Monday, April 6, 2009

Kentucky scenes

I am back!

What a weekend. Wish I had spent it with my horses, but had to get the move on.
We left on Friday afternoon as I had to go and change all the utilities in Ky into my name. I had to do some of them in the flesh and show I.D. and give them a deposit. Details.. details...

Upon arriving at Valkyre house, (that is what we are calling home #2 right now)we discovered that the key for the front gate did not work. I hiked down the hill to the stud farm office and retrieved one from the receptionist, she was nice enough to drive me back up the hill to the gate. It was windy and cold, not the weather I ordered at all! Karen was kind enough to let me keep the key and go and get copies made. Next came the fun part. The entry to the drive has two concrete pillars, one on each side making getting a trailer in there dicey. Unfortunately there is a fence directly across the street making it difficult to swing out far enough to clear the pillars with the trailer. Let me tell you all it was touch and go. Now I am well versed at driving a trailer but thank goodness hubby is a professional or else it would not have happened. After much maneuvering and getting the truck muddy from the side of the road we did get it in there. We unhooked the trailer and I set off to town to do the switching of utilities and have keys made. Hubby stayed behind with the kidlets and unloaded boxes, God bless him. Friday evening we met Susan in town at a Ruby Tuesday for dinner, how nice to see her more than every once in awhile. Home we went and blew up our airbeds which would serve as our sleeping arrangements for the weekend. The kids thought this was great fun and they made a "fort" in one of the smaller rooms upstairs. We all slept well and woke up happy to be in our "new" house. Saturday it was sunny and really nice! I am going to share some pictures with you.

This is the kitchen, very uh pinky-orange but bright

Here is the view out the back of the kitchen, no horses in the closest pasture today but can you see the newborn foal up on the hill to the left of his momma?

There are so many foals, I think I counted 18 this weekend. They keep them separate for a little bit then turn them out together when they get a little older.

Here is a shot of the detached garage behind the house. My little guy was helping me take some pictures but he did not want to pose for one.

Here is hubby taking a Michelob break on the back deck. We brought down our patio set just for this reason.

Here is the view from the room which will be my office.

If you look closely you can see a black horse challenging the gray horse.
The black horse is a stud, his name is "Lured". I know this because he had a brass plate on his halter that said it. He is very curious as to what is going on in our yard and he agreed to pose for a few pictures before he was led off to the "ladies" barn to perform his duties.

He is huge, the top of this fence is at my neck so I am guessing he stands 17 plus hands.

Here he is looking away at all the foals up on the hill behind him.

This is one of the trees in the side yard, I think it is a flowering crab apple?
This picture does not do it justice it is beautiful!

Sunday we had breakfast and then emptied the rest of the trailer at the storage unit.
Then we headed over to Susan's house and helped her with a few things around the farm. We started back for Indiana and the sky's let loose most of the way. By the time we got home it was 46 and raining, ugh..... Frankie and Jane were wet and happy to see me. Today is catch up on laundry day and start packing again for the weekend.

Hope you all had great weekends!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a lovely place - how nice to have an office overlooking the pastures! Good luck with the rest of the move!

Blue Eyed Tango said...

What a neat home! Looks perfect for you! That tree is gorgeous! I'm ticked.....this morning we woke up to snow on the ground and my magnolia bushes frosted over! Ugh! Your WAY too lucky to be moving further south! Get ready to choose your pendant Deb is up then you! I think Marty is choosing between #8 & #18 but I'll let you know for sure after Deb chooses hers. Lu

Melanie said...

OMG!!! What an absolutely amazing home!!! You are so lucky to have found it. :)

I am with you on wishing that you/I could have rode last weekend though.....

gtyyup said...

Well, that looks exactly like I imagined Kentucky to look like...fences and all!! It's picture perfect. What a great place to find to live at. I feel for you with the moving chores...the many trips to're just like me! verification word is parde on girl!!

Jamie said...

Just lovely, simply lovely.
I am so excited for you.

Your closer now !!!!

Pony Girl said...

What a nice place, TRC! The view are amazing. Is Lurad a stallion? His neck is massive!
Glad you are settling in. Moving is such a pain, it is one of my least favorite things to do. Hope the air mattresses aren't too hard on you! ;)

Gecko said...

Wow! You're so lucky, look at that place! Thanks so much for sharing the pics! ;D

Anonymous said...

Always Nice to see what little sis is up to,always an adventure. What about the outside of the place?

allhorsestuff said...

Oh it's a go!
Your new surrounding sound and look so nice with those wood rails! That dricve is a dissapointment though with it's narrow entry! Time for a smaller two horse T?
The kitchen looks southwestern, with it warm tones there!
Can't wait till the horses join you all!
God speed, take care