Thursday, March 15, 2012

PPF horses (July)

What would Pony Poop Farm be without horses?  That is what Pony Poop Farm is all about, well sort of!  One of the favorite things the girls love to do when they go visit PPF is ride horses.  They have been doing so well with it, that this time they all got a chance to go on a real trail ride.  They were really excited!
Here Lindsey is on Ace

Samantha on Ace

Samantha is loving being a big girl on the horse.  She didn't want to get off.

Emily and I went on a trail ride, Emily is up ahead on Ace.  They have so many wonderful riding areas!

Of course Samantha's baby wanted to ride.  They are on Oddysee.

This is Grandma Karen and her horse that Samantha and her baby are on.

Samantha kept trying to get Ace's nose down so she could love on him and kiss him.

In her little high pitched voice she would say, "come here big guy, come down here."

"that is it, come on down here..."

"there you go, right here, let me give you a little kiss..."

"aw that is a good boy, give me a kiss"

Lindsey and Lauren on Ace and Oddysee.  I liked the holding hands part, so cute!

The girls were trying to get the horses to go faster, to gallop.  It worked sometimes for them.

Samantha and Lindsey

Amber and Lauren

Lindsey again on Ace

This is little Rainy the pony.  Most the girls are getting too big for her.  They still love her though.

And here Samantha is again, "come here big girl, come let me give you kiss"

"put your head down, come here..."

She finally got a kiss, with some help.

Emily and Amber... notice Amber's shoes. 

Lauren and Samantha, note Sam's shoes

This is cousin Megan on Cajun, he is a lot of horse, so the girls don't ride him.

Too funny!  It looks like Oddysee was yawning.
The horses are always alot of fun!  After we leave, I always think we need a horse or two!  

Worn out from Vacation (July)

I so wish I wasn't still in July, but there seems to be so much I am afraid I would be missing if I don't capture this all.

The girls slept good once they finally fell asleep.  Amber played so hard most days that she was found crashed somewhere.  As soon as she sat still for a moment she was asleep.

She fell asleep on Grandpa's lap several times. 
 This was part of the sleeping arrangements.  I was suppose to sleep on this bed too, but when Emily slept there, she was too big for me to move, so I found a different place to sleep.  Amber also found that hat and she wore it for several days straight.
 The bedroom we slept in was pretty much wall to wall beds. 
 Here Amber is crashed again!
 Aunt Lorri's dog, Chance wasn't shy about sharing the bed too.  This was another night that I had to find a different place to sleep.  Notice Amber's boots.  She got those from her cousin Destiny, and she hardly took them off.  She even had them on with her swim suit once it was warm enough to swim.
 Even the bunk bed had double sleepers on the bottom bed.  Last year everyone wanted to sleep on the top bunk, this year everyone wanted to sleep in the big bed or the bottom bunk. 
Everyone was tired during our trip from playing so hard.  What fun we had!

Friday, March 2, 2012

July PPF animals

There are so many animals at Pony Poop Farm, aka my parents house.  I am sure we have missed some.  I know for sure that we missed Koko the bird.  But here is a few of the animals that we are able to visit.  I think we also missed the wonderful goose Zig.  I guess the girls didn't want to get too close to take his picture incase he decided to go after them.  Lots of these pictures are from the girls going around with my camera. 

We have first up, Rainy the pony.  My sister Lorri bought a pony, Angel, who was bred.  She had Rainy in April of 2000.  They decided to get rid of the mom, Angel since she was a snot and keep the sweet little baby Rainy.  The kids love to ride her. 
 This isn't the original Mrs. Peacock, but this peahen has stayed at the farm longer than the other replacements.  At one point there was 2 females, but not sure where the other female went.  It is always fun to have little baby peachicks on the farm too. 
 Good, we didn't miss Zig the goose.  Here is Zig with his little family of ducks.  I am not sure if he thinks he's a duck or if he thinks they are geese, maybe he doesn't care.  They all stay pretty close together. 
 This is Grandma Karen's horse, Odyssee.  I'm sure I am not spelling these names correctly.  But you get the idea right?  My mom loves palominos.  This is one of many that she has had. 
 This is Cajun, use to be Aunt Lorri's horse, now it is Aunt Brenda's horse.  The girls like him, but he is a little too spirited to put the girls on as of now.  He sure is pretty though!
 These technically aren't PPF animals, they are Aunt Cleo's goats.  But they seem to belong on the farm.  They share a fence and if you go to the fence chances are the goats will come over and say hi. 
 Of course this is Sofie the dog, this isn't the last you will see of her.  She is Grandma's puppy, okay so she is really a dog now, but she seems puppyish since she is so small.  The girls all love her, but not as much as Grandma loves her.
 The chickens and roosters I don't think really have names.  They have gone threw a ton of chickens and ducks too as they seem to provide the food for the wild beasts of the forest. 

 This is Mr. Peacock, but of course he isn't the original either I don't think.  The first one just showed up one day.  It was the perfect addition to the farm.  He tail isn't too fancy now, but in the spring it is amazing!  They grow those tail feathers out so long.  I have a stash of peacock feathers that keeps getting smaller due to kids and the dog that live at my house. 
 Here is a few of the chickens.  When the chickens are babies, and my girls have been around, they seem to name each one, but there are always so many chickens, I can't keep up with their names or which ones survive the beasts of the wilderness.

 When we got up to PPF, we got there a few days before my parents.  The girls found a rabbit hopping around, so they caught it.  They thought it was a wild rabbit.  My mom was pretty suprised they caught it.  Turns out it was a pet, but it was turned out or got loose.  The girls loved the catch and release of the rabbit. 
 With all the grain and food for the animals, of course that brings in other animals.  There is a family (at least one) of little chipmunks that wait until the corn is thrown out and then they come out and gather it up.  The girls discovered these little guys and we just watched them for awhile as they crawled up and down and poked their heads in and out of view.  So cute. 
 What a surpise to see these big birds perching on the tv antenea.  First there was one up there, the antenea was swaying, then the second one flew up there.  I didn't wait around to see if the third one made it up there.  I wondered if anyone was watching TV and if those peacocks made a difference at all.  My dad did have to go adjust it the next day. 
 Here is another picture of the beloved Sofie.  She is such a sweet dog.  The girls love her, and talk about her and even the little ones pretend they are her.
So that is most of the animals on the farm.  This is just part of the fun at PPF.  Still to come... the people and other fun things around there.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Still back in July, the beach

One of the nights that we stayed in a motel, it was on the beach in Oregon.  It was so cold and windy that we didn't stay out too long.  I believe this was even on July 4th, and that is why we decided to not stay and watch fireworks or go find our own to buy and light off.  We instead rented a movie on the TV and popped some popcorn.  I wish the weather would have been better to enjoy the beach, but at least we got to play for a little bit. 
 The girls kept finding sticks and writing in the sand their names or other drawings. 
 The sun was going down so we didn't have much time to play.  I wasn't too bothered by it since it was FREEZING!!
 You can see Emily's hair flying, and everyone's coats all closed up.  These girls had such a fun time even though it was windy and cold.

 Lots of drawing in the sand, not so much playing in the water.  I'm not sure anyone even went to the water.
 Samantha and Amber were having just enough fun playing in the sand.

 Finally Samantha got the stick.  There were many fights over whose turn it was to use the stick. 
Too bad the beach isn't closer for us to visit more often.  Thankfully we get to visit it at least once a year, sometimes even more in our travels.