Thursday, April 30, 2009

Weekend camping with mules

We are planning to go to Farmington and camp with friends from the IDMS (Iowa Donkey and Mule Society). We'll ride and slide with all the rain we've gotten lately, but that is precisely why we ride mules. I really think we need some relaxation time and riding mules is that time for me I guess more than Bill. I am the reason we started the equine thing and he lets me go pretty much whenever I want to ride. I am excited to go but wish Jeanie could be there too. We'll get together and camp again real soon Jeanie!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Grandkids meeting Eve

Here is Papa and two of our grandsons meeting Eve for the first time. That last picture was not suppose to capture me in my finest. These two boys are our youngest grandsons. They are Misty's two youngest of five. The one on the mule with Papa is Josiah and the one petting Eve is Jeremiaha and he was not getting on her - NO WAY. If was fun to see them. And as you can see Eve is the mule everyone wishes they had to put ANYBODY on. She is our granddaughter Alyssa's mule.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kiara Raelynn Luecht

Here are a couple of pictures of our newest member to our large family. She is our youngest son John and his wife Angie's only child (so far -hint hint). What a pretty little girl. She seems very happy with her new life. She was born on 2/13/09 on her Great gran Shirley's 73rd birthday. Mom says it was the best birthday present she ever got. I hope her parents let her ride mules when she's big enough to. Eve should be a great mule for her by that time.


The guys spent yesterday fixing Papa and Grandma's roof. Here are a few pictures we took while there. My father-in-law is battling cancer and we decided to take a few pictures. Had a great day visiting with several relatives. Papa Bill was pretty tired and hurting after all was done. Once we get this family going they can do some fantastic work.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mocassin's first halter lesson

This was Mocassin's first halter lesson. The weanling halter we usually use barely fits her. She responded very well to the halter and pressure. As you can see she finally decided it was much easier to sand next to me and let me pet her, rub her and love on her. She is a very smart girl!!

Sunday ride

This is our ride on Sunday with Randy and Lynn Small and the Monroe County Saddle Club. It was a bit colder than Saturday. It was fun though.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Saturday ride in Iowa

This is what we do on a warm sunny Saturday afternoon. Having a ride with friends. What a great day!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bill's early birthday present

This is Bill and his girl. She was born one day before Bill's birthday. He always picks them up until they stop struggling. I kind of wondered who was doing the struggling. This is why we do what we do. Every time I see the first mule baby of the year it gets me all choked up. And the first time you hear a baby mule nicker you just have to have one.