Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Another day in Paradise
For the past few months, the wardens have been thinning the forest to prevent forest fires and to promote the new growth of younger trees. Yesterday, the decided to burn what they had cut down. This would not normally be a problem, except, they forgot to call and warn us. Vicki had a private ride that left about ten minutes before the scheduled 9:30 ride. Then Trivinnia, Emelie and I left on the 9:30 ride. We heard Vicki radio in that they were burning right beside the trail. She said that she was trying to go around through the woods, but she was warning us. When we got to that spot, she was waiting for us to arrive. Turns out the horses would not go past it. We called Dave, and he came down. We dismounted the ride, tied up some of the horses, then started leading them through two at a time. Once all the horses were past the fire, the guests came across. We got every one back on, and continued the ride. Dave was not very happy, and was giving the guys doing the burning a lot of grief. It was an exciting morning. After lunch it was rainy most of the day, and I went out on two rides without a coat. After the rides were done, we un-tacked, and Eric did not feel like pushing the hay in the wheelbarrow, so he got his truck, we threw the bales on it, and I jumped in the back. As he drove, I chucked the bales out, a little at a time. It was so cold, that we decided to go to the hot springs, so Brad, Eric, Jaimie, Vicki and I all went to the hot springs. While we were there, we got a craving for hot chocolate, so we drove to Hinton and went to Timmies, Then we got home, and went to bed.
Posted by Country Girl at 6:58 AM