Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Breaking Bad

So, my husband binge watched the first WHOLE SEASON of Breaking Bad one night and I cam into it mid second season and now I'm HOOKED.  We got through Season 2 and are now halfway through the 3rd season.

In other news, there is a 4,700 acre arson fire up by Mountain Center on Highway 74.   Lake Hemet, Hurkey Creek campground, and ALL of Idyllwild and Mountain Center and Pine Cove have been evacuated. 

I went out with Bodie yesterday afternoon so he"do his business" and looked up and saw SMOKE!   ACK!   That's NEVER a good sign.   Yup.  It was smoke, not thunderheads (although I did hear thunder).   I ran inside to tell hubby and by evening we had a gorgeous sunset, thanks to the fire.   This morning it is still burning and an animal sanctuary has been evacuated...sigh...It was an ARSON fire and a lookout tower spotted the guy and he WAS arrested (THANKFULLY...).

This is the 2nd major fire up in our local mountains in the last few years.   The whole town of Idyllwild was evacuated during the last fire and I heard that all of Anza is now without electricity.   That means no air conditioners in this yeat, NO water for the horses (the water is drawn from electric pumps), no grocery stores open, but the feed store is open and taking CASH ONLY.

I'll keep you updated on the fire's progress...sigh...Our mountains are dry and we are in the middle of a heat wave.   Going to be 120 here today...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Horse visit July 21

I FINALLY made it up to the horse ranch Saturday.   It was going to be a hot day in the desert, about 113 degrees.  Today and tomorrow will be 120 here...sigh...Anyway, it was pleasant up there with a slight breeze.   I could have stayed ALL DAY!    Next time I go, I'm taking my chair with me and I'm going to sit in the shade and enjoy their weather!

All the horses look good except for Quad.  It is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to keep weight on him!   He gets fed 3x a day and he is still thin.   Sunni is GORGEOUS, as usual.   He really is a nice looking horse!   Scout didn't want to have anything to do with me except for the pellets I can carrying!  Gigondas could have cared less...sigh...

They will all get a vet visit either next month (depending on the weather) or September for their shots and dental work. 

In the meantime, Bodie is growing.   He has nice, sleek long legs and he is just a GOOFBALL!   He runs around the back yard for his exercise every morning and I have to be careful that he doesn't run over me!   He is such a nice boy!   However, he DOES like to torment our indoor cat, Abby.   They both want up on our bed and it is a contest of wills to see who gets to sleep on or next to use every night!

I haven't been taking any photos lately...just too dang hot outside.   I am staying inside and working on making journals:   2 for the ranch owner and 1 for sale in my ETSY shop:
Right now I'm busy making the ledger journal size, which is about 4x8".   I'm really enjoying this size, especially after making the over sized ones!

Take care and stay cool!
~Cheryl Ann~

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Bodie, Brady and Ellie

So, we now have our daughter's permission to bring Bodie over to her house when we come to dinner.   That's an important step for both her and us.   She's allergic to pet hair, you see.   She does have a small dog (that doesn't shed), and she also has a house full of tile.   Finally, Bodie behaves well enough around the house and with the kids.   I actually this he is a lab/boxer mix...THOSE EARS!!!! 

I took him in yesterday for his 2nd puppy shot and he goes back the 30th for his final one, so we aren't taking him out in public and besides it is TOO DANG HOT.   It is going to be 118 degrees here Friday with an overnight temperature of...95 degrees!   YIKES!  I went to the library and stocked up on books to make new journals with and I'll be staying put after I make a COSTCO run today to buy bird seed and steaks for the next several days.

Anyway, Bodie played with the kids and then they wore him out, so they covered him up with a dish towel (OF COURSE!...that makes sense, right?)   He slept through the whole episode...(see below)...