Monday Pictures, Holiday Report
I am sorry it has been several days since the last blog update. As you can imagine we have been extra busy (in a good way!) the last few days. The horses don’t celebrate any holidays, nor do they believe in sick days or personal time for their helpers, so we have to fit in our family time, family meals and general holiday festivities around the usual farm work. It did not leave any time for the computer! We had fun and enjoyed our family gatherings, and the horses never realized anything different was going on except to wonder why breakfast was early and dinner was late! On Christmas Day I got up extra early and did morning chores myself, then Jason did mid day chores himself and we did evening chores together. We did have a white Christmas on a technicality this year. It snowed for about five minutes on Christmas Day, although of course it didn’t stick to the ground and it was over before it started. But it still snowed on Christmas!
Jason was supposed to fly to Canada on Saturday to visit his mom for a few days. Thanks to the latest attempt at an airplane bombing (that thankfully did not happen) his flight was cancelled, the Nashville to Toronto flight was cancelled again today, and tomorrow is not looking much better. The problem is that the Toronto airport is having to really step up security on flights entering the U.S., and this is causing massive delays in screening of both passengers and baggage at an already over crowded Toronto airport and the commuter flights are being cancelled. Air Canada runs a commuter flight from Toronto to Nashville, with a return flight from Nashville to Toronto each day. The problem is the plane is never making it here from Toronto, and it is hard to board a plane that isn’t at the Nashville airport! Travel at the holidays is just grand isn’t it?
I hope everyone had a nice holiday week and is looking forward to 2010!
Chili over the fence; Chili is a Quarter Horse who worked cattle and was also a trail riding partner.
Asterik is a Holsteiner who showed in both the jumpers and the hunters on the A circuit