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Marty

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There's going to be a ton of pics here so stay tuned.

Timmy is just a dream come true and wow, he is such a

loving little thing. I can touch him all over, play with his ears,

pick up his feet, and will soon be introducing him to his halter.

He's so smart that it's scarry. You can tell he's from Tennessee

because he never met a stranger. He is the talk of the mountain

and we have had more visitors to meet him that we can count.

He goes right up to everyone wanting to be petted and loved on.

On Thursday, he already scared me to death. I was leading Holly

and he out. We were walking the path from the stall to his turn out

area, some 150 feet or so. And as we neared it, he just took off

and left us! He headed due east and ran through the barn as fast

as his little legs could go, came out the other side of the barn where

we weren't. Do you know what it's like to try to trot a horse that

is not trotting with you? Here I am with Holly, "come on Holly, we've

got to get him" and there she is just a plodding along with me trotting

like heck in place like a jerk pulling her lead "move it Holly, come on!"

By this time, Timmy was in a panic, I could hear him trying to nicker.

Finally I got Holly to trot a bit when it registered to her that he was gone,

and then she ends up dragging me over there for the reunion. I sure

hope that's the last time Timmy gets side tracked like that.



Then Friday night it was nearly dark and I noticed that I left the

tack room door open and went out to shut it. I usually make the

night rounds in the stalls about 8:00 pm for bed check. As I was

shutting the door, I hear a little nicker that seemed to be coming

from behind my leg. Sure enough he was out loose!!!!! Dad gum

little critter had craweled out from underneath the space in his stall

door into the paddock! There he was on my leg "help me, I'm locked

out" he said. Oh my word! I opened the door and there was Holly in

a sweat. Got her cooled down and thought, what a smart baby to

come and get me like that. I would have never noticed him loose

like that in the dark if he hadn't come to me and nuzzled my leg

and nickered to me. So, I got a bunch of boards and barocaded the

space until Jerry could do something about it. I told Jerry from the

get-go that Timmy could get out from there but he was like "no he can't"

and I was like "yes he can".....and

then I guess Sonny was feeling left out so he trashed one of his

gates and Jerry

got out the welder and some stuff and made him a new one too.

This is the scene of the crime:



We have just had the most busiest weekend ever. We are all

so worn out as it was terribly hot.

Saturday morning two dump truck loads of gravel were delivered

for the base of the new barn. We didn't have a loader to get them

in, so Jerry made himself a drag blade out of some junk metal and

welded it to the garden tractor so it could be drug in. It took one day

just to move one load. Dan was a huge help and he did the other load.

We had some gravel left over, so Dan began to make me some walk

paths with it so I won't slip in the mud. I now have walk paths to most

of the fields. We will do more when we can.





After the paths for the gravel

gets down into the ground, we will cover it with a load of chat for

stablity. He even made me a little gravel pad to set my horse trailer

on. I kissed that child over and over and he said "Pinky, you better

stop slobbering on me if you want me to help you anymore" Dan

always calls me "Pinky"......and hates when I get mushy on him but

I was so grateful. I got the horse trailer all washed up and Dan pulled

it out of the front yard and parked it in it's new place. Eventually we

will have an over-hang for it added on to the barn.

I got the rest of my gates hung up that I made and decorated them.

Michael mowed and I pulled weeds and did a huge yard clean up,

and then we took down the pool which was another huge pain in the

butt. It was so hot that I decided to cool off in the hose and

wash some horses while I was at it. Fun!

I got these little solar lanturns to put on my horse head posts in

the driveway from Lowes. Then I got two more horse heads at

the World's Longest Yard sale last week, attached them on to some

chain link posts that I painted black and put them in front of the barn.

I'll put some seasonal decorations on them too.
 
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Holy Cow I am exhausted just reading all of it!!!!!!!!!!!

Timmy is for sure the cutest!!!!!!
 

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That was definitely a full weekend! Isn't it great having a baby around the place? (and exhausting too, lol!)

Timmy is SO darling, and I love his expressions, what a little love bug he is!!! Worth the wait, wasn't he?
 

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This is the little place Dan made for the horse trailer

and one of my gates to the nursery



And here's my solar lanterns that are in the entraceway

to the new barn, and then the ones I added to the barn

entrance

 
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He's so cute!!!! I love the barn. I want a new barn, my mom's barn is attached to the house and the whole thing was built in 1813. It's time to get a new one. I'll have to get pictures for you and post them soon.

Christy
 

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Oh my goodness, Marty..you really have been busy....Timmy is a little darling although also a little Houdini..The barn is really looking great...
 

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Marty, your boy sounds like my boy (barn name: Houdini) My little 17" colt managed to get out of most areas. I kept telling my husband "lower, lower, lower, when he was building fences and stall doors, but he didn't believe me. Now we are going around adding wire, adding boards etc.
 

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Aren't those babies the greatest!........................ I don't know what kind of pasture fencing you have but those foals can get under & through board fencing also. We had one to go through the space of our board fence this year twice. Now he is too big...................... In the past we have had them lay down next to the fence & get up on the other side also. When our foals are in the pasture I have to constantly check on them until they get bigger.
 

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Gosh Marty.....I'm tired just reading about your weekend!!! That little Timmy sure is cute tho. Love lookin' at pictures of him!


It's still hot there , huh? We went from several days of 90 plus weather to 60s!
Talk about SHOCK! I love the cooler weather & we really DID need the rain...but gosh, we're just not used to it! It feels like October already.
 

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Marty, you sure were busy bees!!! I can see why you are so happy, the place is really shaping up! Love the new barn and those great walk paths. :D

Your little Timmy is "the bomb," so darling!!! You are so blessed to have that little sweetheart to love on. Can't wait to get my two new ones home, and still missing my Angel Luna every day that passes.
 

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I'm exhausted, too, from all this!!!!
I love your "The Nursery" fence that you have up - how cute!!! What does Sonny think about all this excitement???? Thanks for the pictures - look like you definitely have your hands full!!!
 

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