Family fun day with Jane, Julia, Trey, Louisa and George visiting us! Peanut, Andri and Gus were fabulous mounts to enjoy. A special thank you to our wonderful barn friends who made this all possible. We have a few new cowboys and cowgirls in the family now.
It was a hot one today, Mara and I walked down to the dairy in the direct sun. We found this hay wagon full of fresh bales waiting to be delivered to storage. Then we hugged the woods resting in some shade, and rode the edges of the field that had recently been cut. We did catch a breeze on the way back, but the temperature was 88 when I left the barn.
Mara B and I had a quiet, calm, peaceful time together this afternoon. I would call it moseying relaxed slow time, we were not in a hurry. The surprise was to see apples already, it seems so early to me. Our stroll was along corn fields and along this cut alfalfa that’s waiting to be raked and turned, it smelled wonderful.
Today’s morning ride with Kim and Rio down the quiet neighborhood lane was very pleasant. We had two eagles soaring overhead and a warm welcome from Florence who was out at her mailbox when we rode past. Kim got this picture of me trying to photograph the Queen Anne’s Lace we spotted. It was a warm one, but we had a nice summer jaunt.
Riders from the nearby stable rode through on their way to the river this morning. Mara stood with them while I took photos for them. It was nice to meet them and to chat about our horses. Maintenance chores are daily tasks around River Brink and today the indoor arena was being watered down and groomed while I was tacking up. A freshly groomed arena is always a treat. It was one spectacular July day to enjoy riding and barn time with Ms Mara B.