I've been bad, bad, bad about staying up to date around here! It's been two weeks since I posted - the good news is, there's not much in the way of news.
Only one ride - my mom and I saddled up Rufus and Sunny and toured the pasture for a while, swapped horses and did it again. Just a nice quiet evening ride, and we had them unsaddled, brushed and the tack away just in time for an evening shower.
The orchard, which looked so gorgeous and green, unfortunately turned out to be coming up more in cheat grass and not so much the nice cool weather pasture mix we planted. :( I let the horses enjoy it while it was still green enough that they could eat it, but it was starting to get barb-y so I spent a long, slow couple of hours yesterday mowing a good chunk of it. Stopped for supper and ended up not finishing due to a nasty pop-up storm that spawned a tornado down south of here. Here it was high wind and about an inch of rain in an hour, leaving everything much too wet to finish the mowing.
When I can get the rest mowed (more rain today) I'll drag it and see if I can reseed it... Otherwise I'm going to spend the rest of the summer mowing it off. Darn cheat! Sure was pretty coming up, though.
Other than that, there was an encounter with a snake, a raccoon looking in the bedroom window, riding time with my niece before she and her mom headed home, and a failed-to-show by the farrier... stories for later. Now I need to go catch up on all my blog reading, which I've also been neglecting. TTFN, but more soon, promise!