We had Nascar out in the pasture yesterday…..Ruth’s trigger finger on the accelerator button would I believe have scared the great Dale Earnhardt into retirement ( is he already retired ?) it surely didn’t scare our speed queen ! Ruth roared into Roman’s field, much to the black gelding’s horror with a rattling clanking metal rake lurching across the pasture breaking up and scattering the copious mounds of poo that he had so generously donated over the Winter months. Romans tail went up in the air and his nostrils flared as he considered the very noisy and very fast intruder that had intruded on his patch. Ruth’s hair streamed out behind her and her face displayed a mask of total concentration as she roared around the pasture. Roman wisely concluded that a Roman sized tizzy was going to serve no purpose and he settle for positioning himself in the centre of the field and turning 360 degrees on the spot to keep Ruth and her noisy four wheeler in his line of sight. I think it would be safe to assume that Ruth enjoyed her afternoon project…..and the pasture looks great !
Big brother John returned to put on his silly hat and his farm boots for another day down on the ranch. Sadly there were no more holes for him to dig (…and fill in) and the tiling had been completed on his last visit but fortunately he arrived in time to clean up the wasted hay lying moulding around the feeders and just in time for lunch had created two nasty heaps of decomposing grass which undoubtedly he will be relocating to the manure heap on his next visit. Smile. The afternoon’s assignment for our two volunteers was to help construct what hopefully will be a fence which will keep the sheep and lambs on the right side of the wire. John returned home to Gig Harbor with aching muscles and a promise of a dose of Aleve before he comes to visit next week and Ruth, still smiling broadly took a well earned hot shower and a visit to the cookie tin for a sugar rush. ( for pictures of the fencing project see diary entry 4/17 which Greg posted early. Oops) Thanks you two, it was a good day !! Oh, and Ruth will be back on Sunday for another round.
Time to go. Bran the dog has parked himself squarely in front of the door ready for his night time appointment with a tree or three and Greg is looking at the clock. Take care, keep safe, M