Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Morning Suprises

I went out this morning to do chores, my chores, and look what I found!

I didn't really take any good pictures because I was having to balance a squirming munchkin in one hand and the camera in the other.

Aren't they cute though?? Last week one of my dad's hay customers asked me if I wanted a goat. I said sure why not, thinking "never look a gift horse in the mouth."
My cousin and I went to get her and realized she was a rather large goat and getting her into the back of the truck was quite a chore, but we managed.
The lady said she may be bred but I never thought she was that close! The black n' white one is a male and the little red one is female. We will probably keep her, and sell the little billy when he's old enough.
It's mornings like this that I love living out here on the ranch :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Not Much Going On

That's actually a lie, there has been a lot going on lately. Why I choose that as a title... I have no clue.

Anyways... Little K turned one the other day, March 6th. That was actually a while ago. It was a Wednesday I believe but I haven't had time to sit down and talk about it. We had a party for him Sunday the 10th after church. Lots of peeps showed up and had fun watching K dig into his custom made cake. Please note that I did take pictures and they are on my computer I just don't feel posting them, but maybe I should.. Ok, I will.

Keagan's banana cake!

The cake for the rest of us! 

At first, he didn't know what to do with cake. He just kept playing in the cream cheese frosting.

Then he went nuts! Oh, but before all of that, we sang happy birthday to him and he got scared! He never cried but he sunk back in his chair and was looking at everyone like we were crazy!
K's buddy R was there to help him open his presents. R is 5 and K really got along great with him!  Ranchin' Mama and her crew were there too but they had to leave early. Sad day!
My cousin from Colorado came to stay with us for a week also. She needed a trip away from home and I convinced her to come down and hang out. I don't know if she will ever come back but it was lots of fun! She's thinking of coming to school down here next year!
Well that's about all I want to share for now. I want to write another blog about the crazy ultimate trail ride I did the other day!
Good night ya'll!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Round' The Ranch

Ok, you see this horse? This horse is a 3 year old that T is supposed to be riding.... Well, he is a jerk and very rude.. so....
He needed a little attitude adjustment, see his leg tied up?

Yeah, when you pull on the rope and the halter just right.. well he falls down!
The theory behind all of this is that you lay them down and show them who is boss, they Should respect you a little better.

But just in case.. they threw a tarp over him and let him lay for a bit.
Personally I think this technique works, I've done it before to some young horses I was ridding and their attitudes completely changed. I don't know if it helped this horse, I'll guess we will find out tomorrow! Plus, the technique reminds me of something that was done in the old days.
There, that's better. (I like messing around with my photo editor)