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Archive for March 28th, 2007

Wilderness RV Park

I’m setting this to auto post on Wed. as we will be on the road during part of the day and busy setting up and meeting our neighbors during the rest of the day.

 

Tuesday: As I sat in front of my computer, (which is next to the window); I seen a little bird land on the arm of our awning. It is very colorful, so pretty! Of course, I didn’t have the camera handy. Quietly, I got up and went after the camera, but with my movement it flew off.  It has been back a time or two, but so far I haven’t been able to get its picture. It is very weary of my movements, just lifting the camera, sends it on its way.

 

We don’t have a green arena to look at in front of us, just the dirt field and cows standing in their own mud and mess; even though the cows are a ways from us we still are tormented with the odors associated with them. It is going to be, oh so good, to get away from the smell of cattle yards, and chicken sheds. On a warm day, it can be down right nauseating here. Late at night, I can hear the bawling of a cow, discontent with something, probably her udder needing attention, or maybe she is just cold.  

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Behind us is one of the channels where the Mallard ducks and Canadian geese swim and carry out the affairs of their day. The air rings with their quacks, and honks and the sky is highlighted by their coming and going across the sky. I have enjoyed watching them and their antics. They are very tame, will come to you if you offer them food, which many people do here in the park. Up until a few years ago, the ducks used to lay their eggs in the tall grass that grew along the channel banks, but of course a person had to watch where she walked along the bank, and then the brats kids discovered the eggs and would throw them around causing much hate and discontent among the ducks and humans.   Then, the park personnel started to keep the grass cut, the banks were clear with no over-growth and unsafe for the ducks to feel secure laying their eggs there, so the enjoyment of seeing a nest of eggs and later on a little trail of babies following in the wake of their mother, has disappeared like so many other pleasant things from times gone past.

Occasionally, one can see a squirrel poke its head up from a hole in the ground. So far I have not seen a rabbit in this area. We had/have one right outside of our door for awhile; I haven’t seen it since I took pictures of it a while ago. I wasn’t sure if it is a squirrel or mole, I think the census from the peanut gallery is that it is a squirrel.

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See the size of this guy’s feet!clydedale-horses.jpg

There was several of the baby colts in this field. And several fields full of colts. clydedale-horses-breeding-ranch.jpg

While we were staying at Wilderness RV Park in Menifee, CA we were out riding one day and came across the Budwiser Clydedale breeding farm. This brought back memories from days gone bye, when I was a preteen back in the rural area of Michigan, back when most of the roads were lanes of dirt.  At least once a week, a matched team of Clydedale Horses would pass our house. They were beautiful, and so huge! I maybe wrong, but I believe that  they are the biggest horses on earth! I remember running out to the front of the house to watch them when they went by, I could hear them coming way before they got there. They had such huge feet, I think the ground shook when they took a step. They seemed to be gentle animals. I just loved them. I wished back then I had the courage that I do now and asked the driver for a ride. Oh well.

Back to the breeding farm, we stopped and I took some pictures of the baby horses. I don’t know how old they were, but couldn’t be very old, compared to how big that they get. They were very friendly! I was glad that they were behind, double fences.

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This little guy wanted me to touch him and vis a vira, but he was to far away, double fences! Just think he is a little baby!

The gates were closed so we couldn’t talk to anyone.

My husband tells me that way back in the days of castles and dragons (Tee Hee) when he was the King; the Gladiators rode Clydedale horses in battle, used them when they did that jousting thing with the long poles, trying to knock each other off their mounts.  This is a link to the history of the clydedale horse. They originally came from Scotland, before the 19th century. It is quite interesting. I will let you read it yourself. http://clydesusa.com/clydesdale.htm

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