Bobbing For Apples

Hubby was given a whole lot of apples.
More than 50lbs worth.
Nice apples too.
So, I sorted into “wine,” “eating” and “livestock” piles.
And then, we sent the Merry Mares bobbing for apples…

Astrid thought this was pretty awesome…until she snuffled in a nose full of water.
Then, not so fun!

Pretty Sable…I love her natural black eyeliner…looks so good on her. πŸ™‚


Sable looks disgusted at how deep Ruby was willing to go for an apple. lol

Got it!!
Nom nom nom

She’s rather dedicated when it comes to food.

We still have half a 5 gallon pail for the horses, a crisper full for humans, and I just pulled the bag of apple mush out of the fermenting wine. That made little piggies very, very happy!

Next wine prospect…
Either concord grape or banana.
Or, maybe I’ll mix the 2.
Because that might just be interesting.


Playing along with The Daily Post prompt of Pink

Ruby Spring 2017 wm

Pink flowers on a lovely rump…


Pink mints for a Certain Girl…


Pink of Hubby’s shirt…


What was once a pink halter crown…

Pig or Pug1

Little pink piggies…and a puggie in pink πŸ˜‰

D.o.P Astrid2

Astrid wears the pink flowers…

Daily Task

Beet pulp buckets…4 pink buckets for the 4 mares…

Old Lady Sable

Sable and her pink hat…


Pasture Dragon

Sometimes, we find strange things in our pasture.
Sometimes, it’s garbage, or metal, or old barbed wire buried in horrible places.
Sometimes, it’s fun things, like toys from previous owners kids.
Like this…

I call it a Pasture Dragon...I don't actually know what it is.

I call it a Pasture Dragon…I don’t actually know what it is.

When Hubby found it, I said “Pictures!” and he proceeded to put it on Sable’s bum.

Nestled perfectly on her bum...

Nestled perfectly on her bum…

It’s like the Pasture Dragon is flying!

Sable, however, was unimpressed:

Really, Mother?!? Really???

Really, Mother?!? Really???

I thought it was cute.
The Pasture Dragon might have to make a few appearances in other places too… πŸ˜‰

More Fun With Hats

Alright, this should be the last post with Santa hats and reindeer antlers. πŸ™‚ Should be. I haven’t done a full edit of the pictures, just cherry picked the best ones, so there might one of two more shots to share after this.

Happy Reindeer.

Happy Reindeer.

Hungry Reindeer

Hungry Reindeer

Confused Reindeer

Confused Reindeer

Grumpy Reindeer

Grumpy Reindeer

Though she doesn’t look Grumpy in this shot…
Poor Astrid was having a tough time with the bells on the halter, which is why she was dubbed “confused”.

We had a Santa hat to go with the bells, but only Sable and Astrid wore it…then we had to let Astrid go, after a back rub. She was just too freaked out by her face jingling. Which tells me that I have to make something with bells on it for her to wear, to get her used to it.

She made a heck of a model here...

She made a heck of a model here…

Every time she moved, the bells jingled and she was sure something was sneaking up on her. This ^^^ is a great shot of her though.

We had to use nummies to get Sable to focus on the camera...yeah, she was a little too focused here!


We had to use nummies to get Sable to focus on theΒ  camera…yeah, she was a little too focused here! Finally, she settled down and we got a good shot of her…

"Nom, nom...thanks for the nummy!"

“Nom, nom…thanks for the nummy!”

Sable also wore an elf hat…

Santa's biggest elf!

Santa’s biggest elf!

Ruby was amazing. Kid and Hubby figured it was going to be a rodeo with The Paints. Meh. I’ve been working on haltering them without the corral panels. I walk up, let them check out their halter and slip it on. Yes, they still have their break aways on, but, that’s okay, it’s still progress…5 minutes from out the back door to halter on Paint faces. Amazing!! Compared to Cookie’s first time being haltered here. 4 panels, 3 people, 2 hours.

And this!!

Look at that face, the body language!! All says, "Alright, what would you like me to do?" <3

Look at that face, the body language!! All says, “Alright, what would you like me to do?” ❀

Anyways…like I said, I had faith in our Painted Ladies. πŸ™‚

Ruby and Santa

Ruby and Santa

Had to get Hubby in there with his reindeer. Gotta say, Santa looks cold!

Trying to get Cookie to lift her head.

Trying to get Cookie to lift her head.

She did great, for someone who’s typically scared of everything. πŸ˜‰ My favorite shot though, is the next one. Of the 20 or so shots I took, the next one is the only shot like it, everything else she was fairly relaxed and happy in…

There's my Bitchy Reindeer.

There’s my Bitchy Reindeer.

Hahahaha!! I love that shot! Clearly “Santa” said something to cheese her off! πŸ˜›