It's turned dry, temperatures in the upper nineties with no rain in sight. I took some flower pictures before everything dries up and blows away.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
First off, we are very happy V got back safely from Texas. Her team was 15 out of 35. No one on the team placed in anything. V had the highest score from Virginia. I think she had a good time. She bought a cowboy hat and a western bling belt. I told her with that outfit she will have to start barrel racing Hank. They saw lots of Quarter Horses and Paints. She doesn't remember the names of any of the ranches that they visited. She is now packing to go to Switzerland with E and their 3 aunts for 2 weeks. They leave tomorrow. I know they are very excited about this trip.
She enjoyed standing in the shade next to the creek. Most of the other horses don't like this area with all of the brush.I debated not putting in this picture. We really don't have that much junk laying around. These were some old tires that came with the farm but there is a limit to how many we can take to the dump each year so it is slow going to get rid of them. I think she would have walked through them if I had asked.
Maybe V and E will have some pictures of Switzerland in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, J and I will still be here on the ranch.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Aimee, a friend of ours, finally got a horse trailer so she can now trail ride with us. V is in Texas at the Paint Horse Worlds with the VA State 4-H horse judging team and E just went to 2 shows yesterday so we had an extra slot on the trailer to take another horse. So, Aimee's husband Shannon decided to go too. Shannon has only ridden bareback with a halter in the field so this was his first time on a real ride in a saddle.
E had 2 horse shows yesterday. She started 1 1/2 hours away at the district 4-H horse show to qualify for the state show in September. Our local saddle club was also having a show that I needed to help with. So J dropped me and Otoelene off at the fair grounds at 7:30 a.m. for a show that started at 1 p.m. It was the first show I didn't get to see E in.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Yes, I know I'm being picky. Our last full day I decided to set up the tent. A new group had moved into one of the units the day before so this was their first day at the beach.
And you can see, nothing much this way. So why did he have to be so close? (It really felt closer than the pictures look.) Oh, and he had a rake and piled up all the seaweed. When everyone else came out we all took a corner and moved. I think I might have been irritated if we were there for the whole week with them but at least they didn't have a blaring radio like the group before. I always wonder what the others are saying about us.
And some of the better shark teeth I found. It's fun collecting something that doesn't take up much space.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
We just got home from a short (5 day) trip to the beach. That's about how long we can stay before J gets antsy about not being here.
Friday, June 15, 2012
We've been enjoying some garden produce lately.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Since I was showing Hank, J became the official photographer for the show we went to Saturday. He was having a little trouble with the zoom, keeping the subject in the frame.
Just messing with J, he did a good job and I'm lucky to have him. Thanks J.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
We took Otoelene on her first trail ride today, just the second time we've hauled her somewhere to ride off of the farm. It was with the 4-H group. There were 2 actual 4-Her's, 2 that will be old enough next year, one very young rider and 8 adults.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
J drove me and E to an open horse show today. There was a good turnout with a wide variety of horses.