Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday Weaning

I didn't go shopping today.  Instead, I got the ride Otoelene for 4 hours while we worked with the cattle.  That's better than shopping any day.  
 The cattle were in the boundary that can be a little challenging to move them out of.  But today they were ready to go on their own.
 J had to put up the temporary electric fence so they would go on into the barn lot.
 And I got to ride Otoelene up to the top of the hill to bring the rest of the cattle down.
At least the view is nice from up there.  After we got these all in the lot J took off on the 4 wheeler one way and I went on Otoelene the other to make sure none were left in the nooks and crannies.   
 This is usually the part where I put Otoelene up and do the sorting on foot.  But today, J wanting me to sort them on horseback.  There is no way I can say enough about how wonderful Otoelene did.  We would bring the cows out one at a time so J could deworm them as they went past him into the other lot.  The cows moved out better and the calves didn't get as worked up as when I am on foot.  Then when we had to run the calves through the gate one at a time to deworm them.   I had Otoelene ground tie near the gate to block them from cutting out.  She was like having a third person standing there.
There was a wild steer from a neighbor that we had to sort out and they came and picked up.  Then more temporary fence to move the calves to another field.  Then we moved the cows through the horse field into a different field that borders where we put the calves so they will be fence lined weaned.
I never dreamed I would ever have a horse this good.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

All packed up and heading out.
And a table full of food.
Our numbers were a little down this year so more leftovers for super.
Hope everyone had a blessed day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wrangler Is Still At It

I have a wonderful buyer lined up for Wrangler but she is waiting 6 weeks to make sure he recovers completely from his abscesses.  So what better to do than some more paintings.
 Some of the bolder colored ones sold well at the craft fair so we did one of those.
 I think it turned out pretty nice.
Also, the 2 black and white ones sold so we did another one of those too.  Looks like we'll have a portfolio in case he actual leaves here.  We have until Christmas to have him totally sound.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Another Pinterest Success (In my opinion anyway)

I've been a busy little bee lately.  We have an old shed getting ready to fall down so I've been trying to clean it out while it is still standing.  We, along with the previous owners, have been storing lots of scrap wood in it.  So it is a treasure trove of projects waiting to happen.  
 This time I made some imitation tobacco stick stars.  I say imitation because I had to make my own sticks from some 1 x 2 boards.
 This was my inspiration piece I found on Pinterest.  It is on Etsy for $25.  It is 18 inches where as mine is 30 inches.
 I had to go on a little hike with some fencing pliers to get the rusty barbwire.
V helped me with the sanding and I gave her one for her apartment.  She said she thought tinsel would look good on it.   I'm thinking of taking one to the Saddle Club Christmas Dinner gift exchange.  What do you think, barbwire or no barbwire?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Goat and the Steer

Pretty self explanatory.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pinterest Success!

I'm always on the lookout for a good Christmas project.  Some years I succeed and actually follow through with the project.  This year I found someone on Pinterest that I copied. 
 They had taken a Crate and Barrel store tree, (above)
and made their own copy.  I thought that it looked pretty doable so I gave it a try.
Of course I had to scale it up a bit, can't do anything small around here.  I ripped down some scrap 1x1 and used coat hangers for the bars.  The top angle is 75 degrees which leaves the bottom ones at 15.  The heights from tallest are 33", 27" and 17".  You'll have to wait until Christmas to see them decorated and where I decide to put them.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Good Fences #87

I have a different sort of animal in front of my fence today.   Any Guesses? 
Yes, it's a llama.  You can find him at the entrance to the "Garden for All" at the Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

For more Good Fences click HERE.
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