We spent the weekend in Winner, SD at the SDHSRA River Region Rodeo for the NHSRA. It was a rainy, cold, icky weekend, but the the good news is that a little girl named Kelsey made a good run on day one- and that included turning the prettiest second barrel to date. She was smiling so big when she finished. She didn’t win a check, but placed in the top 25. Her smile was worth it all. Day two was a teeny bit warmer, but that didn’t bode well. We ended up with a no-time for a broken pattern. I will post the video of run number on, later today.
Yesterday was sunny and gorgeous. Shuttle and I moved some straggling pairs out of one pasture, so we could move the horses around and put the studs out. I know, some of you are thinking, you just now put your studs out? Yes, we did. There are still blizzards in April here, and no one is excited about having foals born during a blizzard. At least no one on this place is.
We have two new equine babies- a pretty black filly and a dun (I haven’t been close enough to sex it yet). I have three more babies to photograph, so I’ll try to get that done this week too- since babies make everyone smile and after last week we can certainly use some of that! The chickens are getting really big and are ready to be moved outside- so daddy, get here soon, so you and Zach can build them a coop!
In other good news, I’m so excited and honored to announce that I will be doing some writing for Haute Cowgirl. If you haven’t been over to visit and meet Danielle, Holly, Casey and Kadi, you totally should. You can learn all you need to learn about western fashion and beauty over there. It will be such a privelege to be involved with such a great site and so many awesome cowgirls. What great company I’ll be in! Danielle also invited me to provide coverage of events for another project of hers, Cowgirl Tv.
It is raining today- which may mean it’s a good day to clean out this guest bedroom, and paint the walls. I need to get it ready for my parents when they come up for branding. Rain means it might be a good day to get finish writing for Haute Cowgirl. Rain means I could do some laundry. I think it’s not supposed to rain for the entire day, but it is for the time being. At lesat I don’t have to water my garden or my flower beds- though some warm air would really help my tomato plants and my hyacinth vines grow a lot faster. These 40 degree nights aren’t really helping! I guess they’re helping the mosquitos though, since my head has about 8 bites on it, and my neck has a few. Irritating.