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Monday, November 19, 2012

Lingering Fall Days

Yes, there have been more beautiful days in the past week, but there has also been some snow...not enough to amount to anything; just enough to make things wet an muddy when it thaws.

A Dusting of Snow in the Foot Hills
A Dusting of Snow in the Foot Hills

Today's set of photos were taken in Manual mode on my camera. It's starting to make a little bit of sense to me...and I'm liking the results most of the time.

Cowboy Strikes a Pose
Handsome Cowboy

I'm still working on figuring out the action shots in Manual though.  Red Dog and Rastus were havin' a pretty good time while I was raking and mowing leaves last week. The sun was gorgeous and there was hardly a breeze...perfect!

Play Time!
Play Time!

As you can see, I got some of the action to stop, but not all.


But the fall colors came out nice...and I'm pretty much done with the leaves! Yeah!

My Helper
My Helper.

Pierce still has a bit of a snotty nose, the cough seems to be gone, but he has some swelling in his rear legs...which I read can be a symptom of Rhino.

Colt had a bout of something yesterday. He had finished his dinner from the night before, but was lethargic and off his feed in the morning. I gave him a dose of Banamine and by early afternoon he was looking much perkier. He finally had a pile, so I gave him a small dinner. I checked on him at 1:30 this AM and he'd had two more piles. At feeding this mornin' he had one more pile. But, he's still not his robust self, so I'm leaving him in the stall and run again today to keep an eye on him.

Pierce got his first hoof trim today and did a pretty good job! There were a few moments of not wanting to keep the hoof up for Pat, but he never got unmanageable. I was proud of him!

My gosh, Thanksgiving is just around the corner...are you ready? What are your plans? We're staying home and will be hosting dinner for a dear couple who will be staying for the long weekend. Lots of food, beverage, games and laughter is ahead!


mugwump said...

Thanksgiving with family--it can either go very, very, good or....

Shirley said...

Boy dogs play so much fiercer than girl dogs! Looks like Rastus is holding his own.
Glad Colt is feeling better, it's always such a worry when they are off even a little bit.

5 Starr's Farm said...

Hope Colts better soon... Bamamine, the old standby.
Thanksgiving here with the folds and kids. You and Your Man have a wonderful Thanksgiving.......

Candy C. said...

You are so brave to switch to Manual! I haven't gotten up the nerve yet! LOL!! Your shots are great!
I hope the horsey boys get to feeling better. It is tough when they are off their feed and we aren't really sure why...
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)

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Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

I haven't figured out manual on the camera. Someday--maybe.
I love the hill with the ridge of rock jutting out of the side. And all the dog teeth!

Crystal said...

Looks like a pretty serious bout of play going on. Little moving action, but much better than I am in manual, if they work its a fluke, but I should use it more and maybe it would not be so foreign.

Hope the boys are feelin better soon, and good for Pierce and his first trimming, that can always be a challenge.

Val said...

Hope Colt feels better soon!
Not much exciting tomorrow, quiet noon meal with mother in law and some visiting.

Glad Pierce did well with his first trim!

I love the action shot where there is focus and a blur of action, it gives a great feel to the photograph!

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