We awoke yesterday (July 4th) to evidence that it had rained during the night.
It has been incredibly hot and dry here for the past month,
so any little bit of rain is a help!
Our 4th of July was a stay-at-home day.
We took delivery of 175 bales of beautiful grass hay
and stowed it in the barn.
This will last us until we can get our own hay cut and baled later this summer.
With this lack of rain, growing hay is difficult!
With this heat, most everyone spends their days lying around,
or in the barn where there are fans blowing.
The horses prefer the barn...
as is evidenced by the look of this stall.
(I keep an immaculate barn... this stall was clean just a couple of hours ago!)
Looks like this was the designated latrine for the day!
I had several requests for an update on Pete...
So, I headed over to Becky's barn and took a few photos.
Pete has really filled out nicely and his coat looks great.
Becky continues his ground work... nothing new to report in the arena.
It has been a remarkable recovery for this rescued horse
who came pretty darn close to a last ride in the rendering truck!
See how his eyes sparkle, now?
Our Fourth of July celebration was with our friends and neighbors
across the road.
About mid way through the evening we had a surprise visit from the turkeys!
Whenever they hear the sound of voices,
they have to investigate.
turkeys love a good party!