It’s Finally Here

After four and a half months of waiting and a false start, I finally have my car back. There’s a new clutch, a new flywheel, and a new noise. Yesterday, Dad called and said my car was ready, so Tony and I went down there. We got about 10 minutes down the road and were headed back to the school when a hose popped off (with an exciting noise and a bunch of steam). We left it in some person’s driveway until Dad could go and get it. He put the hose back on, made sure there was enough antifreeze in it. This afternoon, Mom got me from work and we went down to get my car. It’s finally here and I’m really happy!

Toad Invasion

This is one of the many toads who finds his way into the barn. He’s not particularly special in that he’s beautiful or anything…he’s the one that was there when I had the camera.

They burrow into the bedding sometime between when the trees are shredded and when the bedding is put in the barn. I don’t know if they come from the place the bedding comes from or if they make themselves at home after the bedding gets to the barn. However they get in the barn, I, along with the other girls at the barn, find them when we make deliveries to the stalls. Of course, on my way out, I take the time to examine them and poke around on their bellies a little bit.

Deer

Tony’s been borrowing one of his friend’s lenses (he borrowed it for the beach…check out our pictures!) and I’ve been taking it to work with me. I also borrowed Dad’s camera (Tony wrote about that in the beach post too), so I can get some really cool pictures. Unfortunately, I’d accidentally changed the ISO setting to 1600 (*gasp*) and didn’t realize it, so some pictures, including this one, are a lot more grainy than I’d like.

One of the greatest things about my job is that there is so much wildlife. There are plenty of deer at the barn, but it’s not often I get to photograph them. I took Bam and Dakini out for the morning in the Far Field. We spooked a deer that was near the gate, but she (?) didn’t run far, so after I finished turnout, I grabbed my camera to see if the opportunity was still there. This is the deer jumping the fence because I tried to get too close.