Sunday, July 27, 2014

I'm getting worse at blogging but the pony is doing well

Well, I'm sorry to say that I've gotten worse at blogging, if that's even possible - it's been well over five months this time. What is your blogging routine? Do you blog early in the morning or late at night? Do you blog on weekdays or weekends or both? How do you find time to blog in the midst of horse care and riding, work/school, and general daily activities?

The good news is that P and AP are weathering the summer quite well so far. It's been warm but not brutally hot. We've had some nice summer days, but unfortunately, there's also been a lot of humidity and bugs. The bugs are probably the worst part - sometimes I feel like I spend more time dressing them in fly gear and swatting bugs than doing anything else!

P is enjoying the summer grass, as it's softer for her to eat. I hope there will be a nice soft hay crop this year so she'll be able to eat well this winter, too. AP seems to have some allergies to the grass and pollen, but it's not serious and just something to keep an eye on. They don't spend a lot of time out in the pasture anyway because the bugs are so bad. That's probably a good thing, as it preserves the pasture and keeps them from getting too fat! They're both pretty easy keepers and have been a little chubby in years past - this year they both seem to be at an excellent weight, and I'd like to keep them there!