Friday, April 24, 2009

Staying put...

So, it looks as if Sunny and Amyra may be staying put for one more year.

Unfortunately, although my job interview went really well, ultimately the search committee liked one of the other candidate's background and/or experience a bit more. C'est le vie.

Had I gotten the job, it would have meant a weekend commute one way to the other. Neither of us were thrilled with that, but it was doable. And more than likely we'd have relocated the horses up north, too.

Now, unless something changes in the next couple of months, I'll be here, and so will they. Since we'll be functioning on a bit less income, at least for a while, acreage-hunting for pony-friendly places is on hold. In spite of my kvetching over hay & assorted other things, we really do have a good arrangement at the farm. Which means I need to do some thinking about how to make next winter less stressful.

To start with, I think I'm going to volunteer to help line up the hay. That way, if there are bad bales in there, I'll have only myself to blame.

Other thoughts... well, I don't have any at the moment. But I'm going to keep working on it!

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Well, crud and double crud. I did hope to hear better news from your interview. Sorry, hon...

Wish I had hay to send ya.. Not so fortunate here. Weather didn't cooperate, so it's a bit hard to find right now.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Darn, that's too bad about the job.

Well, at least you know what you are going to be dealing with and can jump in and help find appropriate hay. Sometimes I think my mom is a bit too picky about her hay, but you know? When this time of year rolls around and we still have really nice hay to feed and the horses are fat...I'm pretty darn impressed with her knowledge and foresight. She was a little huffy last fall when I picked out the load for town and it had more alfalfa than she likes, but it was still really nice hay and the horses have done well on it.
We will definitely be buying from this guy again.

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

I really enjoyed the photos from the Badlands ride. That must have been a terrific experience. Sunny's mom is a looker. I like the way that she's built - she looks sturdy, yet refined. And, of course, Sunny is a real good looker!

SunnySD said...

Thanks for the moral support and the nice compliments - I'll pass the along to Sunny :)

Denise- LessIsMore17 said...

Awww, sorry it didn't work out, that sucks. hang in there.