Not much happening here right now. Snow will be melting over the next few days of rain. The main Pair have winter shoes on with the rest barefoot. The old guy had to wear his blanket in the cold, but no covers in 50F weather.
Husband has been fighting with the old Ford tractor, carburetor issues. I think it is going to the dealer soon! Then he noticed the Kuhnle Funline carriage had a low tire. Lots of fun with that! Would not hold air so he brought it into the house to take apart. Turns out the valve was bad on the tube. “Where is the spare wheel?” Well, not where I expected to find it!! Finally found it buried waaayyy back behind things in the carriage shed. He brought it into the house to warm up, but thinks it may also need a new tube. He ordered a couple tubes, but it will take some time to get them here. Being such an odd size, they are not easy to find locally.
Been racing around getting ready for Christmas. Can relax now it is over. Still getting tack around for the tack sales in Jan. Already tired of polishing things. May have more than i can fit in the truck to take! Ha ha
The young horse at the trainer is doing well, getting acclimated to a lively barn. Much more going on there than we do. All good in developing acceptance. No more eye rolling at the racing dogs, chickens fluttering thru the stall bars. Getting smoother under saddle with regular work. I told trainer I wanted horse so anyone can handle her and it seems to be going well. I did get a Christmas photo of horse modeling gloves on her ears, sleigh bell necklace, posing as a reindeer!
Things are just settling in for winter, doing the little stuff, projects. Have a crate of halters, some harness, needing to go to the harness repair shop. Trying to collect all the stuff to only make one trip dropping them off. Cleaning the upstairs room, I dragged a bag of harness down to move out to the tack room. Husband opened the large bag, says “Where dId this come from?” Neither of us recognize the pieces or remember buying them!! It is nice stuff, russet leather breastcollars, several nice driving bridles, will all fit our horses, but still a surprise. He wiped things down, conditioned it, hauled it out to the tack room.
On the good side, lots of hay in the barns, most tractors and spreader starting and working well. No frozen hoses! Got the middle room cleaned and painted. Sure brightened things up! Have to rehang the pictures, set out a FEW knick-knacks to get it back to normal. Fixed some chew marks the puppies surprised me with. Invisible beneath the paint now!
Hoping to get some ground work done even if too cold to drive. Barnyard in front is pretty open after the trailer swap, excellent place to long line.