Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ranch Boy Jr.

Things have sure been busy around here! First, I wanted to share some BIG news with you! Next spring there will be a baby Ranch Boy (Ranch Boy Jr.) on the ranch! That's right~ Ranch Boy and I are expecting! So a lot of exciting things on my plate these days!

Because of this, I haven't done any riding. In fact, the minute I found out I was pregnant, I stopped riding, even though one doctor said it would be okay for a little while longer. I just didn't want to take the risk. Not only of potentially losing the baby in an accident, but of just hurting my own self and then having to deal with a broken leg/neck/injury while pregnant.....not fun!  By the time I am back on my feet and have the baby thing figured out (ha ha), it will be June/July~ the perfect time to start riding again! By then, Miss Luna will certainly need a refresher course. She's as sweet as ever but I'm sure she will be a spunky monkey! I know of some local people that I might put her into a month or so of training with just to get her going for me.

Have you read this book? I got it as a gift last spring and I have really been enjoying it. I really like how the author writes, it's very descriptive and paints a good picture of the characters.


Although when reading about the author/mare's first foaling experience, I had to chuckle. When Howdy was born at the ranch, I don't think we thought or worried about half of those things. He and Ruby did get some post-vet care of course, but all the actual birth happened without human assistance.

Here is a link to the author's website:   http://www.janaharris.org/default.html

I'm sure your holidays are well under way! We might get a little more snow in the next few days....which would be nice and hopefully get me even more into the Christmas spirit! I am a bit tired of the rain and the mud it's creating. Granted, my mud is miniscule compared to the mud some people deal with (like Paint Girl) but usually we have a fairly dry snowy cold winter climate.

Until next time!

Ranch Girl


16 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

Wonderful news ! Congrats to you both! And yes, riding can wait, this little miracle is far more important

Crystal said...

How very exciting!!! There will be lots of time to ride after he is born. I laugh too at all the stuff some people do when foaling, I had 4 foals here and they all foaled by themselves without a problem, makes me wonder if people cause the problems sometimes.

Paint Girl said...

Woo hoo! A little Ranch Boy Jr! You already know how excited I am about my new nephew on the way!! I couldn't be happier for you and RB!
I haven't read that book but maybe you will loan it to me soon! I have heard you are gonna get snow.... which means more rain and mud for me! :( I will convert my OH to a drier climate one of these days.

Shanna said...

Congrats! I have a four month old at home now. It's a little difficult to juggle the herd and the baby but oh so worth it!

allaroundcowgirl said...

Congrats!!!!

Laura said...

Congrats to you and Ranch Boy - you must be so excited!

Reddunappy said...

Congrats to you both!!
You will have time to get Luna going!

Reddunappy said...

Oh! I forgot to say I bought that book at Costco, havnt read it yet!!

AmberRose- Girl With a Dream said...

woooow!!!!! So happpy for you both congratulation, this is so exciting too here!

I haven't read that book but think that I ma going to have to look in to getting it, sounds like it could be quite good :) a few other people i know have read it and love it :)

Kara said...

Congratulations! Life is about to change big for you! But in a good way!

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Paint Girl~ yes, it snowed all day! It's a wet snow but sticking and we have about 2"! I hope the rain takes a break for you!

aurora said...

Congrats ~ enjoy these special times!

BUSH BABE said...

So happy for you that I hugged myself!!!! Wheeeee....
:-)
BB

50+ Horses said...

I'm catching up after being off line for awhile. Wonderful news! Our best to the two of you!! How fun to have a baby!!

Also, bet you have more than a few inches of snow now. We'll be heading up to Cabin Creek soon to shovel our roof, hearing we got dumped on...

Take Care!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

OH WOW!!! How exciting! I am so very happy for you!!

~Lisa

achieve1dream said...

Sorry it has taken me so long to get caught up and I haven't been commenting, but I had to comment on this one. I'm so excited! Congrats on the pregnancy!! :D