Ruby the Painted Alien

After the Area51North shoot, I had the bright idea that I could put the “alien” head wear on Ruby.
Handing Voldemort to my Hubby I said “Here, hold my camera and watch this…”
These are the images he captured while hilarity ensued.

“Uh, I don’t think I want to wear that…” says Ruby.

“Well…maybe just the headband part…”

What the hell is hitting my ears?!
What’s going on here??!
You’re trying to kill me!”

“I coulda DIED y’kno…wait…are those cookies I see in your pocket?”

Here, my very brave Painted Alien, have a cookie. ❤

And in the end, the final image was worth the snorting, the pulling back, the cajoling and the feeding of many, many cookies to get our Painted Unicorn to, ever so briefly, become The Painted Alien.

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This Fool Horse

Back on Saturday, I told you this fool scared the crap out of me, and I promised to explain…

Thursday was a day of wind.
Much, much wind.
And some snow.
Just crappy March weather that went on into the night.

Friday, I go out and feed the nags.
Everyone is good.
A little tired and grumpy, but that’s to be expected when you’ve had shit weather to deal with.
So after a few scratches and back rubs, I left everyone to their hay breakfast.

Couple hours later, I have a look outside.
Must be around noonish.
Ruby is laying down, so is Astrid, and Sable’s dozing on her feet.

I grab Voldemort (my camera…story for another time 😉 ) and head out for pictures.
I get cats helping, because cats go everywhere with me…note Max in the background having a drink. 😉

I get my shots, I scratch and cuddle with Ruby a bit, then head inside.
2 hours later, I peek out again…
Ruby’s still laying down.
She’d clearly gotten up and moved, but not far.
But Astrid was laying right next to her.
Okay, well, it was a rough night and the sun was shining…

By 3:30, Ruby still hadn’t gotten up.
Now, it’s not unusual for a horse to sleep lying down. Especially when they feel safe in their home.
But, the *length* of time she was down was worrying me.
More info here:
The Dreaded “Down” Horse

Out I went again…she wasn’t in any distress.
Her temp and heart rate were normal.
And she enjoyed the scratches behind her ears I gave her.
It was also getting close to equine dinner time.
At their supper, they get a pail of beet pulp, with alfalfa cubes and ground flax.
So I thought to myself, “Self…if this bitch don’t get up when the dinner pails come out, we’re gonna have to call Dr. Neil”
“Ah, shit” I said to myself “That’s gonna suck if we have to call him…but if we have to, we have to…”

And then…

10 minutes later, Hubby pulls into the drive.
I step out onto the deck, to get him up to speed on said painted moron’s condition and what do I see??
Madam Walking Stomach, on her feet, wandering over to where the dinner pails get hung up.


So yeah.
Like I said Saturday…
She worried the hell out of me, but it all turned out just fine.
The big donkey pants was just enjoying a nice long, warm nap in the sunshine.
Still, I gave her an extra little gift of a few minty Tums, just to be sure.

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It Has Begun

This morning, the incubators turned on for the first time this year.
(forgive the crappy cell phone pics)

24 in here…this is where I put the green eggs I was able to collect.

I only have 2 green egg layers left, so there’s not many of them.
But, next month I’ll be buying hatching eggs from the same farm that my greens came from…they have the same breed combo as when I got the 3 greens (and LemonChicken) so I’m hoping to hatch out a few more coloured egg layers.

56 eggs in here.
That’s a lot of eggs.

In 21 days, we should have a bounty of chicks.
And then, we’ll start again. 😉
Because there are freezers to fill, and egg layers to add to the flock.

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Sadly I have no rhyme for Dr Seuss day though…I do have green eggs, just no ham!

Monday Mood…

I’m slow today.
Just popped an angel food cake in the oven.
Hopefully warm cake will give me energy.
‘Til then, Sable says it all…

Is she laughing?
Silently screaming for coffee?
Only CinderBella knows.

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Hello CinderBella

I don’t really have any quality content for y’all today.
I’m puttering today.
Thinking about going outside with the camera and taking pictures of The Merry Mares.
Weather is amazing for this time of year, and I want to take advantage of it as much as I can.

So I’m going to leave you with one of Sable from early January…while I go sit outside on the fence, like a vulture, waiting for the horses to entertain me.
She was coming over to the fence from the far end of the pasture, hoping as always for The Food Lady to have treats in her pocket.
All I had was a camera…much to her chagrin.

Hello Bella! ❤

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This Horse…🤦‍♀️

In trying to make sure I stay on top of this photography challenge thing, and because the light, the horses and the hoar frost was gorgeous this morning, I went out with the camera to take some pictures.
Plus, I’m on a daily streak here on WordPress and I kinda want to keep that going too…so I needed some new pictures.

So I’m out there shooting.
The Merry Mares are sure I’ve got treats for them, so they make their way across the pasture, from the far east fence line, over to me. But along the way, Ruby gets distracted by something.
I’m shooting the whole time, so I capture her doing this:

Don’t Eat. Plastic.
Idiot. 😡

Aaaaaand I start yelling at her and running towards the gate, with the dog right on my heels.
Thankfully, we get there in time, I grab the bag, Daphne lunges up with a bark and Ruby lets go while flinging her head up.
Then, I had to stick my hand in her stupid mouth to make sure I got all the plastic.
But thankfully, there wasn’t any in there…and the bag seemed fairly well intact when I had the chance to take a good look at it.

Ahh, that’s our Ruby…making life interesting every chance she gets.
She really is like a toddler who has to put everything they shouldn’t into their mouth.

My tidbit of wisdom for horse owners here is this…
After those ridiculously windy days, take the time to wander out to your pastures and see if there’s any junk in them.
Because you never know when the horse will take it upon themselves to eat the evidence.
Like my idiot tried to!

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Some People’s Horses…

I said “So are you gonna at least lift your head long enough to look at me?”

I know she’s listening to me, because that ear is following my voice…

I said “I need some new pictures for the blog and Instagram…”

Aaaaannnnd she gives me the Photographer’s Child look.
“Not doing this.
Don’t wanna.
Can’t make me.”

Some people’s horses.

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This horse really made me work for pictures that day, but at least it’s a labour of love. 😉

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