Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Enough Already

It's been pretty boring in the land of Lilly. I finally get over being sick (mostly) and along comes the rain. It's hard to ride when the arena looks like this:

Soggy...
And this:

Suit up... it's time for swimming!
We've been getting a lot of rain... the news says we're finally out of a drought for the first time in two years. That's great, but I think we're good now and it can stop raining anytime. Please.

Lilly is doing well, though. She is still enjoying her fly sheet and it's holding up pretty well. There are some heavily snagged areas on her neck cover, but it still functions nicely and gets the job done. Look how clean she is underneath it!

The white hurts my eyes!
She's been doing a lot of eating and not much else. She's been spending a lot of time in her stall too because of all the rain, but she is definitely happiest outside with a pile of hay.

Noms, noms...

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  1. Holy cow, that's a lot of rain! Please send some our way - the pastures are crispy.

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  2. I beg to differ... I think that arena begs to be a desensitizing exercise. I agree that the rain needs to stop though.

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    1. Lilly loves the water and no doubt she'd have a blast out there... I just worry about her getting hurt if we did anything more than walk. Plus she'd get dirty, and we can't have that. LOL

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  3. Eastern NC is out of drought now too, a fact not lost on the mosquito population. Glad you're feeling better finally. :)

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    1. Thankfully we don't really have mosquitos here... just lots and lots of gnats. It's good that we're out of the drought, though!

      And thanks, I hate being sick!

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  4. Glad you're over your sickiness. Yuck! If you don't mind sending the rain this way, we sure could use it.

    Also, you post those pics of a blindingly white Lilly just to spite me and Cash, don't you? DON'T YOU!?!?! ;)

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    1. It's possible that an evil laugh can be heard shortly before I push the "publish" button. MUAHAHA!!

      I'll try to send this rain to your place! I definitely don't want it here!

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  5. Your place looks like my place. I can't get a break from the rain. We are still wallowing in mud. Mid June and I still have to wear muck boots out to the pastures. Crazy.
    Hope it dries out so you can get back to riding Lilly again!! Love the fly sheet!

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    1. We're pretty sandy here, so it helps with the mud, but the sand is starting to feel like quicksand. Everything is just saturated! Too bad we can't send our rain to someone else!

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  6. I just don't understand how that is even possible. I mean, she's a horse! What do you do, Scotchgard her daily?

    God I hate you and your perfectly white mare ;)

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    1. Don't feel bad Mare! Moon has like ONE white patch on his whole body and can't keep it NEARLY as clean as the whole of Lilly!!! At least you have the excuse of having a LOT of white!! Maybe Lilly is some sort of GMO-horse, with scotch guard generating genes in her?? : O

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    2. Totally with you guys. It's just UNNATURAL for Lilly to be so clean! You might be on to something with your Scotchguard idea... maybe she uses Teflon?

      I think we should sneak out in the middle of the night and cover Lilly with mud. Just once... ;)

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    3. You guys are mean! LOL Lilly is a princess and she hates to be dirty... I just got lucky enough to be the one to buy her! If you tried to cover her in mud, she would run away! :)

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  7. Yikes, that does look like a small lake! No half way dry pastures you can at least trot in?? Hows the trails around there? I notice you havent really done any trail riding. No buddies to go with, or no good trails?

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    1. There are a couple pastures that would be okay to ride in, but I'd have to bring in two horses, then turn them back out, and probably clean the stalls if they made a mess. There are a few trails, but you have to ride down the road to get to them, and no one has showed me how to get there yet. Plus, even if I knew where they were, I'd have to ride the trails alone... the non-arena options aren't very good, unfortunately.

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