Monday, October 31, 2011

Simple Rules

Some things seem so obvious, but then again, I guess not....

That aside, my husband went on a search for a lost 3 year old child and the search team came across this.....

Yup...  That's a bear track.  That's why I am not part of Search and Rescue.  I will go if someone is lost at the mall parking lot.  So far I have not been called.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New News!

I haven't been posting in a while, just plain down in the dumps....  The GJA is lame and Keith's horse Tillie is lame as well.  Might as well call the ranch "Lame Acres".  Anyway, I found a new horse for Keith, since we aren't sure what the heck is wrong with Tillie.  X Rays, were inconlsusive, meaning it cost me $300.00 to tell me the horse is lame and we don't know why. I knew that before the $300.00. Next option is an MRI to the tune of $1400.00.   Chicken Poop!  So, until we decide what to do, I found Hubbby a new 2 year old.
So, this is "Shasta".  Yep, we bought him in Shasta.  He is a 2 year old.  Remember, my husband is 6 foot 3 inches tall.  This is a big colt.  Roping horse breeding and still a stud.  Gelding bus arrives next Tuesday.
Meanwhile, The GJA is lame in his hock and the vet blocked it as high as she could go and, yep, you guessed it....  still lame....  So, he is just plain on stall rest to see if it helps...
Well, at least the hubby is having fun.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Slip N Slide 2011!!!

Whew!  We made it!  Slip N Slide 2011 is finally over.  It turned into a 2 1/2 day party this time. 
The theme for this year was "California Surfin'".  We had some great decorations.
We had the surf shack arch with surfboards.

At the other gate to the pool we had the tin arch.

We had the woody and beach fencing.

The bank building is covering up the cinder block wall that hides the pool pump.  Yeah, I know, it's not beachy, but it went along with the outhouse.  I just may be working on my own little western scene!
These ladies had birthdays that we honored, along with our friend Karen and Vaquero Girl.  They said they wouldn't wear swimsuits to the party so I just had to prove them wrong.  All the birthday girls got a bikini!
Carol loved hers so much that she wore it all day.  Even bull riding!  You go girl!

Here is the Slip N Slide in action.  I think we are all just a little left of being really nuts.
Food was great, friends were a blast.
This party is not possible without the help of our friends that come to help set up and then stay and help break it down and clean up.
Thanks to all who make it possible.
We love ya!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gettin' Ready For Slip N Slide 2011!

It's raining today....  Dumping is a better word.  So I thought I would work on the decorations.  I think they were written in Chinese, and then rewritten in english....  Not so much fun..

Anyway here are a couple of the semi finished decorations

The Tin Arch has some other signs that go on it and as you might guess, the other requires faces in the holes.  There are other arches, cars and surfboards, just wait....

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Outhouse Is Finished!!!

Well, we did it!  The outhouse is finished, and just in time for us to get the place ready for the annual
Slip N Slide Party!!!

We still need window coverings and have to hang the paper towel holder, oh and some touch up paint, but I am calling this puppy done!!!

Now, on to the slip n slide stuff!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Beautiful Day For A Cattle Drive!

We went out to help our friends gather their cattle to move to their summer pasture.  It was a picture perfect day.  The weather was fantastic and the company even better.
Recently, I brought my 17 year old mare out of retirement for a very good friend to use.
They are getting along just like peas and carrots.  After the first week my friend called me and told me that she has just about worn the hair off the mare from going out and petting her.  The mare, "Kitty"  is a total carrot slut, and as a result I was able to teach her a nice repertoire of tricks.  Of course my friend Carol liked that too.  Anyway, I got a chance to ride with her today and gather cattle, one of my favorite things to do in good weather.  I rode Kitty's daughter, Wednesday.

After the gathering, we went for a really nice trail ride.  It was Wednesdays first trail ride ever and she did pretty darn good.  I don't know however, why when we have creeks and ponds all over here that she was wigged out about crossing them here.  Oh well, my fault really for not riding her near enough.  I will say that I was happy to see that she is a bit of a billy goat, and sure footed.

Hope you all are having just as much fun!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hunter Under Saddle AQHA

Just so you know, I love the comments about how to show, but for those of you that don't know
AQHA HUS is VERY different from ENGLISH shows.
Here is a video of a HUS class for AQHA.

Heads are very low.  Not that I like it, but, that is how it is.  It kind of sucks really.  I only used this video because it showed the whole class.  Long, and LOW head.  Yep, I don't agree, but if you want to show and place.... you do the math.

Anyway, William Is NOT going english.  Reining, Trail, and Western Riding.  Yippee!
No more stretch pants and tight boots!!!
The GJA is coming home for a while and going to get out on the trails and get a trip around the trail obstacles in the arena.
Now, if it would just get to summer....