Sunday, March 4, 2007

A brief ride today

I spent some time leading Secret around the yard today while Cliff trimmed the fruit trees.  I helped him load the limbs he'd cut off onto a trailer, then loaded some junk from the rental place on top of the limbs.  I opened the pasture gate so Cliff could pass through on the tractor a few times, because if he'd had to do it himself, the horses would have escaped.  They always seem to be "guarding the gate" at the most inopportune times.

I came inside and ate a bowl of hamburger stew, napped for a spell in my recliner, and then decided it was time for a horseback ride.

Once back from a quite rewarding ride, I spent time with my filly, Libby, grooming her and reviewing with her the few things I've taught her.

This evening, Cliff's sister and her husband came over and watched a movie with us, and ate a bowl of leftover stew.

It's been a good day.

11 comments:

lanurseprn said...

Sounds like a great day.
Pam

plieck30 said...

That is a long time for one family to hold on to a piece of property but it is a good thing. My husband sure wanted to hold on to his grandmother's property but no way we could have afforded to buy it and no one else wanted to go in on it. It had so many good memories for him. The hamberger stew sounds good. Paula

scotthlori said...

What I would give for a horseback ride ....

LORI

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tendernoggle said...

Sounds like you indeed had a good day!
love ya,
carlene

ksquester said...

Sweet pictures. Sounds like a perfect day, so what movie did ya watch?  Anne

rollinghillsides said...

Awwww, love the picture of your two baby girls, they're so sweet.   Amazing the age of that farm in the same family.   Have a great week!    Judy

bookncoffee said...

Your hamburger stew sounds good....

marainey1 said...

I used to make meatball stew for my babes and your hamburger stew is probably much like that -- tasty stuff ! Sunday flew by here.  Have a great week!  'On Ya' - ma

loisontheweb said...

  It's been so long since I've been horseback riding ... used to have many horses.  I imagine myself riding as I read your times with your horses. (And, now, I'm sharing your time with your baby cow, too.  I had many cattle in my day, too.)
LOIS

lorinokla said...

it sounds like you had a good day! I wanted so badly to ride yesterday afternoon but I felt awful and my right eye is infected badly. Im jealous you got to ride! its nice the farm owners allow you to ride there. I am in the same position as you, the big ranches near me allow me to ride on their lands as well. Im fortunate!

Secret is soooo cute@!

suzypwr said...

What is hamburger stew? Is it like beef stew?

xoxo