Farmers’ Market   Leave a comment

A trip to a Farmers’ Market is always worthwhile.  Today I bought tomatoes, nectarines, apricots, peaches, apriums, cauliflower, and bread.  Here’s some of the loot.

It tastes just as good as it looks.

Yesterday evening, one of the helpers called over to say that a horse had appeared to suffer a seizure, fallen down, and couldn’t get up.  Could I find Billy and tell him?  I hunted down my husband, who was checking horses not far away, and passed on the message.  He nodded and said that the horse in question was very old, and had needed help to get up before.  He went off to organize the rescue, and I went to call the owner.  That took a while; the number we had wasn’t correct, so we had to get hold of a friend who passed on that message.  By that time, a dozen people were trying to get the old horse up, without success.  Finally Billy sent for the backhoe.  They rigged a sling, got it under the old guy, and gently lifted him to his feet.  He blinked a little, looked around, and began munching his dinner.  By the time his owner arrived, he seemed to be OK.  He’s not out of the woods — he is, after all, very old — but the crisis has passed for now.

That’s not an uncommon way to spend an evening around here.  It’s never dull.


Posted June 2, 2012 by stablewoman in Around the Ranch, Horses

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