Spring has been slow to get here this year.It has of course been warming up,but the grass wasn't coming on fast and the leaves were only starting to bud as late as last week. But with some warm sun and a bit of rain , all of a sudden its here! And we are loving it .
Pretty busy around here these days, with yard clean up, and such. My brother in law Marc and I spent a bunch of time yesterday loading tires to go to recycle (2 truckloads !!! we need to do this more often ) and also hauling garbage to the dump. Seems that after the long winter and all the cleanup we did at the old farm we are on a mission to get this place ship shape!
I then whipped in to Stony to attend my great niece Abby's 5th birthday party ! (how did she grow up so fast?)
I am pretty thrilled for her to have the playhouse my dad built for my sister and I all those years ago, they have big plans to fix it up. Abby and her mom collected treasures from the old farm to use and it will have new life at their place , filled with memories from Horricks Dairy. Just perfect
Got home in time to grab a quick bite then Deb and I went out to work with the yearlings . Most of the time was spent with Deb working Sprite,but I did also spend some time with Maks and Tango, they are coming along , and I will get some focused time on them, and Casey in the next while and hopefully get the boys sold .
Today was farrier day , and I am happy to report it went very well! We did Phoenix first, and actually did his trim in the barn. He is good but it is spring and with all the rest around it is sometimes a challenge to keep his attention focused ,um well closer to the front end so to speak. In the barn there are less distractions and he can concentrate on being a good boy . Then down to Stryker, who has become a bit arthritic. I gave him a dose of Bute before Charlie got here, and he was much more comfortable for the trim. The mares were good as gold as always , then down to see Johnnie Handsome and his little harem
The only time he was actually good to trim was when my other farrier Ernie was here( I will get back to this)
Anyhow last trim , it was still bugging me that he has learned every other thing I ever tried to teach him but this so I asked Angela if she thought maybe it was pain,the suggestion was to try him with a gram of bute before his trim and see. Guess what? he stood like a prince. Again today, a dose of bute , and he was very good .
Wrapped up my day over at my cousins house ,holding his little mare who can also be a little challenging,but she was quite a lot better today (her issue is youth and lack of handling before she came to them ) Had supper with Kirk, Amber and the kids .
Then the sky opened up and it POURED!!! it all good we needed the rain ,and if it hadn't I was going home to mow the lawn. Thank you Mother Nature , the lawn is long but I needed a break. I am one pooped gal!
The grass will grow whether I mow it or not so whatever . Tomorrow is another day.
Hope everyone had a good and productive weekend !
Stay safe my friends!