Friday, September 17, 2004
All is well
It's seemed like a long week to me, and I'm glad to finally see Friday night. Cliff decided to take the day off, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out he was home. I haven't seen him yet; he's out mowing in the pasture. Mandy is here, acting as though nothing happened to her at all. But she's spayed! It cost $70, which is less than I thought it would be. And Blue got a reset from his new farrier... $60, also cheaper than I thought. I like these kinds of surprises. I rode last night, and Blue and I discovered a sort of "ghost farm" that I ride past all the time, and didn't know existed (old Mrs. Danner's place, for the friends and relatives who know this area). It's on the road I take to the river. I knew there was a dilapidated old house there, but I'd never gone up the driveway; there's yet another falling-down house out back, and several barns and buildings, and even an old outhouse... and a tossed-aside tractor, all in the timber on a hillside. I'll take my camera next time I go, and hope I don't get shot for trespassing. I think all three of the old "river-rat" homesteads are going to be up for sale soon.