I started my four-day weekend with a long list of things to do, including many chores but lots of fun things, too.
"Stand around and watch the rain" wasn't on the list, but I was more than happy to check it off – several times!
Like many 7MSN hens who have come before her, Mrs. Hughes is obsessed with water,
and she happily stood around and watched the rain with me.
I had the good sense to stand under the porch and stay dry. Mrs. Hughes did not.
Of the three new hens, Mrs. Hughes has the biggest personality.
She also has a crush on Hank.
He has that effect on females, regardless of species.
JohnnyCashCat got caught in the rain a few times but found a sunny spot on the front porch to dry off...
...and do yoga.
I had an important package pick-up to make on Saturday
and was able to get to town and back between storms.
Cows proved more of an impediment to my journey than mud.
The number of calves at the end of my road was a telltale sign that I would be adding another item
to my weekend to-do list: fix fence. The little buggers have a habit of rolling under the electric tape
and stretching it on their way back out to find their mamas.
Anyway, I made it home with my parcels, and that will be a post for another time.
This is George listening to the grass grow. The half inch of rain that fell was just what the pasture needed to be happy.
I predict I'll be able to stop feeding hay altogether in about a week.
Lucy and I got to ride three out of the four days.
This time of year, she eagerly greets me when I meet her in the pasture with her halter...
...because she knows I'll brush her until my arm falls off before saddling her.
She'll be done shedding in about a month. Meanwhile, I've found another use for the leaf blower.
The storms had cleared by Monday afternoon, when Smooch and I went out to fix fence.
In between the rain and chores and merriment, Smooch and I took refuge in the sunroom
and binge-watched our second most favorite series of all time, "Deadwood."
We've returned from the dark side and will try to keep the salty language
we've listened to all weekend out of this week's posts.