It's been a week ago today since I broke my wrist... A whole week & several more to go for it to be healed. I've been invited for a couple days camping at Brushy Creek, IA - so the plan is to take it easy till then. Now, of course the weather is perfect for riding & I'm not :-( Woe is me...
|Butch letting Farah in the gate~|
When Butch got home from his morning route, we had breakfast then picked Farah up. When we pulled up at the house I know that she knew this was where we'd settled. She checked out the Bronco & camper in the drive & was totally relaxed about the whole thing.
|On the move~|
I was warned by the barn owner not to leave her out on the grass for long :-) It's good I receive direction on these things :-) It was her first real time to graze since leaving WA. Butch & I moved our chairs to the bottom of the hill, confined Nika to the back porch & kicked back to enjoy the view.
|"Do I look Saddlebred?"|
Even the dirtiest she's ever been, with a tail a little shorter & dirty - it was the best kind of entertainment to watch her enjoy herself. Of course she had to check out the neighbors :-) I wanted so badly to give her a bath - but my wrist would not have handled that... Butch still has to figure out the warm water situation & I need a hitching post.
Her attention was split between checking out the yard & grazing. We both knew that her little run-about would come sooner or later & it wasn't long before she was coming right at us :-)
|Farah; "Is this how those Quarter Horses do it?"|
As we growled at her - she dug in & slid to a perfect QH stop, chunks of sod flying :-) Obviously, our girl is feeling her spring oats. Her weight is back up - enough so that her supplement will go back to once-a-day until I'm riding again.
It was hard to take her back... for me anyway - Butch has decided that we'll fence off another area adjoining our "yard" for her in the future. We have made progress though!
|New power pole!|
We arrived home last evening in time to see our new power pole going in! Today, Butch managed to get the trailer backed under the old guide wire - so it will be staying home now. So much handier than driving out to where we paid to store it - to hitch up. As soon as the old pole & wire are finally removed - we'll bring in rock for the driveway. The next wait - is again - for the survey to be completed & soon we hope - Butch will be able to get the garage construction underway! Things move slowly in Iowa, but we're not complaining :-)