D&L’s horses Doc and Coaltrain have not been getting a lot of riding time, what with one health-related issue or another on the part of their owners. In their downtime they’ve developed the habit of fussing at each other, and gradually reducing the fencing between them to bent scrap. The last straw was damage to the gate which had to be entirely replaced. Neighbor D and I had a date this morning to do that, and make all the necessary adjustments in the fence to accommodate it.
Hey, did you know that if you stick your head out the window of a moving Jeep, there’s the most amazing wind? Tobie figured that out this morning, all by himself. He’s quickly finding things to enjoy about Jeep rides…
Speaking of untrustworthy: That’s L’s horse Coaltrain, possibly the most mischievous adult horse I’ve ever worked around. Unfortunately some of my duties this morning required me to have my back turned in close proximity to his teeth. He’s not mean exactly, he just has a sense of humor nobody but him seems to appreciate. So you can never quite assume he won’t turn a friendly nuzzle into a chomp.
And that’s the principle objective of the morning’s chore, hanging a new gate. Which we actually got done pretty smoothly. Whole thing only took two hours in the shade, which on a sunny desert July is not the worst way you can spend a morning.