Well, lets get the sad news out first, my sweet Lily at just over the age of 14 has crossed from this world to the next.. she was a truly wonderful member of our pack from the age of eight week onwards and she will be sadly missed and remembered.. her BBF is in need of extra time and love.. Here they are at the age of ten, still both looking so strong and healthy.. RIP my sweet girl..
On a slightly related note, it was such a sad day, that I needed to get out and ride, not just a short walk like last time, Hubby came with on Brandy Girl, it was a excellent ride, both horse`s were well behaved (they did very well having been off for six weeks for Caleb and nine weeks for Brandy Girl) I was out for a bit over a hour and because I was able to get my foot into my boot finally, it really helped provide support.
We had a wild storm come though, it came with lots and lots of rain if you look in the photo you can see that the ground is so wet, its holding the water to it, well it came with strong winds, and the thunder gods were having lots of fun, the growls, booms and the cracks of pure power where coming hard and heavy.. Thanksfully the house and house yard and critters where fine but my big old 60 plus shade tree in the small pasture didn`t make it, it was split in two.. it will be a big job to finish taking it down and getting it cleaned up, I figure it will to a point make a new hugelbed and at the same time provide us with a good amount of firewood as well.
The garden is in full swing, and canning or processing is being done daily, bowls of goodies are coming in.. but the storm did a number on it as well.. lots of knock downs, I will see if it did any longer terms damage or if most things can be saved.
Need to figure out when to harvest the sweet potato`s it will need to be done in the next week or so I figure.. I would like to do some yard clean up but its so wet out there right now. we will see ..
Well, had better get back at it..