Thursday, June 25, 2009


Jaxon is coming home today! Check back after this weekend for pics, hopefully he and Hannah will get along and we will have a team up and running!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Patricks Ranch

We went to the Patrick's Ranch Threshing Bee with the Draft horse club last weekend. It was a ton of fun & we learned a lot. We got to do quite a bit of driving, mostly with Cressie & Gibb and Jarrett got to skid logs with them (I haven't uploaded those pics yet). Then on Sunday we both learned how to operate a sulky plow while test driving a prospective new member to our herd... This is Jaxon (Chestnut Belgian) and Able (Brabant), this was the first day they had ever met each other, much less worked together. They did really well. I'm learning on the plow...

And a few videos...

And a video of Jarrett on the plow...


And yes, we will be picking up Jaxon later this week so we should have a team up and running soon!

Ok, one more quick video of Jaxon:Photobucket

Jarrett and Jason got to cut down a few trees too...

PhotobucketFirst tree going down...

First tree on the ground, it measured 4'3" at the widest point.

Staging up the next tree, this one leaned over backwards (It needed to fall right below where I was standing to take the picture) so they had to do a lot of work on it, the rest of the video & pics are on another camera that I haven't uploaded yet, but I will get those up soon.

Click on the videos to get to the photobucket account for lots more pics and videos.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Busy Summer so Far!

So we have been really really really busy tha last month and a half since I have posted, so here are some pics of the fun! (Out of order though)

These are from our weekend trip up to the Lava Beds, we had taken the boys to a little local cave and to the Natural Bridge and they loved it, and kept asking to go to more caves, so we spent a day in the Lava beds...

Climbing out of Merrill Cave

They were having a blast! Again coming out of Merrill Cave...

Hyram heading off to explore...

The boys in a sub room of Golden Dome, the gold color is from a bacteria that grows on the ceiling and then beads of water gather ontop of them and it truly looks like the room is filled with gold when the light hits it.

All the boys posing in Thunderbolt...

We actually got to go riding once in all this time... It was a gorgeous day and a great ride.
Jarrett got to use the new reins he braided out of kangaroo leather for the first time. He did an awsome job and they worked really well.

Jarrett showing Renee the Barrel pattern.

I got Jarrett to ride an Arab that he actually liked! He said she may be his saddle horse for the summer... I may have lost my girl :(

The boys at Natural Bridge next to where their (I don't rememeber how many Greats) Grandfather carved his name into a rock. This was a site of a big Indian Massacre by the Calvary in the 1800's. Jarrett and the boys had relitives on both sides of the battle. A little more of the story can be found here however it is very innacurrate as to the history passed down through the family by those who were actually there.
Jarrett and the boys are also related to Captian Jack who was the leader a small band of indians who held off over 1000 calvary until the calvary tricked them out with a truce and killed them all up at the lava beds, another reason we took the boys there. Here is a story of the event however also innacurate according to the stories passed through the actual families. I will have to get Jarrett to write out the actual stories one of these days.
and we are headed out to a Draft Horse event this weekens so should have more pics up soon!!