Monday, October 24, 2011


The newest member of my "herd", well I guess I only have 2 at the moment so it's just a pair.
This is Rain (not sure I'm sold on her name...), she's a 15.2 HH Appendix mare, 4 years old and has just the BEST mind ever. She's so quiet and fun to ride.

A friend rode her a few weeks ago and told me about this fantastic horse I just had to take a look at. So this weekend I went and rode her on one of the hunts. We do have a hunt club up here but they're just mock hunts for fun. At first I was a little cautious because after all, this is only a 4 year old that I've never ridden before. But she was great! She just loped along and by the time we hit the halfway point of the ride we were jumping everything! She's a very honest and fun horse to jump. Doesn't pull or get hot at all.

I had so much fun on her that I thought she just had to come home with me. She definitely has the potential to be the next sidesaddle horse!

It was such a gorgeous day to be out riding in the foothills, the mountains had fresh snow on them and the temperature was perfect.

Can't wait to ride her again tonight!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What do I do with all these TOMATOES?!?!

I need suggestions! I've made BBQ sauce, huge stock pots of pasta sauce and have salsa coming out my ears.
But I've STILL got more tomatoes! What in the world am I going to do with the rest?

Ideas? Recipes? Mailing addresses so I can send you some?? lol

Otherwise this year's gardening is pretty much done. Still have to bring in some carrots & onions, finish cleaning out the beds & I'd like to get some good compost to mix in with the soil.

I have full intentions of digging up the front flower beds and redistributing the bulbs and planting some more. I wasn't really happy with how they looked this spring so I want to re-do them. We shall see when/if that happens! It's getting dark here earlier & earlier so it's hard to do in the evenings.

Haven't been riding too much lately, I decided to give Brigit a bit of time off after all the showing this summer. I did hop on bareback yesterday though and had a really nice ride. Pony Club is done for the year so I've got a lot more spare time, it's odd not having such a busy week but kind of nice for sure. Not too much interesting around here though!