It’s a roseate spoonbill, that’s what!
I was excited to see the storks visiting again, then I noticed one of the beaks trolling the shore was not black and looked sorta funny. Whoa. It was pink!
I’ve only had one visit from a spoonbill before so this made me smile. I remember looking at one up close at the collection at College Station but I’d rather see them live! I guess this one had just joined up with stork pals for a while.
It was beautiful to see them all fly off, too.
What a happy ending to a day that was already fun.
Why was today fun?
No, not because I did my favorite work task, building an e-learning video. It’s because it was Dusty’s turn to star in a horse activity, and it’s fun to watch him bask in the glow of attention.
Sara needs to practice trimming hooves, and Dusty had four that needed attention. So she brought all her equipment over and worked on our old buddy.
Sara is doing so great, too. As I expected, she is learning fast. It only took her an hour to do the trim, which is a big improvement!
She had a lot more training to do, but she’s well on her way. Dusty did fine and was quite the gentleman. He had to rest his feet some, but that gave Sara a break, too. We were all happy with the results.
It’s just so fun to watch my friend learn and hang out with my horse buddies.
Life does not suck right now. It’s good, in fact. And it’s getting better! Woo hoo! Enjoy some more hoof fixing photos!
Hey, I skipped a blogging day. It was both busy and sorta boring. But I’m almost finished making the squares for my little macho camouflage blanket! I used my time wisely!
4 thoughts on “What’s Pink and behind My House?”
Interesting — and I especially loved the spoonbill visit and photos! More than a little envious of you seeing them in the wild. Of course the horses’ hoof care is educational too.
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That was pretty cool seeing it live!
Love the spoonbill and your sharing! How exciting.!! Have never seen that contraption Sarah was using to rest? Dusty’s foot on? Love a wman farrier too!! Did you know storks are symbols of new birth? One story tells that a stork circles aroundthe cross on Calvary offering sympathy and stenth to Jesus. It’s considered a close relative to humanity. IT’s staid when wounded it can weep tears. It has a conection to emotions. It reminds us to care for our inner child and family roots as they are excellent parents. Nurture your projects and activities that giv birth to your life.
They are considered good luck. On some level you will find life renewed. They awaken creativity in your life through movement, not words…..
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Thanks for all the stork lore. Sara’s husband built the hoof stand for her.