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    Very happy for you PD!
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    Zarinna is taking June to her 4H meeting this evening to do a little presentation on how to brush a mini, lol. Shes memorized all of her brushes and knows how to use them. The trailer was all set up and ready to pull out this evening. I couldn't be there to help her, Im going to a play, but we went over everything. I told her she needs to show her grandaddy she can load and unload her pony by herself, including closing the ramp. So she practiced a few times with me there. I gave her a copy of Junes coggins to take/keep, even had her sign it as the owner. Her grandaddy was gonna haul her this evening. I cant wait to hear how things went.
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    The 4H cows are there for free. Thier owner doesnt pay a dime, and they havent been to the farm to check on the cows in weeks. They leave thier stuff (halters and feed pans) laying around and I had to literally pull the halters out of the grass where the grass had grown over them. The feed pans were full of rain water. I had a talk with Zarinna today about the cows. I told her not to be friendly with them, dont pet them and dont allow them to come up to her. I told her not to trust either of them and to carry a plastic bat or stick into the field with her if she goes in there. She says shes gonna talk to her grandaddy (landlord) about moving them to the field where the mini stallion was.
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    That cake is beautiful! Wellll guyyysss...guess what....you wont believe it! All of the minis are gone, except Margarita and June! The landlord called a friend with a stock trailer and apparently found them a home on an Amish families farm in Pennsylvania. I showed up this morning to help the farrier since Sonic needed to be trimmed too, and the landlord was out there waiting on the trailer. I asked him if he needed help loading the minis (he doesnt ask for help) and could tell by the look on his face that he did. So yes, I loaded/wrangled/wrestled them onto the trailer, and away they went, stallion too! I think we're all relieved. Next, I think those 4H cows will get moved.
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    Benny had her first snake encounter today. Thats always a fear of mine. Had a dog bit by a copperhead years ago and it was a pretty scary situation. Ive been worried that Benny would get bitten, shes such a puppy still. She catches butterflies and bees, crickets, and other bugs...I just figured, ya know, the puppy in her wouldnt be able to resist. But, she suprised me! She started barking and pointing. I went to see what it was...thinking snake, but didnt see anything. I walked away and sat down. Benny again started barking and pointing, came hopping over to me barking and hopped back over to where there trying its best to hide in the few sprigs of tall grass was the smallest little harmless garden snake Ive ever seen. I wanted to pick it up and put it in the woods but at the same time I didnt want Benny thinking a snake was ok since I touched it. So I shooed it on its way where it slithered through a crevice and under the house. Im so glad my Benny girl is a smart pup. Hopefully any other encounter will go just as well.
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    Yep, she loves me. I swear I think this dog knows I saved her. I love all 65lbs of her too honestly. Life wouldnt be the same without her for sure.
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    Every time I lay on the couch, she takes it as a personal invitation to lay ontop of me. I wonder if she knows she weighs 65lbs.
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    I listed a bunch of stuff on Facebook for sale. Mainly mini stuff. Good grief I have a lot of stuff for minis that werent even mine. So far I sold a leather mini halter. Didnt make much after paypal takes their fee and shipping. Made like $5 lol, oh well, I'll take $5 for something that I'll never use. It was a learning experience for sure and I went back and upped the prices on my listings.
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    Lost a few cucumber plants. I think the sun was just too much for them. I moved the other ones to an area of the yard that gets shade part of the day and sun the other part of the day. I planted a few more that I started from seeds. One of my plants has a little cucumber on it. Im purging tack. Im a tack hoarder to begin with. I have 7 bridles, numerous bits, several headstalls, reins, rope halters, a hackamore, leather halters etc. I havent opened the rubbermaid containers yet, lord help me. I have 2 english saddles I dont use, pads, etc. And now Ive got 1 horse, so this stuff has got to go. Im giving a bridle to a coworker who recently got a horse, and probably a couple pads. Theres a tack auction this month that Ill haul everything to and make a few bucks.
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    PD Im so sorry about your horse. I hope you are able to find another. Sonics girlfriends were picked up yesterday evening. The landlord is really going all out lol. They were taken back to the dump they came from, where Mr. Butters and Whitewash came from. Sonic is ticked, hes still calling for them lol. Looks like he'll be king of the minis again for a little while.
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    I think it depends on opportunities for kids under legal working age here. She has no transportation other than her mom, who isnt interested. Ive always joked about getting Zarinna a little car or truck with farm use tags so she could do a little pet sitting in the area. She loved that idea...but she's 12, and times are different than they were when I was her age. Heck around here they dont even let kids her age babysit. If she had transportation to a little job, she'd do it in a heartbeat.
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    Its been really hot lately with crazy intense storms to the north. Tonight it will be 45 degrees. Mother nature is crazy.
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    My accidental pumpkin, lol. Shes full of beautiful blooms, we'll see if I actually get a pumpkin. Last fall my brother and I and his kids and the girls went to the pumpkin patch and my brother bought everyone a pumpkin. Mine sat on the porch, froze, thawed, got rained on, snowed on, and played with by Benny. Eventually it landed off the side of the porch in a heap of mush and seeds. I didnt think a thing about it til this plant popped up lol. I'll have to take some pics of my real garden.
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    Shes 12, with a mom that could care less about where she is, what she does, or what shes interested in...especially if it costs money. She has no way to earn money. Shes not payed for chores, her grandaddy isnt going to give her a dime no matter what she does. Hes proven that in the past. Im not sure how long the minis will last.
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    My thought too. I mean, all this over a cow that doesnt even belong to him. But, on the other hand, I think its the right thing to do for the minis. Lets face it, they arent getting the care they need. No vetting, no shots, no mare/foal care, hooves trimmed whenever hes feeling generous, and the attitude "if they make it they make it if they dont they dont". They deserve better and I hope they get it. He doesnt "like" horses and knows nothing about them and isn't even willing to learn. Now he wont have to be bothered. I told Zarinna she can always call me to come help with Margarita and June.
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    Well, thats it. Mr. Butters and Whitewash went to their new home. Zarinna came down to the barn just as she was pulling in with the horse trailer. We gave Zarinna time to say her goodbyes. She cried into her neck. But, the new owner and I reassured her that we can go see her anytime we want. The new owner, Samantha, even said she' like to come pick Zarinna up and take her to her barn some days. I think Zarinna and I will take Samantha up on her offer for us to come over and ride. Ive got Zarinna settled and ok with everything. She told me that her grandaddy is selling all of the minis, but going to let her keep Margarita and June. She started asking me questions about how much the farrier costs etc because her grandaddy says Margarita and June will be her responsibility. Basically meaning hes not going to pay for anything for them anymore.
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    The new owner said I could certainly come over. I doubt Ill have time honestly.
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    OMG I nees one of those suits too! The mosquitos are thick around my garden for some reason. Its insane. I always come back inside covered in bites. If it's not too hot I try to wear long sleeves, but its been really hot lately.
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    Hes in his mid 20s.
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    Yes, she says she will wait for him to gain a little more. Then she will use thick pads. Consistent exercise will help build his topline over time. He actually likes to have a job.
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    A few pics of 'ol Mr. Butters. Its been blistering hot here lately. The new owner and I have agreed for her to pick them up before the heat Saturday morning. That gives Zarinna enough time to say her goodbyes and have one last ride.
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    Well they didn't go today afterall. No worries, the lady just ran out of time today.
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    Yes, hopefully so!
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    Aww youre making me teary. We all had a good time together, the girls and the horses, thats for sure!
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    Well you guys, Mr. Butters and Whitewash are heading to their new home this afternoon. I feel good about where theyre going, they arent going far, and I can go see them if I want. Theyll be used in a very small lesson program and have good care and good grass. Zarinna is on vacation with her parents and doesnt know. I know shes going to be heartbroken about Whitewash but I will take her to Whitewashes new place so she can see her. Once she sees shes ok and has a job and is happy, I think she'll be ok with it. She isnt riding often like she used to anyway. We think Mr. Butters will continue to gain weight, some work would actually be good for his topline. If worse comes to worse I have agreed to to pay $150 towards his euthanasia, which is what my vet charges. Buuut, a kinda funny thing happened this morning...I let their new owner jump on Whitewash and I was gonna jump on Butters so we could take a little ride around the pond. As I was throwing my leg over Butters (bareback) the sole of my boot raked his spine and he took off! I came off but was fine. I got back on paying close attention not to hit his spine and we had a good ride. We both laughed and agreed that Butters has plenty of life left lol. I will probably shed a few tears when I load them up this afternoon, but its for the best.