Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Snuck in a few shots before taking the camera back...

So I call the number the camera people gave me...you know, if I had problems. When I told them the zoom only works when I am up close to something she says "Oh, so it doesn't work at a distance....." Uh, yeah! Now is it just me, or should they check it like they would sight in a gun? You test it at all distances then decide if it is fixed or not. So, it is back in the shop. I will say the person I talked to was very very nice, and I am not one to shoot the messenger. Hopefully I will get it back real quick! I am going crazy without a camera!

So while I was testing it I took a few shots...

Tripp says "Ptooey!" while Millie looks on...

Two of the young roosters who lucked out and did not make the trip to the Amish. They are not aggressive yet, and they are quite amusing to watch, so they are sticking around a while. Okay, they are pretty too! The white one is that large chick, and he has a cute beard.
I am sad to report that Rooster Cogburn had a fatal accident this weekend. He got into the yard and the dogs got him. We are very sad about that...he was a neat rooster. :-(

Wendigo is one of the first mustangs we adopted. I am ashamed to say I let her feet get out of control and she ended up with a rear hoof crack that was causing her problems. I had to keep her up and soak the hoof, which she did real good with. We had to wait for that to feel better before we could trim her up and put her back out. This weekend was her moment...she was pretty good about the trimming, altho the last rear hoof was a challenge. Thankfully I had Brian's help and we got her done, and now she is back out with the others.
Here she is begging to go out...giving me that fake happy look. :-)

After the trim I had Brian double check my work, and Batman and Wendigo were checking me out.

Nevada: "How you doin?"

Chase the llama is in the hay bale...the bale that is on the tractor waiting to be put into the field. Hee hee! This is the thing that makes Brian so mad...guess this one will be done and he won't have to take it out next week.

We are adding a canopy to the other side of the barn, and we got so much done this weekend! Yay!
Brian is adding boards to attach tin to.

I was helping attach boards when a turkey flew up by me. This was a self portrait opportunity if I ever had one! :-)
The turkeys are very curious...they follow us around and watch everything we are doing.

I was on the main part of the barn helping to slip new tin under the edges, then I was attaching it on my end. Since I was up there and my balance is not that great, I stuck to taking a picture of my feet to show I was helping.

Remember Ace, the rescue mustang from last year? I could not get a good picture of him, but you all get the idea. Our boy is growing up! I hope I can stick to my plan and make him a Spring project. It will be time to start preparing him for a new home. And if we decide to keep him, I have to prepare someone else for a new home. As much as I would love to, I can't keep them all. I really want to be able to rescue more in the future and learning how to find new homes for them is the only way I will be able to do it.
Ace is filling out a lot. He has a real short back, his legs are thick and strong, and he finally has someone to pick on - Flash, the pony who came back. He is not mean about it - just makes faces and I think it makes him feel good.

I got an update on Wyoming. One of the girls at the ranch has been riding him, and she started doing back flips off him! Woo hoo! I can't wait to go visit him. Just need for the weather to hold out so I can go out on a day they are riding.

I have not heard anything about Copper the past couple weeks, but I am sure he is doing great. I bet I hear something soon. It has been almost a month that he has been at the trainers. I have not heard from the adopters either, so am not sure what is going on there....maybe the trainer has heard from them. I will know soon. I know he technically is not my responsibility any more, and there comes a time when I have to let go, but it isn't time yet. Once I know where he is and that he is settled in someplace, I will relax. :-)

Guess I better find something to fix for dinner.

Until later, Karen and Tripp who is still as cute as ever!


angela said...

OK, I love that pic of your feet, not because of your feet, but because of the grin on Brian's face at you taking a pic of your feet! HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope the dang camera issue finally gets solved and SANTA BRINGS YOU AN EXTRA ONE!

Jill said...

I have been absent lately. I loved all the pics. Are you sure the camera is not working? Those turkeys are much prettier like that, than in a roaster. So sorry about Rooster Cogburn, did he survive a coon attack earlier? The young roosters are also pretty. The foot shot, difinitely proves you were helping, at least when you weren't taking pictures. Is Flash big enough for senior citizens???