Monday, May 27, 2013

Close to home

Our first horse-camping trip of the year was planned for this weekend, and I was so looking forward to it. The location at the base of Mt. Adams is breathtakingly beautiful, fellowship with members of our Christian trail riding club is always fun, and I was looking forward to my young horse's horse-camping debut. But according to the weather forecast, we were as likely to stay huddled around a smoky, tarp-covered campfire as we were to be out on the trails on horseback, so the camp-out was scratched. Oh well, more time to get things done around here.
We have pulled at least five wheelbarrow-loads of weeds from the iris bed, and it is starting to show . . . some.

Our lettuces are looking twice this big now, with all the rain we've been getting. When it dries out enough to work in there, I'm sure there will be a lot of weeds to pull there as well.

I have gotten in a couple rides on Lance, too. On Friday Brian accompanied me on his bike, and on Sunday morning Rick joined us on foot. The bottom photo was the view of the valley on our way home. I love where we live!

That's it for part of our holiday weekend at . . .


Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

Beautiful country! And lovely iris!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Sometimes you just have to go with the flow ... weather is really strange this year. Been back down to high 70's low 80's and in 5 days weatherman says back to the 100's. Glad your iris are still blooming, mine are done for the year.