SATURDAY IS PHOBLOG DAY!






Today, I will be driving my truck and trailer (fully loaded) to the new house.  I hope to catch all of the cats at breakfast and take them, too.  I will keep them in the front with me.  Oy.  I suspect I will have a medley of howling the whole way down.  But, once they are moved, then I don’t have to worry about them.  Scoutypants will come on the last day.

The horses are being moved early Wednesday morning.  The haulers are going to stay over night on Tuesday and then we will all leave early in the morning.  Wednesday will be the coolest day of the week (only 97) and if we leave early, we will miss the heavy traffic and the hottest heat.  I think this is a good plan.

I will stay with the horses until Saturday.  Then I’ll drive the truck back up, hook up the trailer and fill it with the odds and sods that I couldn’t get without Hubby’s help.  By next Sunday, we should be all moved.  (We told the renters that we wouldn’t be out until the 5th of July.  But they wanted IN so we said they could have the house but we were still moving out of the garage and barn until July 5th.)

HERE WE GO!

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Beautiful. Jackson Hole.

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This is funny! Wish they hadn’t cut the ears… but still very cute.

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I love this idea!

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Beautiful.

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Gorgeous lighting and staging.

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This cracks me up every time I see it!

The little one is a Mama who just had her babies.

The little one is a Mama who just had her babies.

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Ha! Showed him!

So cute!

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Made me laugh.

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I am going to try to grow flowers at the new place. I love them! Water is the issue…

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Amazing.

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Blue Angels.

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Looks so lovely…

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 1.55.14 PMJUNE BUCKET FUND:  SONATA, THE MARE WITH THE HUGE GASH IN HER SHOULDER that was dumped at the kill pen – but they wouldn’t house/feed/water/care for her because of the wound.  Now she is safe but needs round the clock care.  Let’s help the ones who are helping her!  Any sandwich change?  All donations are 100% tax deductible!   We are so close to our goal!  Click here to read her story. Click here to donate!

Sonata with one of her caretakers.

Sonata with one of her caretakers.


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It is ALMOST TIME TO MOVE THE HORSES… sitting here waiting, I thought this story was perfect.






I have been waiting to move the horses for a while.

First, the hauler had to wait for me to finish the fences at the new place.

And then, since fence building took longer than expected, I had to go to the back of the line with the hauler.

Now I hear that she (the hauler) might be here tomorrow.  Or, at least the first load of 5 might leave tomorrow.

Rojo and his harem... so comfy in Grass Valley.

Rojo and his harem… so comfy in Grass Valley.  (Remi, Sam, Rojo and Gwen)

WHO SHOULD GO FIRST?!

I know the basic configuration of the hauler’s trailer.  I know I have 3 compartments to work with.  So, I can divvy them up according to who gets along with whom and who ties and who doesn’t.

My concern (well, I have several, it is me, after all, and I’m always concerned…) in moving the first group is that the sheer act of moving the first group will send the second group into a tizzy.  I know Dodger always colics if there is any change…

Hubby will be on the other end at the new house, taking care of the first load, so I have to send the easy ones first, I think.

Or at least that is the plan now.

I THINK I’LL…

The trick will be loading up the Stang Gang.  Remi refuses to tie.  Sam has never learned (although everyone including Monty Roberts has tried) and Rojo pretends that he’s forgotten how to tie.

But, the Mustangs would be the easiest for Hubby to care for alone.  They are a very simple, non-hysterical group.  As long as they have food and water, they’re OK.  And they don’t challenge fences.  (I’m still concerned about some wire fencing between the neighbors and us.) So, I want to try to load Sam, Remi and Rojo first.  I figure they can go together in a double compartment, loose.

Then Annie.  She can go in the final compartment.  Annie isn’t that easy because she tests fences, but she is young and healthy.  So, she could manage a change without colic or much upset.  And Hubby said he would put hotwire on her fence on Saturday, so the fence testing will be minimal.

That’s the plan, anyway.  We’ll see what happens.

The next group would be those who tie:  Finn, BG, Gwen, Wrigley, Norma and Dodger.    They should be easy to load but they are more emotional as a group.  So, I want to be with them – and stay with them – once they off load on the other end.  So if they are the second load, then I can stay and make sure they are settled.

THE FUN PART… OVER 100 DEGREES.

I’ve never had to move horses in this extreme heat.  We will probably start very early and arrive just before the heat of the day.  I also know the hauler would like to travel at night.  I’m a bit worried about arriving at night to an unknown pasture and unknown fences.  But, we will do whatever makes sense at the time.

Sigh.  I will be quite happy when the move is done.

THE MOST FUN PART (not)…

And then I get to go back to Grass Valley and do the major cleaning.  I’ve pretty much done most of it… but I want to spit shine the place for the renters who move in July 1.

Remi hopes we take the patio furniture...

Remi hopes we take the patio furniture…

A GREAT STORY OF TOGETHERNESS!

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Click to go to original story.

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The town of Bruno incorporated the unconventional barn “raising” into their centennial celebration in July of 1988. It really was a perfect example of the community coming together to support a neighbor. On the day of the move, more than 4000 spectators turned up to watch the event. News crews even came out to catch the whole event on film. It only took a few minutes to move the barn from its original location to its new foundation on higher ground. From the looks of it, the barn movers had a great time taking part in this memorable project.

Screen Shot 2016-04-10 at 1.55.14 PMJune Bucket Fund:  Ohh, we are so close!!  Any Starbucks?  We need just several more Mocha frappachinos to fill Sonata’s Bucket!  Sonata still needs her teeth done!  If we can fill the Bucket, she gets it all!  And she is so deserving after being dropped off at a feedlot with the gigantic hole in her shoulder!  Click here to read her story. Click here to donate!

Thank you!


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