Breyer horse box; horse that comes in random colors: silver bay, glossy palomino, and glossy silver with spots! Which will it be? (They’re all Shires.) It looks like the mane bobs of the silver bay might be poking through the clear tape on the box. I’m hoping for the glossy palomino. If it’s the bay or the palomino, I’ll make it a driving harness.
Box opened; can’t tell anything yet. That must have just been the very thick bubble wrap around the horse.
Aaaahhhhhhhh!! What is it?
Silver with spots!!!! My 2nd choice!!
Magnificent! (But everyone keeps saying that he looks like a Christmas horse.) He’s so glossy that he feels slippery!
Head and face detail. His name is now Silver Storm!
Left side. So beautiful!!!
Glossy palomino; silver bay (what they look like: first pictures on top left).
It’s a random horse drawing in #2 pencil on printer paper that I think might be an Arabian mare (not sure what I was drawing).
These were my first chickens, two Buff Orpington hens. Pictured: Henny (left) and Chickie (right). They were both very sweet and beautiful, and lived to fairly old ages for a chicken. Henny lived to be nine years old. Pictured below is Henny when she was eight years old (she is standing on one foot scratching her beak).
For some reason, my Breyer Western rider doll will not sit on a horse. Her legs are too stiff, and she does not sit in a Western saddle. So I tried this tutorial I found on how to customize dolls’ arms and legs ( http://braymere.blogspot.com/2016/03/customizing-breyer-youth-doll.html ). I didn’t follow it exactly (cotton instead of gauze; electrical tape instead of medical tape), but it is at least an improvement in her riding (the right side of the bit came off in this photo).
She needs better boots that she can bend her ankles in, but there seem to be no Western boot tutorials for dolls. Next model horse goal: to make a realistic saddle without using leather.
Before (with lazy editing of photo background) & After (I like the way the hair net turned out).
Next model horse performance scene: This doll riding Kodi (who is the same mold as the other horse).
This is a picture of my hen Sweetie raising chicks in 2010, in the only photo of her that still exists. It was June 2010, and the chicks were having fun playing outdoors. Flighty (chick on the right) laid champion eggs for many years. She was a Cuckoo Marans. Strangely enough, the name of the Marans breed is spelled the same way, “Marans,” whether referring to one bird or many birds.
Breyer 2018 Flagship horse Kodi (only 3,000 made)!!!! This horse has to be one of my favorites. It looks so realistic. The trees ended up nicely in scale in the background.