Fall is coming, here at the homestead, as much as we would rather that it wouldn't. Horses and goats are getting fuzzier. It seems early which may be a sign of an awful winter to come. I hope not, but what can you do? We have so much going on! One horse is moving from the training stable because he is too young for training, and it lightens my load to have him right here at home. Besides, he is my morning hug, and having him here will be so nice. And cut down some of my running time! And, I just got a call that Kiley's horse JT is wanted in IL, to be with her. So there is a mad scramble underway to get him down to her. At this point, it is for a month, but we are hoping that we can find a way for it to be longer. We shall see what God has in mind!!!
That changes our routines as we have to care for the horses at the stable, as well as the horses here. The horses here are just as sassy as ever and I always look forward to spending time with them. My saddle horse had gone through a spell where he wasn't feeling so well, but he is clearly back to himself now, so I will be back to saddling him and doing some work here - and yes, with my helmet on (if you don't recall, I took a tumble a year and a half ago and got a concussion, I don't think I will ever live that down).
Alex has a new job - working for the NEW Zoo, just outside of Green Bay, and while it is a bit of a hike for him to get to work, it is a great job and he loves it. Nice to see him happy and productive. His senior year is becoming quite busy!
Zeri is still in PT, but we should be nearing the end - he is totally off of crutches and back to most of his normal things - but no impact and regular breaks. He even went back to work for short bits, but there is still a lot that he cannot do. It will come, but the healing goes well.
We are doing lots of reorganizing and deep cleaning and just generally passing on the blessings! It is too easy to find that you held onto something because you might need it, when someone needed it today! And we are finding that the blessing comes back to us too. Just today, Kiley told me that she is coming home the first weekend of October, but she is also going to a homecoming that weekend. Yikes - so I get her home on a Friday night and she is then needing the full dress and all for Saturday night! Yikes! Hooray for social media! Threw the dilemna out into cyberspace, and we now have a selection of borrowed dresses for her to choose from for her day. She doesn't really want one to keep - as she puts it "I'm not going to be likely to wear it again", but to be all girlie and fun (and not horse related) will be huge for her. I can find a way to manage shoes and accessories on a short time frame! What a hug from God!
We are approaching winter with hopes for spring and progress. Around here there is always something that needs doing, some progress that can be made. Each year it is a different project, and it all adds up. So, there is some daydreaming going on. God has his plans, mine are only wisps in the wind. I throw them out there, but His plans will prevail.
"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11