Friday, January 30, 2015

Heavy Heart these past few days



Monday morning, Maggie had her baby... and about 6 hours later, this doll baby passed away.. If you can see the red spot on the babies side... it was broken ribs and bleeding, and you could hear air coming out when he took a breath...

I don't know what happened... but, I felt so bad for Maggie when he passed away...  she didn't scream and run around crazy like I have seen mares do...

I got to her about 30 minutes after she had the baby... her placenta was still hanging.. and the baby was on his feet..
Spartan was keeping everyone away from her. he was running everyone off...  I walked up to maggie and she looked at me and then the baby.. and I told her how great of a job she did and I was loving on her.. then the baby... and that's when I found out something was really wrong.. there must have been 5 broke ribs in that poor babies side...
I called a few vets.. and all of them said the outcome was not going to be well...
My father stayed with Maggie and the baby all day until the baby passed away... and I came home at lunch, and then straight into the pasture after work... after he had passed away... and Maggie was standing there looking at him.. and I walked up to Maggie and I put my arm around her.. and just started talking to her explaining that she did an awesome job making that baby.. and that this just wasn't meant to be... she was leaning her head into me and rubbing on me..  and I heard the backhoe coming through the pasture.. Clint dug the hole for the baby... and I held onto maggie while they buried her baby... I cried a bit... but, deep down inside I'm just thankful Maggie is ok... I told her yesterday I wanted her over any baby she could ever give me..
Clint had said something to me Tuesday night that made me think.. he said she looked at me like she felt I let her down.. so yesterday, when I went to see her and bring her, her daily carrots and her shot so she don't get mastitis.. I was explaining to her that these things happen and I'm not disappointed in anyway... I just want her to be happy again.. and I'll bring her up to Cocaine right after the National Championships.. and she could work on this again..
You could see the love she was showing that baby... but she also didn't let him nurse, which meant she knew he wasn't long for this world...
It's amazing the things horses know... her eyes look brighter...  I also told her I would plant a beautiful flowering tree there for the baby...  

Other than that... nothing else has happened.. which is a blessing.. we have 20 something more babies to be born... Maggie's was the only one I was waiting for.. but it will be nice to have babies on the ground when spring gets here...
I've definitely been melancholy the past few days..

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

So.... I was called about a modeling thing... haha

Hell bitch and I together for the second time ever.. haha
Thursday, While we were at the moose lodge.. I get a phone call.. wanting me to come sit for a photoshoot for a horse magazine...   I was trying not to get excited.. but, I was pretty damn excited..

I don't have all the pictures.. but, I did get my hands on some.. and they should debut in a Spring edition.. which i'll post it when It comes out.. he wasn't sure if I'd be the centerfold or just in there...

Saturday I get up and get going to Charlotte, and Yeah that's North Carolina, but, it's not that far from us.. So we get up there.. and he wanted pictures of me on horses too!!  So Hell Bitch will have her debut before I even shoot off of her hahah..

Here are some of the pictures :






And just for the record.. I froze my lily white butt off taking these action shots...
They are going to come on down after some of the babies are born and take pictures around there.. and the photographer wanted me to do some other stuff for him...he said take me out of the cowgirl world and dress me up.. I said.. hell yeah I'm down for that..
I will tell you I had a great time posing and looking all serious and mean haha..

That's about it over here.... it's been raining forever.. and my front yard is a small pond... the chickens might be learning how to swim soon.. and mud is up to my ankles...  No babies yet.. and I'm waiting on the sun to come out :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Christmas Catch up

I worked Christmas Eve, then was running around like a chicken with my head cut off..
Christmas day was rushed, as usual..  I'm completely turning into a scrooge.. I love Christmas Trees and decorating and all that, but, I hate Christmas Day.. haha..
After we had Christmas dinner at my mother-in-laws house and did the present presentation.. we headed down to Florida where my parents were.. we got down there about 2:30-45ish... finally made it to sleep then, the next day we got up and went boat shopping.. we looked at boats and more boats and all kinds of boats from Crystal River all the way down to damn near Tampa.... and circled back around to the first place we started out... and signed up to take this red chaparral boat on a sea trial the next day...
Florida, has more than just floridiots.... it has great seafood and Italian food :) and Italian pastries... which i partook in all of the above while I was down there.. :)
bright and early the next morning we got up and got to the Marina and took out the boat... we decided we really liked it, and bought it..  :)
Sunday Morning, Clint, my father and I went down to a boat ramp and took off into the channel.. we must have went out like 10 miles..it was great..
we even saw a dolphin swimming near the boat... it was just a great day..
driving!

Maya was enjoying herself

Out in the ocean, no land in site

We rode around most of the morning into the afternoon, then we motored up to a dock side restaurant and had some more seafood :)  then headed back in..

Monday we headed back for South Carolina..

Tuesday was a horrible day... I woke up and found a horse in the hot walker next to my stallion....   I said surely those retards that live in back didn't put a mare to taunt my boy....
alas, they did... I flipped T-Totally out on the retard #1... then his stupid girlfriend...
they said they forgot I had a stallion and they were sorry.....

Wow... people just are special....

so, anyways.. Wednesday, we headed to beaufort to take the motorhome down there and set it all up... and celebrated New Years with very good friends.. 

other than that, we are still awaiting a Maggie baby....
and we are living in  a mud hole.. haha

How I found Maggie this morning, thought she was in labor lol

Nutter Butter covered in Mud

Cocaine and Ragnar.. thought bubble "we are sick of the mud"