Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sour Luna

My trainer rode my mare, Luna, out to my pasture to see how herd sour she is, oh my! She is quite the sour horse. She will have to spend time tied out after this ride to get away from the "rush home to herd" mentality. But Luna seems to be "more horse" than I am used to according to my trainer. Riding Luna is what she needs and that is what we are going to do. Ride often and pony the weanlings with Luna. All need time to learn to be good horses under the saddle.
With the weather turning warmer out here, riding will be a pleasure out here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Coop Cleaning

It has been a long winter and my chickens have made a mess of the coop. They overnight in the coop but they can still make a mess of it. I made 20+ trips to the manure pile dumping straw and pooh. Then I put down diatomaceous earth and cedar shavings along with new straw. The earth and cedar keep bugs away and keep the coop smelling nice. The straw holds the stuff together in the manure pile. All of it makes great compost in a year or so.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cats of Mirikitani

I watched this DVD last night. Wow, what an amazing true story about a Japanese American artist. I had seen photos of Jimmy's work in a book long ago. He has had a terrible journey through life as an American citizen during WW2. This story is wonderful and theDVD extras are a nice closing to the end of this story.

Monday, March 7, 2011

March Hare

The weather warms up and the indoor bunnies begin to shed. Here is Igor getting plucked of his knots outside. Otherwise there would be hair or "hare" all over the house.

Trophy Tree

We are getting ready to enlarge our veggie garden for spring. In the way of this expansion is an evergreen shrub. Alan chained it and pulled out of the ground, upsetting several moles. And finally he posed with his trophy shrubbery.