Friday, December 23, 2011

making the move

Well, yesterday was my last day working at York Toll, I have moved up the road 12 miles to Wells toll. It is only 8 miles from my house, I will be saving gas, mileage and time to get to work now. I am looking forward to working back at the toll where I first started 26 years ago. I hope to see some old friends and make new ones with the patrons.
My fellow coworkers gave me a going away cake with the picture of me riding Bandit on the cake, it was perfect!!! and chocolate!!!
We finally got some snow on the ground even if it just barely covers the brown grass. We might have a white Christmas after all. We have had a really mild winter so far.
Want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and may God bless you in the new year.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Here we are in December already, ground is brown and bare. I dont like this time of year cause it gets dark so early. I get home from work, have time to do stalls and its dark or well past dark. We (as in Fred, Peter, and I) did get the ditch dug and water and electric line in so that now I have a dry hydrant out at the water tub in the pasture that we use all winter. It will be so nice not to have to drag hoses and drain them. As of today there is also a light on a pole out by the gate, so that if it is dark when I go to bring them in, I can now see to tie the halters. Yahoo!
Had a grooming session the other night, there was so much dust/dirt off of Bandit onto the floor that you could have written your name in it. He is a constant dirt magnet.