Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday stills: Halloween =D

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Halloween! My favorite day of the year! I do professional face painting so my day is mostly filled with painting a lot of wiggly kids and sometimes drunk adults. Great fun. Carving pumpkin

Of course it wouldn't be Halloween without pumpkin carving.

The unsuspecting victim. I had a whole plan of carving it in the barn with my leatherman but I couldn't find it and I couldn't be arsed to walk to the house to get a knife so I carved it with a pair of scissors and still have all 8 fingers and two thumbs! That takes skill right there.

Why wouldn't I be carving it at the house you might ask? Well this one is not for decoration. I left the seeds and all inside of it. It's going to be a halloween treat.


Duunn nuunn...Note the Jaws theme on my playlist (sorry Ed, I put the johnny cash one you like second)

WATCH OUT PUMPKIN!! LAND SHARKS TO THE RIGHT!!
dduuunnnn nuuunnn.... dunn nuuunnn

DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUN!!

OH NOES!!

Honestly, did you think it really stood a chance?Indigo and Sheba share well and devoured the whole thing

I turned around to see Suzy stareballing me. She wanted a bite too so I obliged.


Overall pumpkins are a wonderful thing to feed horses. Squash too but they are tougher and pumpkins are usually so cheap here. I paid 50 cents for this one. I got a natural wormer the other month for my horses and one of the main ingredients was pumpkin seeds. They all gobbled the wormer up when I gave it to them, no fuss about it they loved it. This year is the first year Indigo has not rubbed her butt on the barn. My vet really reccomended it as it saved a local womans standardbred. He has always been very thin and they found he was infested with worms. They were giving him tripple doses of wormer with no luck. One worming with this natural de-wormer and he was given a clean bill of health. Here is the link if any of you are interested. Most tack stores carry it.

So this year instead of throwing out your jack-o-lanterns the day after halloween give them to your favorite horsy friend.

16 comments:

Ed said...

O.K. now that I see the challenge post its fantastic!!! Great choice of music for the post! For some reason I can't find the Cash song anywhere to download, even on i-tunes. Any ideas??

Jo said...

they look so happy!

VioletSky said...

I had no idea.

One Red Horse said...

Oh what a good idea! Their very own pumpkin for Halloween. Love the photos.

Sandy from the Heart of texas said...

Awesome! They are certainly enjoying that jack-o-lantern. Learn something every day. I didn't get to carve or buy any pumpkins (that cost way more than 50 cents her) this year but next time I will take them down the road when I'm done to some neighbor horses!

colleen said...

That is just the cutest set of pictures. I didn't realize horses would eat pumpkin! Poor guy never had a chance.

Shirley said...

Who'da thunk? I'm always looking for natural remedies for my horses, they already get garlic, and nettles. Looks like a pumpkin will be next on the list! Thanks for the link.

Desert Rose said...

Thanks for the pumpkin tip!!! Loved watching the horses eat their treat!!!

dibear said...

WOW! Peter, peter pumpkin eater! This is just too sweet. I'll remember this tip, we have several horses in the neighborhood. :)

Regular Guy said...

That is a great post and education on horses. I would have never thought they would eat a pumpkin.

Sydney said...

Glad you guys liked it. Horses eat a variety of things and are relatively cheaper and healthier than horse treats.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I never thought about feeding pumpkins to horses. We didn't have a jack-o-lantern this year, but I might get one in the future knowing that horses can eat them.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Brilliant! I had no idea I could feed our pumpkins to our horse. I was planning on feeding them to our goats actually. But we still haven't gotten around to carving them yet. I know! gah! lol! I wonder if my picky mare will enjoy some pumpkin?

Great playlist! Fun!

~Lisa

word verification: cowfly

Jessie said...

Wow, learn something new every day! It never even crossed my mind that horses might like a pumpkin treat. I'll have to try that wormer, too--nothing seems to work very well anymore with all the tolerance built up. I'll be trying the pumpkin with my "kids" this weekend!!

Sydney said...

Jesse make sure you take pictures =D

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very cool photos of your horse attacking the pumpkins.. I really enjoyed them ! :)

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