Saturday, September 18, 2010

Some simple things that made me happy

Sometimes it's the simplest things that make me happy.  Probably MOST of the time it's the simple things. 

Yesterday was the first time I put a halter on Chy all by myself.  It may seem like a small thing to many of you but to me it was pretty huge.  Every day I was letting her sniff it and tell me she didn't want any part of it.  I'd go along with that but then realized I wasn't getting any farther with her.  It was time to show her I was serious.  I closed her in her barn and did something like I saw the farrier do, I put a rope around her neck and let her take me for several laps around the barn.  Finally she stopped and stood very still and let me put it on her.  I was so proud of her and me.
Today James and I got 60 bales of hay from the farmer who cuts our field.  We didn't get any hay from our field this fall because it's been so dry but, thankfully, he had plenty in his barn.  This should easily get us through the winter.  I feel rich.
I baked some sourdough bread this afternoon so that's what we had for dinner, bread with peanut butter or apple butter and a cantaloupe a friend brought us today.  I loved eating a simple dinner like this, plus it was easy.


  1. Congratulations on getting the halter on Chy!

    I am glad to find that other people also choose to eat simple meals! We have gone from large, cooked meals, to simple, but nutritious meals in the last year and a half. It was a necessity this summer with the blasted heat and humidity!

    Gail L.

  2. You ARE rich and you eat mighty fine food.

  3. Nice job on the halter. I wish I'd been there to film it.

  4. Thanks, James. I wish you had been there to film it also.