The new patio is starting to look like I envisioned... Got a few hanging baskets to get hung...and some outdoor shades that need to go up...and a few other details that will have to wait until after the house gets stuccoed. There's always more to do right?
This area is my next couple of projects...
I am building a flower bed along the lattice and will plant a couple of trumpet vines there, along with a couple of rose bushes. I need to build a half wall where the grill is sitting, so the grill stops trying to blow into the hot tub or smashing into the house. We knew the wind was going to be a problem when we put the patio on the west side of the house. But I have some ideas that will help. Once the house is stuccoed, I am going to plant a couple of big Arborvite Evergreens on the south side and I am thinking about put lattice the full length on the west side. It will work itself out as I go along. ;-)
Went to a barrel race this weekend and had a full load. Bugs made his public debute...
Okay...so all he did was get saddled and ponied around a bit...but he was a very good boy! Not a single spazz-out. This picture made me laugh. Moon is standing on the other side of Bugs and they were in the exact same position. They may not look like brothers...but they sure have some similar characteristics. LOL
Spooks did his thing and placed 2nd in the 4D. He ran a nice pattern, but he was scotchy as hell. Almost completely stopped one stride before the timer. (shakes head) God bless that horse...but I don't forsee him ever deciding to just run for the love of running. We'll finish out this season and the big guy can retire from barrel racing. ;-)
Moon ran very well. Entered the arena properly, had a great first barrel, got a little leany on me on the 2nd barrel and *I* dropped my hand one stride too soon on the 3rd barrel. It must not have been set very tight because I sure didn't think it should have gone down...he barely bumped it...but that is the way the cookie crumbles. :-/
Best news of all...neither horse got sore! Yaayyyyyy!!!
The Rimrock Rodeos start this week and I sure want to run Moon there...but I didn't get my hopes up too much. I just had to wait to see if Moon was going to get sore or not. Since he didn't...Guess I'll be entering. He usually does very well at this arena and he sure has been running like his tail is on fire...so maybe it will all come together. Fingers crossed!!