The Second Fire   1 comment

The second fire of the season (already) was across the river again, just a little east of the first.  Marion got this picture of the firefighters, barely visible in the trees, pushing chunks of charred wood into the river.

You can see how low and stagnant the water is, but there was enough to help.

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We have heard that it was deliberately set.  If we have a firebug on the prowl, it may be a long summer.

We did some moving this morning.  We had one pen that had several very old horses and one big fat gelding.  He was hogging the feed, so we moved the old horses to the front pasture, and the three family horses that were in that pasture in with Fatso.  Then another old horse (the rescue found running the streets of Oildale) went in with the first three.  It looks like it’s going to work out.  We’re watching the two big geldings, Duffy and Fatso (not his real name, I imagine) but it looks like they’ll get along.

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A surprising amount of time is spent playing musical horses, but it’s all part of good management.

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Posted April 29, 2013 by stablewoman in Duffy, Horses

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  1. Fatso’s real name is actually Hottie. Learned that when he colicked real bad sometime ago

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