Man Flu

So I’m sick. Last night, I came down with a fever. Nobody else in the world could be feeling as sick as me right now. Despite being a woman, I believe that I, Jillaroo Jess, have come down with a dramatic case of Man Flu.

I had planned to wash and move around a few fillies who are going to be broken in, but this put a spanner in the works. Instead, I moped around watching Parks and Recreation and did a few loads of washing. Also, as per usual, I gave the dogs a run in the morning and afternoon. It’s amazing how much better I felt when watching the working dogs running around like lunatics. They are hilarious, and it’s hard not to smile at the sight of them playing in that magic time of the afternoon. One collie pup named Opera (named for her Phantom of the Opera shaped white face) loves to play catch with herself- throwing and catching whatever she finds. At the end of the day when I come home from work, there are 17 furry faces grinning at me, waiting for me. What could be better? You certainly don’t get greetings like that from family or your partner! Haha!


Horsing Around

What do you do on a Saturday afternoon when you’re bored as batpoop? Teach your horse to lay down on command of course!

This is Percy (Coolridge Perseverance), a smart little Australian Stock Horse 3yr old filly. I was given her by Jackaroo, who bred her. She was a weanling when I first started visiting the farm, and was the first foal I named of his. Her name doesn’t seem to suit her sometimes, as you don’t have to persevere with her much to get the desired result. It literally took 5mins to get her bowing and then laying on the ground – despite hoards of pups running about. Great little horse! Can’t wait to start Campdrafting on her this year!