Granddaughter was in her first horse show yesterday. Was in 3 classes against 5 other riders. She got a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. 1st was in equitation, judged soley on her. 2nd was a casual class where she and the horse was judged. 3rd the judges ...

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Rain forecast for this afternoon.
I hope we get some.

Stude, Crazy! I have never heard of that much hail.
I hope your roofs survived between the massive hail storm and snow load.
Global warming has been debunked by scientists since the ...

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Our weather is perfect except no rain.
It was upper 80's yesterday.

Trees are budding and blooming.
Mesquites are the ones to watch.
They won't bud until cold weather is for sure gone.
Doubt we will have many wildflowers due ...

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Plans around here are always changing.
I am suppose to give a lesson at 3:30, it changed to 9:30.

The bull was supposed to be delivered next week. He comes today.
That means heifer calf needed catching yesterday which happened without chaos ...

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I know this is Monday. However I found out yesterday that my favourite breed of horse is dying out. Eighty percent (roughly) of the American Hackney Horses have died out leaving only two hundred nationwide. Not many outside the country either. Several ...

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Another cold night and tomorrow night.
Then a week of 80's, crazy.

The shedding will explode.
But it will be warm enough for baths.
I prefer to wash the hair off.

The weekend is here.
Everyone enjoy! ...

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to all my horse friends.

Of course rain was dropped from the forecast so we had a rain shower about 3 AM.
It was warm enough to not worry about Tonto getting wet in his arena.

Tex gave another lesson last evening and did well.
It ...

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25* was the low.
32* tonight then a bit warmer.
Rain dropped out of the forecast for the coming week.

Not much happening other than daily chores.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.
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was an excellent lesson horse last evening.
A neighbor is hopefully going to start riding.
I wasn't sure that Tex would be willing especially at feeding time.
They did extremely well together.

Rain chances today and tomorrow.
We ...

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be dry enough to let horses out about 12 noon.
They have been penned for a week with this ice storm.

Rain coming again mid next week.
Temps should be warm enough to not have ice.

Stude sorry for the misplacement of the cart shed.@ ...

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3 days worth.
Low temps in the 20's and freezing rain.
No unnecessary travel advised.
Hoping the power doesn't go out.

Extra insulation on cattle trough pipe.
Pump house heaters are plugged in.
Cows getting extra feed and ...

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Well, a workday for myself. I have the roof on the posts and on the floor for my Cart-shed. Or maybe a petite Carriage house. Or even a flivver shed. Whatever, it's up. I still have to complete the floor as it has a T-shaped gap where I didn't ...

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got 1/4 inch of rain.
Another couple nights with temps of 30 degrees.

I did get 4 of the cali squares.
$35 dollars a bale and looks like nice hay.
Hay man says he will be able to get it until Spring.
I have my doubts.

Paid taxes ...

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Looks liike there will be rain all day. Almost a half inch so far and in the 30s. Horses may be in the barn most of the day.
Last time I had square bales delivered was January 2021. 75 bales at $6 each. That hay lasted until this past December. Purchased ...

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Having to feed in the Am now due to lack of grass.
I will need to go today or tomorrow to get more feed.

Shortening turn out time as well to conserve what little grass we have.
No rain in sight either.
At least the weather is fairly warm ...

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Temps yesterday and today 80 degrees!
Tomorrow night back to 30* but daytime temps forecast to stay in the 60's.
I'll take this for winter weather.

I wish Stude could share some of his rain.
We are overly dry.

I trimmed ...

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be able to ride.
Our rain chances for today have evaporated.
We are too dry, unlike Stude.

Friday we took down 4 dead trees.
Live oaks that succumbed to the drought, oak decline/wilt, the great freeze.
Or a combination of all.
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Still waiting on the weather. Rain, rain, and even more rain!
What IS it with that bloody pop-up that keeps asking if I want to exit or wait? Damned thing shows up every fifteen to twenty seconds!

I'm beginning to wonder if maybe we are ...

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is holding up fine.
Slight chance for rain this weekend that we desperately need.
Rainfall amount for 2022 was 16 inches.
The second lowest total since I have lived here.
I hope we have more in 2023.

More riding for 2023 is also desperately ...

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It's another New Year's Eve.
Seems the same...

...Still scrambling to get enough hay.
The hay hay barn has decent looking coastal squares.
I paid for one Thursday.
When I went to pick it up the owner says he will run out.@@ ...

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made it through another polar event.
But not unscathed as usual.

Pipe busted at cattle trough, Pilot fixed it.
And worse a thermo cube failed and the pump house froze at DaneHaven.
Still waiting for the well man to fix that.
We are ...

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will drop 40 degrees tonight to a low of 9*.
Monday temps will start back on the upswing.
Supposed to be back to 70's next week?

We have spent the last few days preparing.
Starting with getting our last bull calf out of the weaning ...

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Well, seems my Mother In Law passed a week or so ago. My Daughter neglected to tell me. Not a big deal as she wasn't exactly close. She and her husband blamed me for the death of their daughter, my wife. They treated me like crap for years, so not ...

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Helping another friend move today.
This one should be easy as she is a planner and packed.

We have bitter cold coming for the holiday weekend.
Lows in the single digits for Friday night.
We are preparing for it along with the holiday dinner ...

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Confirmed yesterday that Starr has Cushing's. Will be an interesting situation to watch. She belongs to my sister so the decisions lay with her. Sister has been mostly absent since the horses have been here and the new husband who has only been around ...

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