Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wrangling a HORSE, of Course!

This morning I thought I'd enjoy a cuppa coffee after doing chores wearing my pj's in this warm November weather - Indian Summer, they call it.  Nice to run outdoors in pj's to do chores - and pretty soon I'll have to be bundled up with a heavy winter coat and boots for doing quick and easy things outside.  I shudder to think of it!
All the creatures were fed, including the old gentle mare who stays in the yard even after eating her grain outside of the horse pen.  I went in the house and phoned mom, sipping my steaming coffee, laughing with her about some stupid things that happened the day before.  It's the way I love to spend my first waking hours, talking with her....when suddenly the dogs began barking.  I ignored them at first.  But then....I looked out the window, and I saw brown and white spots disappearing behind the neighbor's garage deep in the woods.  With leaves fallen, it's easier to see that far away, and I realized Candy had decided to forage for grass somewhere else besides our yard.  Good grief!
    No choices, I had to hurry out the door, grabbing a coffee can of grain to rattle, hoping to get her attention and call her back to the house quickly.  The woods goes back a long way, and I sure didn't want to have to hunt for hours trying to find her before I had to head off for work at 11am!  Thankfully, I was able to "wrangle" her and get her back to the horse pen, but not before the neighbor's curtains parted...and I'm sure they got a view of me in my Agility Dog Mom tee shirt with leopard print bottoms!  What a sight to behold, with leaves, burs, and stick-tights all over me, brambles grabbing at my pant legs, and hair sticking up all over my head!
   Whew!  Chickens are easier to wrangle!!!  Coffee, anyone? 
signed -
the ChickenWrangler

10 comments:

Nanniepannie said...

If the caffeine didn't get you going, the adrenalin did. What a way to punch-up a morning.

Cindy said...

I am so laughing with you!!boy do we that live in the country..live interesting lives..lol
Once our Cock-a-too Ezekiel got out of his cage on my front porch..I ran thru the yard with my arm stretched high in the sky..yelling Ezekiel..Ezekiel..thinking the free bird would turn around and fly to mama's finger..ha!
Never caught him.But weeks later our new neighbors..whom we had invited to church several times..had to ask..UHHH the other day when you were running thru the yard yelling Ezekiel..were you having a Christian moment? Laughed till I cried.

Oh my what a scene I must of been creating...

Girl I bet we could write a book together..Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Kim said...

Thanks for the laugh! Never a dull moment when kids or animals are involved.
I wonder if the neighbors took a picture??

Angela said...

I'm glad that you found her before she got deep in the woods! That is something you gotta love about living in the country. You don't really have to worry about someone seeing you in your pjs except when your horse gets out! lol

Have a Great Day!
Angela

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You never know where your jammies will go in the mornings, do ya?
Hope work is working out well for you and that you still have plenty of time for yourself and home doings too. Life is full, isn't it?
Love your animal antics!

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh Monica - I am laughing so hard my sides hurt. I can just picture you out there. And your thinking about how far he is going and what you are wearing. LOL!

Coffee and talking to mom and laughing BEST way to spend a morning.

Love,
sandie

MamaBear said...

haha I wonder if your neighbours blog?!!!
xMB

Grandpa said...

Yes, I'll come over for coffee, and I'll look after them horses too!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Monica Sweetie...
I am laughing and laughing. I can just see you enjoying your visit with sweet Momma only to be interrupted by the wandering old mare who decided today was a good day to wander.

I have some of those sleeping clothes like yours. Those tees are the best, and I don't have leopard print bottoms, but I do have some black ones.

Now Monica girl, I really can just see that durn neighbor getting an eye full. They probably already posted on their blogs this morning and we just don't know it. Oh sweetie, tomorrow you should try it again with a different color and pattern.

Have a beautiful Friday sweetie. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

P.S. Love to Lizzy too.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Monica Sweetie...
You need to stop by Country Wings. Lizzie is out and she is checking out a pair of pink boots. That girl, I have told her to head home, but I think you may have to come and get her.

Hope you are having a beautiful Saturday. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry