Today, we have worked hard doing stuff. Lots of stuff.
We are currently taking up all the rubber mats in the stables, scrubbing them on both sides and disinfecting the concrete underneath.
Just moving each mat is a two-man job and Floss and I are on this job. We give ourselves 5 mats a day to scrub and dry. Daisy scrubs and disinfects the concrete flooring.
It is fairly unforgiving on my back, though, but we have it down to a fine art now and five-a-day is manageable while looking as though we might get through it by next weekend.
Afterward the mats, we cleared out the container. This is where we keep the feed and throw all the silage wrap and old feed bags. We put everything into the van to take to the dump later on this week.
Then there is the riding. Floss and I went out on our horses, Klængur and Haakon. Yesterday’s schooling worked and Haakon has remembered how to tölt, which was a relief. I loathe his piggy-pacing. Very uncomfortable.
After our ride, Floss mentioned that Klængur’s tack was dry so I showed her how to clean it properly and then, as an afterthought, decided I should do Haakon’s as well.
Floss’ question: “How often should you clean tack, Mum?”
I had no answer: “*** cough *** er, um, not sure, perhaps a bit more often than we do!”
So after all of that, plus feeding LD every waking minute of the day, Floss and I went to talk to the boys.
And then Newt sat down!
Bliss. Darling boys. (I had Waffle and Tiddles standing beside me, asleep breathing in my ears).
This is our heaven. We deserve this. We worked very hard.