Stirring up Trouble

When the weather changes, the wind blows hard, the sun shines, or the sky is blue, the girls can get a little nutty. Essentially, it can happen anytime. πŸ˜›
One day I *will* get pictures of them bucking and rearing and performing general asshat-ery…yesterday, I came close.

Ruby decided she was going to stir up as much trouble as she could…

Chasing Sable and Astrid

Chasing Sable and Astrid…

Astrid was smart and went the opposite direction of Sable...

Astrid was smart and went the opposite direction of Sable…

Sable is her preferred to chase...

Sable is her preferred to chase…

Sable is usually pretty relaxed about it all...she knows Ruby is a shit disturber!

Sable is usually pretty relaxed about it all…she knows Ruby is a shit disturber!

I have to say, I love Sable's form here...she is a beautiful horse!

I have to say, I love Sable’s form here…she is a beautiful horse!

A half rear from Sable...

A half rear from Sable…looked like Ruby might get the game she wanted…

Nope. Sable walked away.

Nope. Sable walked away.

Genius figured it didn't work with Sable, so she'd try Cookie...Cookie's ears say it all!

Genius figured it didn’t work with Sable, so she’d try Cookie…Cookie’s ears say it all!

Then, Cookie decided to roll...and Ruby was going to start trouble then too.

Then, Cookie decided to roll…and Ruby was going to start trouble then too.

Cookie don't care, she just wanted a roll...

Cookie don’t care, she just wanted a roll…

Oh yeah! Feels soooo good!

Oh yeah! Feels soooo good!

Ruby thought a roll might be good too...

Ruby thought a roll might be good too…you can tell she just rolled by her dirty bum.

Half way down, and I yelled "Woohoo! Double roll!"...

Half way down, and I yelled “Woo hoo! Double roll!”…

And up she got...I guess she figured out I was taking pictures. ;)

And up she got…I guess she figured out I was taking pictures. πŸ˜‰

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Macro Monday~Winter Woolies Edition

The Girls are getting fluffy and this morning I ventured out to the shelter with the camera to get some close up shots of fuzzy, fluffy coats. πŸ™‚

Ok, this is the base of Ruby's tail. I just love her colour combination.

Ok, it’s not her coat, but this is the base of Ruby’s tail. I just love her colour combination.

And her nose...there are always horse noses chacking out the lenses of my camera.

And her nose…there are always horse noses checking out the lenses of my camera.

See that moisture? ^^^ Right after I moved the camera, she wiped it on my sleeve. I’m just a walking Kleenex to these guys. πŸ˜›

Ruby's neck.

Ruby’s neck.

Fluffy (and dirty) Cookie bum.

Fluffy (and dirty) Cookie bum.

Her winter fuzzies are coming in thick and plush. I love rubbing my hands over her winter coat…even knowing what it means.

Astrid is fluffed up.

Astrid is fluffed up.

Just like cats, horses fluff themselves up when cold. No one was shivering this morning (because it’s a dry cold, not a wet one) but they were grumpy about the changing weather. Wasn’t as cool this morning though…there was no frost on them, not like yesterday morning.

Sable's fluffy bum.

Sable’s fluffy bum.

Sable's flank.

Sable’s flank.

Here you can really see how thick her coat is getting. It’s good. Hopefully, this year Our Sable will get a really thick coat. Last winter we had a few days that were rough on her. We’re not sure she’d spent a winter outdoors before coming to us. We’re better prepared with blankets for her too-and all of them. Just in case.

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday~October 5th

It’s getting cold out! Well, it’s still on the plus side of the thermometer, but we’re wearing more sweaters indoors, and definitely keeping the slippers on. The Girls are working hard on their winter coats, and everyone is looking plush and fuzzy. Yay! πŸ™‚

We’ve been refilling the shelter with straw more often, and they are happily munching on the fluffed bedding. We use wheat straw-because The Kid is allergic to oats-and The Girls come running to munch while I fluff it in.

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday reflects the cooling temperatures. This week’s prompts are Autumn, Leaves, Boots, Hot Beverage and Game.

On to the pictures!

Autumn and Leaves

I used the same picture for both prompts, because my trees are dropping their leaves rapidly, in the cool Autumn air. Cheating? A bit, but I’ll make up for it in the next prompts. πŸ˜‰

Autumn and LeavesMy lilacs look so bare!

Boots

Both The Kid and I needed new boots…she needed rubber boots, and got a pair she’s been longing to have for a very long time!

No surprise that she'd want these!

No surprise that she’d want these!

Happily, it was an end of season sale and they were marked down 65%.

I needed a decent pair of boots for working with The Girls. Rubber boots don’t offer much in the way of foot protection when a horse steps on you. When we went and looked for The Kid’s boots, I took a look through the work boot dept. I found myself a pair of boots for a paltry $22.49. Marked down from $99! Steel toes and much safer for when our Blonde Girl has a scare from The Paints, and steps on me…happens more often than I am happy about, let me tell you!

I think I should have bought 2 pairs...these have already gotten a ton of use!

I think I should have bought 2 pairs…these have already gotten a ton of use!

Hot Beverage

Some times it’s tea, some times it’s hot chocolate, but 98% of the time, the hot beverage of choice around this farm is coffee. Strong, with lots of cream, and enjoyed immensely on a cool Autumn day.

One of my favorite cups. :)

One of my favorite cups. πŸ™‚

Game

We have a few popular games around here…

Game 1

Chase. Daphne chases the cats, and the cats chase Daphne.

Chase. Daphne chases the cats, and the cats chase Daphne.

Game 2

Making tea. Yup, my horses love to add any vegetation they can to the troughs. Even more fun when Mama has just cleaned them.

Making tea. Yup, my horses love to add any vegetation they can to the troughs. Even more fun when Mama has just cleaned them.

Game 3

Cantering around and kicking up your heels.

Cantering around and kicking up your heels.

Game 4

Follow the Leader! Always a fun game!

Follow the Leader! Always a fun game!

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday hosted by Ashley Sisk.

Barn Cats

Being on a farm, surrounded by grain fields, means barn cats. Gotta have ’em. It is the best way to deal with rodents, a good herd of barn cats.

One of our girls was a drop off. As in, someone drove down our gravel road at night and dropped her out the window. I say one, but 4 of our barn cats ended up here that way. In less than 2 months time.

We made a spot for them in our insulated garage, we put down food and fresh water, and we make sure there are warm shelters around the yard, in case they are caught in a storm and can’t make it back to the garage. The way weather changes around here, it has happened!

Yesterday, I caught one of our PoloCat’s kittens. A pretty little white, with Siamese points, girl.

Polo and her 2 kittens.

Polo and her 2 kittens.

Nursing little Peekaboo.

Nursing little Peekaboo.

Polo's MiniMe peeking out of the garage.

Polo’s Mini Me peeking out of the garage.

Popped right out and watching what I'm doing.

Popped right out and watching what I’m doing.

Peekaboo in my jacket, ready for a nap.

Peekaboo in my jacket, ready for a nap.

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