Overall body pain (like every joint, muscle, and fiber hurt).
It is one of three things but God only knows which. The grass had incredibly high sugar for some reason on fields they have never had issue with before, the Low NSC concentrate feed I have them on is possibly not quality controlled enough and from bag to bag maybe those carbs aren't stable, or it is something viral. Phebes was the first, and the worst of the three, a few weeks later big Cree, and a few weeks from that Journey and it got pretty scary bad. At that time I took the girls off the concentrate feeds and started giving them a pelleted grass plus hay. It took months to turn things around. Cree is 20 years old, he has metabolic issues, and is very hard to keep sound, and even harder to keep weight on. Feed him too much, he will flare up. Get that under control and he drops weight. He was the last one I pulled off the bagged feed. He had been doing great (eating that) and I got a new bag from the feed store and fed him as usual in the evening, next morning he could barely walk. The only change was that new bag of feed. So now we are trying to rehab him (again), my husband is rehabbing too after two major surgeries, and my little brain feels like a squeezed out sponge!
I would truly love to do some CMO in 2017. The people are so very nice and I feel much less stress at that adventure as I don't fret over my horse's welfare so much. Don't get me wrong, CMO can be as demanding as a very fast paced LD. It is in all honestly the fastest I've ever churned down a trail, ever. But on my own, solo, we don't get up too much of a head of steam. Just enjoy the trail...find the plates, don't get lost (yeah that is the big one), and come back and chill. The CMO crowd I get to hang with now and then are so welcoming. It has come to my attention that there may be a CMO at Versailles State Park this year. If so I want to treat myself to that one. Will have to see how Journey moves under saddle this spring.
A potential shot at a part-time job has come my way. It looks promising. Not sure I'm going to stay at my full-time gig at the financial institution. So I will be looking for another part-time something, and see if I can balance my life in ways that make me happy.
The long suffering endurance granny husband (LSEGH) is doing well considering all he's been through over the past eight weeks. He has been holding down the fort at home with Bella Boopster.
Funky Roses, acrylic, channeling some VVG but not doing it well LOL.
Blue Daisies painted from a "painting with Jane "tutorial above and I call the one below a Jacke Van Gogh ...but I have to admit he's a better painter ♥
Blue birds on a fence this one an Angela Anderson tutorial.
This one could be called Self-Portrait, but I'd be lying. A painting with Jane tutorial and I really like this one, it resonates with me in all kinds of ways.