Monday, August 6, 2012
Its a long weekend here and it is also a special week as the town and municipality celebrate their Centennial. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride came to be part of our special celebrations.
After a great show the Mounties spread around the perimeter and talked. They were amazed by the number of people as they expected this little town gathering and they rewarded us with a super display of horsemanship and lots of smiles! This young man has been with the ride one year and his horse is named Steel and is the largest at 7' 3". He luvs attention and accommodated all the petting. We were sitting down on a bleacher opposite the grand stand and we were up close and personal. :)
There were fire works afterwards and again we just turned our backs on the parade ground and looked across a pond which is the inside of the oval race track. We had a good show of all the fireworks. The weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold and a bit of a breeze.
This weekend we used a different kind of horse power to wrestle some of the bridge planks about as we see them as raised beds for the garden. Thank goodness the Rooster understands leverage and pivot points as these are 20 feet long, 6 inches thick and we try to even them up and cut them to 17'. I am also thankful for all the horse power the tractor provides!
Today I got some excellent progress done inside the big barn. I should be able to wash the walls down pretty soon! No horse power, just chick power. LOL