Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013


7lbs 4oz
21 1/4 inches long

He smiles a lot...gas or not, it's cute.  Believe it or not, I haven't really taken any good pictures of him.  Most of these are from my cell.  I'm a bad mom!  (0:

These were all taken on his one week "birthday".  (bear jammies)

He's eleven days old here.  I apparently wear these pajama bottoms... a lot!!

This picture should have been first...  He is 5 days old here.  I think my dad's holding him, but it could be my mom.

Dad holding him, he's 5 days old here too.

All of the cousins/grand-kids, with Grandma and Grandpa Wyatt.
Top Left: Noah
Bottom Left: Olivia, Dad (poppa John) Wyatt, Mom (grandma Sue), Kase, Rylie, and Chris

Another out of order picture... He's 7 days here...

Another 5 day picture...  Another cute smile...'er something.
Kase has my dad's chin and dimples... Even if dad hides his under his mustache...

More Blogger and I not getting along...  Out of order pictures!  (0:
Noah, Rylie, Olivia, Wyatt, Kase, and Chris

And finally, pointing at the "new" kid.

He is a good baby.  I keep telling Chad that it's amazing he is so easy going, being that his mom is so bitchy... Lets hope he can maintain his "cool" as he grows!  LOL!
Seven is having a wee bit of a hard time not being the baby any more.  Nothing too bad, but obviously pouting...  She also wants to touch him and steal his stuff.  She has been practicing her "be nice" and "gentle" actions.  She earnestly wants to succeed, and we are making plenty of progress!
Kage L.O.V.E.S. and kind of has a hard time as he wants to lick him, too.  Kage is a great kid dog, too bad he is so old and Kase is soooo young!
Abbie just pretends that Kase isn't here...  She is not a kid's dog, never has been.  So long as she wants to pretend Kase isn't here, I'll let her.  

So all in all,

So far so good!!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saw This And Liked It... Thought I'd Share

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. 

When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Answering A Couple Of Questions...

Kelly at Smell My Dairy Air, I am technically due Thursday.  But I've not experienced ANYTHING that's made me think that he (still haven't decided on a name... 5 options, but we're waiting to see him to name him) has even considered hitting the ground...  I have a Dr.'s appointment on our due date, so we'll see just where we are on the whole scheme of things soon.  I am really starting to feel empathy for all of our mares that we constantly check, poke, prod, and then check again!

Shirley at Ride A Good Horse asked about the homemade fly spray...  I am so glad, because I really had meant to do a follow up on it, so here goes!  (0:

I was going to try #3, because I feel like using oils as a base/main ingredient is a good thing.  I think it stays on the skin longer and better than water based (mainly based) fly sprays.  As I was going about getting all the stuff together I found my "old" fly spray recipe.  So I just mixed it up again.

2 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup Water or 1 Cup Aloe Vera Lotion
(I used 1/2 water and 1/2 lotion)
1/2 oz. Neem Oil
1/2  oz. Eucalyptus, tea tree, thyme, garlic, cedarwood or juniper oil 
(I choose Eucalyptus because I liked the smell of it!)

I am not good at measuring as far as ounces, but that's why I've got Chad!  (0: 
Getting the Neem Oil and the Eucalyptus oil were more expensive than any of the other recipe's I've posted.  But it goes quite a ways and I feel like I get pretty good adhesion (?) and longevity from this recipe.
I usually put my fly spray on in the mornings, and then toss in some Skin So Soft in the evening.
I try to give them a three day dosing and then a day off.  
I have no real reason for this...  Other than the fact that they do kinda get greasy from the Skin So Soft and the oils I use.

And I know someone somewhere is wondering how Fiona is doing!  (0:
Here are my last two updates from Mike...

This is last weeks:
I like using her. She is no trouble, my horses like her. She sure looks good! Been working her regular since she got over her cheek thing. That was two weeks off, but she went right to work. I still want to fine tune her a little more, she is really reliable and steady, but a touch TOO mellow. Soft and light and smooth though, which I am happy with.

And this is tonight's update, after starting the fall gather and sorting of the cows for shipment.
Your little hoss did pretty good today. Cut in the sorting alley. With a little protesting. Speed thinking isn't on her list of important attributes, but she got the job done and bless her little heart she crowded cattle and cut respectably. Even got within biting distance and figured out where we wanted them to go. We have a lot more to do, so I am hoping she gets over being flustered at fast movements. In her defense, she hasn't moved a cow for several months, so it stands to reason it would take a little to get back at it. All in all though, she worked cows the best she ever has, and showed some impressive moves. Hard stops, fast pivots, backing off and charging cows when asked, working gates, and a little "baby steps" cutting.

I love Fiona's laid back attitude, but I did scratch my head when Mike said she may be a little too mellow.  Anyone with any thoughts on this please toss them out to me.  I know she's not dumb, and he has never called her lazy ever... So too mellow means what to you all?  Maybe she will be the perfect 16hh kid's horse. It's a real head scratchter for me, but then again, I still haven't ridden the  nearly finished Fiona.  I will go on record as saying however that it's definitely that batshit crazy though!  LOL!! 

As far as tonight's update, goodness...
I'm over the moon about it!!