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Friday, July 31, 2009

Just When You Think You're Ahead of the Game



I was actually feeling like I was getting caught up on reading blogs and getting ready to post another...then the technical difficulties take over your life...I'm sure you've never experienced that before...ever...HA!!!

My satellite internet modem just quit working...done...kapute! So, I've been without internet/email since Monday 7/27...OK, I know that's only 5 days...but it's a dang long 5 days when my only other source of outside communication/information is by phone or to drive there. No TV here (by choice)...just Sirius radio...I can't even get the local radio stations in the house. I really wanted to hear the weather reports!!

But, Wildblue came through and my new modem arrived today...considering it was in Lexington Kentucky yesterday, I'm actually shocked it was at my door just after Noon. So, I've been working my butt off today to get my ads and articles to the publisher of Horsefly. We're going to make the deadline!!

OK...one thing I've got to tell you...I may not get the buckle from Colt's spectacular performance in the reining classes last weekend. My error. I forgot that they DO use a point system, and it's a possibility, that without making the last show, I would loose the championship. It's OK...I'm so totally pleased with Colt's try and performance last Saturday I don't care...well, I care, but winning a buckle is really not the most important thing...it's the outcome of learning and practice. My goal really is to have a well adjusted, happy, mentally and physically sound horse...that's the most important thing to me. So, we'll just see where the chips fall at the September show (during which I will be thoroughly enjoying our Pendleton Roundup vacation...heehee!!!).

OK...on to other stuff...second cutting is on the ground!!!


It's not quite as tall as 1st cutting, but that's normal.
It only had 21 days of growth, but it was blooming out!
Time to lay it down!! He should be baling by Monday.






Lil' Cindy Sue says "Cut it Mom...I can't see a thing!!"







I must say that we're going to get better tonnage than
last year though...better than others in the area too!



It's been pretty warm here too...but not in the triple digits like the west side of Oregon...so, I won't complain!! The boys were standing around the water trough talking about a way to keep cool...



Coyote, Rohan and Toby...







Coyote decided to show everyone how to do it...






Ha!! No wonder the trough is half empty every day!!





Lil' prissy Miss Catnip would have nothing to do
with all of that splashing around...
She kept her toes dry and drank from the
puddle Coyote made around the trough!



13 comments:

the7msn said...

Wildblue...the bane of my existence. Can't live with it, can't live without it. Glad to see you're back up though – would have hated to miss that shot of Coyote playing in the tank.

Ed said...

Great shots, buckle or no buckle, you and Colt are still champs in my book..:-)

Faithful said...

I like your attitude..you are gonna get that buckle! I'm rootin for you and Colt!

lisa said...

I love the playing in the water, that is just too precious!! Sorry about the spelling.

Cowgirl Rae said...

My mustang colt does that in the water tub too.... after getting a drink he's wet from the eyeballs down, then he walke away with a mouthful of water and drools, spits and chews the last mouthful.... meanwhile the arab mare only just moistens the edges of her lips.....

They are really funny.

Too bad on the buckle issue.... don't worry it's coming.

Celeste said...

We used to have a horse called Roxy who would do the same thing every time at the water trough and if you didn't act quickly she would also try and get her front legs into the trough too! I love little Miss Catnip - so refined!!!

Kathleen Coy said...

Isn't it funny how 5 days without internet seems like an eternity now!
Glad you're back, love the pics! :-)

Andrea said...

Coyote looks like a character!! What a goof!! :) And even if you don't get that buckle you still kicked some butt!! Way to go you and Colt!! That is awesome!! Wow, a second cutting already!! We haven't had ours yet!! It was so dry here for three weeks. Which is weird for the south. I am glad you got your modem back!!

Oregontribal1 said...

ALL of my horses played in the water trough! I had one mare that would steal the water hose or drink from it till she popped! She loved water! My warm blood wanted to swim every time we found a creek deep enough; so I ruined a few pairs of boots! But they ALL did the "bobbing for apples" thing in the trough.

Paula said...

Hey - I put a blog list on my blog so that I could see when people update. I found myself checking daily and there weren't updates. I'm on less now but still keeping up! Sorry about the computer issues!

I'm still so pleased that you are so pleased with how you did! That is really all that matters, even though a buckle would be great!

CTG Ponies said...

My QH gelding used to empty the water tub too. He'd actually put his front feet in. Funny to watch but annoying to have to keep filling the tub.

Farmchick said...

HI~ I found my way here via Broken Y Ranch blog. i really enjoyed reading through your blog. I hope you can stop by my farm for a visit! :) Have a great day.

Shirley said...

I sure hope that buckle comes your way; great job, Colt! I love the pic of Cindy Sue. One of my horses will stand under a sprinkler to keep cool, the other one thinks that water sprayed on her will kill her. Go figure. Love the dainty donkey! No wasted water with that li'l desert dweller!

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