Friday, 5 August 2011

Another Piece of My Life Has Left But is Not Gone

One more beautiful Summer day under my belt here in Bruce County.  The weather has certainly been making up for the very long past Winter, and almost NO Spring.  Summer was touch and go at first before it began to end up rewarding us as it progressed.  Awww, I love Summer, but not quite as much as I love a beautiful dry Fall !

Rob had a day off from work yesterday, and one again today.  I am amazed on how much he was able to get accomplished yesterday.  It all started with a "dump run", long overdue I might add, but these things have to wait until there is extra time to be had with so many other priorities at times.

"Loaded up, hitched up and ready to roll."

"This is "our" local dump for all of South Bruce Peninsula, which you will notice is quite overpopluated by it's residents".

"It boasts "big" machines to move things around with."

"As well as having it's own personal "Security" watch".

LOL, obviously I was quite bored on the dump run, and was happy to be amused by having my camera with know, just in case? 

I managed to strip our bedding, get two loads of laundry washed and hung out, tidy up the spare room, with still finding "stuff" under the bed left by our Rip Tail Snorter # 1, Aiden James ! 

The day went pretty quickly by the time we had returned from the "dump", with Rob cleaning out and moving around stuff outside, and me inside doing the same.

Later in the afternoon we had just returned home from treating ourselves to a Tim Horton's Ice Cappacinno to a rumble coming up our driveway.  There was Ralph, Lyle and Bob, just returned from a motorcycle run up to "The Tub", where they went to finish the very last "Explore the Bruce" Adventure Stop, on the Burnt Looop Trail. 

They all had thought it was the most difficult Adventure Stop of any of them, as it was quite unstable rocky ground they had to walk in through, which took 2 hours to complete.  However, the good news is they stopped at DNA Fish & Chips just coming into Tobermory where they did admit they had the best Homemade French Fries going !  As I said on my blog August 1st, well worth the drive there just for the fries !!!

Bob and Lyle took their leave, but Ralph decided to hang out with us.

"Here he is taking over my Laptop and "liking" DNA Fish & Chips page on, with Rob giving some kind of descripton of something by the look on his face".

Over a week ago, we offered Ralph's brother, Elgin, (knowing them all my life, as we are all from Southampton), our horses, Lacey, Jazz and Windy Lee, as I haven't been able to ride since four years ago, and Rob just is too busy at times to keep up with the Winter feedings.  Elgin has horses, has always had horses all his life, and will provide the very best home for our girls close to, if not the same, of what they have always been used to.  There they will be rode, and Jazz hitched to cart again and drove....and hopefully Windy Lee will finally be "broke" and "rode".

I have had Lacey since she was a green broke 2 year old filly, and finished breaking her myself; Jazz has been in our lives the past ten years, adding more then her share of pleasure to our lifes....and Windy Lee being born here 3 years ago, has been just as amusing and beautiful as any.

All three were out in the run-in off the barn, keeping in and away from the flies, or at least trying to.  They all needed to have halters put in place before the trailer arrived.

"Here is my Lacey, always first and forthwith."

"Never a problem slipping a halter over this girls head".

"Jazz never seems to mind too much either, as here she stands being most cooperative".

"Then there is the matter of that "Windy Lee" girl".

"Notice?  Still no halter on this".

Elgin arrived shortly after halters were in place, with the exception of "you know who?", spending some time with the "girls" and Rob explaining this and that until the stock trailer arrived.

"Lots of "horse" talk going on here, or I imagine there was anyhow."

"Elgin is going to be using Jazz in a cart, so I think she will end up really being his "horse", and I just have a really good feeling she is just going to love Elgin, as much as he will love her."

"The trailer arrived and the time came for the loading was at hand."

Lacey for some reason, just wasn't having any of this trailer business at the moment, as I really think she knew something was going on and she didn't want any part of it.  Jazz ended up being loaded first, with Windy Lee running in right behind her, as where Jazz goes, Windy Lee is sure to follow....then Lacey carried on in.  Lacey and Jazz hadn't been on a trailer in over seven years when we first moved here....and Windy Lee was born here, so had never been on a trailer at all.

"Once on the trailer, Rob had no problem putting a halter on Windy Lee."

"Another piece of my life has left me, but is not gone".  I feel terribly was so strange arising from my bed this morning, looking out the window and not seeing our horses out in the pasture.  I am confident my tears will, once again, "lift my boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace new, someplace better"   (by Clarissa Pinkola Estes).

Elgin did assure me our horses will not be sold, and we are able to go see them that in itself gives me "peace".  Actually after Rob spoke to Elgin later last night, Rob might even be involved in getting Windy Lee there might just be another adventure off in a future horizon.

Oh yes, and what does the Wiarton Airport weatherman have to say about the day at hand.


Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 28. UV index 9 or very high.


Mainly cloudy. Low 16.

Looking good, think I will leave it at that.

I am feeling emotionally tired before I even think about getting my day here started...but I must do this and I must so that, so on I go, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. I know it's not an easy day for you Sissy but as you said "your girls" are going to a good home as I know that those "Shular' boys are a kind soft spoken bunch and Elgin will certainly take good care of them..........And you can go and visit them anytime ..........
    So put on a happy face and think how lucky you are to have found them a good home and how lucky they will be to have a good home .
    Have a good day ,Love you very much.....Jeanne

  2. Oh Cindy!! Heathen Friend is sad cause your're sad. Hard to part with your animals, i know. One gets attached. I remember when we had chickens growing up and every time it was on the menu I had to go count first before i would have anything to eat. I am sure my Father outsmarted me many times by swaping with a neighbor until i had forgotten how many we had, . lol Glad your horses are gone to a good home and you can visit. hugs


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