A year ago I had lunch with my friend, Sandra. While we both live the corporate life, she’s quite an artist, photographer and writer. And I, from my days of journalism school, have enjoyed writing as well. We discussed me wanting to start a blog. Sandra warned me it was a big commitment, she told me that I would need to write at least five blogs a week to have regular followers.
I decided to give it a shot. That was a year ago! We have been down a lot of roads since then.
I never imagined I would have a horse named Bruno or so many people cheering him on. It has been a good year. I thank you for wanting to know what is going on at Six Meadow Farm.
Today, as usual, after months of waiting, the guys showed up, unannounced and unanticipated, to finally put the extension on my barn roof. The extension will help to keep the barn in the shade as the temperatures start their steady climb toward summer. I have known Bruno could not stay in his stall while the work was underway. The metal must be welded to the existing roof and the new roof configured. I had worked with Dev to move Bruno there when the construction started. But I didn’t expect it today. It is a long haul to Dev’s and I have only been in the car once since surgery. It did not sound like an enjoyable trip with my shoulder still so painful.
Lauren was at school. The men were already digging holes. I called my local vet who had large treatment stalls for their hospitalized patients. Just like that, problem solved! Bruno could hang out at Wharton Vet for a few days. Wow-that was easy. Feather and Mick could be in the pasture during work hours and in their stalls at night.
I called the office manager back at the vet. “Could my old, gelding Kid come, too?” That way I wouldn’t have to worry about him in the pasture dealing with Feather and Mickey. Bruno would stay quiet and content. “In the same stall?”, she asked. Lord,no! Just side by side keeping each other company.
Issue Over-Lauren and I will move the two best-friends to the vet. I will finally get my roof done. Kid and Bruno will have a little vacation. We will even be able (or should I say Lauren will be able) to re-set the stall mats and straighten out/clean Bruno’s stall. One hundred days constant use on a stall is tough.
I am struggling with my sore shoulder, tapping out letters one by one. Somehow, this surgery has hit me harder than the last. But a new year of blog adventures is ahead of us. I will continue to report in! Thanks for riding along.