|New camera - panorama!|
We left our old one in SD, because it was old, too, but I guess not quite as "vintage" as the one that came with the house. We've been hauling off the collection of old scrap and appliances to the metal recycling place. [So far, I've counted 3 stoves, 1 fridge, a washer, a mixer, two irons, a coffee pot, and a bathtub... all we're missing is the kitchen sink!] The washer went in the last load T took. On the back in black marker it was dated 12-29-69. I guess if the dryer is the same age, it's entitled to die.
We've been concentrating on cleaning out what the family has dubbed the Workshop so that T can get his tools put away properly. It's a nice, big, tin-roofed, cement-floored barn-type building which apparently has become the place decrepit household stuff and "parts" ATVs have been stashed. It's so nice that someone thought to provide homes for small rodent-type mammals.
I loaded a bunch of old tin sheeting that had been stacked by the barn the other day. The horses dozed through my dragging the 14-16' sheets over to the fence, sliding them under, and then squashing them as best I could to make them shorter. It was not a quiet process. While I went up to retrieve the truck they "discovered" the change and spent the next 10 minutes snorting at the stack of metal.
They've been enjoying their winter vacation. Probably a bit too much. There's so much to be done that it eats into "fun" stuff time. Feeding, de-mudding, barn cleaning all gets done, but not so much else.
This is the first time in... almost forever that Sunny hasn't had 24x7 free choice access to a bale, and he actually has a waist.
Since the camera (used, ebay) arrived, and I've been figuring out buttons, settings, etc. I love the 7x optical zoom.
Otherwise, we're still enjoying unseasonably warm temps - sorry, to all of you currently enduring those Alberta clippers, but feel free to send us down some snow! - and praying for rain.