J is really enjoying his new hobby of trail cam picture taking. He set it up is another location to see what he would get on top of the ridge under the oak trees.
This was the first raccoon sighting with the trail cam.
He got a picture of another nice buck,
And this one was interesting with both the deer and raccoon. E's friend that wants to hunt here called to ask specifically where J had set up the trail cam. I believe he is interested in spotting that buck.
E left for Tulsa Tuesday and made it back home safely Sunday. She had a very successful and memorable trip.
Just look at all of the ribbons these talented girls won.
The team was High Team Overall. They brought home some very nice Montana Silversmith trophy belt buckles.
They were also high team in performance, second in reasons and second in halter. E was 9th over all, 9th in performance, and 8th in reasons. She won some cool prizes that she promised I could take her picture with later but I know some of you were anxious for the results. More to follow.
I'm spending a beautiful weekend stuck inside but listening to so very interesting lectures. This is what I'm getting to look at right before lunch. Yum.
On a more unusual note, yesterday at the provided lunch I sat at a table with 3 other vets. One asked me where I worked, the name of the clinic and the location. I thought this was being pretty specific for casual conversation until she said she thought she recognized me. Apparently, several years ago, she was moving from Delaware to Texas with her 15 year old dog when his breathing condition worsed while passing through southwest Virginia. She stopped at our clinic for treatment. What a small world that now several years later, she sat at my table at a CE meeting in North Carolina. And even more unsual that even though I didn't recognize her, I did at least remember the case. Vets don't often have to go to the vet.
I've had these pictures for a month now and I have been torn as to whether to use them for Good Fences or Just Kit Sunday. Well, since I will be at a CE meeting this weekend I thought I would do Just Kit Sunday early and use the pictures for both. Enjoy.
We are going to be selling our baby goats soon so J asked me to go count them so we could tell the order buyer how many to expect. I thought this would be a great opportunity to take Hank our for a little ride.
Some of the goats were in the old hay field.
Some were in the woods.
Some were on the backside of the first hill. And yes, those are some more way down in the bottom. They were literally spread out from one end of the farm to the other. Needless to say, I didn't get them counted.
But I did enjoy a very nice ride.
And got some pictures of some cool clouds.
By the evening all the goats were together and J went out and counted. 110 total, more or less (that includes the 42 nannies).
I had had a very good 4-H meeting a couple of weeks ago with 7 kids. Three of my regulars couldn't come. I have decided instead of an event at each meeting we would just have meetings and plan 3-4 events for the year. There was a lot of interest in a fall trail ride, so that is what we planned with the 7 that were at the meeting.
Well, only the 3 regulars that couldn't make the planning meeting showed up for the trail ride.
We had 6 adults and 3 kids. That's a pretty good ratio. What on earth are all of the kids doing? E didn't go because first, she doesn't like trail riding for some unexplainable reason and second, she will be missing 4 days of school next week traveling with the State 4-H Horse Judging Team to Arabian Nationals in Oklahoma! She felt she needed to make sure she was as caught up as possible in all of her classes.
Everyone else missed a beautiful day for a ride.
These were some trails I hadn't been on before. The footing was very good, not near as rocky as a lot of places we ride. And there were no long climbs or real step terrain.
Brother was a little uppity at the beginning but did fine as soon as we got off the linear parkway past all of the houses with pigs, chickens, dogs and whatnot going on. And Jessica did good for J except for the spook at a round bale, like she has never seen one of those before. I thought the corn field would be more of a bother but they didn't give it a second look.
Two other adults were both riding 2 year olds and they did great. I was glad to see 2 of the 4-Hers showed up with their helmets.
The old train trestle is always a little scary for me but the horses handled it fine. At least we didn't have to cross the really long one that goes across the river. Everyone had a good time and got back in one piece so another successful ride.