First, let me say a big Thank You to Hilary for the beautiful towel that I won from her recent giveaway. Here is the link to show you my choices. http://crazyasaloom.blogspot.com/2013/08/having-talk-with-your-brain.html I decided on the pastels and it is such a pretty combination of colors that I love. I would take my own photo but it's 6:30am and I am not up for staging a nice photo after only half a cup of coffee. The only problem with this towel is that I will never want to use it because it's not only pretty, it's incredibly soft. Maybe I'll sleep with it? Maybe I'll hang it and just look at it for the rest of its life. Are you like that? When you get something that is too special for its intended purpose, you don't want to use it? I suppose I could just buy some more from Hilary but then I'd probably not use those either!
There hasn't been anything too noteworthy going on here. I stay busy with the horses in some way, almost every day. Henry and Cooper have a new home now, together, living a good life and doing some trail riding. And so I have Beau and Fancy, and that's just right. I ride Beau 3-4 times a week and the other day I rode my retired Fancy. She was nervous about it so it will take a few more times to get her relaxed again. She is a 19-year-old liver chestnut Morgan mare, and I just love her.
This is a recent photo of my trainer riding Beau. He is so much fun and I aspire to ride him better and better until I want to post a video of myself on here. Beau is a 10-year-old Morgan who knows Pleasure Driving, Hunter Pleasure, and now Dressage. He's very talented and has a typical fun Morgan personality.
The dogs, chickens and donkeys are all fine. I continue to try managing the donkeys' weight and it is not easy.
I picked the last of our Asian Pears. They're very tasty and I look forward to bigger fruit next year as our tree grows up a little. I considered planting a small Winter garden but I don't think I want to take on that project right now. We are going to need a wind break of some type if we're going to have more success with gardening.
Now it's time to go release the chickens for their day. It's foggy here this morning which makes it hard to get moving. Even our Peet's French Roast doesn't always help on mornings like this.
Have a nice Monday.