Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tack 'em up and ride 'em

How to spend a summer evening on the homestead:

1. Convince Hubby he really DOESN'T need to finish up computer stuff while the sun is still up.
2. Encourage him to get into jeans and cowboy boots. (YUM! All he needs now is the big buckle and a cowboy hat)
3. Catch, groom and saddle up Chief and Calypso.
4. Toss Unruly up behind Hubby on Chief and climb aboard Calypso.
5. Wander on over to the neighbor's house to meet up with Wild, Cheeks and Albert on their horses.
6. Laugh, talk and ride until the sun goes down.
7. Wish you could do it every. single. day.


Absolutely Bananas said...

wow... totally my romanticized version of country life!

nell said...

Wow. That sounds so amazing. I'm going to go learn to ride a horse Right. Now.

Rebecca said...

Your girls are so totally lucky to have the life they do... and to enjoy it as much as they do. I told you before, but my dad had horses and I never took advantage of it. I wish now that I had.

Jeff said...

You have horses? I'm so jealous!

My wife and my dream is to one day buy a place where we can keep some!

And thanks for visiting my blog and the link! I'll have you linked on mine momentarily!

Jenn said...

Jenny, which is why I put up with an hour commute to work.

Nell, I highly recommend it. To quote Winston Churchill "There is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse."

Rebecca, I hope that one day they realize how lucky they are. Of course, right now, the teenager thinks its HORRIBLE. She'd rather live in NY or Chicago.

Jeff, I've had 'em all my life. I can't imagine NOT having them around. It took my husband and I about 3 years of searching to finally find our perfect place, and I'm glad we didn't give up when the searching got frustrating.