Monday, May 10, 2010

Meet The Vaders

What's the first thing you think of when you think about horses and warm weather? If you guessed flies, then you're doing good. If the next thing you thought of was fly masks...even better. Last summer, I bet I tried at least 2-3 different masks hoping to find some to fit the big guys. I had no luck even though they were advertised as draft horse fly masks. Well, none of them came even remotely close to fitting. Apparently, there are draft horses and then there are DRAFT horses. We own DRAFT horses!  Fortunately, my luck has changed. 

Meet the Vaders.....

Rusty Vader and Fancy Vader

Mavis Vader who is also a supporter of breast cancer research.  Isn't she precious?

Dick Vader

Molly Vader

Fancy wondering why she didn't get a pink mask like Mavis.....maybe next year Fancy

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Weekend in Pictures

I have somehow managed to not only post two posts in the same month but also on consecutive days. Maybe hell has frozen over or something, although I doubt it. Zack is pretty much a Fox News junkie, and if something that huge were going on, I doubt we'd miss that headline. I'm not sure what my deal was this weekend, but I was just in a picture taking kinda mood and thought I'd share.

Two of my chicky girls that were a little under the weather Friday night.  One has an infected eye, and the other has a tough case of mites I'm trying to get rid of.  In the three years I've been keeping chickens,  I've never had mite problems, but this year has been a doozy.  I even lost a few chickens before I figured out what the problem was :( Anyway, after seeing the doctor (me), they got a treat of scrambled eggs and oatmeal.  Chickens love eggs, especially the yolks.  Drop and break an egg in the coop and they're on it like a pack of hyenas (had to spellcheck that one)

 Since we'll likely be moving sometime over the summer, the garden had to be mobile this year

Zack is just going to love me for this one.  He had no idea
I took this and therefore no idea it's on here.  In case you're wondering what on earth he's doing inside that thing and what that thing is, it's an air compressor tank he's turning into a smoker.  I'll post pics of the finished product.  It reminds me of R2D2


Picked these out of my neighbor, Cleamon's garden.....yum yum

There are only two things I wish to take with me when we move...Cleamon and THIS tree.  It's a white oak and a little over 5ft in diameter/across.  It's a big dude

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Driveway

I tell ya.  I'm just wearin' out these blog every month or so.  Y'all keeping up with all this activity?  Some bloggers post one a day or even two. How in heaven's name they manage that is beyond me.  Oh well, that's not even remotely the point of this post.  My original plan was to add progress pics throughout the whole excavating process, but since I sorta have a life I'm just adding pics of the finished driveway.  That's all y'all really care about anyway, right?  All three or four of you that will actually read this.

Parking area for tree service trucks

View across pasture towards parking area and homesite

Just in case you're wondering what this picture of Tucker has to do with anything.  It really doesn't except that she's my girl and I love her to pieces and she pretty much goes everywhere I do :)