Holiday for Horses

Merry Christmas for those who observe, and if that’s not you, here’s wishing you a joyful and peaceful winter holiday season.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the cruel owner who’s been forcing poor Tigger to take his supery dupery joint supplement felt that she could not force her horse to eat something he hated on Christmas Day, so instead of that and a battle at feeding time, he got two Stud Muffins ™ broken into pieces in his feed, and his other supplement.  And went in and started eating eagerly, as expected.  No muss, no fuss, no struggle.

The humans dined al fresco in the back yard, on a brilliantly sunny and pleasant afternoon, on ham with spiced pear & maple-syrup & lime glaze, and boiled potatoes (we LIKE boiled potatoes) with butter, salt & pepper.  We can haz ham & potatoes if we wants, yessir.  Set the outdoor table (constructed by R-) with a proper cloth tablecloth, real plates & flatware & glasses, but did have paper towels for emergency wipes (didn’t need them) .  The cedar waxwings were frustrated by precautions (like setting the table with plates and dishes bottom side up until we were ready to eat) and left us alone, but there were plenty of birds flying around, in and out of the roughleaf dogwood tangle at the upper end of the artificial stream.

And I came in to find that I’d lost the flash card with the book on it, but it was just hiding between a CD and a DVD, so YAY!

Clearly I need to cut their hair again.  Maybe tomorrow…

6 thoughts on “Holiday for Horses

  1. Happy Boxing Day! As the Government here ruined our Christmas plans – I had not expected to have to cook – we had roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, broad beans (I think these are called Lima beans in the USA?), and Brussels Sprouts – and I made the best gravy I’ve ever made! It was lovely! Followed by a commercially-made raspberry roulade instead of the traditional Christmas pudding.

    1. Someone who “doesn’t expect to have to cook” and yet turns out a dinner as complete as that one is a far better cook than I am. (respectful bow in your direction.)

    2. Well, we did have a couple of days’ notice that we wouldn’t be allowed to celebrate with our families (even the Queen wants a hug now!), so I could buy the veg, and we had the beef in the freezer.

  2. Glad you had a lovely day, and especially glad you hadn’t really lost the flash card, I hope the “Oh no I can’t find it, where is it, where is it?” wasn’t too awful. We like boiled potatoes too, they are just the right thing to have with some dishes and ham is one of those dishes.

    We had our usual quiet day, we made a new to us squash dish – baked in a walnut and balsamic vinegar sauce – which was interesting, but if I make it again I’ll be checking the sweetness of the squash as it endeed up being rather too vinegary. I suppose I could buy more expensive balsamic vinegar, but it’s not something I use often and I’m not sure how well it would stand being kept for several years.

    I very much hope that the New Year sees some positive changes for all of us.

  3. Jazzlet, I just had to comment about vinegar. Vinegar IS spoiled. Sort of. Before it is sold, it has been aging for 12 to 25 years. Really nowhere for it to go. Best taste is within 3 years of first opening the bottle. I LOVE vinegars, and like having different ones in my cupboard. Frequently a dash of vinegar goes in my drinking glass with ice water.

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