Even by our standards this week has been busy. Every day we have been up and at 'em and out feeding horses no later than 5:30am. Our days have continued on from there and we usually make it back in the house by 7:30pm. Math was never my best subject however by my calculations we are 56 hours into this work week and it is only Thursday. It is a good thing we enjoy what we do and embrace the fact that it is as much a lifestyle as it is a job.
We have had a day with the dentist this week, we had a farrier day today, I've done some more bodyclipping, we are dog sitting Bella and Trooper, the vet will be here tomorrow, Jason removed all the hay feeders from the pastures and started making compost piles, and in the middle of all that Miss Lyle the goat was waiting for us in the driveway one morning instead of in the goat paddock. And of course we have done the usual feeding, medicating and otherwise caring for the horses each day. Our goat escape artist was out again so I guess it is back to the drawing board for more goat containment strategies.
I am going to take a shower and collapse into bed. I might even sleep as soundly and as long as Jason tonight! Following are some pictures in which we do all the things:
Rip having his teeth floated
Ritchie having his incisors balanced
Ritchie and Trigger were trying to pull each other's halters off while waiting their turn with the dentist . . .
. . . "What? We weren't doing anything except standing here. Promise."
Bergie's body clip in progress
Jason cleaning up the hay feeders and making compost piles
Miss Lyle jumped out again despite our goat containment efforts
Jason holding Cinnamon for the farrier
Bella says supervising is a tiring job
Grand walking over to investigate Bella
Thomas hanging out with his best pal Jason while waiting for his turn with the farrier
a morning view of the farm just as the fog was finally lifting
a sunset view
Walon and Oskar having fun
Donovan, Toledo and Kennedy were having a 3 way play session
Norman and Calimba grooming
Hemi and Leo
Fabrizzio and Walden
apparently Africa had a very late night last night