After hours of romping and playing with Mandy and Buddy, Dixie collapsed in the kitchen doorway. Would you believe she didn't want to go home when Arick called her to the car? She ran from him! Just like a spoiled grandchild.
Cliff, Arick and Michelle enjoyed getting rid of all the ammo on the place. Then Kevin and Rachel came by, with some of Kevin's visiting relatives.
I spent an hour at the cabin, reading a little and just relaxing, looking up at the sky. In spite of the insistent mosquitoes, my soul is restored there. I've learned to keep the repellent at hand and re-apply it every few minutes. I heard two Barred Owls calling back and forth, which I thought was unusual in broad daylight. They kept up their conversation for a good ten minutes.
I'll be delighted when I can ride again. Blue had that awful limp and seemed to get over it, until I rode him a couple of times. The limp returned. My theory is that I didn't give him enough time for the sprain to heal. So this time I was patient, and had plans to ride this very weekend... but alas, he lost a shoe. It's been too hot anyhow. The farrier will be here Friday, and hopefully I'll be on the road again Saturday.
It's been another good day.