Mom and her husband Chuck have been on a whirlwind road trip from Arkansas to California to Washington into Canada and then finally to Montana. They arrived at our house Thursday afternoon on one of the hottest days we’ve had so far. And didn’t stay long! Late in the evening we headed into Big Timber to get Chuck to a lower elevation–his lungs didn’t like 5200 feet!! They stayed in a motel in Big Timber and after having breakfast with me on Friday morning they turned their wheels toward Arkansas arriving home late Sunday afternoon. I was disappointed but there will be other visits for sure!
We have two older horses who do nothing but stand in our pasture and eat and eat some more. We cut way more hay than those two can eat in a winter. The Cowboy’s daughter Shannen has many horses–she is a teacher but trains/boards horses on the side. Her daughter/our granddaughter Kristen is a champion barrel racer.
Friday Shannen and Kristen came, today they came back and brought dad Mark along. We are getting rid of some of those extra hale bales and Shannen was happy to have it. They stayed for a late lunch/early dinner and we had a good visit.
We are experiencing thunderstorms almost every afternoon which provides welcome relief from the heat. Not much rain unfortunately but at least it cools the temps!