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When you live where we do...

Posted by RodandDenise on May 21, 2013

We are no longer building saddle trees. We have two saddle fit videos available on our westernsaddlefit.com websiteWestern Saddle Fit - The Basics, aimed at riders, is available either on DVD or streaming on Vimeo while the six hour series Well Beyond the Basics, aimed more for professionals but understandable by anyone, is available by streaming on Vimeo. (We left this website up because we have had many requests to keep the information available.)

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We appreciate spring...

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Because winter can start in October...

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And spring can wait to peek its head out till May...

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The sun doesn't go down till after 10:30 pm on June 20th...

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and it never gets totally dark at night...

The sun apparently comes up around 5 am but I'm not up early enough to know exactly when...

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The grass grows so fast you can cut it twice a week - if you wanted to...

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But the weeds grow faster...

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There is still a slight risk of frost into June, so planting bedding plants too early is a risky business...

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The garden isn't finished being planted till late May...

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and is done by September...

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Many perennials don't make the winter, although well protected with sawdust (wonder where we get that?)...

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even if they are supposed to be "hardy"...

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We hit at least 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) a few times each summer...

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The cattle often don't go out onto pasture till the end of May, and come off in October unless there is stockpiled grass...

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The mosquitoes vary in size and speed, but not ferocity...

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We ENJOY our summers...

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And with so much light, we have beautiful flowers...

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and lots of birds...

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We get to work outside comfortably most days - unless it is 30 degrees Celsius, when only Rod still likes being out in the heat...

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We squeeze in a lot during the time we have...

So blog posts sometimes need to take a back seat during warm weather...

 

While I still have lots I want to say (just ask Rod about that...) I won't be planning to get out a couple posts a week like I have been. 

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Instead, I'll probably be out cutting the grass...

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or pulling weeds...

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or dealing with veggies fresh picked from the garden...

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or freezing or canning...

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or making juice or drying herbs or fruit...

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or maybe I'll be playing with horses...

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or cows...

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and still keeping up my end of things in the shop...

 

While Rod keeps working out there all day, every day, as per normal.

 

So, when I have time or something needs to be said, I'll write up a post.  But if I don't - well, don't be surprised.  I'm sure you all have lots to do other than read about saddle trees on the internet this summer too...

Comments:

Posted by Shayne on
All that to keep you busy and you still appear to have found time for finishing some dry wall. 8-) Amazing. Enjoy the thaw, Denise. Thanks for the posts.
Posted by RodandDenise on
Actually Shayne, we paid someone else to do that. Otherwise, it would still be on the list...
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