In which we go to the ride and things happen, details to follow soon
|Home on the Range ridecamp 2012 photo by Darlene Anderson|
(For comparison: average rainfall around Haiku Farm is about 38 inches annually)
I believe that Washtucna received about half of the allotted annual rain in the few days surrounding the ride.
|"It rained" photo by Monica Bretherton|
Most endurance riders will understand what that means, and why I grabbed my ride card to take it back to the vets so I could pull us. If you don't understand the significance of "strawberry lemonade", don't worry--my next blog post will talk all about it.
Suffice to say that the ride was beautiful, that my big mare is just fine (and, in fact, never showed any other adverse symptoms), that I learned things. Details forthcoming.
Since I have to get out the door to work right now, I'll just show you the cuteness:
|Bailey and puppies: "Please, take them away--they have TEETH!"|
Bailey is Ryan's dog. She's a great little working mutt, and he always thought it would be awesome for her to have little working mutt puppies. She delivered a litter of TEN pups 7 weeks ago. Ryan has now scheduled a spay operation for Bailey.
Bailey would rather be working, anyhow.
|Trail marking crew|
NO, we did not take a puppy. But we helped place some of them.
|Madeline's new puppy|
I'm sure Mads will have many, many adventures...and she needs to have a dog with her. So, we chose the puppy she will take. The name of the pup is secret for now. Shhhh.
|Dory's new puppy|
|This puppy is definitely a Pirate|
|Allowing sleeping dogs to remain recumbent|
|Home at last!|
Life is pretty danged good. You heard it here first.