Wishing all of the Mom's out there a very happy day of celebrating .
This has been a hectic few weeks here at the farm. We have all been working to neaten up the place after a tough winter and it shows. Last Saturday was our Clean Up day here, and a ton of help showed up. We had people washing the stall fronts, raking up left over hay outside, and neatening up all over.
BIG thanks to :
Joan Smith, Meghan Dau, Tami & her husband, Lou Bello, Patience Stump, Cheyenne Takita, Taylor Stone, Bill & Julia Suter, my husband, Glenn, Hannah Olson, and her mom, Peg, and whomever I have managed to forget !
You were such a big help and thanks to you All,
the farm looked stunning.
Spring 'happened' a little late this year and last week it was still just a little chilly. Then as the week progressed, it got more cloudy, and subsequently rainy. We really needed this rain too, but the timing wasn't so good as our Open House was yesterday. ( 5.11) It rained/ showered ALL day long . We held it any ways, and though our turn out was smaller than expected, we met some great new folks !
AND made some money for the 'hay fund' for next winter too. :)
For our open house, we had a bake sale table ( Thanks to our official baker, Tami ) a food / snack table ( thanks Peg Olson ) a used tack sale ( me, who cleaned tack like a mad woman all week long) and a used tack seller ( thanks for coming, Lisa & Dwayne !!).
All in all, a fun day - here are some of the photos I took :
Tami's delicious baked goods
Cheyenne & Patience...
Evie & Breeze- largest and smallest equines at WoodFinn.
this little fella LOVED seeing the horses !
Some of our visitors...
Yep- another horse person in the making
Joan chatting with some of our visitors-
The used tack sale !
Thanks to Peg, we had yummy food to sell !
The information table :
All in all it was a rainy but wonderful day. Thank goodness we have a huge aisle way for everyone to be comfy in.
Then, today is Mothers' Day. Normally I get nothing from Glenn- because he tells me I'm not a mom. That's okay, but I think I am. Simply because I didn't give birth to any baby, I have still been loved by plenty of animals, and human kids as well in my life. But alas no thanks from the husband on this. He did get a wonderful roast to cook for this evening, so that's something cool. ;)
There are two 13 yr old gals who I want to personally thank though. They have been working students here for a few months. They come to help out as much as they can, and both of them have become very dear to me. They're funny, can laugh at themselves, and are smart as can be. Plus they both adore the horses here.
Last night, I was contacted by them, and was told that this morning, thanks to them, I was not to come to the barn at all. (well I did eventually to see how things went) THEY were coming early, and doing ALL of the barn chores !
Now, if that isn't a superb gift for a horsewoman, I don't know what is.
When I went up to see how things were going, they presented me with a wonderful hand made card, a flower ( that will never die) , a super soaker squirt gun that I'd been wanting to have, a yummy chocolate bar, and a hand painted picture of Breeze ( the newest equine here). I was floored- as I'd not expected such generosity !
Here's the card they created for me- inside it has some quotes, a very sweet note or two and I love it.
Over the years I've gotten some cards, hand made paintings, sketches, thank you's of many different types and have all of them, but this one is special to me.
Thanks you two !