Sunday, May 9, 2010


Hard to believe that it's 5 months into the year 2010!. I have been busy knitting, crocheting and making daily visits to the barn. After a nearly 20 year affiliation with White Fox Manor I moved my horse to Church Hill Farms. It's a beautiful facility where horses get to live like horses! I had no idea what Avalon had been missing. Unfortunately after 5 weeks there he was kicked in the pasture and fractured his elbow. After successful surgery at K-State he has been on the mend for 2 months now. The first month post-surgery he spent confined to his stall. This last month I have been hand walking him for 15-20 min a day. In 2 days the vet will xray his shoulder and if all is well he can be turned out. That will be a gooooodddd thing as he has definitely gotten cabin fever and is ready to get out of the stall.
Since I go out every day to walk him often times I have to take Keely with me. There is an adorable pony who is owned by the barn owner's daughter Brandy that Keely and Lisa's grand-son Connor ride (he is Connor's pony). Pony's name is Champ and the kids love him. She has been out several times to brush him, lead him aro
und, and rid him bare back. Unfortunately due to being estranged with my son and youngest daughter, I have 2 other grand-daughters who haven't been able to enjoy this fun time yet.

I have been knitting and corcheting like mad to cope with the stress that comes with family issues. I have made numerous cloths, a few hats, a couple baby sweaters and blankies, embellished socks for little girls and am currently working on 3 afghans.