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Posted: Saturday 5 July, 2008

by Rosemary at 9:56pm in Anything goes 1 comment Add your own

We're all going on a .... Actually, we're not. But I'm now on holiday for five weeks (bar a few hours when I'm going in for specific meetings), so it's pouring rain, of course.

Still, I've got lots to occupy myself. I've decided to offer a couple of "Backyard Poultry Keeping" courses in July and August, with maybe a third in September. I've done some posters and I'm going to contact the local rags on Monday - hopefully they will be desperate for copy, since the Council is in recess! I kind of know the format I'm going to follow but I need to firm up on that. There are a few other things I need to chase up as well.

I've ridden twice today - a (very) short hack this morning and half an hour in the arena this afternoon (in the rain). This is progress for Smokey and I as I kind of lost my nerve a couple of years ago, but I've started having lessons again; we do some groundwork to keep our relationship in balance and now we're riding. I'm just taking it one day at a time. Actually, Smokey's turned into a pretty nice horse (not that I'm biased or anything).

I'm trying not to make too many plans for the summer; I do want to tidy up the flower bed by the living room window, which looks quite nice from a distance but is absolutely full of weeds and to do some more work on the pond and its surrounds. It's looking a bit unloved at the moment. There are also some things I must do, like painting the chicken arks and stuff, but so long as I don't sit down except to eat, I should get through it all!

Comments

claire

Sunday 6 July, 2008 at 5:55pm

Smokey is a fabulous horse! no bias here either.

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