If it involves food (in this case, dandelions), it will usually lead you to My Boy's heart.
It was good to catch up with cousin T. She and her husband are going on an 8 day backpacking trip in Idaho next weekend. Can you imagine, 8 days in the back country? And we thought 4 days in a tipi with twin beds an outhouse nearby was rough!
Paint Girl got some bonding time with My Boy, too. I told her she should get an Appy again someday. She had Apps growing up but for some reason has traded in the spots for the patches. Don't know what that is about.
We took Cousin T and her hubby to the fair to see a rodeo. Her hubby wasn't too sure about the rodeo. But in the end he admitted that he had a pretty good time.
There was a drill team that performed during an intermission. I have never seen a drill team perform before, it was fast very fast-paced and well-coordinated. I admire the amount of work it must take to execute the timing of these maneuvers. However, two horses who were supposed to gallop one crossing in front of the other ended up colliding, and two riders fell off. Everyone held their break as the girls got up unharmed. They mounted back up and finished the last part of the routine, galloping out of the arena in tandem.
A fair wouldn't be a fair without fair food, right?Cousin T and I shared this hot fudge sundae in a waffle cone. That was after we had the corn dog and french fries. The only thing we were missing were the elephant ears and the cotton candy!
It is always fun to spend time with family. However, my Boy was a little neglected. We intended to take Cousin T on a trail ride Monday but we all slept in and the weather wasn't so great anyway. Before I headed home myself, I did get him out for some loping on the longe line. We also went and picked him up some new bales of very green orchard grass hay. So he was happy. His Pony Girl is going to be very busy with back-to-school this week, but next weekend is My Boy's weekend!
P.S. Are you wondering about the blackberry pie? Umm. Well. Yes. The berries had spoiled and started to get fuzzy, therefore there was no pie. I am not going to give up, I will try again this weekend. Blackberry pie or bust!