This flu is no fun fever, chills along with achy muscles and bones make for a miserable day. Sarah and I both have these symptoms today. Mom stopped in before heading to the woman's retreat and dropped of some beef vegetable soup. Mark was kind enough to keep the fire going all day and the day has been spent lying in front of it with 4 books now all finished. What a waste of a day!
At the farm Steven Marchal and Mike worked on repairing the shelter in the middle paddock and placed latches on all the gates. Mike, Rhoda, Karin and Karin's friend Melinda took off for Sandridge for the first trail ride of the 2011. The sun was out for the first time in what seems weeks and the temps are in the mid 30s. Everyone is feeling house bound. Horses for this trip were Bunni, Sally, Mika and Autumn and Rhoda reported other than getting cold toward the end it was a very successful ride. This is what Karin wrote: excellent ride! autumn is sooo much fun! she is so flexible, good shoulder in's and rounding down... forgot my camera :( and Melinda wrote: "Thank you for inviting me along today. Best day that I've had in a while... Horses, sunshine and a good friend. What more could I ask for? :)"
Steven was able to work Jewel, Valiant and Evan. We were concerned Valiant may not trot when asked for the judging at the fair but Steven reports he was well behaved and knew what to do. We are pretty thrilled to have the services of Steven, he has a good head on his shoulders and the horses respect him.
The soup from mom was such a blessing, nutritious, tasty and easy to heat up.