Thursday, April 8, 2010
This N That
Good bye, terrible Winter.
All horses brushed, wormed, trimmed and tucked into their pasture after a day on good, green grass. It was nice to get covered with horse hair, snuggled by big animals, and know there are a few less winter hairs that I will have to brush next time.
It is thrilling to know all are ready to ride. I just have some tweaking to do on saddles and bridles. Just a few things, like changing my reins to clips instead of buckles, combining some bridle parts to make complete sets for each horse. When completed I can grab a bridle and know it belongs to this horse, completely adjusted and ready to go. I have to change the monster cinch to the Australian for Charme and the western for all the others. I will have each horse a saddle that fits perfectly but must take a step at a time. The Western does well on the boys since they are similiar in build. Some day I will add a barrell saddle or trail saddle for the lightness of them. This old lady can't swing those big Westerns like I used to do.
The high line crew is busy putting in culverts and big gates and new roads. The farm will never look the same but I do hope it looks better. I can not prevent progress but I can pray nothing but good comes from these changes. At least now, I will not have to worry if the horse will cross the creek, they won't even know they are crossing water.
Still nursing the crud. We have become close friends and it is with me day and night. I can't hear out of one ear and I cough a lot. This has been my constant companion for almost a month, I am ready for it to move out! Hubby was sick one day and rushed to the doctor and brought me medicine too so hopefully...
Still short handed at work, with no change in sight. I know many are working six days to help the post office through its readjustment but I am so tired, sick and tired.
Time moves to the busy season At The Farm. Then I think, is there an unbusy season??
I hope Spring has graced you with her beauty.