Yesterday was just about as perfect a day as one could imagine.
Finally, after so many weeks of high humidity and high temperatures,
we had a day in the 80's with much less humidity.
It was perfect.
Short-lived, but perfect.
Today is to be beastly hot.
So that's that.
I had woken up at 4:30, wide awake.
Too early to head out for morning chores,
it seemed like a good time to make hot pepper jam with the hot peppers
we had picked on Monday.
I used all of the red, orange and yellow (which happened to be the hottest of the lot)
for the jam.
The rest of them I sliced and pickled for use in salads and for snacking.
By the time the sun was up, I was finished in the kitchen and headed out to
bring in the horses.
The horses had all been out in the upper pastures for the night.
After they finished their breakfast, they got busy with the next order of
business - mutual grooming.
I stood at the fence trying to snap a few photos, but curiosity
always gets the best of them.
There's a fascination with the camera.
Everyone tries to get as close to it as possible.
Moonie, with his best Mr. Ed impression,
(a "Flehmin response" to get a better whiff of the camera).
Later in the afternoon, we went for a long bike ride.
The views in our neck of the woods are wonderful.
Our mountains may not be as high as out West,
but they are beautiful, none-the-less.
I couldn't help but notice that most of the streams that run
alongside of our woodsy route were completely dry...
the result of a summer of drought conditions.
We need rain, desperately!
Today we are celebrating our wedding anniversary.
Happy Anniversary, Jack...
I love you to the moon and back!!