We have been taking care of Cindy's horses for the last 5 months while she was in Vermont, staying cool and making hay. Cindy's initial thought was that she would be back to spend winter, but she changed her mind, decided to sell the house and ship the horses back to Vermont.
So today was the day for Equine Express to come and pick up Sophie, Pearl, Jazz, and Dooley, and for us to have our appointments with the ophthalmologist in Tucson and then run home to meet the truck and help load horses. Of course EE was early and we were late, and it was not until 1 pm that we arrived bleary eyed from the eye exam.
The driver was uneasy about the driveway hill and opted to stay out on the road, so we loaded hay with the tractor, and walked the horses to the transport. Of course the moment we had horses in hand, the sky opened up with lightning, thunder and a good shower, just to say farewell to the horses, I suppose.
Thankfully there was no trouble loading, but I think some hoarse horses will be arriving in Texas, the first leg of their long journey home, as they were screaming going down the road.
After living in the Pacific Northwest for 30+ years, Dan and I left our high-tech jobs to build our dream house in the country in a climate that is more conducive to an outdoor lifestyle. So here we are in SE Arizona, living the dream that was in the planning for 25 years.
I am writing this blog to keep track of time and our activities, in short to ensure we live with intention as this is the time of our lives.
"If you talk to the animals
They will talk to you
And you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them,
You will not know them.
And what you do not know
You will fear.
What one fears one destroys."
~Chief Dan George~