Sunday, September 16, 2012

Newness

Well, once again it's been ages since I've blogged. How has it been going around here with Lyra and the horses, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

It's insane. But totally awesome. I'm tired at the end of every day, but it's a good kind of tired.

Adding a baby to a busy farm has required a few adjustments around here. When Matt's working, Lyra's awake and I have to feed the horses, we have to form a baby - mom - grain convoy.
Egads, pay no attention to the outfit! Keepin' it classy.

It's a good thing I can pilot a baby and buckets of grain with one hand each...love the ancient Radio Flyer wagon!
Then, before she was sleeping through the night (yes, she was doing her nights at around 2 months, I am so proud of this little gem), on occasion she'd have to come to the barn to do night check with us.
The Manly Bjorn! This thing rocks! She's actually in front of me hanging out in it while I type this entry...!
While it takes a lot longer to get things done when she's in tow, at the heart of the matter...well, she is the heart of the matter. How can she not be?

Back to horsey things. Zeus and I completed our first competition of the year yesterday, a hunter pace with Splash and his owner. What a blast! There were lots of tricky jumps on course, and Zeus stormed over them all - including an upturned boat, water crossings and giant rolled hay bales. We compete over the next few weekends before calling it a season.

Zeus schooling at the park - obviously overachieving. And then runs like a lunatic afterward. Hello, where are the brakes on this thing??
Lyra didn't come to the pace this weekend, but for the next 3 weekends she's got dates at shows and events, and a whole cavalcade of people to fawn over her. Zeus will have to get used to sharing the limelight!