Sunday, May 27, 2007

Bringing the little boys home!



Today was the day to bring the ponies home from the stable where they have been for the winter and while we were in Florida. Due to city regulations we can only have them at home during the summer and fall months. Even though we have 400 acres we are on the edge of a development and are under the city rules. We had to get a permit from City Hall to be allowed to have our horses here with us. When you look out our front window you see development, when you look our the back it's all pasture and woods with total privacy. I guess we have the best of both worlds as I do like having some neighbors but I also like being able to go out in my backyard in the morning in my pj's to feed the birds without an audience.


Any who, I digress, back to the homecoming story. We have a two horse trailer so went up and got the first two. They are my two naughty little boys. Husband loaded Kipper, put the tail guard across and before he could get around to hook the trailer tie onto him the little goober backed right out UNDER the tail guard! Now this is a new trailer as I traded in my large one last fall for this smaller one and had no idea he could fit under the tail guard. Well we put him back on with me whispering in his ear that he'd better stay put and then loaded Skipper in the other side. No problem. Thankfully.





Next Husband went back up to get Nick our large pony. I stayed at the house to keep an eye on the two little boys but there really was no need as they were busy munching down the nice green grass and very happy where they were.
I called T. and she came over as she has been anxiously awaiting their return. She came loaded down with goodies for them.

Nick worked up a bit of a sweat on the way home, not that it was that hot but he just was having a little separation anxiety being away from his two buddies.

We hooked onto the tractor and pulled the trailer around back for the inevitable job of cleaning out the trailer. Now if you have a constipated horse just put him on a trailer and it will immediately clear up! Just ask any one who hauls horses. Not that this information is high on your priority list...



Notice T. didn't want any part of this job but I did recruit Husband to get the power washer out and really get things clean.


My father always said that there were two ends to a horse and you have to take care of both of them. He was right! Anyway I'm glad at least three of my guys are home. The other two will stay at the stable for now as Funsize and I ride with friends up there and don't want to haul back and forth all of the time. Guess I'd better go feed supper, like I said there are two ends to take care of! :0)

12 comments:

Susie said...

Your site loaded much more quickly this time. Love the pic of T with the apples. Cuteness itself!!
xo

Dawn said...

I love your new look! It is just right for you. Glad your friends are home for the summer. Love the picture of T and the apples!

All of the pictures of Maine are spectacular. I hope to make it out there someday.

I am hoping Kev is writing his Chapter 9 today or tomorrow at the latest, since they're leaving late tomorrow night for a week's vacation, well deserved and needed.

Have a great week!

KC said...

What pretty Ponies, T looked very happy to see them, love the apple pix of her.

Myrna said...

Great pictures! Funny story about your "bad" boy. Sounds like some children I have known!

Glad you got them home safely.

palmtreefanatic said...

Great shots once again!
Those ponies are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!! I can see the spark of nautiness in their eyes;)Your grandaughter is simply adorable too!

PEA said...

Well, all I can say is that where horses are concerned, I'll let you take care of the "other" end! lol I so enjoyed all your pictures and it truly is a lot of work to transfer horses, isn't it! My mom's boyfriend Ross has a son who now owns a horse so I've been hearing lots of horse stories from them:-) xoxo

Joan said...

Your photos are wonderful and I'm glad to read three of your buddies are back home. I'm bet they're as happy as you are!

Morning Glory said...

Hi, I wanted to come by and say thank you for stopping by my blog the other day. It's always fun to meet another blogger.

You live in such a beautiful part of the country. We went to Maine several years ago on vacation and I think I took the same photo of Pemaquid Lighthouse as the one in your post below. It's so lovely there and your pictures are wonderful.

Come back any time -- I'll be back here to visit you, too.

BarnGoddess said...

great new look!

your ponies are adorable!! they are so cute.I bet they thought they were in heaven when their little hooves hit that green lush grass.

you are 100% right on about horses + trailers = lotsa manure

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Gorgeous horses and such a pretty area. I have never been to Maine but heard it is beautiful, looks true to me.

Suzy said...

What cute ponies!!.....sounds like alot of work but I know that you enjoy it,(well maybe not the manure):)

Tonya said...

Love the new look...Sigh, I have been "stranded" on a lake in Tennesee - in a cabin - with 2 little girls AND NO INTERNET FOR A WEEK - GASP. I am trying to catch up and have lots to read and lots of pictures to see but then when I do I have so much to tell.....

-tonya