And so it has! Just when I had gotten so discouraged by the bad weather that I started to gulp giant handfuls of Vitamin D pills, the rain suddenly has disappeared. Lately, I log onto KOMO weather to get an update to the bad news. And I see google earth photos of a storm cloud that is 9 million square miles big heading directly toward us… I get depressed. Its a little hard not to get depressed with the news that the next 2 weeks will be miserable. When you work outside in the elements, you get personally insulted by the rain. I am SICK of it. And yet, today was beautiful, thus renewing my love of this area.
Today was busy, we had French Creek Pony Club with a D level testing- I hope that went great and all 3 girls passed. Also, we had Ruth Moore and Dushka Fowler with their clans all using the XC course to prepare for the Aspen event next weekend. This would not normally be a big deal, but since our parking pasture is under water, we are all squishing into our main parking lot (which is not bit). Despite the rain, I managed to get some mowing done, and move jumps to new locations. I dont know about other farms, but when you come to school xc here at Polestar, you are riding on footing that has been carefully prepared. I try to move jumps to new locations every other week, keep the area mowed, weed-eat the ditches and water jumps…. in other words, it take at least 10 hours of tractor time to get an area prepared for schooling. I know the folks that use our schooling area appreciate it!
I hope everyone kept their shoes on and got a good school to feel ready for the event. We are coming up to quite a few good events: Aspen HT, Inavale HT and Rebecca Farms HT all are the ‘meat’ of Area VII eventing. The top notch events that invest heavily into preparing their new and exciting courses every year and investing in good footing. I am incredibly grateful to each of theses farm owners and organizers for their work, time and money. I know how much it costs and I want to shout-out to their efforts!