Saturday, August 29, 2009

Okay, so we'll pick blackberries then....

Well, Saturday morning started off fine. Loaded up the horses, drove to the trails, got the boys out to groom and saddle up and then BOOM! It happened. Poor Magic backed himself up into a rock and sliced his poor little leg. It was a moment of "freaking out" but just for a moment. We watched as the blood poured out of his leg...eek! We acted quickly and bandaged it up as fast as possible to stop the bleeding. He was very jumpy at that point so I kept him calm as Deb took care of his leg. Poor guy. So....we loaded them both back up and back home we went. Well, that was after sitting out there for awhile making sure Magic was okay. *sigh* The cut was actually small with a long scrape but we got it to stop bleeding and a bit later when we got home he seemed fine and wasn't favoring it.

So.....we picked blackberries for the rest of the afternoon. :)

The blackberry bushes lined Deb's long driveway so we had a lot of bushes to cover. And the boys even helped us out. :)

Ari did a great job in digging them out! Ari, really! You should clean up after yourself.

Magic was still a bit mad at us from working on his leg. If looks could kill!


And look at how many we harvested!

Blackberry cobbler, here we come!

Deb will watch Magic the rest of the weekend and tend to his poor little wound.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

12 comments:

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

Those blackberries are gorgeous!!!! Can't wait for your cobbler!!!!!! I am starting to drool AGAIN!

Zaroga said...

I'm sorry your day didn't turn out as expected and that Magic got hurt. Hopefully he will heal quickly and that "look" will soon fade.

Blackberry cobbler sounds devine. Will you have it with ice cream or just cream?

Tracey said...

Poor Magic,, I'm sure he'll be fine, but what a way to start the day. Glad you were able to salvage some of it and your blackberries look fantastic! Make sure you take a pic of the cobbler.. I want to se it. I give you so much credit for riding a horse. Just looking at them scare me. But they are beautiful boys!

Maggi said...

Wow, those are some good look blackberries! I hope Magic's leg is better soon!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Poor Magic! I hope he is back in business soon. Nothing is more stressful than a hurt animal!
At least you turned lemons into lemonade. Have fun with the blackberries! I just picked some the other day too. I can't wait to make jelly!

Dawn said...

oh what I would love to make with those little gems.

Nora Johnson said...

What delicious-looking blackberries! Yummy!

Hope Magic's leg is better soon!

xxLola:)

btw thanks for stopping by - hope DC took good care of you! Left a little comment for you end of previous post! xx

TeresaR said...

I'm glad that Magic's wound wasn't deep or serious. What a haul you had with the blackberries! Ours are done for the year, alas. Hope your cobbler will be extra delicious!

Coastal Sisters said...

The blackberry cobbler sounds yummy!

Hope the horsie is doing fine :)

LuLu~*xoxo

fiberdoodles said...

Oh I'm so glad it wasn't any worse. Blackberries ~ YUM!

Sharon

MJ said...

Gorgeous pictures of the horses!

Heather said...

aww his poor leg! poor guy. i hope it heals quickly.