apparently----- teh equine rescue network -- ( daughter janine) is having a bbb --beer burgers and burros...--
here july 27-- i think basically donkey people, but you can never be too sure...5:30 to 7:30 she is taking donations of $20 for tickets.. from whence cometh our donkeys and mo..
we are trying to get it thru mo's head that if she stays on the grass, she can stay out... but if she wanders, she has to go back in the pasture.-- i think she has the rules... problem is she also knows when you r back is turned..
so the training gqme is to put her in behind teh 18 inch "fence" and as she grazes throw pieces of carrots in her vicinity.. and if she gets near the barrier bang the whiffle bat on the ground and yell at her.- there is a whole science to herding-- which in her case is "if i can see them in my right eye, is there an escape route in the path out of my left eye" -- that is probably called heading them off... mostly for her it is at a walk... but a very steady one -- she also does teh calculation of ..." is the fun of listening to them run and yell worth a swat with that whiffle bat?
i very nicely headed her into the barn in the alleyway where i had a frying pan of feed for her... which she ate.... and tried to shooo her into her stall... she saw that gate across teh door and flipped it with her nose- the only thing holding it shut was a monkey fist on a short rope- which usually works... however..... off she troted and i had to get laura to lead her back and actually put her in the stall.
not to be out done.... i am going to HANG A bucket high - let her see me put grain in it-- shut the baRN DOOR... AND SHOOOOO HER INTO THE STALL THAT WAY... ONCE SHE GETS TEH CONCEPT OF GRAIN IN THAT BUCKET- I THINK SHE MIGHT BE MORE REASONABLE...
NOW POCKETS- AS A YOUNGSTER... FOR SOME REASON-- DOES NOT SEE TEH CARROTS UNLESS THEY ACTUALLY BOUNCE OFF HER NOSE.- I WONDER ABOUT HER EYESIGHT- SENSE OF SMELL? ( WHO SMELLS CARROTS??? MO DOES..)
ALSO WE WILL NO LONGER CUT THE GRASS IN THAT SPACE ON A REGULAR BASIS... LETS GO FOR 6" GRASS TO EAT. HORSES AND MO- SEEM TO BITE OFF TEH GRASS AT ABOTU AN INCH LONG.. I AM TOLD SHEEP BITE IT RIGHT DOWN TO THE ROOTS.
STEVE #4 AND TANNER SPENT THE MORNING CUTTING TREAD INTO THE SOLID TIRES OF TEH FORK LIFT WITH A SMALL BUZZZZ SAW... TEH TIRES WERE ABOSOLUTELY SMOOTH-- WHICH IS APPARENTLY HOW WAREHOWSE TIRES ARE
WELL OURS NOW HAVE DEEP GROVES IN THEM.
PAM HAS PUT TEH 3 VIDEOS ON OUR WEB THE 30 SECOND ONE... THE 3 MINUTE ONE AND TEH 30 MINUTE ONE... MIND YOU I CAN ONLY GT 2 OF TEH 3 TOPLAY-- WHICH COULD BE MY COMPUTER,.
I AM TRYING TO GET THE COMP-UTER DR TO COME BY AGAIN...--- YESTERDAY I SAT LOOKING AT TEH SCREEN NOT TOUCHING A THING.... AND THE ENTIRE SPAM FOLDER GOT WIPED OUT... SO WHY IS THAT A PROBLEM?? BECAUSE NEARLY 1/2 MY EMAILS LAND THERE ANYWAY...
I GET SOOO FRUSTRATED--- I CONSTANTLY CALL SOMEONE TP MY DESK TO VERIFY THAT MY COMPUTER ISDOING UNUSUAL THINGS... TO PROVE TO MYSELF THAT I AM NOT ENTIRELY NUTS....
BETTER LEAVE THAT ONE ALONE...