Good morning! A nice sunrise along with a hard frost.
We are in for some warm days starting tomorrow...up to 80!!!! by the weekend.
I wanted to take off the pony's sheets, but the breeze made it very cold (so I didn't).
When I opened the barn door, Dream went out and rolled in the mud again.
After chores (which were so simple this morning) I had to go to the bank and run a couple of errands. Just when the pups and I were getting in the car, I looked out in the paddock and there were all the horses standing in the water in the outdoor arena (pond).
For a minute there, I thought Abbe was actually going to roll in the water.
Instead, she started to paw. Remember when she used to chase Dream? Now they are good pals.
My class arrived at 1:30. Connie stopped by with some of her work for the art show. Tina helped her unpack it.
Here is a preview of what is going to be in the show.
The painting above is in progress, the rest are finished.
Connie is producing some beautiful work. She has a fabulous studio in her home and obviously spends a lot of time there.
Mel plays the guitar, so I had to show him mine. I really have to toughen up my fingers so I can attempt to play it again.
Tina finished her bunnies.
Deb spent last weekend in Schenectady and started a painting of the Mohawk River (for her book).
Donna is doing a colored pencil drawing of a cat.
Mel has started a colored pencil drawing of a bird.
And while all this was going on, Gary was out in the kitchen painting thank you post cards. He works in the style of an "outsider" artist and really enjoys doing this.
I must say that he is improving like crazy this week...even drove his car today. The first 5 or 6 days were tough, but he is tough. No pain meds, no nothin.
This was his late afternoon snack (mine too).
Around 6:15 Barb P. and her husband arrived with a load of sawdust. Barb K-S was already out in the paddock with her horse (Dream).
I put the horses in so we could back the truck up to the overhang. There's my boy....
Got them tucked in quickly....
Then we started to move in the sawdust. We can get a heaping truckload for $35.
The new stall is loaded...the ritz. Barb's horse is going to love it.
The remainder was divided throughout the barn. A little difficult with the horses in the stalls eating.
It was getting late and the sun was low on the horizon.
Headed back to the house at 7:20.
Another very late dinner.
Leftover pasta sauce on elbows.
Did you eat yet Coyote?
Now I need to take a very hot shower so I can get ready to watch "A Good Wife."