Mark and his parents headed to VA on Friday afternoon and I have had the place to myself. Which sounds good on paper but we have had torrential downpours all weekend so ummm no. I was hoping to figure out a way to climb aboard Remus but with half the soil floating by from all the rain, might have to wait till later this week.
Temps Sunday were low 70s and Sunday night was calling for 59 low. WOW! It was 98 degree heat index on Saturday how things change!! But the best thing about this weather is the flies are better. Poor Remus is still getting swellings. I put his fly sheet on Saturday and it helped but Sunday with the rain I left it off…Saturday morning he had this when I fed him.
It is soft and not hard at all and had gone down a bit on Sunday but still. OUCH. I have a hot house flower of a horse here for sure!
The good news is that they have been going out into the field more. Each day I have seen them out there for a bit till the flies chase them back in. But they weren’t going out at all for a while so this is good. We extended it out so they have more grass now. I love looking out and seeing the ponies essentially in my front yard! 🙂
Update on the Shoofly Leggins, they seem to stay on the front legs fine but no matter how tight I make them on the back legs he loses at least one each time. Saturday, I finally just put the front ones on. They stayed on.
Other news is that there is a combined test in the near vicinity to us (as in an hour or so which is CLOSE for this area) in late October and combined tests down here seem to be dressage and CC (NOT STADIUM) so that makes me happy. They are also offering CC Schooling after the event. My friend Stephanie sent me the pdf form and then told me that these things are so low key that I don’t have to do all the prep I did up in the Northeast. Oh that is funny/ she does not know how little I did to prep up there!!
HA HA HA so this should be my kind of fly by the seat of my pants event! Of course this may mean I MIGHT need to ride….soon rather than later. HA. The divisions are hilarious too (Modified Terrified anyone)?
And finally the critters are still around. Luckily I have not seen any snakes (yet), but I had another creepy crawling centipede (millipede??) bug in my feed room Sunday am. Pardon the dropped Smartpak as I grabbed my phone to get him as he rambled by. HA
And then the other day I saw a stick insect on our ac unit. I thought it was a praying mantis at first but then realized what it was. How cool is this??
Then if you look for the bright blue tail in this photo you can see one of the blue tailed lizards we have here. He was too fast for me to get on my phone except for his tail but is that not a brilliant blue? Looks like he is a broad headed skink (juvenile) but pretty cool no matter.
So what was your weekend like? I am pretty sure most people got more riding in but did anyone else see some odd critters? LOL It is like the wilderness here!!
And poor Mark is up in VA with his parents watching the hurricane inch closer to the Midatlantic. I think they will head back on Weds just to beat that storm. UGH then I have to worry about my dad and sister in hurricane season. Stay safe anyone that is in that radius for that hurricane (and all the rest).