I had some pieces of our last ham in the freezer, so I made pinto beans with ham this morning. I didn't add any salt, but the ham gave it enough salty taste anyhow. Would you believe this was the first meat, other than chicken or fish, that Cliff's had since he came home from the hospital?
We called my daughter and told her we had plenty of beans, so her family was here for much of the day; her husband, Kevin, used Cliff's shop to work on one of their cars.
I went for a long overdue horseback ride, and Blue performed like a champ, overweight and underused though he is. When I got back, Arick posed on my horse for some pictures, and Natalie rode in the yard and drylot for awhile.
Cliff has been walking in the pasture at mid-morning every day, and Sadie and I have been going with him, letting him set the pace. Later on, the dog and I go for a fast walk by ourselves.
When I told Cliff I was going for my "powerwalk" this afternoon, he said he was going for walk too (he'd taken one earlier), but that he wasn't going to try and keep up with me. Then Natalie said she was going with her grandpa. It was a little nippy, but the walk warmed us up.
I've been applying "Off" to my ankles, neck, waist and shoulders before I walk, but I'm still picking up at least one seed tick every day. They're so tiny I can't see them, and Cliff has to put on his glasses and get them with a tweezer. At least I've had no run-ins with deer ticks this year!