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As I picked up Kelvin, my Danish friend from the airport last night. Y cold kicked back in yesterday evening as I went5 a bit short of sleep night before last. Was up until midnight watching and responding to a small grass fire with Delbert and the Truck from Red Owl. They had it out by the time we got there, but we stayed as they mopped up, kept up a drizzle and we got wet and came home. When I went to bed I was cold and couldn’t sleep, so moved into the other room so as not to disturb Cindy. Felt good yesterday morning for awhile and then got real sleepy so took a nap. Awoke rested and refreshed and felt better than I have for a long time. Good drugs! But by last night, I was running down. Did a lot of running in Rapid getting things we will need to take with us to the upcoming Artist Ride. Coughed a lot in the night and will need a nap at some point today. Laramie is supposed to come and shoe up the front feet on some horses this afternoon. Windy and cooler today. Now off to other project. But because of Kelvin being here and the Artist Ride, I may not post quite as often….
Or Curlycup Gumweed if you prefer. Nasty little weed that even the grasshoppers won’t eat. Not sure what it’s good for, but it must be what is causing my allergies to kick in. Up last night and the night before, itching and scratching. Took some anti itching pills and eventually went back to sleep for awhile. This morning I got an appointment with a nice lady doctor in Sturgis and I think she is going to make it bearable. Got several different pills I will be (and am) taking and basically just more of them than I normally would.
This afternoon, Delbert dropped off his dart gun and some med for a foot sore bull. Fr Tyler and Cindy went with me to see me use it. Worked well. guess i will have to invest in one, tho’ I am sure Delbert would be willing to rent his for a reasonable fee.
Got a new tree in the other day and skeleton rigged it and been riding it on Charlie. It is full Quarter horse bars which means they are a bit wider and flatter at the front so as to fit them no to low withered horses. Charlie is going well, didn’t even try to buck the last couple ride. And got him to walk home after the horses which is quite a feat as gassy as he is.
I go pick up Kelvin, my Danish friend, tomorrow at the airport. Then we will be busy! Got Laramie coming to shoe horse on Wednesday and I am, sure we will be ahorseback every day after Kelvin gets here. He came early so as to get in on the Artist Ride. I think I will ride some colts while I have him here to go along for my colts to follow a broke horse. This new saddle, I worked on the cantle quite a bit and it really feels good. Talked to a tree maker about how the cantle on a bronc saddle is made and tried to mimic that and think I’ve got it pretty close. I’ve always been pretty happy with my ground seats, but wasn’t aware I could do this and make them feel so secure….cool! Supposed to get wind and cooler on Wednesday.Got an email with the picture that is supposed to go on the cover of the new Cd and man! It is way cool! Brenda has so much talent it’s scary!