Saturday, December 22, 2012
I know I been saying I was going to do a blog for a while now, but as most things it just gets slipped to the back burner. Today it’s almost 7am I have been up all night working, and I have an early appointment at 10, I think if I went to sleep I might not wake up so I am trying to stay awake. Great time to blog…and keep myself busy while the house is quiet.
Let’s see….. I wanted to share my greenhouse with you all…I love it. I can’t wait to put it to good use. Also the Christmas Forest Fund Raiser…where we raise funds for the horse we take in. We finally got a little snow this morning…so I managed to get some good pictures that I can share with you all. Hmmm what else…let me think a minute? Oh, my trip with my son and his family…the cruise. His birthday this year was 12.12.12 so he bought us tickets to go on a Caribbean Cruise. I have a couple of pictures from that also. A few extras to share with you and that will be it for my blog….whoopee!
First is First…The cruise!
This is me enjoying the beach at Freeport in the Bahamas
The granddaughter Savanna at Paradise Island in the Bahamas
Picture of the Stateroom on Board
Another of the Stateroom...I loved this Cabin
Final one for the inside of the stateroom.
This is the extended deck...which you could just lie out on and enjoy the ocean breeze.
My hair getting braided up.
Ooops...that's all I can find on this computer...I will have to get some from my daughter in law.
On to my greenhouse - I love this thing.
Made out of windows and doors.
The inside rafters....where I am going to hang all my chimes. I have so many of them and all horse themed
Some trinkets I am going to use to decorate with.
This is one of the windows...that I put some etching in...of horses figures.
Full view with sliding double doors.
I am throwing this photo in just because I love this 20 year old Chevy. I tore up the front end three years ago...when I went airborne over a tree that fell across the road. It took my hubby that long to fix it. He just finished it and got it running again. The motor on this tank is awesome...I love it. Better than any new car.
Ok, on with the Christmas Forest. This was a project that took almost three weeks to complete with over a dozen volunteers and many hours of work. It takes just about the same time taking it down as it did putting it up. This fund raiser helps pay for the feed over the winter for the 54 rescue horses we have in right now. We have a total of 71 but 17 of them are our personal horses that belong to the family. We feed them ourselves....and most of the others too. It cost over 70,000 a year to house and feed the rescue animals....we raise about 45,000 this year to help with the cost. We have no government or private grants helping us.
Welcome to our Christmas Forest.
The hubby getting getting out and playing host.
The house this morning when I first went out...to feed the animals. Burrrrr all in one day.
It's always beautiful but this time of year even more so.
It takes about 45 minutes to get all around the property. It's really a nice ride or even a walk if you care to walk it.
A light layer of snow just set the scene to perfect for us.
A quiet spot by the river to sit and think.
Getting ready for evening rides...we need to make it fun for everyone. All three sleds get to go out at the same time.
Ok, enough I know you are getting bored...and want to get on to better things so I will shorten this with just a few more photos..I wanted to share with you.
Merry Christmas and this is not Santa's Reindeer it's Chester our friendly gelding.
This is Mindy...she is our Hostess of the Petting Zoo...we have. She loves the attention of the children and they love her.
Meet Bint Mon Sufi - This is my granddaughters mare that she is in the process of breaking and will be showing next spring. This mare is 3 years old ...and Bint...is an Arabian word meaning Daughter....she is the Daughter of Mon Sufi....he was our Top Stallion until he passed two years ago. We are really looking forward to this mare and seeing how well she does in the next few years.
This is Beaver having a bad hair day.
This is Gary down by the river...wondering how he might get across.
Now for some not so good photos...Remember I mention the horses I had to take in through a court order. They were removed because of abuse. Now it is our job to make sure they get healthy and adopted into good homes. ..Well the photo I am gong to show you...is not a pretty sight and it will give you an example of how difficult this job can be at times.
Right now I am just going to call him lucky for he is very lucky to be alive. I am not sure what we will name him but I am sure the girls will come up with something cute and clever.
Final Photos...are of SNOW...my beautiful Husky that went missing a week ago. We are trying everything we can think of to find her...I am just praying that she is alive and with someone that is caring for her. As most of you know she is an epileptic and goes into seizures, so she is on medication daily. She has now been without it for 7 days...and it just takes a couple for her to start her seizures.
Talk to you all soon....have a wonderful weekend...and Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Come to my property armed and you will see what you get.