Sunday, September 9, 2012

Wellies, Brollies and Border Collies

I'm glad the weekend is over.  Our dog club put on it's annual agility trial this weekend.  It is one of the major fundraisers for the year, and helps to pay for the rental of our building, equipment purchases and maintenance, etc.  It's a lot of work.
We didn't attend the Saturday farmers market, but Larry did go to today's, with Meredith along to help.
So after getting home from being at the trial eight hours yesterday, I spent 3-4 hours getting things picked and ready for the market this morning.  Then up early this morning to do some last minute things, and off to the trial for me and Jake and Luna, and off to the market for Larry and Calli.

It was nice to get home late afternoon, and step into the shower and rinse the dust from my legs.  The trial was held indoors, on a packed dirt floor.  The floor has been watered, and held up well in the rings, but the walkways got dried out and everything had a light coating of dust.  The hot water from the shower felt great, and it felt wonderful to sit in a comfortable chair and relax.  The two collies were tired out, more mentally than physically, but we figured we could get away with just a leisurely stroll this evening. And shockers! was raining.  It's been weeks since we've had a real good soaking rain.  So we put on our rubber boots (wellies) with our umbrellas (brollies) and took the three dogs around the back hay field.  It was nice to walk in the rain.  I'm just hoping that it's another month or three before the rain really kicks in.  After all, summer didn't arrive here until nearly August, so we are not ready to give it up yet.


  1. Sounds like a good day for a good cause:)

  2. I feel tired for you too :) Nothing beats a nice shower and a cup of tea!
    We just had our second frost and it has been snowing up in the mountains all week. Summer is over for us. I just cleaned out the garden getting ready for winter. Did we get summmer? Not much thats for sure :(

  3. I would love a nice walk in the warm rain right about now. :0)


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