Monday, March 28, 2011

Horse Show Photos

Thanks California Cowgirl!  If it wasn't for her there would be no other photos than the final win photo.
She has one of those handy Droid phones.
It was my birthday, and no birthday is complete without a hat!
Thanks girls, this one was way cool!

On this day, he was calm and cool, until the mule came by!
Whew, I need a nap.
And, the buckle!

With all the bad weather, he earned this buckle!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Horse Show Results

What an experience!  It rained, wind blew, it was cold, and I'm not sure but I think women were screaming and some babies were crying.  Oh, no... that was me.  Well, anyway California Cowgirl, Lil Mama and I survived Gold N Grand 2011.  And, The GJA won a new shiney buckle!!  How cool is that!  Lil Mama and Bob came home with a new buckle as well.  C. Cowgirls pony Desi was naughty.  No buckle.  I didn't get any pictures during the show, but I am sure some will surface from others in a few days.
Yep, feeling pretty good about The GJA today.  Top 5 in Hunter Under Saddle Open.
Now, Penny Pinscher and I are going to put up our feet and relax!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Holy Rising Creek Batman!

Well, here we are.  Stuck most of the day in a stall with the wind blowing hurricane force and dumping rain.  Oh, and it was freezing cold.
Did I mention raining?
The creek overflowed into the RV campground.  Not looking good.
To the front of this trailer is the road, or where is was.  Just past that is the creek that  apparently was too full.  These folks were going to be surprised when they get back from the barn.

I bet they did not get the memo about the required dingy to return home.

Floating garbage cans and jump standards were floating around.

Hmmmm.  And why are California Cowgirl, Lil Mama and I here?

Because well behaved women rarely make history...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Countdown To The Swim Meet, I Mean Horse Show...

Tomorrow is the day we leave for the Gold N Grand horse show.  I can hardly wait...(Sarcasm oozing from every pore)  The weather is
just miserable, rain and wind.  And, the weather report shows, you guessed it, more rain.. The show management has had to change up the whole show schedule to get us in out of the rain to show.  They are going to try to run all the classes in 2 indoor arenas.  As a result, it looks like we will only be showing 2 days instead of 3.  One of the days will be double judged.  We show around 8:30 a.m. and I am thinking that I will have to get up around 4:00 a.m. to get fed, lunged, groomed, tail in, saddled, dressed, warmed up and ready to show.  Stay tuned, California Cowgirl , Mommy In Spurs and I are in for the experience of our lives!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Were Back!!!

What a long show.  The weather was either really nice or awful.  No in betweens. The first day we were there, the horse were just plain NUTS!  Fortunately,the next day the weather chose to be nice and the ponies settled down to normal.
The first day we showed, we were the last of the day, finishing up around 6:00 p.m.
Good news is that day the GJA and I did pretty good.  We got a 4th, and a 6th in the Novice Am HUS and it was a pretty big class.  He was pretty darn good.  Then, on Sunday, the weather was horrid.  The wind blew and by the time we were to show, it was raining.  Oh, yippee...   They moved us into the small covered arena, and that was o.k., the class size had dwindled down.  A bunch of people decided to bail out early.  In the green the GJA got a couple of 2nds and then in the Novice Am, we got a 2nd and 3rd.
It was a good practice run, since we will be there again weekend after next.  For now, I am glad to be home!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Duck and Cover! Grandma is in Charge!

As of tomorrow, Grandma is in charge!  Penny and I are leaving for a 4 day show.  It will be my
first time hauling the big trailer by myself....  Just so you know, I am leaving around 9: 00 A.M.  My advice
to you is "GET OFF THE ROAD".  The GJA is still with Camp Jacq, so she will be bringing him to the show.  That's a new experience.  I just show up with my stuff, dog and party supplies.  HMMM.
I could get used to this!
Stay tuned!  Husband said it best, "Trailer is insured"...
I have been kind of wanting one with a slide out.
Wish us luck!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

More Building Photos!!

It's getting there!!!

How cute is this!!!!

HMMMMM... It's Raining Again...

Remeber when I thought it was great that Hubby went back to work?
Rethinking that now... I have to feed the cows and it's RAINING..
I hate the rain.
Everything makes me cranky.  Even Penny.

She wanted cookies, not breakfast.

Friday, March 4, 2011

What A Morning

After six long, and I mean REALLY long months, Keith went back to work.  This was my first
morning all by myself at the ranch.  It was absolutely a nightmare.  First I get up and start to call
Keith to say good morning only to find the phone is out.  O.K., fine...  I'll use the cell phone.
I have my morning coffee with Penny Pinscher and get ready to go out and feed.  I checked the phone in the
barn just in case the cat knocked it off the hook.  No such luck.  Oh, well.  The morning was just beautiful.  It was pretty warm considering, and the sun shining brightly.  Ahhh, nice to be back to normal.  I feed the horses and get the ATV hooked up with the hay trailer and head off to feed the cows.  There aren't any new calves and everyone it heading up to get some hay.  Then, I notice #8  is all hunched up.  Uh oh...
Then I see she has 1 foot out her back end.  Not a good sign..  Great...  Keith isn't gone even 24 hours and the phones are out and were gonna have to pull a calf....  My new happy pills aren't working this morning.
Anyway, #8 proceeds to eat her breakfast.  Another not so good sign...  Call Keith.  He calls for reinforcements.   #8 is up and down a few times in between bites of breakfast.  Then,after about a half an hour, I see 2 feet!  All right!
This is looking up.  After she finished breakfast she walked a few circles, plopped down and started to
push in earnest and squeezed out a nice black calf.  I held my breath.  She just laid there and I couldn't see
if the calf was moving.  Then, I saw the calf shake it's head.  Thank God, calf is OK.  Crisis averted.  I guess # 8  just really wanted her breakfast this morning.
Now, back to the house to see what the heck is up with the phone...
I think I miss Keith already.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Little More Construction

O.K., where did I leave off?  Anyway, here is just a bit more construction footage.

And, just a bit more!

Nope, it's not by the barn.....

You will have to think about it for a while..
And , here is this mornings baby.  Haven't checked to see if it's a boy or girl.
More photos later!

Guessing Game.

Here we go again!  You saw the foundation photo.

Now for the next steps.

Hmmmmm.   Looks to be a wall.....

More to come later!