So Aero & Flurry will continue to munch grass in my good neighbour's paddock, and I will continue to wait. The LSH will be back to "business travel as usual" from next week, so I may very well have to collect them from Macon on my own, which I'm not entirely happy with - I always feel it's better to have two people travelling when there is more than one horse, in case something goes wrong.
Our house has been rented - a great relief, and the tenants are happy to look after the cats and chickens, too.
We've unpacked pretty much everything except the horse gear, and fitted our own stuff around the house here in Les Granons. We've taken down a few of the landlord's pictures and mirrors and hung our own favourites instead, which makes it feel more like home!
|Giles Norman prints, Tony O'Connor original "Blue" (prized possession, and doesn't he look like Flurry?) and Judge the dog. No, that's NOT a man-bag on the floor, it's eh... an iPad carrier. Really.|
Stuff I'm never going to use, but want to keep "just-in-case." A bit like the jodhs I'm keeping, just-in-case I lose 5kg.
Stuff I will need when we start some serious trekking - seat-savers, breast-plates, saddlebags, that sort of thing
Stuff I might need if other stuff gets broken - spare bridles, reins, stirrup leathers, bits and pieces from old grooming kits to replace anything which goes missing
Stuff I will need straight away, which will be hung up in a tack-room sort of arrangement (when I get a few more shelves)The "horse" plan for the next few days is to continue sorting my gear and to clean and oil all of the leather bits & pieces - bridles, reins, stirrup leathers, breast-plates. It's incredibly dry here, and a good oiling will stop the leather from drying out and cracking (this is never an issue at home, usually it's damp and mouldy).
Finally, the dogs... they're both a bit out of sorts, especially Cookie. She's not poorly enough to bring to a vet, but she's uncharacteristically mopey.
|Mopey Cookie. I don't know that I've ever seen her eyes closed before|
Fingers crossed that both dogs will improve and I will hear good news about the horses next week, meanwhile, the Boyz are enjoying their time in Frank's paddock.
Dude, where's our Mum?