I have a lot to recap including a lesson on Ranger and so much to do at work. But instead, why not share some silliness?
Olivia @ DIY Horseownership is holding an Easter Contest — You can enter too on her blog. And, Saturday after a long day when I was losing my mind, I figured it was as good of a time as any to participate. So, I what did I do other than make horse cookies and hold an Easter Egg Hunt for Jiminy?
The plan was to follow her Pill Hider Horse Treats (rules stated you could use any of the homemade horse treat recipes), but I didn’t have any apple sauce and didn’t want to go to the store (keep the part in mind later) so I used canned pumpkin in its place. So, basically, my treats were a hybrid between the Pill Hider Horse Treats and the Pumpkin Horse Treats.
But the recipe was super easy to follow until I realized that I did NOT own a mini muffin pan. And was not planning to buy one. Enter modification number…6? So I used a large muffin pan and made some large muffins and then still had batter. They take an hour to cook and if I did multiple batches, I’d never be finished and I needed sunlight for my Easter Egg hunt! So, I found muffin cups and started dumping batter in those. So I ended up with less than pretty muffins, but it worked…
Biscuit approves… This kitten is TROUBLE.
Of course, while the muffins were cooking, I realized I was missing a key element of the hunt. The costume. So, I left my husband with a core instruction: Make sure the house doesn’t burn down. And headed off to CVS in search of bunny ears. The struggle was real folks. BUT, success! 3 pairs of bunny ears remained and I purchased the best pair. (I could have picked up apple sauce…)
I came home, house still standing and waited for the cookies to finish Then, when they were FINALLY finished, I sped up the cooling process (thank you refrigerator) and out we went for a photo shoot, egg hiding session, and THE HUNT!
It was dinner time for the boys so Jiminy was the only HUNT participant. But, they all participated in the taste test and photo shoot. Subi, pickiest of them all, is IN LOVE with the cookies. Probably because they don’t have apple in them. He is NOT a fan of apple sauce… So, the pumpkin in a hit.
But the star of the show? Jiminy.
We didn’t allow him loose for the hunt as he can escape from the round pen and he was a little distracted by grass…
Nonetheless, he’s utterly adorable…
He was very disappointed when he found the last “egg” and didn’t get to stay and enjoy the green grass… Let’s just say, grass is the last thing he needs 🙂
Jiminy is like OMG GRASSSS. Ooh cookies, but GRASSSSS. hahaha
Seriously. Cookies are good, but GRASS OMG! He was a lot more obsessed with the cookies yesterday when there was no grass around. Still, he’s an equal opportunity pig. Food is food!
Those ears are so cute!
How could you say no to sequins? I’m surprised the boys were so good about it…
omg that is hysterical!! LOL 🙂 So funny and look you baked! 🙂 Remus would have left the cookies/muffins for grass too. The ears are adorable on Jiminy too…he should wear them all the time! 🙂
Haha. Yes, I baked! I do bake sometimes, as shocking as it might be… I do like to cook. You talk Jiminy into the ears. He was the least enthusiastic about them! The big guys seemed to like them the most? Who knows… He’s a strange bird… But he looked pretty cute…
Good for you – that was beyond adorable.
Thank you! The things we do…
Hahahaha! This is beyond adorable and cute! Love it lol
What can I say… Jiminy is involved so automatic cuteness factor!
Yes he is lol
OMG. Jiminy in the sparkling bunny ears is so cute! I had never though of pumpkin for horses before I made those treats, but even my picky eater loves the pumpkin.
Jiminy is just lucky he’s cute because he’s a little stinker! The pumpkin really worked well though! And Subi will murder for those treats!
Ahhh, so much cuteness in one post. Love the ears!
Thank you! They all didn’t mind the ears? What horses put up with… And then spook at trees. Or branches.
Aw this is so stinkin cute tho omg
Thanks! Seriously. Jiminy needs to dress up more!
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