Today the sky was blue with no clouds to block the sun. This morning Jackson was sound despite working on the longe yesterday at trot with a few laps of yee-haw canter. I decided to ride him and see how that went. We started in the arena and then took a walk down the back driveway.
When we got to the gate and turned around to go back to the arena, he slowed waaaaaaaaay down. I called over to Brett who was in the arena on Flash and we went for a walk around the block. I kept Jackson on the bridle path, on grass when possible, and avoided gravel. He did great. It takes about 24 hours for gimpiness to show up after overdoing things, so I won't be able to declare him okay for bridle trail work until the morning. I put Jackson away and he thanked me profusely for letting him escape the confines of his stall and the arena.
Brett continued working on the goat shed. He has almost completed the siding and will be ready to paint soon. In the meantime, I think he has gotten a little too comfortable out there.
He has to re-build the dutch door somewhat. We want to be able to close the top and open the bottom so the goats can go in and out with protection from the weather. The way the door was built, you can close the bottom leaving the top open but not the other way around.
I puttered around in the garden; deadheading flowers, pulling weeds, mourning the baby pears on the ground - the tree dropped 80% of its crop in the last rain storm.
Hummingbirds are everywhere. They love Jupiter's Beard (one of the reasons I planted it).
Most of the ranch critters were sleeping in the sun, including Sage and Basil.