a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, April 8, 2010

This N That

I believe Mother Nature has it messed up this year but I am not complaining.  Red Buds, Dogwood and Irises do not bloom at the same time!  Every where I see it, May's flowers are blooming with April's.  Tulips show their color along side the blooms of Iris and Lily.  The plums, peaches, pears and apples are all blooming.

Good bye, terrible Winter.

Hello, Spring/Summer.

All horses brushed, wormed, trimmed and tucked into their pasture after a day on good, green grass.  It was nice to get covered with horse hair, snuggled by big animals, and know there are a few less winter hairs that I will have to brush next time.

It is thrilling to know all are ready to ride.  I just have some tweaking to do on saddles and bridles.  Just a few things, like changing my reins to clips instead of buckles, combining some bridle parts to make complete sets for each horse.  When completed I can grab a bridle and know it belongs to this horse, completely adjusted and ready to go.  I have to change the monster cinch to the Australian for Charme and the western for all the others.  I will have each horse a saddle that fits perfectly but must take a step at a time.  The Western does well on the boys since they are similiar in build.  Some day I will add a barrell saddle or trail saddle for the lightness of them.  This old lady can't swing those big Westerns like I used to do.

The high line crew is busy putting in culverts and big gates and new roads.  The farm will never look the same but I do hope it looks better.  I can not prevent progress but I can pray nothing but good comes from these changes. At least now, I will not have to worry if the horse will cross the creek, they won't even know they are crossing water.

Still nursing the crud.  We have become close friends and it is with me day and night. I can't hear out of one ear and I cough a lot.  This has been my constant companion for almost a month, I am ready for it to move out!  Hubby was sick one day and rushed to the doctor and brought me medicine too so hopefully...

Still short handed at work, with no change in sight.  I know many are working six days to help the post office through its readjustment but I am so tired, sick and tired.

Time moves to the busy season At The Farm. Then I think, is there an unbusy season??

I hope Spring has graced you with her beauty.


becky said...

Hi Gail~ I hope you are feeling much better soon! I can relate to the being short handed at work... it is like that at many of the positions I have had when I travel for work... stressful! Sounds like you had a nice day w/ the horses, though!

I don't know what's up w/ mother nature... but the weather has been topsy turvy, lots of big earthquakes... things are shifting!

Have a great rest of the week!

♥ helen said...

Hi, I hope you feel better soon.
I loved to read about how you take care of your horses. The spring is beautiful at your place now, here in Norway the snow has just melted.

Rural Rambler said...

Hi Gail! Love the top shot, very pretty to look at. Hope you get rid of the cruds very soon, too long for it to linger and it zaps so much energy. Sounds like a wonderful day of horsin'.

ellen abbott said...

I'm telling ya, spring just exploded this year.

Rae said...

It's been a wild spring here with blooms coming up at odd times. I am enjoying all the green and spring colors though. I hate to think ahead at the hot days of summer when everything is dry and yellow.

Nora Ibsen said...

I worry about you sometimes with your busy life, especially when you get sick and you aren't getting better. You need me to come and nurse you? Oh no, you have to go to work. Darn!

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, I'd hoped ya'll had thrown that crud right out the window by now.

I'm afraid we had a killing frost in the holler last night. Everything was white and quite crunchy this mornin'.

God bless and have a wonderful weekend!!!

C-ingspots said...

Hi Gail, just wanted to check in here. Haven't been around blogville much lately. We're having some mighty miserable spring weather...rain, hail, wind, cold...terrible! Hoping for warmer, calmer weather soon. People and animals are ready to kick winter in it's butt!! Sounds like you are busy. Good to see you're getting ready to ride!! :) Go girl!! Take care and feel better real soon!!

Pat said...

Sounds like spring is really in abundance there! You've been busy with your horses.

If the Post Office cuts down to 5 days a week due to money constraints, you'd still be busy with the same amount of mail to sort/deliver right? But I guess you'd have an extra day of rest.

Lori Skoog said...

Gail...are you feeling better yet? It seems that you have been extremely busy in spite of it. Spring has come early here too...they say about three weeks before the normal entrance. I think you need a break...any hope for that?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Gail, I hope you feel better soon..it doesn't sound like you are shaking it by yourself. Busy time of year..you have so many blooms..I am jealous..we are still brown..at least we are not white! :)

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