Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day........remember that song? What are the rest of the words???
Quite a few of you asked how I was going to put Lil' Bud on a diet. (BTW Lil' Bud is called that because I already had Buddy when I bought him and it was confusing to have Bud and Buddy so he has always gone by Little Bud as he is a bit smaller then Buddy was.) Back to the diet. Horses are like people to lose weight you have to burn more calories then you take in so I have brought him home so that I can ride him 6 days a week and have cut his food intake down a bit.
He was getting way too much lush pasture time at the stable as there is a lot of pasture land there and not enough horses to keep it down especially with mine home in the summer. Also I am getting the low carb grain and giving him first cut hay rather then second cut as that has more calories. I had his thyroid checked in case he needed to go on Thyrol L but it had normal function. He by no means will be hungry but he won't get all the treats that are sugary just carrots. He was just getting way too much and didn't know when to stop plus is a bit older. Sounds like me. Sigh......
I remember VBS when I was a child. Mom always was one of the workers and it was held during the day as there were lots of moms home back then. Now we have to have it in the evening so that we have enough help. We always marched in to the song Onward Christian Soldiers, did our crafts, had Bible stories, singing, snacks and Kool Aid. Of course there was play time where we always played dodge ball coming back in all sweaty but happy.
We went for two weeks back then, now it's just a week. We loved it and couldn't wait to start but I think the moms were pretty pooped by the end of the two weeks! The last day all of the crafts of the week were carefully put out on tables with each child's name beside his or her creations. We were proud as peacocks. The closing program was that night where we sang our songs and said our verses for our parents plus they ooo-ed and ahh-ed over each of our crafts which we brought home that night. Sure wish I had some pictures from back then, probably do somewhere in an old album, wish I could find them as I think it would be fun to show my grandkids how Grammie went to VBS just like they do. :o)