Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What is this???

A post from me??? Yes it is! What a different kind of summer this has been!! Dd has been gone just about as much as she's been home and all the things I *thought* I'd get done with all that free time hasn't hardly been touched.

She started out the summer helping with VBS which took up her mornings for a week. Then the next week she went to work for a local farmer family and she was gone most of every day. Two weeks later she left to be a councilor at 4-H camp and I thought I'd have 4 days to myself then, but hubby came down ill and stayed home for two days and on his 2nd day home we got a call from camp that dd was sick as well. So we went up and brought her home. A couple weeks after that she started an apprentice program at a zoo an hour away so she has been staying with her grandparents' during the week and coming home on the weekends. This is the 3rd and final week of that. Next week is the 4-H Fair, so there is lots to get ready for that (actually I think this year she won't be taking as much as normal). On top of all this we finally found her a horse last weekend!!
She has been waiting for this since we moved out here 8 years ago:) She is so excited, but was only home for two days before she had to leave again. We weren't really ready to bring a horse home as we need to do some work to the barn stall, fencing, and a few other things, but hubby and I have been working hard to get things done. Dd wants to be home so bad so she can help with everything, but I think there will still be plenty to do this weekend when she gets back;) We are hoping everything will be set up by the end of the weekend. In the meantime, the corral has plenty of grass and is a safe place for Phantom to be. He is a gentle horse and loves to be around people. Dd rode him a couple times last weekend even trying bareback which he handle beautifully. 

I still need to learn a lot about horses as I have the least amount of experience of all of us around horses. I got a crash course on putting on a halter on Tuesday though. It was a horribly hot and humid day and by late afternoon/early evening it just felt like the weather could turn bad. I had been watching the radar and knew a storm was coming our way, but I never expected this...
Yep, that there is a tornado. I've only ever seen one other and it was much smaller. I will admit I panicked a bit (or a lot as I was home alone and didn't know how far away it was or how fast it was coming). It turned out to be quite a ways off and even though it was coming our way, it was a very slow moving storm and it dissipated before it got anywhere near us. We did get some rain and a little hail, which the horse didn't like at all, but we got him in the barn and calmed down and he handled my wrapping the halter around his neck (instead of putting it on right, which I did figure out later) just fine.  Hoping that doesn't happen again for a long time!! 

I've been doing a bit of knitting and stitching as well when I have some down time and have a little to show off which I will do tomorrow. I didn't post new goals/projects this month because I have so many that I'm working on that I thought I'd take a break from that this month, but I ended up casting on two new projects just this week and ordering yarn/patterns for two more! What am I thinking?!?!? -That it is fun, that's what I'm thinking;) Anyway, I'll update you on all of that tomorrow and maybe next week I'll do a garden post as that is coming along nicely too. Hope everyone is having a happy and productive summer (or winter depending on where you live:).

1 comment:

  1. Hey - that's the Nickerson tornado, isn't it? You must live near me :-) I have a photo of that tornado as my computer wallpaper - it hung around long enough for many people to get great photographs. Yours is very cool too!