|Blue waiting for his after ride treat|
Yesterday the nice people who picked Nate up and cremated him delivered his ashes to us. He will be buried next to Dusty as soon as we can get the backhoe attached to the tractor.
I’ve been busy around the farm mostly power washing the white vinyl fencing. So far I’ve done about 40-50 sections front and back. It’s not a hard job but time consuming and I usually wind up looking like a drowned rat when the breeze is blowing in the right or should I say wrong direction. I despise this fence and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who has trees overhanging a fence. The sap seems to stick to it very well.
|Ginger resting after a full day of playing with Gunnar and "helping out"|
The chimney guys are almost done building the new fireplace. Our old one was pulling away from the house and needed to be replaced. It was ugly stucco and didn't go with the house which was built in 1750. So this is more in keeping with the period the house was built in.
For some reason this past Monday I developed gout in my big toe. Never had it before but I’m here to tell you it’s very painful. Finally went to the doctor yesterday and he told me it’s usually developed from shellfish and alcohol. Well, since nobody’s taken me out for a lobster dinner with wine lately, that’s not the cause. I haven’t had an alcoholic beverage for a few months either. It could be from dehydration, which is my bet since I didn’t drink enough water over the weekend. When I start a project I usually keep going until it’s finished. Note to self - drink more water. The doctor gave me heavy-duty anti-inflammatory pills, which must be taken with food, or they cause stomach upset etc. No problem there!
I've spared you the pictures because my swollen toe looks ridiculous.
The bright spot in all of this is I was able to ride Blue on Sunday. We just walked around the indoor for a bit and reintroduced him to steering and bending. Blue is nineteen and he knows this but I think he likes to test me and see if I remember how to ask him correctly. I do! We both had a nice ride for our first time back in a long while. He felt good and I felt good to be back in the saddle again.
|Off to find the herd|
Until next time
Quote for Today
Feeling down? Saddle up. ~Author Unknown