Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Everything including the kitchen sink.

My little kitchen in the Dome!
 We now have a kitchen with hot and cold running water in the Dome. M fixed all the leaks and now just need to spruce up the cupboards.Now we are living in the kitchen and working on the loft which will become a guest house.
Dang! Blurry picture.Cupboards next!

 Everything including the kitchen sink! Click to enlarge.
Also have a garden in the kitchen.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tevis training, American River

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I met Robert Weldin (who took these photos) at I Know You Rider in Evanston last year. He offered to take me riding on the Tevis trail which is pretty well in his back yard. He and his gracious wife Sharron hosted us this week end and we rode the last portion of the Tevis; the part that will, on the day, be done in the dark with lots of drop-offs to avoid. Wish i had taken my camera as the views are spectacular, mostly right above this, the American River hundreds of feet below.Gotta have a good horse and I've got one! Poor Ice, Mernie's horse, was a trooper. She struggled but kept up. She got to the middle of the river and stopped. Kip had to go feach her so we took the opportunity for a photo while she rested and cooled off. Robert and Sharron supplied lunch of wine cheese, cherries and chocolate making the whole day extremely civilized.They have good endurance horses and know the trail inside out and back to front.Kip rocked! He LOVES this trail and says bring on some more! Next training ride 31st May then the real thing on 9th August. Yeehah! R

Monday, May 05, 2014

April Full Moon Ride out in the desert behind Smith Valley

 We have the best neighbors!Ron and Janiss up front. Jim driving Moonie and J riding Concho. In the rear, Rick driving is mules. Somewhere behind him is our direct neighbor Cub driving his red mules surrounded by a bunch of riders including me. I was riding Subha and she was 'hot to trot!' This was early on at our April full moon ride. Lots of fun! Photos by Cathy Eckart
 Jim and Moonie. Behind ( no, that's not Kipling) Bob and Sandy on their Arabs with Janiss on he haflinger (Concho) in the middle. Click to enlarge all photos.
 Moonie, Poised and ready for action.Feisty little Fjord!
 See Mern's white hat in the b/g. He was going for a ride with Cub in the wagon.
 What a life!