Archive for July, 2011

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Wow! It just seems like we have sailed through the past couple of months & have been busy staying on top of things for most of it! Our foaling season ended the end of May & we are very excited about the foals from this year’s foal crop. We hope to get photos done within the next month so you can see why we are so excited! We had a wet spring & the weeds overtook us so there has been alot of time spent trying to get the mowing done & making it look like someone does live here, & yes, they do take care of things! The flowers are finally planted & I am enjoying sitting on the front porch occassionally & just admiring the view of horses, flowers, & green! We are now into haying season & it looks like the next few days forecast sun & no rain so hopefully we can get alot of the hay put up. We try to put up at least 500 square bales of prairie hay every year & then do a few big round bales too.  I want to remind everyone that the ASPC Shetland Congress is going on this week in Des Moines, Iowa & they have live video streaming. So if you get a chance go to this link   ??????  You will see some beautiful ponies and see how hard the owners & trainers work to present them. The schedule usually has halter classes in the morning & some afternoons and evening sessions are almost always performance classes. So take a moment to sit & relax, put your feet up & enjoy the 65th Annual Shetland Pony Congress!