Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Winter isn't over yet and other random stuff

The horses think it's spring. This morning they were out grazing, and when I called them to come and eat their hay, they were in no hurry. In fact, Blue was farther out than the other two, and didn't accompany them at first. Before long I'll be keeping Blue out of the pasture for most of the day, since he has a tendency to overeat. Spring is prime time for founder.

Yesterday I turned Secret out so she could get a taste of green, and she stayed out for about five hours before she came back up, bawling at the gate of her pen until I let her in. Yes, she's spoiled.

Cows can't nip the grass off as short as horses do. Did you know cows have no teeth on top, in the front? And they swallow their food virtually whole, waiting until they find a comfy place to stand or lie down to regurgitate their dinner and chew their cuds.

There really aren't many nutrients in the grass this time of year, so I'll keep feeding hay as long as they're eating it.

This is our local forecast for the next few days. Looks like there will be a slight hold on the grass-growing.

Muhd asked me why barns are red, so I went to Google and found the answer HERE.

The Kansas City Star lays people off about once a week; I think printed newspapers are about to go the way of the dinosaur.

Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun are up for sale. Anybody got any good news?

The other day I told Cliff, "I feel fat, old, and toothless."

He answered, "You're not toothless!"

Very funny, Cliff. Ha. Ha.

(I'm not toothless, by the way. It's just that I have a tooth missing near enough the front that it shows. I'm working on getting that taken care of. I hate dental issues, and I really dislike holier-than-thou dentists who seem to think we're all millionaires; just make me a partial, already.)


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Our forecast is about the same it's 41 right now but going down hill temp wise - still no green here. I've a partial that has a prominent front tooth on it(and a few others) and a few years even that tooth broke so I had to go round for weeks like til I got it fixed. those things are not in my budget. Hope your Tuesday is a great one. 'On Ya'-ma

Hyperblogal said...

I always have to fight the urge to buy plants for the outdoor pots this time of year. Really must wait until the danger of frost has past. Always worry about my Japanese Maple and my Redbuds coming out too early. Two years ago both got severely nipped. I think we're all ready for spring the one thing that a bunch of financial wizkids can't screw up.

Anonymous said...

Blue has a inclination to overeat? Me too, lately. I knew I liked that horse :-).
I still love reading the paper every day, the ACTUAL newspaper printed(which gets on my hands) paper.
A (very well-intended) friend sent me an E-Book.
NO.NO. I need(it is an actual need) to hold my books and turn my pages. ~Mary

Lori said...

I thought it was spring today, too! We hit 74° today, but tomorrow and Thursday are only going to be in the 40s and 50s. Oh well, it's getting closer!