Archive for June, 2012

Catching our breath!

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

It seems like we rolled right into spring, foaling season, show season, breeding season, and haying season all at the same time! It’s been a busy 6 weeks around here with trying to keep up with all the things warmer weather can bring, visits from our grandchildren (and children) and then starting our photography show season with two shows and all the preparation required to get set up for a new year.  Our foaling season is now done and hopefully our breeding season as well. We are only breeding 4 mares for next year and with any luck, they will all foal in April and early May. Our year of 2013 is all ready filling up with commitments and our oldest son announced his engagement and upcoming marriage for June 8 of next year. So since spring will be busy again, we decided to plan for foaling early and be done. Right now we are also trying to get haying done and fencing done to keep the sheep in which we are summering for weed control. It’s been an interesting experiment but I think it’s working. We also attended our first AMHR sanctioned show last week-end in Broken Bow, NE with our 3 year old AMHR Under Mare, Outlaw’s Derby Tradition. She did us proud by bringing home 2 Grand Championships and 1 Reserve Grand Championship. We are thrilled her show season is off to a great start! Our calendar for the next few weeks has some local commitments but no traveling so I am hopeful that we can get caught up!