I had my whirlwind trip to the East Coast (yes it is just as hot and humid there as in Tenn and also they got a lot of rain) and got my dad all set up for stuff and then went and saw friends. Had a blast catching up with people. But was ready to get home to my husband, dogs, and horses. But def miss my East Coast people! Come see me in TN once it cools up 🙂 I had a delay getting home from BWI but arrived after 11 pm last night so was happy to be home!
Remus and Tate did okay with Mark. The stalls were cleaner than I expected them to be but I think Mark needs to learn how much hay is enough because I still have a lot of hay left (HA I think Remus and Tate were on a diet while I was gone, maybe not a bad thing). But they were taken care of and didn’t look like they suffered too much. Remus’s eyes gleamed when he saw his hay rack full this am and he nickered loudly when I first came in the barn this am. LIKE THANK GOD SHE IS BACK.
Tate is just adorable as ever. Poor Remus is really suffering with the bugs. He has lumps all over but they aren’t hives I think they are bug bites. He is back with fly sheet on today along with fly mask and sprayed all over (I know Mark was spraying them a lot because I had to make up more fly spray this morning, so good job Mark). The bugs are just intense. Tate doesn’t seem to be bothered by them as much. Why are some horses so much more sensitive? Anyone have any idea?? Is it because Tate is darker? Hardier? Tougher skinned?? LOL who knows.
Dogs were glad I was home and the cat I think was glad to see me (he is not doing great, not eating great so not sure how much longer he will be around but he def was happy to see me, now to get him eating again). No such worries with the horses. Tate is like nom nom nom this morning!
Mark’s parents arrive in less than 2 weeks so jeez we have to get this house ready. ARGHHH and how can it almost be September? Really??
We did get some rain so our turtle beach is not as huge now. Whew, I was getting really worried how low that pond was getting. Otherwise I am back catching up on work and taking time outs to go see my ponies and take the dogs out. Life is good. Now if the damn bugs would go away (I was dive bombed by a wasp at 6 am this am in the rain and relatively cool temps? Dudes GO AWAY NOW).
The one massive fail I had was by being away for the weekend and driving most of it so that I missed the helmet savings. I probably need a new one too as mine is going on 4 years old now (no falls but still). Tell me what deals you scored, people. I know a lot of people probably snared good deals. As my dad says that is my luck. It starts raining soup and I am running around carrying a fork instead of a spoon (an actual family saying at my house).
Farrier comes tomorrow! Fingers crossed he does a great job because farriers around here seem to be scarcer than a cool breeze in August. UGH Remus’s toe is so long but I don’t want him to cut him too short. That is all I need is a lame horse that I don’t ride (I am pretty good about not riding a sound one) HA!
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend (Shout out to May as Well Event for placing so well at her event!) WOOHOO..