Month: December 2014

Be Careful What You Ask For . . .

Last week I specifically wished for a broken gate and a functioning water line. This somewhat worked out, but just to repeat and clarify I asked for a broken gate, not a broken fence. I suspect the universe wasn’t listening reading closely and someone needed to read more thoroughly.  Things were humming along pretty well the last few days. Nothing was broken, not a water line, not a gate, not anything. Christmas was quiet and we finally made it through a holiday without having to drag the vet out. It was nice. Since this is real life, or maybe...

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Sunday Stills

Taco and Renny Toledo and Rubrico didn’t let a little rain slow down their playtime Lily and Traveller Moe Kennedy Asterik It made me happy that Bruno, Duesy, Fabrizzio, Merlin and Walden were so anxious to use their shed when it was pouring rain (/sarcasm) Levendi and Tony Lighty grabbed Africa’s tail (with Mick watching) . . .  . . . so Africa grabbed Lighty’s...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays – whatever is appropriate for you for the season we wish you a good one! And for any super politically correct people who managed to be offended by the preceding list – we’ll go with plain old Have a Nice Day!  It was a gorgeous, sunny day at Paradigm Farms...

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It Didn’t Last

I’m sure you are wondering what didn’t last?  A) peace on earth B) good will towards men C) a non-leaking water line If you guessed option C you would be correct.  The “good” news is this was a new leak, 1,000 feet away from last week’s leak. Ok neither of those were good news but they were the only positive things we could come up with. The bad news?  Not only did we have a leak, but it was pouring down rain for much of the day today. So When you are trying to keep water pipes clean and...

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Pee Wee, Water Issues, Vet Visits Part II

To pick up where I left off in our last post:  I told Jason that we had surely had enough drama to last us for awhile between two vet visits and needing to call Pee Wee, all in one day. I was wrong. I was so very wrong. I didn’t realize at the time that we had only just gotten the drama llama going. Jason, Carter and I enjoyed a nice start to the day on Sunday morning. Late in the morning it came to our attention that there was a wet spot on the driveway. Since it hadn’t...

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Pee Wee, Water Issues, Vet Visits

We had a 72 hour stretch that didn’t go well at all. It didn’t start off too terribly. We had a resident that didn’t want to eat Friday morning. He was doing the stand up, lie down thing and not wanting to eat. Of course we made an immediate call to the vet. It was about an hour and a half before the vet arrived. About five minutes before the vet arrived the horse in question made a complete recovery.  As the vet truck pulled into the driveway Mr. Suddenlyfelttotallyfine was acting completely normal and eating like his life...

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Just Can’t Get Enough

I told Jason today that maybe the smartest thing we could do would be to buy a gravel pit. I think anyone would consider us addicted to the stuff. Jason will never, ever feel like our driveway has enough gravel on it.  I don’t think either of us will ever think that we have enough gravel in our pastures around the gates and in the traffic areas.  We made it six entire weeks since our last day of gravel deliveries until we couldn’t take it anymore. Like junkies in need of a fix we called our gravel guy yesterday...

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Christmas Fail

I don’t know if I should have titled this as Parenting Fail instead of Christmas Fail, but fail is definitely the right choice of words. I happily admit that I am one of “those” people that enjoys the Christmas season. I’m not really into the day itself, more so the weeks leading up to it. I like picking out presents for people, dragging the tree out and decorating it, looking at the various seasonal displays I see at homes and businesses as I drive around, that kind of thing. I am also a person that works way too much...

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Sunday Stills

Sam, Taco and Mick Cocomo and Romeo Silver, Faune and Asterik Fabrizzio, Duesy and Walden Maisie, Dolly and Calimba Lily, Traveller,  Norman and Silky lined up and waiting for breakfast Elfin, Moe, Homer and Thomas were also waiting to be fed. We feed them every meal without fail but today could be the day we don’t . . . you never know. Oskar and...

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Silver

Silver is a Holsteiner gelding who joined us for retirement from California a little over three years ago. It has taken me three years to write this “meet the residents” post about him but better late than never.  Silver and his mom showing off their winning form Silver and his mom met several years ago at the HITS Thermal winter circuit in California. His mom was looking for another horse to show in the equitation classes. Silver was at Thermal competing as a jumper, however his mom’s trainer had spotted Silver on the show grounds and thought he might...

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Pictures

Asterik and Cocomo having fun Cuffie and Dolly River and Rocky Thomas, Hemi and Apollo Fabrizzio, Duesy, Walden and Remmy Homer and Ritchie MyLight and Calimba Johnny and Stormy Oskar, Clayton and...

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Sunday Stills

Rubrico, Toledo, Largo and River waiting eagerly for breakfast Trigger and Chance playing with Homer in the background Johnny and Lighty were running . . .  . . . and playing Duesy and Bruno Fabrizzio and Slinky Norman, Maisie and Cinnamon having a quiet morning Griselle and Timbit Sparky Rip and Ritchie hanging out in the sun Gibson and Silver were playful The fainting goats are now stars in their own painting courtesy of George’s mom! This was done by a friend of hers. Mina the Czarina is especially pleased to be a subject of a...

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