Saturday, November 11, 2006

some of today's happenings

It's been a good day.  When we woke up, the temperature was 27 degrees.  We noticed somebody parked in front of our shop, and assumed it was our grandson's boss, since Arick had asked if he could go deer-hunting here.

Marvin, next door, knocked on the door later and asked if he could go looking on our land for a deer somebody shot on his place that got away.  All they found, though, was a blood trail.

I saddled Blue for a ride, but Monica caught me and asked if she could ride.  Why not?  She went for the longest ride I've ever seen her take, and then Natalie rode, too.  Finally it was my turn.  I avoided the river bottoms and back roads, where somebody might have mistaken me for a deer; instead, I rode past the nearby butcher shop to see how many deer hunters had been successful.  Once home, I ponied Libby.  She balked a few times, but Blue and I dealt with that.  I'm sorry there are no pictures of that event, but the battery-pack in my camera gave out at an inopportune time.

Later today, Sadie and I went for a walk in the pasture.  Don't worry, I was wearing my orange hunter's vest for safety's sake.

In between all these happenings, I worked on my grandson, Brett's, birthday meal, scheduled for tomorrow evening.

I'm thankful for warm clothes that enable me to get outside and enjoy nature, even when the temperatures are frigid.  And for a warm house to enter, once my escapades are done.

8 comments:

marainey1 said...

I'm glad you had such a good day.  Our temps were in the 40's with rain most of the day !  I did get out to see some of my children though and that was a good thing.  'On Ya' - ma

lanurseprn said...

WOW it's cold there!  Burrrrr!!  Enjoyed your pictures as always.
Pam

rollinghillsides said...

What amazes me as I read journals from all parts of the country is ... I used to think that the further north you lived, the cooler your temps would normally be.  But, I've learned that is so often not the case.   To make my point, here in mid CT today it was a balmy 68 degrees and even overnight it had stayed in the mid-fifties ... and you were 27!?! Yikes, chilly.   I still have petunias blooming in my window boxes, unbelievable.   Have a wonderful Sunday.   Judy

madcobug said...

Blue is such a good horse letting everybody ride on him. You will soon have Libby doing the same thing. Guess maybe the butcher shop will be really busy during deer season. It hasn't opened here yet except for bow hunting. Helen

fowfies said...

Happy Birthday going out to your grandson...hope its a good one for him!  Always nice to see Blue. :)  Nice of him to let everyone have a turn on him.

siennastarr said...

I can't help it...whenever I see pictures of dead deer... I think of the movie "Bambi"... always makes me a bit sad...    
I know it's the reality of the food chain and all... but my mind just goes there.

Jackie

mutualaide said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson!  Getting more chilly every morning here, but the last two weekends have offered us spring-like weather.  Very strange, but I'll take it! :)

randlprysock said...

What a wonderful day!!  We would love to be living in the country where hubby can go deer hunting again.  SOon, hopefully GOd will grant our log cabin dream.  Your entry makes me long for cold weather.  Have a great week ahead.  Hugs,
Lisa