I will post the 3rd foaling contest soon but today I will share what I have been up to the last couple days .
Yesterday we headed east of the city, which I rarely do, so rarely in fact I got a little lost, and that is terrible , I was going to my cousins place!Cousin Cliff and family had their big annual branding .I wasn't just for a visit, there so much to help(they have a huge crew) but Martin is not much for standing off to the side so he pitched in a bit , and I too found myself wandering into the pens to grab a gate from time to time, or help push a few calves out ,but mostly I visited with family and a few old acquaintances from mountain rides in the past , and I took pictures.My favorite little point and shoot Lumix looked part way through like it was dying so some of these are cell phone pics but they turned out well. overall, featured are my cousins Steven, Mark, and Laura, also Laura's hubby Luke,
This was followed by an amazing supper cousin Shirley is an amazing cook, and even though I didn't do much to earn it I chowed down like I had never seen food! What a great day.
Then there was today , not actually cross rails, but well I took a little poetic license with the title , Angela and (As we love to call him "Arse") were at a schooling show today/ in both the 2 "3 class and the 2"6/ I was only able to hang out for the first part, but she has let me know she got 3 fourths in the 2"6 courses. Well done! Biggish classes 20 per class so a pretty good showing I would say, and a little bittersweet,to me and those who knew and loved the gentle giant that was Eastern Ruler, Eurus' sire,who sadly passed away early this week.You did your daddy proud,Eurus!
So that is the wrap up of another weekend , quite a lot of fun,and I got to practice a little with my big camera, and the little lumix? seems like it might be okay after all, turned it on and it seems fine, so hopefully...
Stay safe and have a great week