Thursday, July 02, 2009

It's not all a bed of roses, living in the Cariboo. We had a severe killing frost on the night of June 30th, and the contents of my greenhouse have been more or less wiped out. My zucchini, tomotaoes, beans, and basil are done. The potato bed isn't looking good, but I think they may come around.

The mosquitoes this year are horrible. I hate bug dope and coils, but it's either that or don't go outside. I keep a coil burning outside the front door to keep the little buggers away...I killed about 30 of them in our bedroom today. Thank goodness for screens, or it would be worse.

On the bright side, I went for a nice ride on Buck yesterday morning...the first since 2007. I didn't get to ride at all last year because of his injury. His leg has a fair bit of scar tissue and always looks a little swollen, but he is sound and comfortable. He was as well behaved as if I'd ridden him the previous day. He's a very good horse.