Standing tied is a good exercise in patience for this unruly lot, and they are getting good at it.
|Mail delivery by pony express?|
In fact, we have had a mud problem for the last eight years, first in Bentley Creek and now here. To be fair, this has been one of the rainiest springs in years, but even during a normal spring, we will have a mud problem if we don't do something.
So, we're doing something. Tomorrow, the contractor who helped us put in our outdoor arena in Bentley Creek (Oh, if ONLY I could move an arena!) is coming to evaluate our mud and give us suggestions on how to get rid of it permanently. And he'll give us a quote, of course. His suggestions might be free, but his work sure won't be.
And, since we also want a circular driveway for easy horse-trailer ins-and-outs, and since Dee wanted to come out and play, I put a halter on my brown and white girl and we walked around the place, finding possible locations for the driveway.
We picked out a couple of possibilities to bounce off my husband, or rather, I picked them out while Dee munched on grass. Then she helped me get the mail, which was made up of a horse goods catalog and Horse Illustrated magazine, and we went down to visit my husband in the garage. We stopped at the garage door, but I think Dee would have happily marched right in and and up into the house.
In my far-away past, there were horses in my house. Sometime I'll tell those stories.
So, tomorrow it will be raining again, with another inch and a half on the way. But also comes the contractor. We'll just see if we can't tame this mud monster, once and for all.