Today was sunny and warm, with temperatures in the 70s. It would have been perfect for a trail ride except that Jackson is gimpy and I'm working. But, working from home. So, I got to sneak outside from time to time and visit the animals and my garden.
I made myself an oven pancake for breakfast. I love these -- drizzled with fresh lemon juice and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Jackson was walking pretty well this morning. I couldn't find any evidence of the abscess breaking so I went ahead and soaked him in epsom salts. Then I applied a poultice and wrapped him up in a baby diaper. They make great wraps for hooves. I always have some on hand.
I spent a few minutes weeding my flower bed and planting a basil plant. It may be too early for the basil. We often get frost up until May, but I thought I'd give it a shot. The compost I mixed into the garden box was full of worms. Check out the little guy at the base of the plant.
I was planning to make myself a rhubarb pie for my birthday "cake." It's by far my favorite pie. It's my favorite dessert. It's better than chocolate. I've been to three markets. No rhubarb. I planted a rhubarb tuber a few weeks ago so I wouldn't have this problem in future years. It has sprouted, but I don't think there is enough for a pie...
I wandered outside for awhile with the camera, enjoying the sunshine and my gardens.
Brett's been busy all day. He was on the ride-on mower all morning. This afternoon he was weed whacking.
It will be time to feed and do the evening chores in a short while. In the meantime, I'm going to take my new book of poetry outside by the pool and read. I ordered the book a few weeks ago and it arrived today, on my birthday. How perfect is that!
For dinner tonight we are having steak salad. Brett is going to BBQ the steak. I bought berries to go in the salad. I'm also going to make some warm goat cheese on toasts to put on top. I pulled a bottle of my dad's cabernet out of the wine cellar... I don't plan to be in any condition to post about dinner this evening since his wine is exceptional and it is my birthday so I may just have that second glass.