We haven't meant to be absent so long ... but you all know how things suddenly just get sort of busy; not the kind of mind boggling busy that you can plan, but busy enough ...
We've had lots of fun with visitors - friends and guests. Momma Fargo and NFL Man came for a visit; what a blast. She has found herself a pretty good guy, but we are really prejudiced. We happen to think HE has found a pretty good gal - so does that make them a good pair? We think so. Congratulations you two - and don't make yourselves scarce; we expect to see you often.
At the same time we had a guest named Catherine, from Ireland, that I got to go riding with. See how much things have greened up since we had a tad bit of rain/snow a couple weeks ago. It looks almost normal.
Also, some of the grandkids came up for their first rides of the season, so it was a busy horse week.
Bill's brother, SIL and niece came next for four days; checking out colleges in the area for graduate work. How did that happen? Niece being old enough to be a junior in college, with enough scholarships to pay her way through grad school? Yep, got her on a horse, too. I'm on a roll here. Nobody should come near me who doesn't want thrown on a horse.
Oops, forgot about bringing Queen Estes (GunDiva's horse) back to the mountains. That led to a day of excitement, as some of you know from Ranger's post. Estes is more than a bit of a hussy, and came back while in her first heat of the season. Of course, she wanted nothing to do with Washoe and flirted non-stop with Ranger - until he complied and she bit the tar out of him. They both are showing many nasty bite marks, but seem to have come to agreements on various issues. I managed to get all the burrs and dreadlocks out of her mane today; it's been a three day process but it's done. Her feet need some care next; not terrible but not like we want to see them. Other than that, she looks GREAT!. Sending her to fat pasture was the right decision.
Time to feed; I can just FEEL their eyes on me even though I can't see them.