Monday, April 14, 2008

Muddy Horses and Dryer Weather!











So today was actually warmer. In the 50's and Steve and I decided to assemble the seed spreader and the DR Power grader. I should say that I supervised and Steve did the assembly. He referred to me once as Captain Birdseye, which I found rather amusing. Is it bad when there are extra bolts left over? I also found a tarp in decent condition and placed it between the panels of the riding arena and the goats in hopes to preserve what may be left of certain tails and for northern wind rain block. I just have to tie up the bottom of it and it will be totally secure. Tomorrow and Wednesday even warmer. I've let the girls out for a couple of hours this afternoon and tomorrow I will spread the seed and we'll try and get after our burn pile. The paddock and arena are still somewhat muddy, but there is hope. There are a couple of dry spots to the top that the girls stand on. I can't wait for it to dry completely and I can get after the arena with the power grader. I think their diets are working for them, but they are so muddy and it's due to drizzle starting Thursday. So Yay! for warmer weather finally!

10 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

Getting back into the swing of things and doing all that needs to be done is a time consuming pain, but it's worth it in the end. I'm so glad it's getting warmer here too, we had rain yesterday, and if you want to see a paint horse full of mud we've got one for you. He is so filthy you can't even see his spots.

Callie said...

GHM, LOL, if you look real close, you can see where she lays as the white hair is stuck to the ground.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Let us know how the seeding goes. My horses ripped up the pasture pretty good, plus our sprinkler broke and the corners didn't get watered well enough. I hoed and raked the barren areas, sprinkled seeds by hand, buried them and watered them, but nothing grew. I did the same thing, but with fertilizer, and nothing grew. So this spring I didn't want to put so much back-breaking effort into it for so little reward. I just threw the damn seeds down on the ground and drowned them in water. You know what? Grass is finally growing in those spots now.

Callie said...

NuzMuz, I've decided that I'm not even going to attempt their rough area, buat all the rest, so we'll see how it goes. I'm hoping well!

Midlife Mom said...

I am so sick of muddy horses. They just love to roll in it and come in with it just hanging off them. It's been windy so that is helping dry things out but not fast enough for me. Got to go get shavings today, will probably have to morgtage the farm for them!!

Callie said...

Well, I have to laugh at Misty, cuz she's the biggest culpret for rolling and then her tail gets mud dreads and she hates the feel of the mud between her hind legs and walks funny!

Anne said...

We've had loads of rain but it still hasn't brought our water levels up to normal after the drought.

I don't know what we're going to do to get our pasture back in shape. What I'd like is one of those portable electric corrals so I could move the horses around the non-fenced in areas while we let the pasture recover. Maybe for my birthday.

I hope that you dry out as much as you want -- and that the rain continues for us in the Southeast.

Callie said...

Thanks, Anne, I actually got the pasture reseeded and it was worrying along the fence line as I noticed moss. So a fair amount of moisture up here. Wish I could send some down your way, however I'm grateful for the drizzle starting on thursday as I hope that will help to germinate that grass seed.

Rising Rainbow said...

muddy horses and dryer weather sounds like an oxymoron that only a horse person would trully understand. lol

I'm not sure about bolts left over. I hope it's not important. It if is, my guess is you'll know soon.

Callie said...

Mikael, I thought about that, LOL, so far thing have held together!