I just want to set the record straight.
I can have pretty crabby days now and then. You can ask my children.
Thankfully, they are pretty far and few between, but every so often one will come along and just slap the living daylights outta me and put me in a just sour mood.
I sleep funny the night before. Then got up way too early. And then fell asleep around 8 am again, only to wake up around 10 am and feel all messed up. Made some breakfast, ate and putzed a bit, then sat back down and fell asleep again!!! AGH!
Just had a super busy four or five days and just well, being weird. Haha… not an excuse but hey, it’s something.
We went to see about a guy who had some free landscaping rocks but he was all weird and frankly, the rocks were really ugly. We got a few since well, he was there and all, and we didn’t want to see unthankful, but well, I guess free is free and so you get what you paid for, eh?
And then I just have been feeling a little grumpy about stuff like money and goals and work stuff and clients and our weird sleeping schedules and so we had this weird family meeting in the car, which was good, but then was kinda not so good because I hate bringing up things that are outta whack and opening all those deep thoughts and such… but hey, you gotta do that now and then with teenagers and Moms that are feeling a little well, weird.
And then found out that the sheep had escaped the big barn, well, a few of them. Gideon had head butted the door that was supposed to be shut tight. Haha… yeah. Thankfully, they were in the pasture and fine, but now I have to rethink how to protect the door from a ram that doesn’t know his own strength.
And then found that Domino, the Dominque rooster that we have been harboring, had gotten in with the new coop and killed one of the older hens. Not good. Of course, didn’t see him do it, but he had blood on his feathers and around his beak and that means he was fighting and well… he’s just mean and unfortunately, the court of Windhaven finds him guilty of many crimes, but this one being the worse. He’s up on a few lists at the moment with full disclosure. We will see what comes of it.
And then Domingo Pony, we were having this really nice little encounter and he was behaving until something just got him all flustered and he reached out, grabbed ahold of my shirt and jeans by the hip and then shoved me backwards against a tree! Shesh…. Jessy thinks he is like a teenage boy that is sweet on me and doesn’t know how to act, and shoves and bites at me. Ah… well, maybe, but pretty much that kind of freaked me out some and thankfully, he didn’t hurt me, though I might have a bruise on my back some, that is just not acceptable behavior.
I tried to do a little long line work with him later on, thought maybe if I could get him to respond that a little exercise would help… but he didn’t have a CLUE about it and was just a little more than freaked out by the short session. At one point, he jerked the line from my hold and took off running after the sheep. It was not a glowing moment in “how to train a pony” for certain. He did come back to me when I called with this sort of bewildered look in his eye as if to say “hey, something is chasing me!” Which was ODDLY comforting, since he did come to ME for comfort… still….
Cody did a perfect 2 or 3 circles and then stopped dead and gave me this look like “you have to be kidding, I just ate a whole tummy of grass and you’re making me trot around in a dumb circle, forget about it… hahaha….” He just stood there and all the voice commands, encouragment and even the little long line whip in the grass, he could care less. He really is a solid little dude and not afraid of anything. Domingo was prancing around and all freaked out that I was asking Cody to do something and he was nearly an issue, darting in and being super weird. So pony training 101 was done for the day. It’s clear that Domingo has pretty much had no real serious training and that Cody may have but pretty much is not interested in playing the part either. Yeah team! Ahem.
And then to top it all off, Gideon decided that he didn’t like waiting in the middle yard and would rather be in the courtyard and he headbutted the picket fence and knocked out two boards and just walking right in as we were standing there!
Bad farm animals…. shesh….
And just as the icing on the cake… I had to find a DOG TICK on my NECK!!!! UGH!!!!!
Thankfully, the little bugger was newly there, but still, I HATES TICKS!!!!
Well. Tomorrow is another day. And Momma said there’d be days like this.
Just wanted to share that there are not always happy and sweet days here at the homestead. Sometimes it’s just crabby crabby crabby mommie days! I think I’ll hit the sack. Bill is coming tomorrow to trim the pony’s toes. Goodness, I hope that goes okay! Shesh…
Think happy positive farm thoughts for me tomorrow, will ya? I think I need a few good positive affirmations for the coming week…
“I will be calm around all naughty farm animals….”
“I will not pull my hair out in front of the naughty farm animals…”
“I will love and cherish each one of the naughty farm animals…”
“I will not consider how much sausage would come from a fat pony…”
Eww… did I type that outloud? Shesh…. I really need to go to bed. It’s been ONE OF THOSE DAYS!!!!!Pin It