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 :)
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.
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!
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.
I'm a cow person, farmers daughter. Love my cattle and family. I wait with great anticipation every year for August to roll around so we can take the cows out to the fair.
Other than that I love just about anything that gets me outdoors.
Particularly rodeo and bull riding. They're probably the two greatest sports in the world!
All images and video copyright 2006,2007,2008,2009