Monday, June 11, 2007

Monday Morning Musings


It was a gorgeous weekend here in beautiful downtown Maine USA. I got more plants set out, slathered myself with sunscreen this time, and got lots of work done around the yard and barn. I haven't had hollyhocks for a long time so decided to try to get them going on the back of the garage where I have my veg garden where it is full sun. I remember as kids my mother had them in her garden and we liked to pick off the blossoms and they looked like little bonnets.


Got about four flats of Cosmos put in too. Like them as they have tons of blooms and make wonderful inside bouquets. I got singles and doubles this year and two different heights. I went over board buying bedding plants but everything just looked so darned good to me I couldn't resist.

Yesterday after church and lunch out at Muddy Rudder our favorite restaurant Son set up the water slide for the T and D and the neighborhood kids. Now this thing is huge, it looks almost as big as their house, not really but it is huge!

See what I mean!


My little kiddie pool that I have stored in the basement sure looks wimpy beside this thing! It seems like each year they come out with one bigger and better. The kids sure were having a great time even though the water was freezing cold right out of the tap! Of course before I left I was soaked which the grands thought was hilarious! heehee!

It a pretty walk through the woods over to son's house, occasionally a deer will run by and jump the daylights right out of me or the bucks will give a big snort!

Right now I'm waiting for a call back from my vet. My old appy seems to have foundered again much to my distress so the vet said to soak his feet in ice water this morning, take his temp (102*) and give him 10 cc's of banemine so now I'm waiting to see if that gives him any relief. He was very sore and stiff this morning but yesterday he was fine and two weeks ago the farrier checked him for any signs of founder (laminitis) and didn't find anything so who knows what brought it on this time. He's had it about four times in his lifetime all in the last 10 years.
At 26 years old I guess I have to expect things to go wrong but it doesn't make it any easier. You horse people all know what I'm talking about. If your horse hurts you hurt even more! I've shed more then a few tears this morning but now need to brace up and just do the things I need to do to help him out. Hopefully we caught this early enough so that it won't have permanent effects.
Till next time!

14 comments:

dcrmom said...

One of our neighbors has that waterslide. It's the best one I've seen. (And I've seen about six of them, considering every other neighbor has one around here. Ahem.)

Love those outdoor pix.

I planted some cosmos. Love those, but never thought to cut them and bring them indoors. Hmmmm...

Susie said...

Love the waterslide!
It's huge...
The road to your son's looks so serene. You live in such a beautiful area.
Sorry about your horse, even though I don't understand all the "horse terms"
xo

BarnGoddess said...

holy cow! nice water slide!! It looks like a lot of fun.

aww sorry about your appy's laminitis. Poor fella. I know how you feel. Nothing anyone says to me makes me feel better when I am fretting over my Old Guy being sore or off his feed so here's a ((hug))

Founder is such a mystery to me. I know exactly what it is.

But, how horses can get it from such different causes is confusing.

It could be too much feed, lush pasture grass, drinking too much water when over-heated, the causes go on and on...

Myrna said...

That water slide is AWESOME!

What a beautiful walk to your son's house. I think I would just go in there and get "lost" for awhile!

amy said...

LOoks like everyone had a good time..Im just blog browsing and glad I stopped by yours!

palmtreefanatic said...

I have not seen this water slide yet! It looks awesome! Super fun! makes me wish I was a kid again;) Just for that , hehehe
nice photos once again!

Rising Rainbow said...

I can get carried away with the bedding plants. I'm not really in to yard work but love it when there are things blooming. If I don't do it, I miss out. So my excuse is the open house for my horse business and I get the yard all spruced up for that but have to get started in the spring.

The founder thing is so frustrating and once they've had it they are so susceptible. I hope it all works out ok.

Joan said...

That's one cool water slide! And I'm terribly sorry to read that your hours is not well. I know how difficult this must be for you and you are in my thoughts.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Hollyhocks...brought back memories. We used to pick them at my Grandma's all the time when I was a kid.

The water slide looks awesome.

Poor horse, hope he's feeling better.

Tonya said...

So sorry to hear about your Appy friend. Hope he's on the mend soon.

The view of the walk to your son's house is just beautiful!

-tonya

KC said...

Now that slide is cool, I love it..
My kids want one so bad, but I'm so afraid our cat would pop it, well maybe not POP it but get his claws into it..I fear I would be patching that thing all summer long.

the moose buyer said...

As my cousin Joan will tell you, the two pictures with the trees and the dirt road sure look like the place we lived during the summers in Quebec. Spring,Summer and of course fall in Quebec or Maine is perfect. Winter on the other hand........

Mimi said...

Hey there I finally got signed up so I can answer your blog. WOW the waterslide is big, I haven't seen it yet but I'm sure T & D will enjoy it all summer, along with the neighborhood kids, hope K gets to use it too. Hope you made out okay with your horse, I know how much they mean to you. Your front yard looks awesome, you have such good taste always looks nice.

Janey Loree said...

Oh Midlife Mom, now I know what you meant by your comment over on MnC. It is hard to have our horses hurting...