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In which we repair rot, rust, and other Swampish ravages of time

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I bought my horse trailer, new, in 2004.

It was the single biggest solo purchase of my life...and, possibly, the most significant.
Owning a horse trailer meant freedom and independence. (Mostly independent, anyhow--I ended up borrowing Jim's truck to pull it for several years before I bought the truck from him). Having my own trailer meant I could ride my own horse whenever I wanted, without being dependent on the whims and schedules of other people.   It was--still is--a glorious feeling.


The trailer is now looking a bit worse for wear. I had originally thought that I would sell it, and maybe get something a little bigger and a little newer.
But this trailer has 2 big advantages over a bigger, newer trailer: Being little means I can park it anywhere. This is handy at crowded trailheads and ridecamps.It is paid for, and has been for a long time. That's...kinda nice.

So, instead of trading it in, I signed it up for a makeover!
When I was researching "trailer repair services…

In which our boys are growing up, the trails await, and there's a garden

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Both of these guys passed a big milestone this weekend!


On Friday, Will graduated from the HVAC program at CITC, a vocational trade school for construction industries. This program had him working as an HVAC apprentice while studying hands-on and academic skills.  


Then, on Saturday, young Henry did this:


 We are so proud of them both, even if we really continue to think they still look like this:


On Sunday, we had no social plans, so you know what I did.



The day was warm and sunny, so I aimed for the shady trails.




Such a pretty day.

















We ended up at the river!

In which it's time to wander around the garden to see what's up there

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Well, this is a farm blog.  Wanna see what's growing?


















In which the Cross-State ride report picks up the bits and brings it all home

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A few photos got missed in earlier posts and deserve a little daylight.