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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Making Progress...everywhere

Hello all Savvy Friends!
These last few Fridays seem to keep turning white....I think I have had enough snow until the end of 2010. I am starting to believe that I will have to live with mud on the farm for the rest of my 4 years here!
But otherwise, I have made great progress with Sharlie, and my hobbies, passions and pass-times. First of all, Sharlie now is quite eager to load in the trailer, and now have the door propped at a 90 degree angle to the entrance, which is a real improvement, since when we started at 180 degree angle. She rushes in to eat her food as quickly as I let her go in. (That is the opposite of what she used to do!) She also has developed a habit of turning around, pausing, then coming out. I don't know what to make of it exactly, because before, she backed out as quickly as she could. Maybe she isn't afraid to turn her back on the "evil dark metal cage on wheels" as she exits. Which is definitely progress. I am really starting to look forward to being able to close the door on her without her freaking out. And of course going to camp!!
I have taken a step back from riding since my "temper tantrum" a few weeks ago. I am mainly waiting to buy a new saddle before starting to riding again, but if I do a little bit of bareback at the walk...without Sharlie swerving too much...I suppose it works. But I am still mainly waiting to buy a new Wintec Saddle. But for that I need to know her size...etc...etc...etc...
I still need to post my black pony saddle on Craigslist and once I get a new saddle, I need to sell my brown one too.
Now, thanks to my friend Jessi, (who is mentioned in earlier posts) I have started a photography blog. The link is
There are already some photos posted, and I am hoping that with the return of spring, I can capture more. If it snows again, I want to try and photograph our Christmas tree. It looked splendid yesterday, covered in a blanket of soft snow. And of course I want to photograph horses, but they are much harder to capture on film. I learned that when Sharlie was prancing like a princess and the minute the camera flashed, she sneezed on the lenses. The result...snot all over the camera! Anyway, I also made another blog to teach people about the horse's point of view. How they are PREY animals and we are PREDATORS! Some people just don't get it. *sigh*
Grades are improving for camp. **Note to self- Ask Ms. Madison what grade in math is, and ask Ms. Freeman what grade in science is!**
Also improving- I can't wait to meet Kara tomorrow. It seems like the weather is plotting against us! I will post as soon as possible about tomorrow. I really can't wait to meet her, and I got her a birthday present. But I can't tell you what it is because Kara may see it! ;)

Well that's all for now, but I will report back soon!
Keep it natural!

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