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Written by johnwhays

March 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

Sunrise Greeting

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Wednesday morning, as Cyndie was making her way in the sub-zero cold with Delilah for the first walk of the day, she captured this wonderful view of Dezirea, alone in the back pasture as the sun climbed above the eastern horizon.

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Last night, when I stepped out with the dog for her last walk before bed, and to roll the garbage bin down to the road, we were met by the magical glow of winter moonlight. It is such a striking contrast from the inky blackness we experience here on a moonless summer night.

Our end to the day was a nice bookend to the start that Cyndie captured at dawn.

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Written by johnwhays

February 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

‘Nother Year

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Written by johnwhays

January 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

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Definitely Wet

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Cyndie is leading a workshop session this weekend, which normally involves use of the round pen. Friday, in preparation, she spent some time pulling weeds from the sand because the wetness made the chore easy. After that, the plan was to drag the pen with the rake behind the ATV.dscn5164e

Unfortunately, it was too wet for the 4-wheeler. I waited until yesterday and then checked on whether I should try raking it by hand. It was even wetter than she had described.

That happens around here. After a day of sun, when you’d think the ground should be getting dryer, it actually gets wetter. It takes a day or two for the ground water to make its way through our property from land above ours.

Yesterday morning the round pen sand was like soup in places.

For some reason, that picture tends to look reversed to me upon first viewing, so that the footprints appear raised up above the background. Sometimes it is a struggle to get my brain to correct the perception, but when it suddenly does, I find it almost impossible to go back and see it as I previously had. An interesting optical illusion.

dscn5162eWhile I was raking the muddy slop, the horses meandered over to offer their moral support, grazing nearby.

I’ll check the sand again this morning, in case the low dew point temperature, sunshine, and breezes of yesterday helped dry things enough to make it useable, but I’ll be surprised if it did. I was mowing through standing water in a few places yesterday afternoon.

The grounds are definitely wet around here, top to bottom.

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Written by johnwhays

September 11, 2016 at 6:00 am

Sharing Licks

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Cyndie caught this shot of Hunter and Cayenne sharing time on a mineral block that hangs on a rope around the fence post.

Sure, they are on the block at the same time, but it looks to me like Hunter (on the left) is being as careful as possible about respecting her space.

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Written by johnwhays

August 18, 2016 at 6:00 am