I hope everyone is well, and getting riding time and being as productive as they want to be. I'm working on my to-do lists, after dealing with that stress fracture and then three weeks of influenza - which dropped things by the wayside in May and June. I do have some nice beach walk photos, from DH's birthday. It's from the town beach, half an hour from our farm. We try to make a point of going there more often these days.
Here's some of the photos:
As you can see, Brett had the dog while I took the snap! The sand is very white because eroded from granite.
This is the view northeast from the beach, at Mt Martin Botanical Reserve (on the peninsula), which has a nice 4-hour walk we're planning to do again soon:
Now two of the irrepressible Jess chasing waves:
The next photo is from Emu Point, where 25 years ago they constructed a groyne I was one of the people to protest against, because I knew what it was going to do the the beach which used to go all the way along the shore. The protests were ignored and the groyne was built, and the sand eroded away along the eastern part of the beach, and the sea started cutting into the shore further up as well, so they had to build rock walls at great expense, and they keep having to shift sand around - just like we knew would happen, from countless other examples around Australia. How we wish the decision-makers had paid attention in their high school Geography lessons; the community is paying for this kind of stupidity with increased rates (up 30% in a couple of years) while the earthmoving profits from the initial groyne and subsequent walls etc go to mates of the council, presumably with kickbacks.
They should pay for their stupid decisions out of their own pockets, instead of the people who didn't want it having to pay...
I remember the beach that used to be there... and the money that was still in our pockets then...
This is the entrance to Oyster Harbour, with Mount Martin Botanical Reserve on the other side:
A cargo ship in King George Sound; behind it is Isthmus Hill, leading out to Limestone Head on the left, and Bald Head out of view - that is one of the most magnificent coastal walks in the world, a half-day hike starting from the right-hand side of the picture and going up and over the hill and along the ridge track of the peninsula, out of sight off the photo...and one we've done a lot before moving to the farm, that we are going to catch up with again this year.
...if anyone wants to see the rest of the photos, they are here: https://www.horseforum.com/member-jo...post1970746691
, good on you for trimming your own and well done! Also
, everyone else here who does this (I'm sure that includes
too but working from memory here and you all know what that can be like!). I do my own trimming most of the time, because it saves money, achieves better outcomes than most commercial farriers around here, and gives me a gym workout (although I do have to creak out my back after, so I'm most interested in your trimming stool,
, any photos?).
, has the truck been repaired again? Happy riding, hopefully on "away" trails...
, I hope the flies get eaten down to acceptable levels by lovely little birds... that can then sing from the trees...
, guess what? Now it's my turn at the dentist! After years of finding nothing - no fillings since I was a kid - they found that one of my bottom incisors is dead while looking normal. The nerve and blood supply died off, for no apparent reason (no decay, they say the other common reason is a knock to the tooth that could have happened decades ago, but I can't remember anything like that), and they only saw it on the close-up X-ray. So they're going to stabilise that tooth by drilling out the root canal and taking the dead nerve and clotted blood out of there, and filling it up temporarily with antibiotics to sanitise everything, and inserting a temporary filling to plug it all back up while they let it stew a month, and then they will suction out that stuff and put a composite filling in the root canal, and they tell me I should still have that tooth when I'm 80 if I'm careful... This dentist is great, I don't expect it to hurt, they know how to do locals properly. I had my wisdom teeth out in the chair with this mob and never felt a thing, they're so good... the only thing you feel is the hit to your bank balance... but dentists have to eat too...
Imagine having a dead tooth that looks normal! Ha!
Are the dentures working well for you?