Pete plowed, scooped, and shoveled after breakfast, and plowed, scooped, and shoveled the paths, driveway, and front area after lunch. I worked on the chapter that is to accompany my Gift of a Good Ride proposal after breakfast, and scooped and shoveled out the horse pen after lunch. The latter was a rather adult-like activity because it was an instance of foresight. It’s easier to walk around in the enclosure and to pick up poop when there’s less snow on hand. All total, Pete spent four hours on his onerous task and I spent two hours on my onerous task. Quite obviously, he’s a more exemplary adult than I am.
The sun was shining and temps were in the low 30s by the time we finished. I decided that since the weather was good, I would take Tyra and Rider for a hike on the trail. We got out there and I discovered that the terrain was like sand. It was very slow going for me and the critters. We got as far as Moose Camp and I agreed with the two that enough was enough. We turned around and headed for home.
Tyra, knowing we were headed back, became super enthused about what she then saw as a wonderful outing. She repeatedly raced ahead of me at top speed, stopped, waited a bit and then raced back to me at top speed.
I later got Hrimmi and Tinni out. I started to take them around the loop. I let them both off line – they raced up our neighbor Jim’s driveway, back down, and at top speed headed the way we came, in the direction of home.
Tomorrow the fun continues. Pete and I both have dental appointments. I’ve decided to wait on having my tooth pulled. I’m an adult, and adults get to make these kinds of decisions on their own.
Next: 36. 2/5/19: And Yet another Conversation with my Tooth