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sunday at the farm

007080 084 085Another weekend has wrapped up around here and I have a few more photos to record for posterity. The girls finally got on their horses and had a riding lesson from their Grandma. With a little encouragement, they were both convinced to walk, trot and canter. It’s a big deal to get back on a big horse after months of not riding and convince it to go fast.

It’s a big deal most days to convince me to walk fast. I haven’t been feeling great lately, but keeping busy with the house and kids keeps me motivated and moving, which is the biggest challenge when the first instinct is to sit still and rest. MS hits me the worst with season changes, and add to that any kind of bug that the kids bring home from school and kindly share with us, and a full blown exacerbation usually follows. Hopefully this one eases up quickly, but in the meantime I will keep things as normal as possible (just maybe at a slower pace).

The small squeaky kid is riding Dillon, a pony who may or may not have started out life as an expensive show pony before he changed owners several times and came to live at the stable where we purchased him. He is a calm and gentle pony who seems to know his dressage moves. The tall hormonal kid is riding Dali, a celebrity in his own right. His previous owner wrote a book about him, called Little Horse of Iron. He’s also pretty quiet and gentle, but then he’s an old horse who moved to the country to retire.

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at the fair

it was hot enough that jackets and gloves were excused

This is more of a journal entry than a blog post. It’s nice to have a spot to write down the little things that happen in our everyday lives so that we are able to look back on it later on.

It was a busy weekend for us, and a hot one. The small squeaky kid was entered to ride in 4 classes in the fair, but in the end we stayed only for two. It was just too hot. The ponies and riders were done and worn out early. My little 3 year old neice rode her pony, but I showed up too late. She placed first in her class, got lots of ahhhhs, and I missed it! Next time. Squeaky took home two ribbons too and was quite happy with herself. It was the neice’s first show and squeaky’s second, so a good job was done by all. And did I mention how hot it was?

We went home, some friends of the girls came over for a sleepover and we spent most of the time hiding from the heat, though there was a visit to the lake for some swimming after dinner that night.

I had plans to accomplish much more this weekend, but it was just too unpleasant outside. The humidity is awful. Even the dog prefers the basement, where it’s cool.

I hope it rains soon. Our garden needs it and the heat needs to break, a little.

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