Friday, March 12, 2010

Has Spring Sprung?


After lots of cold, tons of snow, etc., etc., etc. I think Spring may finally be on it's way in here. It was 72 degrees here yesterday.

It's hard to believe that not even 2 weeks ago we were doing this. And now everything looks like this:


What have we been up to? Not a whole heck of a lot. Which is really nice considering Jessie has been having 2 basketball practices every week in the evenings since December. But we did sign up for 4-H on Wednesday night.
Last night we ear tagged the 2 baby calves that we have so far and let them loose. Feisty little things. And then we had a mini party out in the barn when a friend and his family came over. We will buy Jessie's 4-h pigs from him. And his daughter fell in love with Shamy. So it looks like if all goes well this weekend when she comes back to ride her, I will be less 2 horses (he is planning on buying Kiara for himself and leasing Shamy for his daughter indefinitely). Which is fine, as I've thought long and hard about keeping the horses. I don't have time to ride, Jessie and Tyler do not want to ride and really - the one horse that I used to show, Shamy, is too nice of a horse to just sit out in the pasture and do nothing. She thrives on being ridden and shown and worked with. So I will send them to a fantastic home and when Jessie and Tyler are all grown up and gone, I will buy myself another horse and start showing again. It will be wierd not having a horse, I have always had one since I was 9 or 10. But I'm not thinking about that and instead I am thinking about how happy she will be if this all works out.
This weekend I have to work Saturday, but on Sunday we are planning on cleaning out the barn and getting ready to put Jessie's 4-H animals in there. Unless it's raining and then I will be cleaning in the house and making our trash hauler mad at me again for putting so many bags out there.....
Have a great day
Kris

6 comments:

Miriam said...

It is spring! Well, maybe not officially, but according to my gardening urges it must be.

audreypawdrey said...

I am looking forward to spring so much! I went through a similar situation with my horse when I left for college. I just didn't have time to ride her, and she was such a great horse who loved people so much. I leased her to a vet's daughter (who you know will take good care of animals) and eventually sold her to them. It just became too expensive for me to try to take care of her on my own while working my first job. I was sad, but it was all for the best.

Nancy M. said...

It was such a weird winter, I am so glad that spring seems to be here!

Greenmare said...

I know it's spring in Wisconsin, last week we hade mud mud mud. Today the wind is attempting to blow us to Michigan but at least it's drying up the yard. Less paws to wipe on the way inside!

country mouse said...

I'm ready for spring too! And sitting here hoping we don't get a repeat of the snow we got last year on Easter (there now that I said it hopefully it won't happen :cD) It's been gray and yucky, but I'll take that over the snow for sure!

em's scrapbag said...

You've been warmer than we have but I'm happy with 60's. Glad you have found a good home for your horses. So sorry about your back. Hope your okay on the long ride.