Sunday, July 20, 2008
Everything Stops for Hay
Finally! The first cut hay is in. Wednesday was an all-day hay project, and naturally, one of the hottest days of the year. I'm trying not to whine about the nearly 600 bales we packed in, when I think I'm just one of the clients my suppliers deal with. Now I just have to wait for straw! After threatening rain for the last few days, storms apparently hitting everywhere but our little nook on the Niagara Escarpment, we've had a steady downpour that started in the middle of the night.
Today, I'm hoping to make a now-rare trip to the races. If you've been following long enough to remember the Thunder Gulch colt I broke a couple of years ago...well, today he's making his first start at Woodbine. Now three, and a gelding, while his barn name is Medz, he'll always be affectionately known to me as "Rupert" despite his owner's disapproval! Go Rupert Go!