Jake is a happy dog. He came with us on our rides and herded cats, calves and smaller dogs.
The chickens were delivered in June and have already settled in. Emily captured grasshoppers and threw them over the chicken wire. They danced and cackled and we kept doing it till all the grasshoppers went to another area.
There was a big wind storm (no rain like home) and a few trees landed on the barbed wire fencing over the ridge. A neighbor's heifer was in their field. So they pushed her back and there was some bringing up to standards of the fences. My sister and her husband have very high standards.The fences go on a long way. Emily and I pitched in, and we got to go on a lovely ride to "the lookout". I rode Faith again. She had a new chin strap and was a bit more calm this time. I probably was, too.
Everywhere we looked was beautiful sky, grass valleys and river gulleys. Julie rode her stallion, Chex. He is a real cow pony and has lovely babies. I hope Faith is carrying one of his, but with an 11 month gestation, it's still hard to tell.