Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Days go by

It's been over a week since we brought Perseus home, and he has adjusted really well; thank goodness!
The first day we took Perseus outside, we had him on a leash. We worked with him in his stall a little so he could learn the...ways of the leash-to learn that when he gets to the end of the leash he can't go anywhere. And when we comes closer to us the pressure is taken of...we just stood there holding the leash and let him figure it out...it was really simple and he learned really quickly.
Perseus throwing a little tantrum because the boys went to the back field.
We had him about three days before we took him outside. The breeder had him in a stall (weaning him) for a week before we got him so this is his first time in grass in over 10 days.
Happy little Perseus!
He's now turned out in the yard with the boys (Fubar, Snafu, Awol and Handsome)...did I ever mention we have officially moved Awol and Handsome over to stay with the Fubar and Snafu? No? Yes? Well, either way, we started moving them over about a month and a half ago, and then the first night Perseus was home was their first night staying over with Fubar and Snafu.
Perseus is still really skittish, but he comes to us when it's time to let him out in the morning (we carry him from the stall) and he kind of (we bribe him) comes to us when it's time to be put away for the night....
This is Perseus' first time in the yard off leash.
He really wanted to get close to the boys but (at the time) they didn't really want anything to do with him...now he's just apart of the herd.
We've kept the collar on him to make him easier to catch. Because he knows when he feels pressure to stop; this way we can just quickly grab his collar if we need to catch him.
We have him trained to come to us at night to be put away. Perseus is so sweet and cute! Love him to bits and pieces I do (sorry a Yoda moment...)!

For Mothers Day we bought mom 10 strawberry plants, nice good garden soil, mulch and some plant food; mom cleaned out one of the old garden boxes put a layer of news paper down, put they soil in the box, planted the strawberries, mixed the plant food it, put news paper around the plants, and covered the newspaper with the mulch; if that doesn't help with the weeds all hopes lost! Our old strawberries have slowly died out or came over run with weeds; so sadly no strawberries this year.

The horses are looking great!! Tayla is actually starting to get a wee bit tubby! They all need their hooves trimmed, but money is a little tight right now so we're putting it off as long as possible. I know, I know, it's not the best horse management, but we don't stall any of them they are free to roam, we also don't ride them anywhere but our flat farm land property so they're not putting to much stress on their hooves.

Dorothy is due a week from today-May 26th!!! I'm hoping for twin doelings!!! Really though, here's hoping for a healthy momma and baby! I really don't want a replay of last year (even though it gave me my sweet little Tianna!)!

As mentioned before we don't have a garden this year, so mom has stayed busy keeping the flower bed around the house all pretty.

We STILL haven't found anyone to shear Abilene and Esmeralda! It's getting frustrating! If all else fails, yes, we can shear them how we did last year, with the cheap hand sheers that takes all day to do one sheep and that makes the sheep wool look like it was cut using a hacksaw...if you can't tell I really don't want to hand sheer them!

Your Country Rose,
Gabrielle W.
"The Lord directs the steps of a christian. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." Psalms 37:23-24

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