Oh my, it's blustery and cold today! I wore my pj's under my clothes for extra warmth when I went up to the stable today to see the boys. I had on two pair of gloves and my hood on to keep my ears warm. The wind was blowing hard off the river which is just down over the hill from the barn and it whips up over the pasture with great force. Once we got inside the barn it was much warmer, I didn't even need my gloves which helps when you are trying to get burrs out of forelocks and tails. How they find them I will never know but they do.
We are still waiting to hear from the Equine Clinic. I went to their web site which is quite impressive. I went through it bit by bit and liked what I read. It will most likely be after Christmas before we get the call but that's okay as Nick is on 1/2 gram of bute twice a day to keep him comfortable. We turned them out in the inside arena to play for a while as it is too cold to put them outside but we didn't let them run or jump around any. They trotted around and sniffed and squealed and had a good time!
I'll tell you I have met some really nice people in this blogging world! One of them left me a comment offering us a place to stay as she lives only about a half hour from the clinic! How nice is that?! We will probably stay right near the clinic so that I can walk back and forth if there is a place that close but I was very touched by her thoughtfulness! We are going to try to get together for coffee and a gabfest so that will be fun!!! Thanks Sue!!!!!!!!
The turkeys are back. I just counted 16 roosting on the pasture fence. They seem to come in two groups and I think there are about 40 in all. I can see my feed bill going ka-ching ka-ching this winter! They eat more grain then the horses do and also love the birds sunflower hearts and scarf those right up before the birds get them all.
We had our Christmas Sunday School program last Sunday evening. All the kiddos were out with their dress up clothes on and looked so nice. I tried to get some pictures but the main lights were off in the scantuary so I didn't get as many as I wanted, they just came out too dark. I was sitting in the front row and got one of Funsize playing the piano. She was playing for the program.
Here is Mary and Joseph played by a couple of the 5th graders and the lady on the stage is Marcia and she is a hoot! She always has the best costumes and gets the message across mixing humor and seriousness.
The Hubs surprised me with an early Christmas gift, some new pieces to go with my Christmas In The City series! I had fun rearranging everything.
I love the man climbing the ladder to put the lights on the tree in the town's square! Thanks R!!!! xoxoxo
Well duty calls. I need to get a few more Christmas cards done and spaghetti sauce to make for dinner. I got everything wrapped last night but nothing is under the tree yet. I don't put them under until just a couple days before Christmas as the cats like to play in them and tear off the bows. Naughty kitties!