. Get me a box of Kleenex!
  6. I’m fantastic at Karaoke! Well… after a couple drinks and everyone around me is drunk and they’re too nice to tell me I suck, but watch out Christina Aguilera!
  7. I don’t show horses but really wish someone would give me ribbons and trophies just because mine are so pretty. Winking smile

One more… 8. I desperately miss my baby sister, Amy. That will be another post…

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Scott called from work today and asked me to have Sophia saddled up and ready at 4:50 pm. He wanted to get some silhouettes against the winter sky.

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He also wanted to get some using a “fill flash” technique. These were taken at the same time as the rest.

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Well I just had to add this one. Cute little Tilly Tot. Well actually messy little Tilly Tot. She likes it best if you leave the shavings in a big pile in the stalls. She will help spread them out for you. Such a thoughtful donkey.

Until next time…Appy Trails to you.

Smile Lisa

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   GusaGreat kids horse.

Gus6Teaching yearling Feather the ropes.

Gus9All painted up for one of the many parades we were in.

Gus8Taking it easy as a pasture pal.

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