I am coming to love farrier night. Don't get me wrong, our old farrier was great. So great that we included him in our personal life as a god father to our two kids. But he was looking to retire and I didn't want to impose. And our new farrier seems to click really well with the Sanctuary horses.
The days have been stressful and long lately and usually farrier night means just another night trying to pack in as much activities as needed to get everything done. But this time was different. It felt more like bonding time. I havent' been near the horses except to check on them and make sure everyone is happy. So getting to stand and snuggle with horses while they get their feet trimmed was relaxing and fun. Of course there's always the worry that I messed something up with King or that I let their feet go too long but everything was on the up-and-up so it was a good feeling last night.
We were able to get Dude, King, Rain, and Lightening done. We'll look next month at the ponies, Zeke, and a couple of others to see where they are at for needing trims. If you'd like to help with their farrier trims, you can donate to paypal.me/Borderlands. Every dollar helps in keeping our horses feeling comfortable. We have a couple that need constant trims to ensure they stay comfortable (Dude and King are two of them).
Life has simply gotten too hectic lately that I haven't had time to slow down and enjoy life. Now that summer is here, there's so much that needs to be done before winter arrives. I spend all spring, summer, and fall preparing for winter. But I guess when winter feels like it's 6 months long, you have to be prepared. :-)
I'm working from home at the paying job today and I'm relaxed. I'm sitting next to the peonies, smelling their wonderful scent, watching Mayhem and the ponies eat and Lace graze. It's simply relaxing. I'm ignoring the weeds in the flower garden, the dead trees that need to be cut down, and the piles and piles of laundry that await me when I walk back into the house.
For now, I'm going to relax, take a deep breath, and simply enjoy this moment, this hour, this day. It's going to be stinky hot later so I want to enjoy the time outside without sweating through every article of clothing. Through all that's happened over the past couple of months, I am trying to remind myself to enjoy the day that's been given to us. It's a gift, not a right.