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One More Cold Day In Florida…….(?)

One More Cold Day In Florida…….(?)

…..if we’re lucky, we might eke out another mini-freeze……. …..and maybe with another very cold night, we will frost-bite a few more skeeters, for good measure……. …..I’m really hoping that will happen. …..I think we’re forecasted to go down to the high thirties……. …..usually that means (where we are here) we will get down a little lower……. …..I’ll happily take that. I’ve been sleeping with socks on in anticipation……. …..or maybe it’s just because I’m getting old and my circulation…

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Super Bowl LIV………….(Commercials)

Super Bowl LIV………….(Commercials)

  ***Compilation of Super Bowl LIV Commercials*** We had the Fifty-fourth Super Bowl this last Sunday… ***The Making Of The Clydesdale Commercials*** I wasn’t really invested… The Buccaneers weren’t in it… But next year’s Super Bowl (LV) will be held in Tampa Bay……. …..so regardless of if the Buc’s are in it…….Tampa Bay will be involved, one way or the other… But the Kansas City Chiefs won on Sunday…….after a long, long hiatus… So that’s good… I do feel bad…

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Claire’s Nasty Hoofies

Claire’s Nasty Hoofies

We just finished trimming Claire’s hooves today. She’s the one with hoof canker……..real bad stuff… It’s most probably incurable. It most probably is her death knell. *****Equine Hoof Canker***** It’s not communicable… It’s just poor ole’ Claire’s problem…….in all four hooves. …..Hoof Canker is a nasty anaerobic organism……. I know I’ve said this before, but she so reminds me of Boxer from the book “Animal Farm”….. *****Boxer~~~The Work Horse***** …..he was the work horse that worked so hard supporting the…

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Mani/Pedi Time…….

Mani/Pedi Time…….

Our skinny, young farrier came this morning… His belt buckle still out-weighs him… I hope he hasn’t gotten into chewing tobacco yet… Normally that’s a must with blacksmiths & farriers here in the South… You can see the faded “ring” on the back pocket of their jeans where the Skol or Copenhagen can has left its mark… (being involved in sports medicine…….I just don’t get chewing tobacco…….our vet, Stevie Wonder does too…….I just don’t get it) But poor ole’ Claire…

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Shaving A Clyde

Shaving A Clyde

Call it Clydesdale-sacrilege, if you will……. I’ll get to their full-body clipping later… But for today, we were just concentrating on their leg feathers… Two horses;  Eight legs… Hours of scissoring.  Hours of shaving… I learned this time and wore my work gloves. Otherwise, holes would have been worn into my thumb joints………….again… That would have been because of the need for preliminary scissor-cutting of that extra long, tough Clydesdale leg hair……. (I measured some of it…….9-plus inches) We needed…

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Hunt Season Is Around The Corner

Hunt Season Is Around The Corner

Tra!  La! Soon…….the 2019/2020 Hunt Season will begin.   In fact, this coming weekend is our Annual Business Meeting.   It’s like the unofficial kick-off of the Hunt season. Even though it’s still beastly hot…….it’s good to know that fox hunting is just around the corner. Yippee!     Tra!  La!     Yahoo!     Zippity Cricket!     I’m Happy! I’m getting a jump on the season’s start by clipping and grooming Addy for the up-coming Hunts. Suzanne-Annette…

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Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace

I suppose I have to now……. I’ve been putting this off for awhile……. It’s been over two weeks……. So I’ll just jump in at the deep end……. Chantilly died suddenly……. So suddenly…….. I can’t wrap my head around any of this……. We’ve involved the county’s Environmental Crimes Unit… But like everything else……. …they are not going to be able to find anything……. We have her death on surveillance camera footage……. …….very dramatic… …….very sudden… I’d been watching the horses since…

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Just Another Day…

Just Another Day…

  Today started out the way most days start out… I got cracked on the head when I was dumping feed into the buckets for the drafts.   Addy was so excited about her breakfast, that she swung her head up over mine, trying to get to her meal faster. She successfully hit me in the head with her cement-like-jawbone… Immediately after that, I had to medicate Claire’s legs from where the summer flies have created a couple of weeping…

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Addy’s Owie

Addy’s Owie

  It doesn’t look it……. …..but Addy’s doing better… We really are………………………..phew… Her temperatures are now within “normal” range…….even though the weather continues too be in the 90’sF. and there are no afternoon rains yet.       It’s Hot!     Last night at 8:00PM, after all of the day’s heat, Addy’s temperature was 100.6F. That’s very acceptable (for a horse). Right now, I’ve got multiple water sources spraying and sprinkling all over this property. My home-made, PVC-piping “T”…

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A Year Has Gone By…….

A Year Has Gone By…….

    April 21st., 2019… I know it’s Easter Sunday………. ……….but it’s another day too……….   ……….it’s the day last year that our horses started dying………. My family is trying to move on………. …..we are………. Additionally it’s the anniversary of my Father’s passing……………   Quite the day, isn’t it?………. But……………we’re also hoping that Claire is in foal to Brave………. That’s something to celebrate……….isn’t it?!! We do still need Dr. Stevie Wonder to confirm by ultra sound to make sure……….  …

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