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Bullet and Blitz, School Days

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Bullet and Blitz continue with thier training. Bullet is Beginning to be very reliable, and only sneaks up on the horses about once a week. The rest of the time she has been behaving herself. She is a great little girl, and her body is really starting to mature. She is a slab of muscle, and she continues to seek out my attention frequently. She will dash off and then I find her right back at my heels. Bullet is supposed to be my husband’s dog, but I think it’s safe to say she is one of my pack now.

Blitz still drags the leash everywhere. He likes to chase cars, thank heavens he hasn’t caught one yet. The goofball has not attempted to chase the cows or horses again. I think the hiding he took the last time has stuck with him.  He is a sweet boy. Quite a bit more independent than Bullet. He will run far and wide with no worry to seeking out my attention. He is getting better with his recall, and he stands nicely to be pet. Such a lively boy!

Until next time!

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Flash; Flinthillspaintedlady Day 69&70

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Happy Friday from the HK Bar….and this silly girl. Every morning she is so inquisitive and has been really searching for her grain. She is usually respectful of my personal space, unless she wants her oats! I had to cut her ration back as she is beginning to get a little bit of a belly on her.

I continue to dream about Spring and all the fun stuff we have planned while I giver her love scratches and brush out that luxurious coat.
*sigh*

Have a great weekend.

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Speaking Volumes, The Youngest Cowkids on the HK Bar

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Owl and Bunny are 2 and 3 now. They chore side by side with me day in and day out on the HK Bar.

After chores this morning I was following them back to the barn to put that bucket away. My view took my breath away, quite literally. I stood there watching so much be said for who they are growing into as people. Love for animals, hard work, team work, dedication……. I see all this and more when I look at this photo.

I laugh when I hear people say we must have money, truth is, we don’t have much, bluntly my husband and I made less than $40 k last year put together. But we are rich , not financially, but through our family and friends we hold dear, including our animals.

We live within our means. And I am happy to see our way of living is having a positive effect on our three girls. Whenever I question all our hard work, our saving, our doing things on a shoe string budget, I will be reminded of this picture. Because honest, hard work will bring together many beautiful things.

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I love sunrises. There seems to be so much promise in them. All the cliche things people say about opportunity and new beginnings were being sung by my heart this morning as I fed horses under a rising sun.

Maybe the weather is playing a part in my mood. Although it is still cold, and a bit windy, there is a spring-like feel to it today. Even though we really have had a mild winter, it has sure seemed like a long one. Too many hours spent indoors when the only place I want to be is outdoors with Boo, Owl, and Bunny, spending time with our horses and dogs.

I have been taking advantage of my indoor incarceration time by planning for horseshows, training/excersize routines, financials, ways to cut cost with feed and any other way I can….. And Oh I hadn’t mentioned the biggest project I’ve been pouring over……my new horse barn to be built soon! (I say horse barn conservatively, like two 12×12 row stalls with a ta k and grainery in the middle ) I am so excited to finally have a plan taking shape. No more fighting over space in the current barn!

So maybe my good mood is the weather……maybe its the idea of a new (ultra conservative) horse barn!.

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Flash; Flinthillspaintedlady Day 68

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Flash was ready for breakfast this morning. She kept sticking her nose out as far towards me as she could. Her usually lady like attitude was a bit absent this morning. She kept imploring me with her little horse eyes Where is my grain lady? Don’t play coy with me, I saw you feed the other pasture of horses!

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She just kept getting closer and closer. I had to laugh at her antics. She ended up being fed last just to put her in her place. I think she was a bit annoyed with me, but all was forgiven when I served her breakfast. Happy little munching sounds came from her, and she even looked up at me and lazily nickered a thank you when I was leaving the barn.

Oh Spring where are you?

Until next time, I pray you have a belly full of breakfast, and someone to nicker you a thank you.

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I’ve Got You

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This morning as I was getting ready to get out to fill grain buckets for the horses Bunny (left ) started fussing. Owl (right) said, “Its OK, Bunny! I’m right here I’ve got you, feel me? Take my hand. “. And immediately Bunny stopped fussing.

It blew me away to hear Owl reach out and comfort her sister like that! Being ten months apart creates alot of competition between them, but I guess it also build a strong bond. 🙂