Greetings from what has felt like the panhandle rain forest.  It has literally rained almost every day for the last month.  I’ve practically lived in my striped wellies.  But the sun is finally shining!!!

Sorry for my brief absence, but last week was a tad busy.  I had five sickies in the house, school was cancelled and our town had the threat of an evacuation to safer grounds.  Not that easy with 4 kids and 3 horses.  And not the easiest time to blog.  It took me a full week to recover from all of the drama.

Now I’m back.

The horses have taken a hard hit with all of the downpour.  Their ten acres is still pretty flooded.  Here is the current view walking to the arena.  Did I mention I killed a three foot rattle snake that was near our herd one night?  Scary as heck but I didn’t think twice.  Don’t get between momma and her horses.  


Not much the horses can do in flooding situations.  No need to worry, we’ve found ways to keep them entertained on some of our rainy days.  Here is Brielle “grooming” one of our little equestrians…

Horses are incredibly social creatures, which is one of the reasons they’re fun to ride.  Grooming is part of their socializing process and a way to express affection to members of their herd.  It was a compliment that Brielle groomer her little person.

Horses are also flight animals, which means they find any strange noise or movement a threat to their lives.  Savez was worried I was going to murder her when I showed up one rainy day with an umbrella.  Thankfully she trusts me, so with a little training, I was able to get her comfortable with the scary monster umbrella.


Marlee took advantage of his extra snuggle time on our rainy days.  Of our three horses, he is the one who will find any excuse to lounge in his lair.  Diva!


This weekend we’re training for the PHJA show, which is only seven days away.  So excited because both of my girls will be riding!!!   I’ll keep you posted on their progress…

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  1. Hope says:

    MORE about the snake killing, please. I’m terribly impressed!!!!

    The Gulf Coast has its hang-ups with weather, but overall, it is so worth it to live here!

    Glad you are back and all are well.

  2. Ann says:

    Stay dry and good luck at the show!

  3. Carolyn says:

    Those horses are beautiful..and so is your daughter. And nice rattlesnake killing…I’m not sure I could have done it…just bc I’d be terrified!

  4. Aunt Pat says:

    so glad you’re all better and okay and dry and and!

  5. pve says:

    Are you sure you are not ready for Hollywood?
    I mean surely they must need a stunt woman?

  6. Kate says:

    I love how your daughter is dressed to the nines and looks so lovely in shimmer and sequins, but is still completely at home in the stables!!:) Adorable.

  7. Regina says:

    I was going to comment the same thing about your daughter being dressed to the nines! :) So cute! Cute video too! Praying all that rainwater vanishes sooner than later. I truly enjoy your blog!

  8. Oh gosh girl, I saw that water and the FIRST thing I thought was snakes, only to read three feet?! Good thing you had on the wellies. Good luck at the show! May the good Lord keep your babies safe on their rides.


  9. Emily says:

    I love your wellies! So cute! Where did you get them?

  10. Eileen says:

    Just how did you kill that rattlesnake? That’s what I’d like to know.
    Take care of those horses hooves in this wet weather. I hope it dries out for you soon!

  11. Jennifer says:

    good luck with the training for the show! On a decorating side…I need your help. I am so indecisive. We have recently repainted our guest bath. It has brass pulls and no towel bar. I want to replace the brass with something new, but I can’t decide which finish is the most classic. What do you think? Any store you particularly like for double towel bars, etc? thanks, and again, I so enjoy your blog!

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