Brenda's knee is coming along well, she thinks a little slowly, but the doc says all in good time. Her last appointment she was given the go-ahead to drive and in another week or so she will be good to get on Wink for a short ride.
The girls made it out here for Mother's Day
and as usual Brenda was busy in the kitchen preparing for that. She just needs to feed people, as anyone who knows me can see, so I was in charge of most the playing with the grandkids. They sure love it here at the farm where they can run till their hearts content and there are a whole pack of dogs to play with.
It has a been a little different spring here, we get nice days spaced out between replays of winter but the May Long weekend is usually when we get out on the trails for the first time here in Canada. Our horses have had a pretty lazy spring. We pulled the shoes off back around the first of March and I headed off last week to get Blue shod so we could head out to the West Country this weekend. But first I needed to run out and see how the roads had fared over the winter. Along the way I ran into a couple of bands of wild horses. It seems that depending on where they range they have had different winters.
|This stud and his band of mares appeared to come through winter with flying colors but the mare with the foal in the picture below obviously was in a little poorer range.|
|But the green grass is coming and she will pick up quickly I hope, it is not an easy life being a wildie on these northern ranges|
|Not to shabby a view over those trailers|
|The ice was a little thick for swimming but we were thinking of our Arizona friends who were riding the beaches of San Diego this weekend.|
|Just a little scenery viewing stop.|
|Arriving at our lunch spot|
|I never get tired of that view, unlike my readers|
|Mike Lewis, riding Harley and ponying Missy|
|Glad to share that view with Razz down in the centre there.|
|The "Red Serge Gang"|
|Ken and Verna enjoying the scenery|
|We saw a bunch of elk this weekend|
|These Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep were laying along the trail up to the Hat. This shot is from about a mile or two away though.|
|Verna does like her comforts and brings along her pillow to enjoy her lunch time nap.|
|Vic pondering the crossing of the Bighorn Creek|
|Ladies Choir practice|
|A little monsoon is not enough to stop this group from setting around a Yukon Candle.|
Sunday morning we got up and the rain was still coming so we figured we would run for the flatlands. It took us a while to get everyone ready to roll and as the road was pretty muddy by this time it was better to travel in a group just in case someone had some trouble. Once we got out of the camp it was clear sailing though and other than a big rock slide along the Coal Camp road there was really no problems getting out.
There are a few folks who like to see where we have been in a more traditional form so here is a map of some of our rides in this area.
|The Red trails with the white spots are trails we rode this weekend and the others are trails we rode last year in this area.|