Friday, February 13, 2009

Just Another Day with the Horses

Ella keeps me company and helps me clean the horse stalls pretty much every day. She meanders in and out of the paddocks and chit chats with me about what's going on. She has her own wheelbarrow which she must sidle up to my big wheelbarrow so she can load up with manure. Then because she is turning into a "big girl" she goes and dumps it out at the big pile "All by self."

Ella Trots off on a personal mission for horse credits.
She even has her own little mud boots (size 8 seems so tiny) to tackle the dirty jobs...
Mike Rowe where are you now?


Yep, she's got this dumping thing all figured out...


Having done enough manual slave labor for one day it was time to abandon this chore... I keep telling her she can't have her own pony until she can take care of it properly. I guess she doesn't want one bad enough yet. But I know she's got something else on her mind.


"Later Mom!" Then she took off running...yes that is actually a picture of Ella running. Funny how babies feet don't seem to come off the ground but they get where they want with some magical quickness.


"Hey Ma, I got to go and get some thing really important."



"That's more like it! Now this is what I call fun."


But keep your fingers out of that horses mouth gosh darn it!


"Hey, Where did you go?"

Gemma wants to know, "Why did the little midget with grass leave and how long it will be before she comes back to feed me?" She longingly looks out her stall door to the greener pastures which are off limits since it's just been raining too much. If the horses go in the fields when they are saturated they end up rototilling the soil with their feet. It makes a huge muddy mess... So it's lock down for now. The warden has spoken.

Gemma can always hope for Ella's kindness.

Ella will probably earn her self a pony yet... Well maybe when she's five. But she's got a few years more to go.

12 Comments for OSL:

Yaya said...

Oh my gosh, I've been sick and haven't been here all week-the new look is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

Awww... that's so adorable! You have brought to my mind memories of me on the farm when I was little, too. What a wonderful way to raise your children--they will be so thankful! I love your pictures--lovely little story about Ella and Gemma... :)

Grand Pooba said...

Oh I wish I had horses, and manure, and wheelbarrows and boots!

That is such a cute picture! And your horse is gosh darn beautiful!

Rachael said...

oh my goodness, that is so darling. what a cutie pie! and so helpful!

Brandy said...

You're lucky to have such a cute little helper!

Welcome to SITS!

blueviolet said...

I loved all of these pictures! What a fun post to read. I really enjoyed it.

Life Ramblings said...

that is a lovely horse. and ella is such an adorable great helper. :)

Mountain Woman said...

Yes, the new blog look is beautiful. What a wonderful story through pictures of a precious little girl.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Do you know how awesome that is that you were able to get the perfect picture of Ella and Gemma? She is just too cute! I wish we could come up and help feed the horses too!

Sapphire said...

Loved this post and these pics!
Welcome to SITS!!!

EL said...

She is TOO CUTE with her mini wheelbarrow and boots:) just adorable.... great pics!

Brenda Jean said...

What an awesome photo story! Ella is so sweet with her litte boots. I'm cheering for her to get a horse:)