Sunday, June 27, 2010

A beautiful day for fence building!

It's a beautiful day here in my neck of the woods. The sun is shining, the temperature is warm, yet moderate, and a lovely wind is blowing through the yard and the house, keeping the mosquitos at bay. All this, and yet I am in a terrible mood. My nerves are shot and I can't stand to be around my kids today. Jamie is still not well, and is extremely irrational and snarly. I understand that it is because he has been so sick, but I am still reaching my maximum tolerance level.

Mike is outside building the round pen, which is looking good. In fact, in a rare moment of inspiration, I will post a couple of pictures.

First, a shot of a beautiful cloud over some of our trees. This is my kind of weather. Wish my horse was here already. I'd be riding today for sure!

Here's Mike working on the round pen. It's coming along very nicely. Hopefully it will be done soon!

These rails are just aspen trees stripped of their bark, I think, so they are not perfectly straight like some fence rails. That's why the rails look a little warped in places. They are plenty strong though. We do not have gates yet, but hopefully we will soon.

That is now the view of the back of our house. This entire area was bush a few short weeks ago. I watched from the kitchen doors that are jutting out from the back of the house. More than a few tears sprung to my eyes as I watched tree after tree after tree succumb to the brutality of the bulldozer. Here are a couple of shots of the gate near the other end of the back of our house. 

That's the play structure that Mike built for the boys last fall. Now they will be able to pet the horse without getting shocked by an electric fence. The rest of the fence will be electric except for the part that borders our yard. By the shed (on the right there) we have a gate, and that is also where the water trough will be.

And, seeing I'm on a roll with pictures, here is a shot of the beauty that will be coming to live here soon. 

It's slightly blurry, but I love the look in her eye in this picture. Intelligent and kind, a good combination. This is Sasha. She is a registered Quarter Horse, and she's a fantastic horse. Excellent bloodlines and fantastic temperament, and even an ideal size for me. She's 15.1 hands, though she may grow another inch. She's only three, after all. I'll post more about her once she arrives. Not sure when that will be yet.

I am feeling a tiny bit less grouchy than when I started this post. Not sure why. I am very tired and having a hard time keeping my eyes open. I'm going to sign off here for now. Happy weekend, everyone. 

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