I’ve spent two days babysitting, but tomorrow will be my turn to ride. Victoria is here, and she and I get to ride together for old times’ sake, plus pony along two of her children. Rotation works well for us, someone staying with the kids, freeing up two girls to ride. With Victoria in the mix, Tess can stay home and prep for company and a birthday party… Megan can catch up on gardening and she’ll watch Victoria’s boy that has no interest in riding.
Usually Wednesdays are spent at the library for me, but in the summer, I’m lucky enough to only have to work one day a week at the library and that’s Thursday. Don’t worry, I’ll still be doing my Wordless Wednesdays and puzzles.
The guys will be on four wheelers tomorrow… we’re short 27 head, but when your pasture is miles long by miles wide… with half a zillion draws, swales, gullies, valleys, creek beds, coulees, and rimrocks… they’ll travel fast and cover more country, then call us to go trail them in. At least, that’s the plan.
We took the cowboys their lunch today. They had just finished the sorting with the other two ranches… one of our neighbors is a twenty-something cowgirl and a friend of Lorelei’s. (Well, us, too!). But it warms my heart to see her visit along with Lorelei…
(Don’t ask me what happened to my composition in this photo… I don’t know what I was doing…)
Soon after, all the little girls had begged for rides on their folks’ horses…
As their folks rode off to move more cattle, we decided to go look for dinosaur bones. I think we found some!
They’re small… even though that second photo makes them look big! They could be fossil tree branches for all I know… but calling them dinosaurs makes it sound more exciting! I wouldn’t let the kids pick them up, but the smooth stones seen everywhere in the bentonite, I did.
I wouldn’t call these gizzard stones… but they make a perfect worry stone for your pocket!Find me here!