Time to break out the muck boots

I know it’s been awhile, but having to go back to work is exhausting – when I’m not there, it feels as if I’m sleeping.  Plus life hasn’t given me anything ‘blog worthy’ in awhile aside from Sugar’s leg puncture which doesn’t want to heal and Les’s extravagant Friday evening of sitting on the front porch drinking beer and eating pork rinds while wearing cut-off camo shorts and no shirt (every red necks dream!)

But now I have the rain – over seven inches in two days.  Needless to say (but I will anyway) we are flooded.  The creek run-off has washed out the driveway and the soggy horses have standing water everywhere, including their stalls.

Les and Cuzzin heard a tree crack and fall somewhere around 5:00 this morning, setting the dog into a barking frenzy.  When it was light enough to see anything, I slid on my trusty muck boots, grabbed a muck rake to fling poop along the way, and walked the fence line to make sure the tree didn’t bring it down anywhere.

I never found where the tree crashed down, but I did learn that the mosquito’s have hatched.  I looked down and my legs were coated with their little black, blood sucking bodies.  I ran screaming out of the back pasture to the barn to spray them off of me.

Life at the Triple H in August…I can’t wait for the first freeze!

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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1 Response to Time to break out the muck boots

  1. Anna Hamel says:

    sounds like the rain has gotten to you too…I hope it dries up a bit soon. We aren’t staying dry up here either, even though it has been a month or so since we have those days of non stop rain.

    How is your year starting off? I think everyone here had a good first week. Emily has been busy with cross country and band. She is at her first meet now. She went to her first football game last night with the band. Lindsay seems really happy with her class too. Lots of friends in her classes. Lindsay is my only soccer play this season. NIce to mix it up a bit. William is at the same school in the same class as last year (1st -3rd grade).


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