Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
We just watched Hidalgo, which is a movie about a paint horse. Today, I happened to be playing soccer with a paint horse in miniature form. So now, I am posting some photos for very special children of all ages who happen to own their very own, very small, paint horse.
We had a storm come through with plenty of wind, but not much rain. It stirred up this pre-teen pony girl and made her gallop. But she was far away so the picture's not so great.
Then she stopped close to Laura who snapped the closer picture. If you enlarge it, you can see her kissable pony lips and her delicate pony ears. Do you just want to eat her up? Oh, no, you're not French, I forgot.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Here are two sweet sisters who went to live at Good Enough Farm today. I had been praying that someone would mention in my hearing that they're looking for pet goats to lavish with attention.
Well, Laura was the answer to that prayer when she blogged that she wanted goats.
I hate to send you to her blog because, like the other blogs I follow, hers is more interesting and in this case also much funnier than mine.
Katie had a dentist appointment before we left on our great adventure to bring Colin home. After she was good for her cleaning, they gave her a prize box from which to pick a toy. Her choice was "Super Tooth," a gummy textured tooth on a string that will adhere to walls... and to camera lenses!
Oh, the things that go on while I'm driving that I would never have known about without the marvel of modern videography.
I actually liked the interesting ads that would pop up in relation to the content I blogged about. Too bad for Adsense.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
As we worked on regrouping in subtraction, Katie kept pestering me about a big fire up the road. I told her, "It's just the neighbor burning trash."
She interrupted a few minutes later to point out that this wasn't a trash fire.
I told her, "I'm sure it's a controlled burn. Now let's get back to the work page."
She finally insisted that we check on the source of the smoke.
Lo and behold, it was a brush fire and it was heading our way! It was heading all ways, as a matter of fact.
Fortunately school was very close to being done, so the fact that we spent the next few hours talking to all the neighbors and then the Southside Messenger reporter didn't interrupt our day.
If anyone thinks that their metropolitan life is more exciting than good ole Charlotte County living, you couldn't be more wrong. The boondocks got it going on!
Here are the first responders to the rescue.
As the truck pulls up, you can see our neighbor, John Henry. When I arrived on the scene, I found him putting out sizable portions of the field with a branch of green poplar leaves. Somehow, I think the last thing I would think to do when I came upon a field afire is to start putting it out myself.
After the press came and photographed, the crews finished their work, and hopefully the neighborhood will be back to normal now.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
My littlest entrepreneur hung out her first shingle this weekend.
She's in the duck egg business now; $2 a dozen.
We've got eggs of every shape and size these days. I hope that the two neighbors who can see this sign will get an urge to start buying eggs.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Mr. B was in a feisty mood the other morning. The dogs were chasing the mares in the field while he was having his breakfast in the yard. But suddenly, he forgot all about his grain and went for a wild rumpus around the yard! We have loads of video, but it takes too long to upload. I thought this still photo, taken by Katie, was pretty impressive.
For my friends on FB, this is before his ankle injury.
Laura and Mr. B have a close relationship. He can't be ridden due to his EPM, a disease that attacks the nerves, but that works out perfectly for Laura, who loves horses but not riding.