Monday, March 25, 2013

Gemilyn!

This was me last week: "Um, Gem? What are you doing out in the yard?"
"And you're soaking wet!"
Seems someone limbo'd under the rope fence I put up at the pond's edge, took a dip in the water, then came up into the yard.
"Yeah, your buddy Zim, the barn, and YOUR pasture are back that way!"
Some of you may remember my battle two years ago with Zim - during the drought, the pond was low enough that he would wade over and come up into the yard to eat from the birdfeeders. I had to erect that dreadful orange construction fencing all around the horses' side of the pond to keep him where he should have been. Now, it seems, Ms. Gem is starting her own rebellion - second time in about a week she's gone for a mud soak. I added more ropes to the area she was getting through (based on sneaky hoofprints in the mud and along the shore). I hope I don't have to drag out the orange plastic fencing again, but we definitely need more rain!

142 comments:

Stewart M said...

Nice looking horse / house !

H made me laugh with his "dangerously homemade" line - the boy is a comedian!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Maple Lane said...

Oh my goodness!

nic.b van es said...

prachtig zij weet wat volhouden is.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Gem is a fine horse!

georgettesullins said...

Oh dear, I see orange in some of your future pond photos.

Buttons said...

Oh very very clever I see orange fence coming out very soon. Beautiful.
Oh I do hope you get your rain soon. B

Kate said...

A horse with an attitude....and, a beauty at that. I'd love to send you the rain that Charleston is getting!

Pom Pom said...

What a smarty!
It sounds like she longs for adventure!

Molly The Wally said...

Sorry we are laughing at the thought of Zim eating from the bird feeders and Gem limbo-dancing under the fencing. Got to love em! Have a marvelous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very nice post! Have fun with Gem ;-)

Greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

smart horse. funny too.

we are having snow - lots of snow. wish i could send you some of this moisture. ( :

enjoy your week.

Dianna said...

Too funny....you know, "the grass is always greener".....

Sandra said...

i knew when i read the first caption what she had done, i remember the orange plastic fence and the escapee...she looks so happy and a little lost, like where is this i ended up...

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, just wanted to visit you......Beautiful horse, and smart.........Blessings Francine.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

She does appear to be looking toward some bird feeders. Maybe she missed you? That fresh green grazing area would be hard to resist!

Dicky Bird said...

I remember those pictures with orange fence. What a smarty pants...at least she is staying in the yard.

Pam ;) said...

Ms Gem's life lesson- we all should learn to play in the mud and water more often ~:)

Rose said...

She just wants to get as near to you as she can!

Kathy said...

A horse with a sense of adventure!

Catherine said...

LOL! Well that is one smart horse! Too funny.
xo Catherine

DJan said...

Most people have dogs that run off, but you have horses that do the same thing! Gem looks like she's saying "who, me?" in that last picture. :-)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It's a Gem rebellion indeed it seems :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

She came up for a visit :-)

Nancy said...

Gem is a smarty pants. And I love her. I hope you get rain soon, Theresa. We just got 8" of snow here, and though I'm sick to death of winter, I'm happy for the moisture.

Bob Bushell said...

Poor old Gem, you ought to put up your favourite fences, lol.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Aww, she wanted to be closer to you. I remember the orange fence well! It did make for some colorful backdrops to your photos. I wish the drought situation would go away. It's been brutal.

Montanagirl said...

Naughty naughty! But it sure is green on your side of the fence! LOL All we have here is snow yet.

Tombstone Livestock said...

She just thinks she found a nice green pasture that you are not sharing with her.

Jeanne said...

Naughty girl! The grass is always greener on the other side of the orange fence.

Nancy said...

She was missing you and wanted to come for a visit but felt she needed a bath first. Unfortunately, it was a mud bath instead of a cleaning bath....

In the second photograph, she looks like a statue......

Funny girl she is....

Karen said...

Well, we know your horses aren't afraid of water!

Beth said...

Now there is a horse that has a mind of her own. Great photos!

Allison said...

I will trade you rain for an hour watching Gem in real life.

Andee said...

Oh no I hope you don't have to put that orange fence up either. I love how horses can seem to do what ever they want.

MarmePurl said...

I hear orange is all the rage on the decorating blogs.

Linda R said...

Your post has me smiling this morning. That's one smart horse..

Hugs~

Daryl said...

you talkin' to me?

Sketchbook Wandering said...

She is the independent one! May you have some lovely spring showers!

Hanne Bente said...

Smiler - the grass is always greenest on the other hand ..... it's your horse oså found out :)

parker said...

She knows where the hand that feeds her lives. Besides, she just wanted to be sociable today!

Linda said...

They keep you on your toes, don't they? For such large animals, they certainly seem to find their way through small spaces.

Janis said...

Just like a kid..you may have to give Gem a "timeout"

Patty Woodland said...

I guess we want what we want and we want it NOW.

Rather like some caprine type creatures I know.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
You can't but laugh when those large 'PETS' come almost knocking at your door for tastier and juicier food! They are so smart. Hope you will get your rain. I'd like to send you ours; we had just a beginning of water in the basement again. Such heavy rain this weekend and even hail during the night. We're getting new gutters etc. in about 6 weeks; let's pray we can send the rain over to you...
Hugs,
Mariette

Karen said...

A mud bath is great for the skin ;)

Mike said...

Exactly what I was thinking. Zim! Plus, she wanted some feeder snacks.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Gem is a sneaky one! Guess she felt a little adventurous hehe :)

Jeevan said...

I first thought it was a different horse comes strayed into your yard. Hope she get back her grace out of grease.

Sylvia K said...

Yep, Gem does know what's good for skin --- and, of course, the belly, too!!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Perhaps some camo netting, or at least incorporate the camo netting onto the orange fencing some how.

Revrunner said...

Bold as day, is the expression that comes to mind. :-)

Fjällripan said...

Haha fun post! :) And it looks so lovely green by your place.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Neat trick, I don't think I could 'limbo' under anything anymore :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Can I send you some snow? We're getting some today :-(

I guess it would be quite a surprise to see a large horse standing where they don't belong, but you gotta laugh as his ingenuity.

Raggedy Creations said...

She thought the grass was greener on the other side of the fence Mom.

Felicia

Furry Bottoms said...

Mischievous Gem!!!!

don said...

This is a funny account of Zim asserting his mind over the water pond situation. Fine shots of this pretty horse with his active mind! :-)

urokiswiata said...

Welcome to Tex!
Great pictures of horses.

urokiswiata said...

Welcome to Tex!
Great pictures of horses.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Those "sneaky" horses!

MarkD60 said...

She's such a mischievous girl!

Ms. A said...

Uh oh, Gem, momma is not happy with you one bit.

I would like to have seen that limbo maneuver!

Laura. M said...

I liked to see his face Gem:))
a kiss.

Indrani said...

just like a naughty child. :)

wayside wanderer said...

Well, you couldn't ask for a prettier yard ornament!

barbara l. hale said...

Clever girl that Gem. She does look a little guilty though. Hoping you get some rain.

ladyfi said...

Oscar agrees with Gem. A mud bath is delicious!

Nice shots.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

She looks a little uncertain - and guilty... Very cute story - and I'm thinking there may be some orange fencing soon.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, We also have had a drought here in Central Florida but we are now getting a bit of rain (yesterday). I so hope your horses will stay in the pasture that they belong in and you won't have to resort to that plastic fencing. Thanks for the tip about the Palm Warblers. You're a peach! Have a wonderful day!

Red said...

And now I think he's up to the house for a bath with the hose. I think he be really comfortable to be hosed off.

MTWaggin said...

Oh they are going to keep you hopping with their antics, but look how lovely green your lawn is? I'd be there eating too!

Saun said...

You have one smart horse! Made me smile.

Giga said...

Ma ochotę pobyć w zakazanym miejscu. Pozdrawiam.
Wants to stay in a forbidden place. Yours.

Robin Lamb said...

T, ah, sneaky sneaky! What a mess she is!

Betsy Adams said...

Those horses BOTH know that your yard and home is a MUCH BETTER place to be!!!!! Bet you do have to get out that orange fence... ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

oh goodness..thought it was just dogs that did that crazy stuff...looks like we might be seeing the orange fence soon..

gowestferalwoman said...

LOL... looks like theres some contemplating going on there-

"do i rub my nose on the doors and windows or just go straight to the birdfeeders?"

LOL

Cloudia said...

Oh beautiful Gem:-)
Aloha

Debbie said...

she looks prettier without the mud!!

i just adore your property. do strangers ever stop to take pictures?!?! i know i would!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

This made me smile. Gem looks so satisfied with herself. Love the image of the fence-limbo performance :)

Leovi said...

Lovely photos, I like this beautiful horse!

Tanya Breese said...

oh no!

Elaine said...

Clever Gem! The grass looked much more delicious in the yard, and she looks like she's wondering why Zim hasn't joined her. Wait a while.....

I'm going to have that limbo dancing picture in my head all day now. Too funny!

Hilary said...

Rebellious little hoofers. Such mischief!

Findlay Wilde said...

Can't she just come and visit the yard, she looks really happy there. From Findlay

Chatty Crone said...

We must have known each other a long time - I remember your orange contraption. Now I'll remember his mud baths. sandie

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Looks like you will have to put the hazard fence up again.



peter

Sally Crowe said...

Sure wish you could have gotten some of the rain we had the past couple of days. Hope you do soon.

xoxo

bon bon said...

i'm sure she's just thinking that this move would give mom some excellent blogging material!

Lindsjö taxar said...

He he funny girl!! Wants to make a joke with you

ellen abbott said...

she just wants to be close to mom.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh horses, aren't they just so much fun. LOL We had a horse that would go through the barb wire fence and not eave a hair on the barbs nor scratch himself. Of the whole fence around the place maybe 10ft was barbed wire and that was his place of play. God love 'em. MB

DIMI said...

I love horses,and Gem looks so cute!!Great pictures!Hope you have a wonderful week!
Dimi..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You can't get both your beauties to behave at the same time. It's pretty cute to read about, probably not so fun when you have to deal with it.

Wishing you rain!

mick said...

Great photos of your yard and Gem in it. Animals get very smart when they want to be somewhere else!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

If she was a Philly horse she'd be saying "Hey, s'up with all the tattle tailing?!?!? I hear mud baths are good for you":@)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my- we've got one that walks right through fences..one foot at a time. Grass is always greener, ya know!

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh no...not that ugly orange fence!! Can't you at least get a drab green one???? LOL! P.S. Do you want your four leaf clovers back so you'll get rain?....:)JP

Carole M. said...

uh-oh; mischief-maker, that's NAUGHTY!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's always more fun on the other side of the fence!

Tammie Lee said...

horses know what they want ;-)

fun to hear your story, wishing you the right amount of rain.

Jill said...

I think your naughty horses have been chatting up Lisa's Bad Kitty!

Michelle said...

Uh Oh!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Misbehaving lately !

Ginger said...

Love Ms Gem's pictures...such a pretty lady.

Fireblossom said...

Bad horsey! hehehehehehe!

Marissa said...

I remember the drought, Zim's antics and the orange fence! :)

Maybe Gem thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the pond. :D

missing moments said...

Definitely has a mind of her own!

Lynne said...

I like Gem's fiesty soul . . . maybe a rain dance is in order, darn weather . . . just can't count on it!

Margie said...

What a stinkpot! Love how she looked back nonchalantly.

Randy said...

He was on a secret mission.

Susan said...

She is amazing! And a little sneaky.
Funny, I know how you feel.

Paula said...

Looks like Texas is in for another long hot dry summer so I'm not complaining about the cold nights here and having to cover the plants.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Even if it's an orange construction one.

Stephanie said...

My goodness!

Barbara said...

She's trying to act like she doesn't know how she got there! lol Sounds like you have your hands full!

Krishna said...

Nice horse...

Thanks

SweetMarie said...

You can't get upset with that face! She is so precious and dirty! LOLOLOLOLOL!

Marina Linhares said...

Eles são lindos, elegantes, tem postura, um charme!
Beleza de fotos!

Maria said...

Oh but she likes it so much!!! Ahhh!

Kerry said...

What? What's that you say? I can't heeeeeear you! :)

pattisjarrett said...

Maybe she wants to be house pet? Love your captions.

Karen Frost said...

Aaaw! She was lonesome! So sweet. xx

Pat Tillett said...

Oh my! Horses have such great personalities! Here comes the orange tape...

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh My, look at her!!! From your picture, I thought she know happened and feeling like a little girl after having done something troubles her mother; but still LOVELY♡♡♡ And I really love the way she is looking back and your caption Nature sure is out of our control.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

eileeninmd said...

How cute, I think Gem just wanted to come and visit with you!

McGuffy Ann said...

That's very cute! Naughty, but cute.

Tina Lou said...

You have quite a cast of characters on the ranch! Aw, mom...a good much soak is good for my skin!

Margaret said...

Zim ate out of the bird feeders. Ha ha. But SHE so looks like Gem belongs on that green grass. :)

Helma said...

Hahahahaha ... So this beautiful horse took a bath with you in the garden and walked calmly go into your garden. You will indeed looked weird to have a wet horse in your garden to see lol ......

bailey-road.com said...

Such a mischief-maker! But he sure is a beauty, even soaking wet.

bailey-road.com said...

Oops! I meant she!

SandyCarlson said...

She's intrepid!

petspeopleandlife said...

They want to be near their human. Also could they enjoy a bit of fun? Actually they are being horses as you well know. But both of your horses are so pretty, mud and all on the belly. :-)

Betty Manousos said...

he sure is handsome!

love horses.

Donna said...

So sneaky! And so busted, LOL!

Sandy said...

LOL....horses! Gotta love em' though.

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islandwonder said...

Sneaky mare!!!! Oh my!!

Brian King said...

Now that's funny! I can imagine looking out and seeing a horse in the yard. LOL! If the dogs can hang out there, why not Gem?

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Gem knows what she want. I would mike the same if I were she :-)

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I think she's checking to see who farted :0

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