We have had such different
from normal weather this past year. Our winter was great. Spring seemed to start
in March. It was strange to be able to do yard clean up so early, but I must
say, I like it. I hope this is a trend that continues.
Our Buster (outdoor dog) has
continued to grow and at two years of age is a very big boy. He is a friendly
guy and very sociable. He enjoys his time with George, the horses and the cats.
Of course he is my pal when I am outside too, I'm just not out there as much as
We had our family here for a
few days the end of March. The twins (now 7) were in a Hockey Tournament here in
Steinbach. We very much enjoyed seeing the little guys play hockey as we don't
get to see their games too often since they live so far away. They had a great
series and won Gold. Yes!!! Did I say we were proud Grandparents?.....All four
grandsons play hockey and have now hung up the skates for another season. Now
starts the baseball, soccer and football.
Spring is the most exciting
time for us. Our 2010 foals have started to arrive. So far we have four fillies
and one little colt.
You can check them out on our
We are getting high speed
internet soon so that is very exciting. Anyone who has, or has had dial up can
appreciate why I am excited!!! The tower is now up so should be up and running
in a week.
Congratulations to the Friesen
family on the safe arrival of Edie's beautiful little filly...what a sweetie she
We thought we were only having
10 foals but now find there is another one expected in August....What a nice
surprise. All the foals are a true delight. Since we have had so much rain, they
have discovered they can get pretty dirty rolling in the mud. Fortunately they
don't stay dirty long.
We have joined the world of
high speed internet now and are certainly enjoying the new experience. We had no
idea how much we were missing. We are in an area that had no service available
and we want to say a big thank you to Nolimits Internet Solutions for making
We have had a very interesting
summer so far in regards to the weather. Tornado type winds hit the area and
caused a lot of damage a few miles from us. We were very fortunate...the only
thing we had to contend with was being without power for 17 hours due to 11
hydro poles being snapped off in the wind.
Some of our horses have gone
to new homes this summer. Gosh, we have a lot of horses but still miss them when
they leave. Funny how these little ones become a part of your family so quickly.
Right now our two youngest
grandchildren, Brock and Craig, the 7 year old twins are visiting. We enjoy them
so much. Jason joined us for a week as well and then the rest of the family over
the long weekend. A very special time to have them all here.
Friends from Alberta came for
a week. We sure enjoyed their company and found the time went too quick.
We had a Pony visitor for 10
days. Could not find the owners after much advertising so had to have the RM
take over the search. He was only gone from our place a few days when we found
out where he belonged so the story had a happy ending after all.
We each took a cart, with an
additional horse tied to each cart, in the Pioneer Day Parade. (2 geldings and 2
stallions). All are sorrels and the same size. We were surprised and pleased to
be awarded the Best Equestrian Entry award.
Tutsi delivered a beautiful
foal on Aug. 5th (our last 2010 baby). You forget how small they are when
they are born when you are used to being with the 3 and 4 month foals. You can
check "King" out on the foal page.
We have said goodbye to a
number of our little ones that have gone to new homes in the past months. We
will miss them all but know each and every one of them will get lots of
attention and love from their new owners.
Winter was late coming to
southern Manitoba this fall but it has certainly arrived now.... We have
received a lot of snow and it is looking very pretty out there these days. It is
fun to watch the new foals and kittens experience their first snow. (I think
they are enjoying it more than me, lol)