In which summer trucks along, doin' summer stuff (and I go riding)
Summertime...and the (riding) is easy.
|Hot, but not unbearable. I chose shady trails for most of today's ride.|
Because we aren't conditioning for anything in particular, Fiddle and I can dink around on trails any old way we want.
Last week, we went with Lucia and Jennifer to show them the way to the river.
|Fee likes Annie most of the time. Not always.|
|These horses have come a long way because these riders have put in a lot of effort!|
|Cold water, not very deep this time of year|
|" Can we walk across the bridge? Let's find out!"|
Yes. They can.
Over at Fish Creek, Patty's new horse child is growing fast.
|This photo was taken last week.|
|This photo was taken today. I think the baby grew an inch in 7 days!|
Patty's mare Flower is *finally* (mostly) sound again, but she is super un-fit. So: arena riding before trail work. Dory was working with Saber, who tripped and fell a few weeks ago and has been given time off to heal up completely. He's much improved now.
Fiddle was there to keep me company, we didn't actually work much.
|Fiddle wasn't sure she "likes" Saber. But she can now be in the arena with him without blowing a gasket.|
Today was a pretty day, so Fee and I went out for a long solo ride this morning.
|You can tell that I activated the tomato curse this summer to make it rain. So much green!|
|We saw a few little chanterelles, but nothing big enough to justify dismounting to collect|
|We passed many piles of mutilated culvert pipe. The roads are being re-graded and culverts upgraded...|
which almost certainly means that this section will get logged soon.
|A new trail. We didn't follow it to the end. Maybe next week?|
|Blue stuff in the sky: I love it. Especially when the ground is still too wet to burn.|
|Result of summer weather, exhibit 2: many potatoes|
|We haven't had to water the gardens much this year (because I planted tomatoes, so it's been raining pretty steadily)|
so the potato crop needs to dry before we can prep stuff for storage.
This time of year there are a LOT of things that need to get done before winter:
We need to get firewood.
We need to get hay.
We need to paint the house.
|Theoretically, I could get tired of the sunshine and blue sky and stuff.|
I haven't got tired of it yet, though.
...I need to go riding.