Well...a lot has happened this past week.
The giant pumpkins (Opal, Ruby, and Yet to be named) will be going to their new home at
If you have a chance and are in the area stop by and check them out.
Smudge is growing at a record rate.
Just look at her!
She is getting huge. She reminds us of the flying nun.
Still as mean as a snake...Just kidding...not really...kidding that is.
Still lame in the left front.
Our wonderful farrier..Charlie..came over and trimmed Ollie this past week.
We found no indication of an abscess or any other issue with his hoof.
No heat or sensitivity.
Still no swelling or any other issue anywhere on his leg, knee or shoulder.
I am at a total loss as to what on earth this could be.
He does not seem to be in extreme pain.
He puts full weight on it.
He acts perfectly normal...not lying down more often and eating as usual.
This photo of him was taken last Sat. after Charlie checked him out.
Standing with full weight on his leg. He is on a bit of a an incline in our front yard.
I do however wish that I had my camera during Charlie's visit.
He and his son stopped by after attending the ASU ballgame and he was in
his "street" clothes.
You have not lived until you have seen your farrier in fringed chaps, shorts and
tennis shoes working on a mini mule. We all got a good laugh out of it.
All of us except Ollie that is....
We have been having some stellar weather lately.
The leaves are changing at a record rate.
Nice and warm too.
This guy must have just come out of his cocoon.
His color was very bright.
He also picked one of the brightest flowers to light on.
Beautiful Elk Knob State Park.
Are you really taking away my giant pumpkins???
I will miss you Opal.....
Zippy has really been getting into jumping lately.
He is showing off for Smudge.
Just look at that form....
I give it a 10.
Smudge is a bit confused by the jumping.
She is really all about being grounded.
Enjoying the nice soft grass.
Dreaming of the next time that she can use her shark teeth on my tender skin.
Check it out.
LTM's (Larry the Magnificent's) farm.
Took these on the way up to see my friend MA that was in the car accident.
She had another surgery last week and
is really doing well.
Thanks so much for all of the well wishes and prayers for her.
Zippy on take off.
Coming down to earth.
Ha ha ha..Zippy down to earth.
Smudge lounging in her crate.
Studying for her new career as a concrete model.
This was taken this morning.
A light dusting of snow.
On Oct. 1st.
A little later.
I had to cover the pumpkins with the horse blankets....
The horses got to stay inside.
Everyone was happy.
Always interesting around here.
Have a great week folks!
Thanks for stopping by.
I will now be in my kitchen for days processing every vegetable known to man.