Here we are, at the end of January.
It’s been an exhausting winter.
Either way too cold, or bouncing up above freezing.
Honestly, I’ve spent the last month being rather unsure what I’m going to find in the pasture every morning…
Y’see, rapid weather changes are hard on horses.
Hard to believe that such large, powerful animals can be so damn delicate, but there it is…rapid weather changes can cause upset tummies in a flash. And, often before we humans know it’s coming.
To counter act that, I make sure everyone has a good pile of hay to munch from, salt blocks within easy reach of the waterer (plus one away from it, in case someone wants to hoard it from the others), and an extra dash of salt in their beet pulp daily.
The idea is, keep things moving in and out on schedule, and hope that’s enough to keep tummies settled and happy.
All 3 are doing well.
Well, I finally picked up my camera last week.
Between Astrid looking gorgeous in the snow:
Little Red ❤
Beautiful Girl ❤
And the urge to create something to honor my Cookie…
Well, the camera and I got reacquainted.
Take a blanket, halter, crown, Cookie Monster and a bottle of whiskey to the pasture…
Funny how the good ones go
Too soon, but the good lord knows
The reasons why I guess
And this is what I get…
Sometimes the greater plan is kinda hard to understand
Right now it don’t make sense
I can’t make it all make sense
So long my friend, until we meet again
I’ll remember you
And all the times we used to
Sit right here on the edge of this pier
Watch the sunset disappear
And drink a beer
Until we meet again, my Love.
We will be together again.
In the meantime, it’s time to stop the grief from stifling the creativity, and let it flow through and work with the creativity.
That’s the plan, anyways. 😉
So, I think I’m back, friends.
At 11 weeks after Her death, I think I can finally breath enough to continue on without being a sobbing zombie mess.
Can’t guarantee there won’t be tears here and there (of course there will be) but instead of letting that stop me, I’m going to just go with it…
We’ll see what comes from that.
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