Friday, 8 July 2011

Proud Mummy Moment

Yesterday Amy (aged 7) gave her performance at Opaki School's fundraising concert for Christchurch. She is so brave. There is no way you would get me up in front of a couple of hundred people singing. NO way!!! What is even more special about this performance is the fact that Amy wrote/composed this song herself.

Monday, 4 July 2011

The supermodel strutted his stuff today. I wanted to get his ribbons on for some photos since we never took any when he won them. I think he looks pretty proud of himself, what do you think?

And after the ribbon photos I let him go and have a run around. Of course one of the first things he did when my back was turned was roll in the mud! He's such a smart ar$e!

Karen has found Brennan his next saddle. Brennan is a very lucky pony to have his very own personal shopper - now he just has to earn enough money to pay for all this planned shopping, haha!!! And, on that note, I am still having no luck finding a job. Got another rejection over the weekend - have asked for some feedback regarding my application but, not surprisingly, I have had no response. I am over qualified for everything I apply for but I wish people would not assume that because you hold qualifiations above and beyond those required that you are not prepared to happily and professionally fill the role. I just want a nice, relatively low stress job that pays enough to cover the bills. *sigh* OK, whinge over, better get off this blog and on to applying for some more jobs :o)

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Midwinter Mudpuppies - Another Photo Essay

Miss Hooty - Not feeling her age (Rising 19)
Maude at very nearly 23
Farm Matriarchs
Enya, Ata the clown and Meg
Magnificent Maude
Lovely ladies
Meg needs a bit of work
Enya or Miss Orange Thang
A Meg moment
It's July and we still have grass and the horses are leaving hay that is being fed out. This is a great thing and long may it continue. Covers were off this morning and won't go back on until tomorrow (except for Paddy who has his back on now). The forecast for tomorrow is excellent but there is bad weather coming so Ata will have his first cover lesson tomorrow. He better be good! It is so nice to look around and not have a single horse whose weight I am remotely concerned about, including the old timers. I'm hard feeding Paddy and Brennan (because he is in work) and that's it. This makes a huge difference from hard feeding EIGHT horses like I did all last winter. Maude and Hooty are looking and feeling great. I am so looking forward to seeing what Hooty can produce to Brennan. I am always excited about my foals but don't think I have been quite as excited about a foal for a few years. Hooty is positively blooming and looking every inch the expectant mother. Roll on summer and all the new babies!