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Monday, December 13, 2010

Life is great!

I'll post later... getting caught up on work.

Ok... so I spoke too soon, but what the heck.

This is a picture of Navarre's Right front foot.  I posted on my facebook... broke two hoof picks, and one hoof knife finally took the hammer and rubber mallet to their feet.

I cleaned them early in the morning... and twice tonight before I left.

FINALLY got it out of their feet and got them back to normal.

My mittens froze from the water container ( I had to get the ice out) to the barn  (not 20 feet.)... I finally had to just take them off! yes yes I had TWO pair of gloves on underneath so it was NOT a big deal.

But it is funny when your outer layer starts to freeze up before you can react to it.

Tonight... the wind never stopped ... you can see the horses have snow on their blankets... Navarre had ice on his ears and his mane.

Their isn't much I can do about ice on him, besides he has on his rain coat, and doesn't seem to be bothered at all.  He was still very playful.

Sweetpea... well I had to lock her up clean her feet, clean off her blanket and make sure she ate all her feed, and got all her oil down.  I put an extra bail of hay under the overhang...

Shoveled and swept out the barn... shoveled outside the barn about 8 feet trying to give them a place with no snow.  We shall see how this works tomorrow morning.

The "exciting" thing is I will likely be walking up the mountain from this point on.

As I was going down the mountain in LOW in only first gear... not even registering speed on the odometer I well.... ended up backwards... so ? what the heck.  I'm here the truck is fine, nothing happened... just a very slow scary recovery!

I stopped the truck and got out to take this picture. not great... but not my normal camera either.

Below is a better picture... I think.


  1. Amber, I always think about you going up and down the mountain when I awake to roads that are a bit unusual. So thankful that the recovery was slow and yet fruitful enough to bring you home safely.

    You never cease to amaze me. I could never do what you do and in the manner in which you do it. You are simply amazing in all the ways you can react and keep yourself safe and calm. You amaze me.

    Just wanted you to know.

  2. love...love the red on the blog!!