Posts Tagged ‘Wedgie’
So, as usual I’ve been a flake. I guess my only excuse for not posting is that I didn’t really feel like I had anything to say. I figured I’d better give a brief update on what’s been going on around these parts or you’d think the chickens truly had eaten me. Bad birds.
Mr. MoonCat has been working six days a week, keeping very busy. I’ve been working on my new business which is in the infant stages. I’m excited about getting it off the ground and I’ll have more on that at a later date. The garden is starting to see some activity.
The hubby’s uncle passed away a few weeks ago after a very long battle with cancer. We’ve spent a day up in Sacramento for the last two weekends helping his parents clean out the house to get it ready for sale. While it was a sad reason for us to all be together, we really enjoyed visiting with his parents. Hubby’s best friend/brother from another mother Chris went with us this last weekend to help us move all of the furniture. We were grateful for the help as there was a lot of heavy lifting involved.
Most of the critters are doing well. The dogs and cats are happy that Spring is pretty much here. The chickens are keeping us snowed under with eggs and attitude. We have a great bartering deal going on with my “other parents” – my best friend Becky’s folks. They keep kitchen scraps saved up and I weigh them down with eggs. Everyone’s happy! Especially the chooks – it is hysterical to watch them dig through the goodies. They recognize the large plastic ice cream tubs that the scraps are saved in. When I walk out carrying one of those it is a large squawking herd of mini-monsters meeting me at the gate. (Remember the Velociraptor Chickens?) They get quite rude and scary!
All is not great though as we do have some cause for concern. Wedgie’s leg isn’t healing like we had hoped. Since I posted about his injury we’ve had him x-rayed and found that he had actually fractured his leg. The vet seems to think it will heal just fine in time, but it’s sure making us worry. He has to stay in the small box stall and not move around too much. Poor little guy isn’t taking confinement well, he is horribly bored. It’s really hard for such a curious and mischievous little dude to deal with forced inactivity. We try to keep him entertained, but it’s a challenge. He is such a good baby though. He allows us to change his bandages/semi-cast with a minimum of fuss.
That’s about it around here at MoonCat Farms and the ranch. I will try to post some photos in the next few days – truly. Wedgie really is getting cuter all of the time. I know he sends his love to all of you who love him from afar, especially his honorary auntie Lemon Verbena Lady 🙂 (Phantom kisses being blown your way)
Wedgie had a lot of firsts this week – he was FINALLY weaned from his mama, he got his first big boo boo, his first haircut AND he had his first hoof trimming. All pretty much within 48 hours. Little guy’s world was turned upside down.
We had planned on weaning him a couple months ago, but the unbelievably wet weather the last two months made it difficult. We didn’t have any spare stalls or inside pens that were dry, so the pasture was the best place for him and his mama.
|Walking the Wedge|
|Boo Boo wrapped in blue|
|Wedgie’s 1st trim|
|Wedgie’s 1st haircut|
So that’s pretty much Wedgie’s traumatic week. He’s doing fine and starting to enjoy being in the middle of everything at the barn. He has already learned to pull the lid off of the grain bin as he goes by and tries to snag a mouthful of hay when passing the bales. One thing is for certain, Wedgie will be in the middle of things on a regular basis.
I spent the last few days helping Dad at the ranch. For once I remembered to take my camera so I could update all of Wedgie’s fans with a couple of new photos. It is hard to believe the little poop is already 5 months old! As you can tell, he and Dad’s dog Adolph are the best of friends. They play together all the the time.
|Do you have grain for me?|
|Here I come..|
|Can you see me now?|
|Wedgie chasing Adolph?|
|Adolph resting after the race|
|What is it? What is it?|
The names everyone came up with were amazing! You all are very creative. We’ll have to put it out there again next time we have a baby to name..So without further ado……
Introducing: Phantom Sunday Gambler
The winner of the horse-themed prize is LemonVerbenaLady! She came up with Phantom which is such a perfect description of his little face. The group played with it until Phantom Sunday Gambler came out of the brainstorming. Of course, Pops promptly declared “I don’t care what you put on the papers, I’m still calling him “Wedgie”.
The winner of the random drawing for the notecards is: Susan!
Congratulations to you both and thank you all for joining in on the fun. Be sure to stay tuned as we have a BIG giveaway from CSN Stores later this week! It’s one you won’t want to miss.
I can’t believe 200 posts have come and gone! I’m pretty happy to have reached this little milestone with all of you. Thanks for all of your support.
|My name is Wedgie, what’s yours?|
The Facts: Wedgie can’t go through life with such an undignified name. He needs something a bit more pompous and grown-up sounding. (Don’t worry, he’ll always be the Wedge – just not on his registration paperwork.)
|I’m too cute for my own good.|
So dear readers, your task is simple. Come up with a name fit for a BIG boy. It can be anything you dream up. In order to help you out a bit, the way we usually come up with names for our registered horses is to make up a combination with the names of the dam and sire or even older generations.
For example, Wedgie’s mama is Roulette Gambler and his daddy is Sunday Sailor. So you can do something with these names or go completely in another direction. The Lemon Verbena Lady has suggested Phantom due to his mask-like markings on his face – very cool idea, btw. Mr. MoonCat took that a step further to come up with Gambler’s Phantom Sailor. See how that works? Play with it..
|My mommy loves me, even when I’m bad|
|The Big Daddy – Sunday Sailor|
Mandatory: You don’t have to suggest a name to be in the random drawing, but you do have to tell me the cards you like best – I’m nosy that way.
Today’s post is basically just that…a hodgepodge of things. I have nothing profound or thoughtful to share with you today, but I have a couple of cool things to go on about:
|Running Horses & Mules|
Elona of Wondrousthings and Elona’s Originals sent this to me after my name was drawn as a winner from the Queen’s Castle Bootique. Isn’t Boo Kitty adorable??? He reminds me of my Porkchop! Elona has some other darling Boo Kitty items as well as a really cute pincushion/piece of art:
I love Halloween and decorating for it. For some very creative and fun pieces, be sure to check out Elona and the other great artists who all contribute to the Queen’s Castle Bootique. Thanks Elona!!!
|“Since I can’t/better not bite you, I’ll just bite my mama.”|
|“You and your little camera are annoying me”|
|“Talk to the tails”|
Sorry about being pretty quiet for a whole week! I’m back to spurt-blogging (that sounds almost nasty, but it is pretty appropriate.) It seems like we are outside most of the time now and I have tons to do before I can take the time to sit in front of the computer. So I’ll give you an all-around update on life at MoonCat Farms where, as the picture below shows – all is well:
|The MoonCats doing what cats do best|
Mom is doing pretty well. She has gained some strength and has decided to take up scrap booking. She’s making lists (and lists and lists) of supplies she wants from the crafts store. My niece and nephew were here on Friday and they all three had their heads together plotting their next few projects. We’re really looking forward to them being around a lot this summer while they’re out of school. They’re great kids and a lot of fun to have around. Mr. MoonCat and I took advantage of them being here with Mom and ran off to do some shopping together and take in a show (Prince of Persia – cute movie and even cuter Jake Gyllenhaal.)
I am way behind on my crafting, my photography, my letter writing, my blog visiting, my bookkeeping, and pretty much everything that isn’t related to the garden. But we’ve been eating some yummy squash, peas and onions the last few days. Of course dinner hasn’t been until 8pm or after 🙁
I have a book review coming up that you’ll not want to miss. I was thrilled to be asked to participate in a TLC Book Tour for Jean Davies Okimoto‘s The Love Ceiling. My stop on the tour is scheduled for June 23rd when I will post my review and GIVEAWAY ALERT: the lovely, lovely author has generously provided a copy of this fabulous book for one lucky MoonCat Farms reader! It was one of those books that I couldn’t put down so I’m tickled that one of you will get to enjoy a copy for yourself. Be ready to get your entry in!
Speaking of upcoming giveaways…For my 200th post in the next week or so, I will run that contest I mentioned to officially name Wedgie. Keep your eyes open and you could win a special prize! (I really do enjoy giveaways – especially ones that involve wearing thinking caps..) Lemon Verbena Lady has already put her hat in the ring with the very creative “Phantom” which could be very interesting when combined with the parents’ registered names…..More info coming soon.
Here’s a gratuitous photo of Wedgie who is becoming quite the little ham – notice the swishing little broom tail:
|Is this my good side?|
Mr. MoonCat got to spend some quality time with his folks last weekend as they were visiting in the area. We’ll all get to see them sometime later this week and return the pan that his mom brought filled with delicious lasagna. YUM. I’m not a big fan of regular over-tomatoed lasagna, but his mom’s is the bomb. We always look forward to it and it never lasts long! Mom really enjoys it too which is great since her appetite is still more off than on.
The mad scientist, aka Cindy my sister-in-law, is coming up for a day of soap and paper making. We’ve both been gathering supplies like crazy so we’ll have many hours of crafting and creating. We’re really looking forward to it and then to going out for sushi that evening with our hubbies.
So that’s pretty much it in a nutshell. Tomorrow I am getting back in the groove with one of my A-Z Herbs posts: E is for Elecampane. I may just get to the middle of the alphabet by the end of the year 🙂