|Amanda and Trinity...|
Amanda is on the night baby watch (and has been for a few months) - two of the pregnant horses are close to having their babies. I'm super sure there are technical horse terms for that..."dropping a foul" ?? but every time I think of that, I see in my head a baby horse being dropped on its head. I'd prefer that image never cross my mind (though aren't you glad I put that picture in your head??)
We arrived about 4:30pm or so - and after getting a tour of the barns...meeting my niece Horse Trinity...
|Isn't she gorgeous?!?|
Yes. I said Barn Picnic.
|Preparing the 'table'...a food bin covered in a sheet!|
|Barn Picnic. Can you tell by Kristy's face how much fun it is! =)|
|Amanda driving...this is something new she's learning!|
|Rachel and Grandma|
|Kristy, Rachel and GranE|
|This is my hand...my big, mit of a man hand next to the horse's head. |
I've never felt so dainty in my life. Her head is as long as I am from head to stomach!
|Trin first out of her stall... shaking things loose!|
|Manda.."how much she trusts her horse"...while grooming|
|Rachel getting ready!|
|Rachel's first Trinity Ride!|
I had basic seasonings to work with...just Salt, Pepper and Italian seasoning... I seasoned the meat as I went (all to taste!)After the Meat was browned, I sauteed more onions with garlic until translucent...
Added in the tomato paste to cook... then added chicken stock and let simmer for a few minutes...
Tossed the onions/tomato paste into the crock pot, with three cans of tomatoes...mixed, seasoned and let go on high heat for about 5 hours...
And this - my friends is what I filled my sisters fridge and freezer with.... Yes, I was channeling my "inner Italian grandmother" (OK, so I'm not Italian, but I really believe we all have a bit of an Italian grandma in us) - I needed to make sure she ate well!
|Yes..that is the door at my Mom's back...and Amanda's hand |
is touching the back wall! Tiny!