Good morning – it July 2, 2013 — Today’s topics 1. Horse flies, 2.Trail ride warm-up, 3. Flags, 4. Grandpa in 1903.

In three days I need to be ready to travel to New York City — Will be there a while. Grandma having tooth work done — Schedule there uncertain until at least first dentist look- see.  So have much to do to shut this place down and ride Perla in 4th of July parade.  So, if I do not post each day u know why — well, I will try to use ipad to do so even while travel.

Horse Fly on Peral's back

Horse Fly on Peral’s back

1. Yesterday I showed you that we protected our horses from horse flies — they zing around and that makes it difficult to photo them  — but I finally photographed one to show you!

Trail warm-up

Trail warm-up

2. Trail ride warm-up.  Every trip out — wether we go north, south, east, or west we do a warm up — just like any athletic –like  baseball pitchers like Charlie,  Tennis greats like Patrick, Golf folks like Grandma, — or what ever — why do you not send me a photo of your warming-up for your sport — what ever it may be and I will post it  so may see others.

Our horse trail ride warm up consists of doing figure 8, 9, etc around these bushes to get us and the horses into good communicating form.  turn left, turn right , whow — stop, back up, run into branches without jumping — etc.

I assume this cabin (home) was built in 1918

I assume this cabin (home) was built in 1918

You guys out there .  tell me about this flag.

You guys out there . tell me about this flag.

3. Here is a flag for you to study — on our trail ride we came upon a cabin with 1918 carved in the logs — and a flag hanging on it. Is this today’s flag? — was it the 1918 flag? Study it and post your answers in the comment bubble.  THANKS!

4. Grandpa never wrote anything after July 2 — Guess summers got very busy — or boring? but here excerpts from June 27-July 2, 1903:

June 27- 30 “Plowed in afternoon. broke plow beam. went to Hooversville for pow beam, but did not get any. Rained in forenoon, Bought old plow from Frank Shaffer. Plowed after dinner. Finished plowing for buckwheat.”

July 1-2 “Hauled load of old iron from shade Furnace to Hooversville. Grandpa Ripple and Stella here today.  Very warm Thundered all afternoon — Harrowed, Plowed corn, potatoes, and truck and hauled stones and wood.”

On way back from Perla ride saw a skydiver -- Guess he jumped out of plane so he could celebrate the 4th on Drummond!

On way back from Perla ride saw a skydiver — Guess he jumped out of plane so he could celebrate the 4th on Drummond!

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the entry. What a picture of that fly! Learned a new word, “harrowed.” I’ll leave the flag question to others. But I’ll give a hint (or obfuscation): Palin & Obama are two stars.

  2. There is 2 less stars on the flag P.S this is from maya

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