I have been "fiddling with the nest". Do you like the changes? Besides the background changes, I added a fun widget from Pinterest. Go click on the separate photos, or just the title. It will give you a preview of what is in my sewing room right now. This little widget makes such sense to me...I could write a blog post occasionally outlining my plans. It seems much easier to just have this link, which will get updated automatically each time my plans change!
Another big change is that I am moving my horses to a stable down the street from my townhouse. Why did I not board there in the beginning? One giant reason was money-it is $75 more per horse than most other stables. So, I weighed my options and chose a place which was cheaper but 45 minutes away from my home. I have friends on that side of town, and the barn is surrounded by trails. But 90 minutes a day!!! No wonder I have been feeling a bit harried. Google says Sunkist Stables is 8 minutes from my home, but it is really 4 minutes. If I walk, it will take about 25 minutes. There are miles of trails, and we are about 20 minutes from Catalina State Park, which has superb riding. My horses will need to get used to being tied at the
|Nick will be in one of these to start, as he hates stalls.|
AZ horses are almost always on dry lot, usually small pens. Also notice most horses have fly masks on, which are essential. The smells are not as nice as areas where there is grass pasture as urine pools on the sandy ground, and manure must be hauled off. I have had to get used to a different style of horsekeeping, and trust that everything will be ok.
I will be close, and can take care of details much more easily now. Woodrow has had a number of health issues (habro or summer sore, and a colic incident), and I have driven out to the barn every day to put medicine on his sore, which takes 2 minutes. In a small town, the barn owner would have offered to do it for me...not here in the big city :-( One of my riding buddies offered, but I know she is busy teaching and so I said no thanks.
|turnout, round pen, arenas, trails|
|Hoping to get Nick in one of these bigger corrals soon.|
|Woodrow will have a stall in the barn with turnout attached|
After Monday, I will have 90 minutes more each day to sew :-) Mary