Monday, September 18, 2006

odds and ends from the past few days

The corn harvest is in full swing, which means Blue and I can ride in the fields where the crops have been gotten out.  No rocks or gravel here to tear up his unshod feet.  It'll be awhile before the soybean harvest, but there's plenty of room to ride with so much of the corn crop laid by.

I've ridden Blue at least an hour a day for several days, mainly in our pasture.  The weather has been ideal, with crisp mornings and daytime highs in the 70's.  We got less than 1/4 inch of rain Sunday, which was enough to do the grass some good.

Friday was so perfect that I talked Cliff into taking a vacation day, and we went riding on the Gold Wing.  We found several garage sales, but saw nothing we were interested in buying.  Saturday we went for another spin, stopping at a Wal Mart for some oil, and then to Orscheln's, a farm store.  I got a big bag of horse treats, which Cliff had to strap onto the motorcycle.  With the loot we bought at two stores, every compartment in the bike was full.  We didn't ride long, because the wind was making it rather unpleasant, buffeting us about.

These days are unbelievable, but I think I hear the strains of "September Song" in the back of my mind, and that makes me a little sad.

 

10 comments:

ksquester said...

OH MO, I was just thinking about that song, in fact humming it's tune for the past two days.   It's beautiful out..........enjoy the days on the gold wing!   Anne

lanurseprn said...

What a nice way to spend your day with Cliff!  Glad your weather is so perfect now.  Wish it would cool down here!
Pam

mumma4evr said...

I would love to be able to get on a horse and ride...of course I need to learn to ride!
Becky

magran42 said...

Wonderful time to be outside.

marainey1 said...

I would agree 'the September song' is playing in my mind...
'On Ya' - ma

tpiez4me said...

Oh it would be nice to ride a horse again....they are so beautiful.  Watch out for the crows now that the corn is down!!!!!!

siennastarr said...

I wish it would hurry and be fall here.. or at least cool down a bit.  It was 90 degrees today.  I want cooler weather. I have had it with the heat and 400.00 electric bills!  Ridiculous

jackie

connie7280 said...

  Hi Mosie,  I often read your journal.  I found you through my daughters blog - she is Julie in West virginia.  I am on long Island, N.Y.  and fall is the best time here.  I love Sept. as we can still swim in the bay and no tourists.  The farms here are becoming a thing of the past. They are being cut up and sold for housing developments. It is so sad.  Land here goes for millions of dollars and people can`t resist the money( or pay the taxes).  Connie7280

csandhollow said...

I love the fall.

bookncoffee said...

Glad you are back out and riding again.  I'm glad the temps have cooled down some.  So refreshing.  Sweatshirt weather tonight.