Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Weekend In Photos

Our weekend started off with a spa day here at the ranch. Debra with Equine Massage came out and showed me some great moves to add to massages that I give him . Oh my gosh he was so happy and enjoyed his time with her very much. Thank you for working with us. Connecting and serving these amazing animals is a gift for all of us...Seeing them melt like hot butter in your hands was incredible! Thanks again.
Everyone spent time with our farrier J and Ms. Punkin Pie had her first trim since coming to live with us. She did wonderful and has happy feet.

I nursed a sick hen who spent three days in my bathroom with an impacted crop. I was able to get it almost all emptied but am afraid she has quite a few small pebbles in there and it may be one of those that is causing the blockage. She is eating, drinking and back in the coop today. I'm continuing to keep an eye on her and she's also getting massages several times a day.
 Saturday I spent some time at a National Cross Country event that was
hosted locally. These animals are incredible athletes and I am always in aw when I get to see them race. The power, beauty and disciple to jump these obstacles really is amazing.

I spent a lot of this weekend weeding like a mad woman. The rain that came a few weeks ago has weeds and wild flowers growing like crazy here. I have to keep the area's clear where the animals are as well as around the house and pathways.... I want to be able to see any snake before it sees me. Not to mention the weed abatement for fire safety... I do need to hurry up and get some goats!
And finally we spent time with friends while sipping on a some red wine.

They say we have a really good chance at more rain this week which will be great. We are still severely behind and dry here in the state. Our weather has been so weird that bud break in the vineyards came strangely early and I'm not sure what it means to this years crops. Time will tell us.

How was your weekend?


  1. SOunds like the majority of your weekend was wonderful .
    Great shots of the event , must have been a lot of fun there.
    It is so rewarding to connect with the animals isn't it !

  2. a jam-packed weekend, as usual for you, but beautiful and happy, too!

  3. Those are some lucky animals at the ranch. Gotta love the pampering! Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

  4. Hi Jen!
    Your last two pictures are my favorite.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. The simple things that you love make life grand.

    Spring at your house; you are so lucky. We are in the middle of a blizzard. We got a little rain last night, wind and the snow started at 3:30 am. The wind is still blowing and it is 18*. Not sure if it is snowing or just blowing snow, but we basically have very little visibility.

    Thank you for the comment you left for me; it made my day!

  5. I do hope you get some rain. I have to say that being an animal at your place sounds like quite a treat :)

  6. Ah, that sounds like a lovely weekend! I'm just now getting back into the swing of things. Looking forward to happier days ahead! As usual, your photos make me smile - you've got quite the talent!

  7. Be still my heart! That photo of the horses in the stable...♥

  8. animal massages--how cool! I hope your hen is better. sounds painful.
    The ability to see snakes would certainly be motivation for weeding!
    wine and friends--a lovely combination!