: About the caterpillar: DH and I thought it was actually really beautiful!!! And what cute "feet"! Hope you are really enjoying every second of your holiday. After teaching a school year, you need and deserve it - hope the other teachers here are also really relaxing! NS
: Haha, that scene! Your horses are looking fabulous: Not like balloons and not skinny, just right. I've got to un-balloon my Sunsmart - he's already on restricted grazing but needs and wants proper regular trail riding... if only I can summon up the energy again... but have the two hoof boots with me that need wires changing; only a 5 min job but not something I've done while surrounded by an unfinished house. Hopefully having a complete boot set again will tempt me back out on the rocky long trails... How often do you generally ride? And there are three, are they all getting turns? Ellen
: Gosh, you crack me up, it's like you're the resident wit/sage around here! Much enjoy reading your posts. MR
: Nothing like a good fence. I was starting to get up in the middle of the night whenever I heard unexplained noises in the garden in case Pirate the cow (eyepatch marking!) was in there pulling up grass near my several hundred plastic seedling protectors in our garden beds... would take a cow an hour to undo years of work... there was already an electric fence around the garden but with turbo-braid, not wire, and the cows knew just where the lower-conducting areas were... turbo-braid tends to get patchy after a few years... Strainers and wire, way to go... Roadyy
: Enjoy your trip, looking forward to the photos! Wishing all of you here a great weekend!
We're at my parents' place; I'm going to take trimming master classes with my dad, who does corrective trimming and shoeing for harness horses, and we're going to have a go at putting a riding saddle on his young harness mare, and perhaps sitting on her. It's always been really straightforward to saddle train dad's harness trained horses, they've done all the long reining and working with people already, are used to a harness saddle thingy, and don't take long to get used to a rider on their back instead of driving in the cart. Never had a single one of his trained harness horses buck or shy when first getting on them, they go, "Oh OK! Now back to business. Where to?"
Looking forward to walking our dog on the river, she loves swimming...