After my ride, I took some pictures of my Bates saddle. I posted it on eBay and hopefully it will sell. It's in really good condition - only a year old. I'm fanatical about my tack. I clean it after every ride, keep it oiled, etc. So, I'm crossing my fingers.
I took a couple pictures of Jackson who was being a goofball, trying to sniff the camera and fogging up the lens.
|I got the idea for this picture from Kate at A Year With Horses|
Flash and Kalvin were busy doing the mutual massage thing. Flash likes us to think he's above that kind of behavior, being the alpha horse and all, but now I have proof on film.
|Yeah, that's the spot, riiiiiiight there.|
Tuffy and Finessa were hoping for treats.
The rain started around noon. It's a storm from the Pacific Northwest so it's cold and the wind is forecast to gust up to 50 mph. The temperature didn't budged much from 42F all day. I decided to make chili. I tried out a new recipe that was pretty involved. It's from Cook's Illustrated which is Christopher Kimball's publication. I find him very interesting but sometimes the recipes very involved/labor intensive for just a smidge of improvement. This time, it was worth the work. The chili was awesome. I made cornbread to go with it, Brett poured a nice Zinfandel (it was too cold to drink beer) and we feasted.
|I assembled all the ingredients.|
|There were two kinds of dried chilis, which I toasted|
|Chilis, spices, cocoa and cornmeal ground together|
|Brown onions and jalapenos|
|Add tomatoes, molasses, ground chili mixture and garlic|
|Deglaze with beer, then add meat & beer to other stuff|
|This is how it looked out of the oven, 2 hrs later|
|And this is how it looked in my bowl with avocado, onion and cheese|