This year began with Steve still healing and recovering from his accident in July of last year. We were all doing okay until April, when I came off Lena and broke my first bone ever--my left ulna.
My recovery did not go as quickly and smoothly as I might have liked, and in June I had a Titanium plate inserted so the bone would actually grow back together instead of each piece waving at the other from afar.
Calabar and I have made a lot of progress, actually. He even learned to chase a mechanical cow in October. Not too shabby for a "crazy" Off-Track Thoroughbred.
Lena got to remember that she is cow-horse bred, even if she looks like a spotty Thoroughbred.
Steve and I learned our horses travel well and can handle new situations, even over night, as long as they have food and each other. In that order, once they settle in. And we learned Bar would not starve if left in a paddock with Lena. Big bossy brown horse.
Katie made a decision to get a horse more suited to her, sold Sammy, and adopted Forrest.
Elmer came home to roost permanently and we now have our perfect indoor/outdoor cat. Indoor a lot on these cold, nasty days as a matter of fact.
And of course this year also began with the loss of my father, a man who I would gladly call friend even if we weren't related--a thought I shamelessly stole from him, along with the frayed knot joke. Miss you lots, Dad.
Happy New Year, everyone.
May 2011 bring joy, peace, and much good will to all of you.