Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Gnats Are Back! 85 Degrees

Now we need some rain.  So many ups and downs this spring.

After finishing chores I mowed the outdoor arena, which is about filled in by 80%.  Where it's nice and thick the footing is getting much better.  Lots of clover.  The entire time I was out there gnats were on the attack....and it was only 9am!
Gary ran a lot of errands today and I had 
practice.  Had to put on the air conditioner so we would not get fried.

This is what it takes for all of us to have our instruments and mics hooked up.  Thanks to Tom.  He has it all figured out.

We have out biggest gig yet coming up in July so we are trying to pick our best 20 songs with a few more in reserve.  We won't have another practice until late July due to members traveling.
Little Wonder lasted for about 2 hours and then went inside for a nap.

Gary washed all the fans and now they are whirling in the kitchen and the library.  We usually don't need them this early.

These two ponies must have spent the majority of the day in this run-in as I picked an entire wheel barrow of manure when I went out for evening chores.  They were very happy to get tucked in.
Night all.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Alice and Buddy - Day Two

83 degrees.

Alice arrived at 10 for a little more horse therapy.  First Little Wonder and I had to go get them in the run-in by the stalls.
The first time Alice groomed him, Buddy was very anxious and today he was so much more relaxed.

Rebel waited patiently in his stall.

When it was his turn, Buddy was not quite as relaxed while he waited in his stall.  Oddly enough, when I turned up the radio it seemed like he was moving to the music.

Little Wonder watched from under my chair.

When Alice and I finished sweeping out the grooming room, we were dragging out a bucket of manure and Buddy went right to her.
What horse would not love the massages she gives them?

I went down to Weggie's to get some corn on the cob for dinner and when I got home Andrea was waiting to pick up some hay (since she was in the area).  All three of us have gimpy knees but we managed to get 10 bales in her truck.

Dinner was yummy.  Baked pork chops with onion, pineapple and a homemade marinade....corn and coleslaw.
Evening chores at 8.

Night all.