Saturday, August 24, 2013

Lil' Red Dressed Up for the Gnats

Yeah, there really is a horse under all that. Every morning before the gnats get up, I'm up feeding & dressing horses. Every night, after the gnats have gone to bed, I'm out undressing horses. Only two of them are gnat-sensitive and get the full armor. The others just get fly masks. I also spray all exposed areas of horse to keep the gnats off those parts. But it works. I've not had them go super itchy and need steroids since I started doing this. This fly sheet is in it's second season, and its ability to do that is because it is made of Textaline fabric and I learned how to make patches with old blue jeans & fabric glue (none of the patching shows in this photo).
The things we do for our horses...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cooper's Hawk

 sitting in the elm tree right outside the window.