Winter turning to Spring pasture...
I'm sure that I mentioned that I had fallen and fractured 2 ribs. That was in January, all was healing and although I was not 100%, I was feeling better by the day. That was, until last week. I had the horse in the barn and was cleaning feet. They get nasty this time of year, and both the mule and the horse have developed a little thrush problem.
In the above photos are:
Polly (the mule's) foot in wet corral conditions and
Rhett (the Horse) doing what he loves to do best ... eat!
Anyway, Back to the story. It seems that my streak of clumsiness and being in the wrong place at the wrong time continues to haunt me. Those of you with horses know how, even when doing it properly, being under a 1000+ pound horse /mule puts you in a somewhat vulnerable position. Okay, now add the fact that at that very moment a huge chunk of frozen snow decides to fall off the barn roof! Within seconds the normally good-ground- mannered horse lurches forward and slams me into the stall door. Damage redone. Some would say (like my husband Toma and my doctor) that I probably shouldn't have been there in the first place, but I had already been doing this for about a week with no ill-effects. No one to blame, but maybe myself, and so here I am again with very sore, but re-healing ribs. This is going to be one long winter-into-spring season! AND Lots of extra work for my very helpful husband, who already leaves for work in the dark and gets home in the dark. Now he gets to do my barn chores too!
Here are just a few random photos of my friends looking very discussed, dirty and bored because their chief cook and bottle washer is once again on temporary leave of absence!
I can't help but hope for a little help
from good Old Mother Nature.
Because of these two old guys
I'm hoping for a gentle winter to spring transition!