Tomorrow we are taking the horses up to the Central Coast on vacation. Okay, we are taking Flash. Jackson isn't sound enough to handle the trailer ride, much less the trails. But Flash is going and that is most important. We are going to cross a big item off of Brett's bucket list. He is going to ride Flash on a cattle ranch. I don't think he'll sleep tonight. He washed his truck yesterday and the trailer today. It is supposed to be raining tomorrow when we arrive so it will be instantly muddy but the man can't be stopped.
This morning we woke to fog but it quickly burned off leaving a beautiful blue sky day. Kalvin's owner agreed to swap bute with me - my peppermint flavored for her apple. Jackson seemed fine this morning and I turned him out into the arena to chill for an hour this afternoon. He spent his time eating stray leaves. No crazy antics today.
A number of weeks ago, Brett discovered a bird's nest in the pool skimmer. He immediately put the skimmer back without disturbing the eggs but he worried. Then yesterday, he noticed a baby bird in the skimmer but no mama bird. He was sure the baby was going to die and he felt horribly responsible. Today, he saw the baby again and as he walked closer... mama bird flew out of the nest. I think that made his day.
Because it was such a beautiful afternoon, I did some work in the garden. I really need to trim back the Jupiter's beard which is threatening to take over the path. But, I just didn't have the energy.
Instead, I cut back the snapdragons in the flower bed. They were higher than the rose bushes and hiding all the other flowers. I tossed the cuttings to the chickens. It looked like the girls were getting ready for a wedding or prom with all the flowers in there.
When I went to bring Jackson back into the barn, the fog was coming back in. Drizzle in the forecast for
tonight and tomorrow morning.
And, last but certainly not least, we have found our first goat. He will be ready to come home in two weeks. Here's a picture of the cutie -