Monday, September 19, 2016

Disappointment (AKA Rain is Ruining All the Fun)

Well, the show Saturday got rained out, so no fun show recap. Boooooo. Kaity and I have been trying to meet up at a show for like the last month and they keep getting rained out!
More time at home = more time snuggling badger dogs.
Friday it rained all day, so we got the show cancellation notice pretty early -- which was nice, at least I didn't waste time scrubbing my horse!
This is what she looked like when I got to the barn Friday....
Saturday I spent most of the day getting things sorted and ready for my trip to Vegas. Every time I go somewhere, I have this ridiculous routine where I sort through pretty much everything I own and wash what I think I might take with me, and then have to do a lengthy "cull" (since I have a tendency to want to overpack haha). I took a brief break to go out and do barn chores, and wash my filthy disgusting horse. She also gave me another nice gift -- a forelock completely matted with burrs.
I also got to spend some quality time in the barn late this weekend -- I really love the ability to head out to the barn in my pajamas to pick stalls and snuggle sleepy ponies.
Ceiling cat...
Sleepy Cinna-monster.

Sunday DH and I accomplished a lot around the farm -- with me being gone for almost a week, we're trying to set things up so it's the least amount of work for him. This means the ponies will be spending some time in their dry lot -- since we only have 3 at home, they haven't been in the dry lot since about April, and it was pretty overgrown with weeds. The weeds weren't so much an issue, but the ridiculous amount of cocklebur plants. After I spent so much time picking them out of Ruby's mane Saturday, I didn't relish the thought of doing the same thing with Cinna. So we spent hourrrrrrs pulling burr plants and piling them up to burn.
Imagine this, but times two!
 
I should have stood next to it to give it some reference haha.

We also covered our round bales with plastic (trying to keep the worst of the weather off them), took hay to Ruby, ran a bunch of other errands, and then cooked a delicious dinner. I really should have worked the horses, but since I'll be gone for almost a week, I wanted to spend some quality time with DH :)
 
 
The dogs had a good night too!

10 comments:

  1. Ugh rain. Always need it but it never comes when it's convenient.

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    1. I hate to complain because we had a horrific drought a few years ago and buying hay basically bankrupted me (had 7 or 8 horses at the time) but this year has been so wacky with this much rain. Typically August and September are "safe" to schedule shows and not worry too much about them being repeatedly rained out, but not this year! Oh well. Rain date is in 2 weeks so we'll try again 😀

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  2. We're finally getting rain and it's making me happy! I hope you have a fun trip and didn't overpack (so you would have room to bring stuff back). :)

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    1. The goal is to leave one of my carry ons *mostly* empty 😉 haha. I always love shopping at the Iberian tack vendor booths!

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  3. As much as I know we need rain here and we're in the middle of a horrible drought, I nonetheless hate when it rains.

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    1. I would gladly share some of this rain with all the people I know dealing with droughts! We've had way more than our fair share this year. Oh well. At least it helped keep hay prices down!

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  4. At least your weekend was productive? WE WILL MEET UP SOMEDAY!

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  5. Omg those burrs and that muddy muddy horse!! Bummer about the rain tho. It is always so inconvenient (even when we desperately need it, like us right now)

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    1. I would happily send some your way! 😊

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