Saturday, December 31, 2022

A New Year's Eve Jam

Drab.  Just so drab and dark all day long.  Rebel was slightly better this morning and after chores he was not behaving himself.

It was supposed to rain so we put the hay nets under the shed roof.

The ponies ate there for awhile, then went out to the mushy pastures to get wet and dig them up.

After chores I did some shopping for a friend and picked up some shavings at Country Max.  Changed sheets and did a lot of laundry....but that was about it.

Tucked the ponies in for dinner.  Rebel was much better than he was yesterday but is not back to normal.

Chores are so much easier when you don't have to worry about snow and blanketing....and hot water and all those other things.
We are going to a friend's house for a couple of hours for a jam.  The last time we participated was in 2019 and it was so much fun.  I will finish this post later and hope to have some videos.
Back from the jam.  Almost midnight.
Great company...lots of good food.  Sara is always the hostess with the mostest.

We played from 8-10.

I could listen to Doug and Bill all night.  Two pros!!!

Night all.


Friday, December 30, 2022

The Lame Rebel

We hit the mid 50s today.

When I got out to the barn this morning, there was Rebel, gimpy on one of his front legs.  No heat in his hoof, but very sensitive in his shoulder area.  Maybe he fell in the pasture....don't know.  Gave him some bute and a long massage and put on some sore no more.

The sunrise was not quite as dramatic today....but still beautiful.

Rebel managed to go out to the pasture with his buddies, but he sure did not look very good.  Almost all of the snow is gone.

After chores Gary and I ran a couple of errands and when I got back to the farm, checked on Ronin, who was having his shoes reset.  The farriers love being able to back their truck into the indoor.  That won't work once we get some snow.

I sure feel sorry for this boy.  He has always been such a healthy trooper.

Tonight he hobbled in and we checked his feet (not sensitive and no heat) and gave him another soft massage with cream.

I'm going back out later so I left the porch lights on under the shed roof.  Love the way this photograph makes it look.

Little Wonder has had very muddy feet today.  Fortunately they were dried off and clean before he went to his favorite spot for a snooze.

An instant replay for dinner.
Night all.