Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Stills: Pets

The horses:

 Diamond, with husband and nephew


The Princess's new pony, Gambit

The dog:

Renegade AKA Ren, a few years ago. She doesn't hold still
for photos any more.

The Favorite Chicken:

Our Cochin Rooster Big Blue 

For more Sunday Stills 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Time

Most years to a certain extent I look forward to the holidays. If for no other reason than that I miss seeing my family. This year however it is just drudgery. I'm simply not in the holiday/Christmas spirit. I'm tired and have felt horribly depressed the last few weeks. 

Fortunately we are almost done with our shopping for family. Just a few folks left, and of course some more spoiling of the Princess. 

I think part of my issue is that I just want nice weather back. I'm dying to get some candy onions in the ground, and I just can't wait to get back to working with the ponies. Now that we have a new pony for Peg we have just that much more to be done. Gambit will need to be bomb proof and then some by the time she is ready for him in another 2 or so years. That requires much training and effort. 

On the bright side December is passing quickly, and my hens are all laying fantastically considering it is the slow time of year for them. I'm just a little too ready for April :)

Tuesday, December 09, 2014


Spent almost an entire afternoon a few weeks ago trying to snag a photo of the female Cardinal that is enjoying mom's bird feeders. No luck. Any time I was ready with the camera she was no where in sight. O well, such is life. I will get one of her and the male and the beautiful blue jays before winter is over. I did get some great shots of the Tufted Titmouse, Nuthatches and Gold Finches. It was a wonderful way to spend the day with Pegs. 

Friday, December 05, 2014

More Photos

Gambit's breeder, Mel D, was kind enough to send me some more photos of his darling self from the past two years. So here everyone goes, enjoy!

I personally cannot wait to get him into the show ring. Also, I'm looking forward to the day Peg is big enough to take him on herself and enjoy that special bond between human and equine!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

THS Timeless Nights in Satin

There is a new boy in the barn here at Maqua-Kil. A handsome little black mister with impeccable manners and a stylish appearance. Little brother bought him for the daughter as a Christmas present. As she is still too young to actually really enjoy him yet, her momma is giving him lots of love and affection. Welcome to the family Satin AKA Gambit. Here's to may years of fun!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Some nice knee action

I just love the high knee and hock action that Diamond has, especially seeing as she is unshod and just out in the pasture. We're planning to have her broke to drive by Fonda next fall, with the hopes of showing in all of the driving classes we can. Just need to find a good cart and fancy show harness for her before then. The plan is that Gambit will be going as well, but since we've had him less than a week we will see how that goes.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Diamond and Snow

She was more interested in her feed than in playing along, but she did give me some nice video and a few good action shots.