Archive for the Category ◊ Montana ◊

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• Thursday, August 02nd, 2018

It’s been an extremely hectic and busy year since we decided to move out of what we had thought would be our forever home in Montana.

Garage Sales, fixing up and selling our home, researching new homes, completing everything that needed to be done before we left, scheduling the moving trucks, etc. It was crazy.

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• Friday, September 25th, 2015

Today was the last day of boating, and the day before Ashton’s 30th birthday. We got a pretty good family photo of everyone on the boat before we took it out.

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• Monday, May 23rd, 2011

We’d like to welcome the newest member to our ranch family: “Expressive” born on May 17, 2011.

We waited a long time for this foal (baby horse)! Although most horses carry a foal for 340 day, Anna’s mare, Elbe, carried this baby for 374 days! She was a month overdue. At one point, weeks after the baby was due, Anna was convinced Elbe wasn’t even pregnant; only fat. She wasn’t showing any signs of being pregnant except for the “hay belly”. As it turns out, Elbe was “cooking her just long enough to be perfect.”

As Trakehner foals must be named with the first letter of the mother’s name, her name had to start with an “E”. With the help of her Trainer, Jeannette, we decided on “Expressive”, we call her Penny for short.

She is an absolutely adorable baby Trakehner. She is not as large as our last baby, Linux, who is a colt (male).

Here are some pictures of her.

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• Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Anna, Linux, Ashton and MochaWhat another great year. 2010 was another whirlwind of adventure.

To the right, you can see our latest addition to our Ranch, Linux, Trakehner colt (boy). You can also see Anna, Ashton and Mocha. Read the Rest of this Post

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• Monday, October 11th, 2010

2010 has been an awesome year for us except for blog postings. We’ve done an absolutely horrible job of posting on our blog(s). I hope to remedy that very soon. The plan is to start posting pictures and posts of all the events that have occurred in the last 10 months and date them for the time they happened. If this all works out, no one would even know we’d totally abandoned our blog for almost an entire year… save for this short paragraph.

Since I couldn’t leave this as such a boring post, I decided to continue by posting pictures of some of the randomity of 2010: namely anything that wasn’t important enough to have it’s own blog post. Enjoy.

On October 8th, we had “Formal Friday”. We even went out to lunch at the Hot Spot. =)

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AshAnna watched Julie and Julia together and Anna got super excited to cook some yummy foods. This was our breakfast the next morning! Yummy!

Cinnamon rolls

Oh, and I (Ashton) cooked my first apple pie. I still have lots to learn, but it was edible…

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My friend from Von Rocko gave me an awesome storm trooper picture for a present, and I fell in love with StarCraft 2. (I got to play the beta for a few glorious months.) Here’s my work station:

Computer Station

Anna competed in 3 Dressage competitions this year, and qualified to compete a the championships!

Top Priority Trakehners

What would a blog post be without a picture of Mocha being adorable:
Mocha

Enjoy,
Ashton