|Out walking on our recent camp-out to Mt. Adams|
The footing in the riding arena is causing him some foot discomfort though. It's a very small, maybe 1/4- rock and it's hard packed, necessary for year round use in our rainy winters. Eagle's back feet have almost completely worn down the side walls, so I'm buying a pair of boots for him today. He's been wearing boots on his fronts all along, so there's no problems there, but my sweet boy has tender feet and needs rubber all around. I wish we'd noticed earlier, but he'll manage with wearing Ladde's boots until I get him new ones.
This weekend our mild weather is turning uncomfortably hot. We're expecting 90-95 this weekend, and that's just about unbearable for me. Time to get that swimming pool up!! I was smart this year about pool supplies. I've got enough filters and chlorine tablets to last pretty much all season. That stuff sells out fast! We bought a new cover for the pool too, so the farmer's field chaff won't be a film on the water, that will help the filters last longer too.
Hay fields are being cut all over the place, and I'm anxious to get ours cut, baled and safely stored in the barn. Having to worry even more about our very own field makes me a nervous nellie. With this hot, dry spell I should be getting my wish soon enough...time to round up our hay crew. Last year we put 21 ton in the barns and about 2 ton of alfalfa. That's about the maximum that we have room for. It usually works out perfectly, and this year we've got maybe close to a ton left right now. The horses are getting 1 flake twice a day and they're fatter than ticks. Ladde and Missy spend their nights in the corral where they can't eat all night long. They are the two I worry about the most, they really need a regular exercise routine. Hopefully we'll have time to begin that soon. Never enough time to do everything that we want or need to do. Age old story...
Have a great weekend everyone!