Sometimes taking care of horses feels a whole lot more like work than fun…
Before work: feed horses, discover and dispose of dead wild rabbit. Thankfully the dead rabbit situation is extremely rare.
At lunch: pickup 11 bales of hay for $200. Thankfully this hay plus the few bales I still had will last a couple months. Contemplate whether I will be able to unload and stack 110 pound bales of hay by myself.
After work: let horses out to eat on the lawn. Unload hay. Clean up hay mess. Dispose of decomposing mouse (right after I was just telling coworkers that I had only caught one mouse in the barn). Pick up manure. This one happens at least every couple of days. Two horses nearly fill a wheelbarrow everyday in poo. Feed horses so they can produce more poo.
Finally time to fix my own dinner and then sit down to knit!
These last 3 photos are from 4th of July. The girls adjusted to the noisemakers well (including multiple cannons in our neighborhood), but they hated the sparkles overhead. We stayed outside with them for an hour and a half, waiting for 2 neighbors to run out of fireworks. At 10 pm Blondie was done trying to get away from them. She parked in one spot and didn’t move. Zi still wanted to run around so I haltered her and put a stop to that. She was fine at that point.
And, with that said….it’s been ONE YEAR since they came home and I wouldn’t want it any other way.