Saturday mid day...accomplishment
s and plans
Saturday, June 01, 2013
The 120ft by 320ft dressage arena is mowed...by walk behind mower...yes, self propelled but I have to propel myself and direct the mower and by calculations I have done roughly 7000 steps for my 5' 2" frame...approx. 50 lines of 125 plus steps...and an aside to finish mowing the croquet field (wonderful for big circles...esp with the mini horse)...I coaxed myself by saying "I will take a break when it runs out of gasoline"...ha, it still hasn't run out of gas. The problem this morning is that I realize the commercial mower needs the gasoline filter changed...I figured the problem...now I have to get the right tools and instructions to change it...figured I would rather just do the needed work the hard way rather than waste time looking for help...so..that is done and I got lots of exercise in...sweaty, dusty, my left heel stings and a couple of toes were wearing to blisters...the feet are much better with my shoes off and a hot bath will take care of the rest. I am very pleased that I have the work areas ready for when my trainer comes out to work with me and the ponies in the next couple of weeks. I would like the trails mowed as well and I will probably do at least a walking path before I get the big mower fixed but that entails miles of footage by the time it is mowed to a 12 foot width....probably not up to that today...lol.
I suggested to Mom that we check out the new Collin Street Bakery which has opened here in Greenville. Mary of Pudding Hill has closed and her competition is making it's debut in this town. The building is a large, gleaming white colonial structure...very impressive...just the kind of thing Mom will find entrancing. I have another 5 hours.