Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hard Work

A long day but much accomplished. We had a big thunder boomer storm last night and lots of rain. Marilyn came this morning for our pre trip work out. WELL........it was raining and Sage was full of it. I saddled her and started out in preparation to riding NOT. She bucked, kicked up her heels and all in all said "I am not doing it." Well with Marilyn's less than 74 yrs of energy got her doing it. She ended up doing it of course. But, I did not ride. It was pouring rain and Sage was not ready. Soooooooooooo I worked her after lunch and the sun had come out. She was much better. Then Bob put fly spray on her with the spray bottle and she has not forgiven him yet. The workout was better however. So after we had dinner, I went and worked her again. She was very cooperative and did all I asked of her UNTIL Bob came in to clean our her feet. She freaked out when he came near her. So that was a battle with her doing her usual when stressed on the rope - straight up and running back. So he had to work with her until she would let him pick up her feet and let him pet her. Then she started looking in his pockets for treats like he gave her early in the day. Fly spray terrified her and she has not forgiven him yet.

She will forgive him, she did Marilyn when she really got after her. She even likes Marilyn now. BUT she is mine. If Marilyn is fixing something, I have to leave the round pen because she looks to me or comes to me. I like that but I don't want her mad at Bob. She looked really scared of him.

We sure could use the rain this morning. Everything perked up but we did not need the lightening. It started several fires but I think they got them all under control or out. I am always nervous during fire season. We have a large hay field across the road and there is wheat fields all around that. Houses in some places. We keep lots of green space around the house and the pasture is watered as we can but its pretty dry.

We are about ready to leave on Thursday. Had to make 4 days of food, freeze and get ready to pack in dry ice in the ice chest pack. We had not done it this way before. Bernie and Sherrie cook in camp, Angelo and Joyce take meals all cooked, just thaw out and eat. We will see which works best. I baked pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, made spaghetti (enough for an army as usual and froze what was extra) and a meat loaf. And we will have steak one evening. It all sounds good. I am a little worried about sleeping on a little cot in a tent 7 nights.

Blessings to you all,