Wednesday, July 01, 2015


I've had more time to post, and more things to post about, because we're on vacation. I'm enjoying every minute, even the laundry and house cleaning. I even cleaned the horse trailer really well. (Not that I don't love my job, but I love my vacation too.)

We went huckleberry picking yesterday. It's not a great year for berries, but it was still good fun.

Huckleberry always likes to pick huckleberries.

Blue might not get invited next year. He runs around like a joyous, out of control rhinoceros, which isn't so helpful on a steep mountainside.

Bonus find: heavenly tiny strawberries!

In the evening we went camping at a local spot called Horse Camp. It's used more by ORCs these days, but it still has hitching rails. And a toilet, which is nice.

We set up the high line for practice. It works better for Bella and Scout if it's strung in two separate sections. Otherwise Bella pulls it downward and Scout chews on it.

We went for a 3 mile walk in the evening. John is still training for his mountain climb. This was the first time with boots and pack. I don't know how he does it.

Liam was our dog wrangler. Winston had to stay on a leash most of the time.

The full moon came up as the sun set. Gorgeous.

I didn't get much sleep, listening to the fidgety horses. At one point I decided to get up and see why they were making so much noise, and wouldn't you know it, they had just decided to have a lie-down. Of course they jumped up when I came at them out of the darkness. Dang it.

Bella definitely could use more patience training on the high line or even just tied up.

This morning, bright and early, we went on a quick ride, straight up the mountain.

Blue was pretty tuckered out.

It wasn't long before it was too hot and getting hotter, so we turned back.

Weird to see a traffic sign in the woods.

I really like this pictue of Scout.

I finally got to use my second-hand folding wheelbarrow. I absolutely love it!

We were all happy to get camp packed up and get home. It was too hot and the horseflies were driving us all crazy. But it was sure fun while it lasted!

1 comment:

T.L. Merrybard said...

Great pics! Thanks for taking them for us. :)