Wednesday, October 29, 2014

And so it begins

The holiday season.  In just a couple of nights, the little ghouls and goblins will be out in full force...begging for treats.  :)  We don't get trick or treaters at our house; not one single little monster in almost 20 years.  But of course, I have some candy on hand.  Just in case.  

With the weather turning seasonably cooler and much wetter, our thoughts naturally tend to focus on inside.  Cozying up the home, lighting spicy scented candles, fires in the wood stove and soup in the kettle.  This too, as much as the holidays we celebrate, are tradition for us.  

The horses are coming inside every night now, they're already accustomed to their new routine.  Sure doesn't take them long.  They've added longer, warmer coats and most are sporting a nice layer of mud as well.  *sigh*  Ladde in particular...chocolate-dipped and most pleased with himself.  

The farrier was out this week for their last trims of this year.  We pulled Missy's shoes once again for the opportunity to allow for foot expansion and better circulation.  And it's working...she has good, quality heel growth.  Her heels are much more open and no curling in and no under run appearance.  That's exactly what I had hoped to accomplish.  We're also going to try a new drug on the market that's supposed to work similarly to the drug Tildren; although much less expensive, it's specifically marketed for navicular.  It's an IM injection given in three different locations.  I ordered it yesterday and should have it today...can't wait to give it a try!  The manufacturer reports that we should have maximum improvement at about two months, so we'll see.  I'm hopeful, but remain realistic as Missy's diagnosis of navicular was several years ago.  But I have to try, she's a fun little mare to ride and has way too much life to stand around in a pasture.  I'll keep you posted.

Hope you're ready for the holidays because here they come!!!  I was in Walmart yesterday and their entire garden center area is full of Christmas stuff.  Uggh!  What is up with that!?  Every year it's crammed down our throats earlier and earlier...just makes me want to detach from the commercialism all the more, and savor the quiet peace of it all.  

Happy Halloweeney everyone!!!  


aurora said...

Some cousins & neighbors used to come a-knocking, but since they've grown up we don't get trick-or-treaters at our place anymore. I wasn't going to buy any candy this year, but you just never know ;) Great news on Missy's hooves, you are a good mom! I hope the shots will help her as well. We have scaled back the holiday hoopla the past couple years, and find it more enjoyable. Cool, I mean scary, decoration! I noticed the bottle tree in the background. I'm working on a bottle version of a peacock for my garden. What are those blue lips? a pot? Sheez, I am so easily distracted! Hope your Halloween is simply boo-tiful!!

C-ingspots said...

Oh, you crack me up!! I was like - blue lips? What blue lips? Had to go back and look again. :) To my surprise, the creases in the old flower pot do, indeed, look like blue lips!! Too funny. Thank you Aurora - you too!

Laura Lee said...

Christmas stuff already!! Golly!

Hey, found your blog while clicking on other blogs, Great pictures and stories. I'm your newest follower :)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Love your decorations! Just came back from the Halloween Parade at the elementary school for the grandkids. So cute.

I haven't gotten one trick or treater since I moved here 14 yrs. ago. Of course, I still by the candy, because ya just never know!

Hope the treatment works for Missy.