Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Getting the hay into the loft is a lot of WORK. We do have an elevator that takes it up but it is still hard work. Bob did most of it by himself. That white is the side of the tack room. The loft goes the full length of the barn. The far end Bob has a little work space. Mostly it keeps his stuff.
The word tomorrow is CHILDREN.
I got to ride today. Katie, Shannon and I rode about five miles. My body is screaming what did you do to me. Pepper was a real butt head for a while so my hands and shoulders are sore too. We rode down to Shannon's to see if she wanted to go with us. And while she was saddling her mule Johnny, Pepper did not want to stand still. He wanted to go home. We had a crow hopping good time. We went in circles and then more circles until he would stand reasonably still. Katie's horse Abby was wonderful, just stood there watching Pepper act stupid. I did not want to get dumped especially in the mud. Then Shannon got on Johnny and he bucked with her. We got everyone minding and took off down the road. It was so doggone fun even if my body is having its whiny time. We rode about five miles. Maybe farther than I should have tried for a starter but Oh well it was fun and I will be fine tomorrow. Katie was great and put my saddle away for me. I don't know if I could have carried it into the tack room or not. She looks after me. Oh, it was fun.
Bob is going out to work on my buggy again tomorrow. I can't wait for him to finish it.
Have a peaceful Thursday.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful day! Aside from the bucking... I can't wait to get out on a ride away from home.

  2. What a great day Lea - but I wouldn't have wanted to be dumped in the mud either! blessings, marlene

  3. Yep. Mud is a real incentive to keep your butt glued to the saddle!!!

  4. of course i take care of you!!! your my grandma! its my job... lol :) and i love it!!! and in return i get a free horse!! :D lol just kidding... lol ;)