…of The South Dakota Cowgirl, via her trusty iPhone.
I’ve been busier than a one-legged man in a kicking contest folks! And it’s been cold.
Monday when I got up it was about 3 degrees outside.
When I went to do chores it was a whopping 9 degrees. I figured I’d just walk the third of the mile to the barn to give my horses some oats and check water and see how things looked. I donned my carharts, some muck boots, two shirts, a vest and my heavy, denim jacket, my Buck Wild, Wild Rag, gloves and my swanky new, Cowgirl Swank Stormy Kromer which we will talk about soon. Very soon.
I checked water for the bulls and feeder cattle.
And took a photo of a couple very handsome brangus bulls!
One of our bulls has been bloating up every couple days. I found him bloated and not feeling too good. It appears he has “hardware” disease and ingested some metal. He’s fixed now. You just put a magnet in his belly and it attracts all the metal and he goes on to live a happy life.
I checked the water for my set of saddle horses that must be checked daily.
It was quite chilly looking!
And I rubbed on two pretty horses (Avie and Dolce) when they finished drinking:
I gave some oats to my saddle horses, (and realized that Zach’s good horse, Dozer was MIA), Gumpy, Dino and crew. They get fed daily!
Goatie goat, aka, Billy Goat Gruff (on twitter he’s @goatiegoatgruff) felt the need to show me how handsome he is. That goat has an ego people! And when he’s not chasing tail he’s hanging with the saddle horses or the big, bad, stud, Nukie.
Nukie let me take his picture and he posed all pretty!
That afternoon I got some outdoor decorating done and ruined Coltrain’s, the Tom Cat, hangout spot. I hope the garland lasts!
I have to say, that while I was really cold in the morning and I even tweeted something like: “Its 9 degrees, I’ve got a bloated bull an escaped saddle horse and I can’t feel my toes…”, I’d not trade my life for anything or trade places with anyone. Even if I am busier than a one-legged man in a kicking contest…