Monday, April 25, 2011

How Many Days Till May Flowers?

I forgot to tell y'all that I have become employed as of last's very hard work. I'm doing chores at a boarding facility and am responsible for 40 horses. Feed, turn out, clean...all the stuff I do anyway, but did I mention it was for 40 horses?!? And it doesn't matter if it's raining or not, they still expect me to show up to work. I know...can you believe it?


Tika in the Sunshine


The Mighty Maxine


Rep's not nearly as light on her feet
as Tika, but she's a love bug, so it doesn't matter!

It felt so good to have sunshine on our shoulders. Tika has taken to her role as 'step mom', letting the girls know she is in charge before allowing them to hang out and eat out of the same pile of hay or drink alongside her at the water tank.

Sadly, the sun only lasted a couple of days, and we're back to icy cold rain. And just in time for me to return to work. I bet I'm the only one who'd prefer to have rain on their day off than when they're at work. Or am I? All I know for sure is that after all of April's showers, May had better offer up some pretty terrific flowers!


Shirley said...

Ah, she is named! Maxine is a lovely name. Tika is looking pretty!
So you've joined the ranks of the employed- it sure cuts into training and riding time, doesn't it?

Tracey said...

Indeed, it does. Though I'm only working 20 hours per week...four days at just five hours, and if I want I can haul a horse over and ride when I'm done working. Of course, hoping to SELL the one riding horse here :)

Paint Girl said...

Ah, yes, the employed life....since I am basically in the same line of work I totally hear you on the weather thing, well, maybe because it does put a huge damper on my own horses. At least I get to stay in the barn when I am at work.
Tika looks so beautiful! The others are adorable too!

FZA said...

few horses probably have as big of a fan base as your Tika with wings on her feet!