Monday night already! wow! ,gonna lose this week too if I am not careful!
We had a great time with the barbecue. Lots to eat, lots to talk about.
Sunday we had a few things to do ,including trying to help my niece with a mare who is a bit challenging to catch and handle . I did a bit of round penning with her, but frankly in 30 + heat with horse that is not responding to cues, I took the "discretion is the better part of valor" approach and walked away before it became another chance for her to win. They have a good plan in place and I am quite sure they will get around this girl.Sometimes a different set of hands/eyes on a situation can help , and that is what we were hoping for .In this case the mare was not responding any differently to me or my tactics.
Then on to our next "bull headed" adventure
Met our neighbor who came to help us with out bull. He had hoof rot earlier in the year, and we treated it and though it was resolved ,he was sound again and moving well ,but it seems to have flared up again . We trailed him in part way then got him in the trailer to bring home. It went fairly well with us all dancing around from the mosquito in the long grass. I am here to tell you that ,the rain may have stopped , but there are still some wet areas ,one step wrong , and up to my calves in goo!
We have him home now, and that is fine , he should be done his work by now anyway. And this way we can get that foot cleaned right up
By the time we finished that , and had a visit , it was into the house skipped supper and fell into bed.
I was off to work today (at my paying job) and Martin was preparing to start baling .
Well the best laid plans and all, we are awfully lucky to have both Marc and Martin with balers and this year the kind help of another neighbor . Martin got a few bales done then had one breakdown after another ,Dad came out to help with repairs while Marc and Billy carried on .
When I got home, I assumed my regular duties of water/girl, parts holder/finder/deliverer, twine finder ,cook and bottle washer. I find I do a fair bit of dashing around in circles but I hope I am of some help .
Anyhow they got it done , this field completely with no rain whatsoever. The hay looks great for as long as I hung around .(I am allergic to the alfalfa and the fresh hay while it smells great tends to make feel me a little like Dorothy in the poppy fields! )
(from far to near, Martin and dad working on repairs, Billy 's John Deer in the middle and Marc's rig at he back . All done and ready for refreshments )
I had quite a bit of BBQ beef left over from Sat so we had beef on a bun, and Caesar salad for supper . And of course cold beer for the crew !
We are so blessed , we don't need help all that often , but when we do we have great neighbors , friends and family , who are there to help out .
So like the song says
"We get by with a little help from our friends"
Stay safe everyone