We have been crazy-busy making the place safe for the horses again after the roofing. We've combed the pastures and the paddock, picking up shreds of insulation. There was actually less of that than I feared. However, there were a lot of screws and metal screw gaskets in the runs.
If a horse ate this stuff, it could be deadly. And we don't want anybody getting a screw through their hoof either. We used a shoer's magnet to find them all, I hope.
We are also busy taking care of Chuck's horses, and we're mighty glad to be helping out there. We told him we'd have our horses there for a day or two. It was eight days. Chuck and Elyssa were so nice to us they even acted like they were sorry to see us leave.
It hasn't been all work and no play. We've been enjoying having our little family together again. Our tough-guy Reggie has been a little cling-y.
Paj was glad to see his bare patch of ground again. It's where we pushed extra soil when we built the arena. It has a special attraction for Paj. Go figure.
Boomer just wanted a good roll.
We are trying to get some work on Boomer every day the weather permits to get him ready for the Christmas parade. He'll be pulling the surrey, and we want it to be a piece of cake for him.
It's a long way down off Boomer.
People have kindly asked what we're going to do with the horses when the roofers come back to replace the three bent panels, and the answer is I don't know. I'm torn. I'd love to leave them home, out in the pastures. But I don't really trust the roofers to be done in one day, and I don't trust them not to drop screws, etc. Like Scarlett, I'll think about it tomorrow.