Boy! Did we ever get a lot of rain last night! It poured for 12 hours straight with plenty of thunder and lightning. The outdoor arena is totally under water (again), and I just dragged it a couple days ago. After chores we had a visit from a new farrier. John, our regular, was forced to stop as he has very serious knee and hip problems at this time. He recommended Josh B.
I trust John and he found us a great young man.
I made arrangements for him to go to Barb's and Tina's from here, so he had 6 horses to trim.
Over half of them are in their late 20s and need the TLC approach. Josh was very good at recognizing what would work the best.
He used to be a Hunter/Jumper rider and when he got out of high school, went straight to Cornell to learn how to become a farrier.
Berlin and Abbe were both cooperative and seemed fine with the change.
All of us were happy with him and he will be back. Welcome Josh!
The temperature went up to the low 80s and it was very muggy and buggy. Fortunately there was a nice breeze.
My little guys love hanging out on the back porch.
I had a much needed appointment with the message therapist at 2. Ahhhh....hot stones.
From there I went to Agape but did not last long. Really goofed going there after a massage. Won't do that again. Stopped at Weggies on the way home...
For some reason I could not sleep last night...reading didn't even help. Ready to crash when I got home, but didn't.
Deb and Tom stopped up for some rhubarb.
'Tis the season.
By the way, when I got home there was 3/4 of a rhubarb pie in a beautiful container sitting by the kitchen door. I have no idea who left it....and I just made one yesterday. Talked Jenny into taking some of it off our hands.
I started dinner and did chores while Gary finished up with Finn and Coop.
What was for dinner???? I made a corn salad introduced to us by a friend from Paris who spent many summers in Brockport. I used 2 cans of organic corn, some onion, green pepper, 1 tomato, diced swiss cheese and tossed it with a Russian dressing (homemade). Salt and pepper, of course. Try this one, it's different and crunchy yummy.
Hot dogs with no nitrates or preservatives on some baked beans.
I'm not going to be happy if I can't get some serious sleep time later.