I'm so much happier when I see progress, or know I'm making progress.
All this week I've been able to do something more than just chores with the horses. It's been great. I had about an hour before the sun set and I lost the opportunity to spray. So I had Mike make me up some weed spray and I went to town. I was able to go after almost every thistle and every burdock bush in the pasture that the mares, Junior, and Bo have been in for the past month. It felt great. They'd eaten down enough of the grass so I could tell exactly where the weeds are.
This weekend we can hopefully get the truck out and do some spraying in the big pasture but I'm not holding my breath. At this point, I'll be happy to take the big 3 gallon sprayer out and spend an hour spraying weeds.
I discovered last night:
The next best thing to riding...spraying weeds!
With the weeds and cockleburs gone, I'll be able to spend more time with the horses this fall instead of spending all my time pulling burs out of their manes and tails. THAT makes me happy!
I need to see progress to know that what I'm doing is making a difference. I have practice tonight so no spraying but hopefully this weekend I can get some done. I'm also hoping to get the herd out on pasture. The posts are in, I just need to spend about two hours putting up temporary electric fence wire and getting it all ready. I want happy horses!!
And my hay guy is worried about hay. And if he's worried about hay. I'm worried about hay. And that does NOT make me happy. So the few bales we have in reserve, I want to keep in reserve for emergencies that come up over the summer.
Because....we are in summer. It's 90 degrees. It went from a little chilly to stinky hot.