First, our washer died. It wouldn't spin out so it took two hours to dry the clothes! So we moved in our new washer. It's a crazily fancy thing...way to confusing for me!
Then, Dad put in the new stove while me, Mom and my friend Kristina went to the Orchard to the sorting. We had a good time and I gave Kristina a picture I had made for her. She had sent me the quote awhile back and I knew she liked it so I included it in the picture. She's getting married in February.
After picking Kristina up, we got subway for supper and went back home to drop some subs off to the boys and Lydia. Dad called and told us they were in the field right next to the house so we went and saw Levi's turkey he had just gotten. It's a hen. When he shot it, he said his hands were shaking so much he couldn't reload his gun! I think I know what we're having for lunch today!!
I went for a walk today and got some pictures of the horses. They are starting to get fuzzy! Ready for winter. Lena is looking chubby. She was being sent to the kill pen when the lady we got her from bought her. She's been acting moody and hasn't wanted cinched. There is a possibility she could be pregnant. That would be exciting! Horses have an 11 month gestation period so that would mean she would be due around January or February. We'll just have to wait and see.
Below is another excerpt from book one.
Excerpt From Chapter Twenty: The Hideout Hunt
After awhile, Daniel leaned forward. "Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, I think there is a group of riders coming this way."
"Can you see who they are?" Amy asked.
Daniel shook his head. "No, they're too far away."
"I recognize Jack's horse." Arty said a moment later.
"Then he's not watching us?" Amy frowned.
Daniel shrugged. "Doesn't look like it."
Suddenly Tye burst out. "Look over there! Right next to that hill to the left. It's almost hidden. Do you see it?"
"A shack!" Arty exclaimed. "There are horses in the corral and the riders are riding towards it!"
"That's got to be their hideout." Daniel agreed.
"We found it!" Amy cheered. "Come on, let's have some of these cookies to celebrate!"
Fifteen minutes later, Anders leaned back and patted his stomach. "The cookies were really good, Amy."
"Thanks and no thanks. You know I didn't make them." Amy rolled her eyes.
"You look so beautiful when you do that. Could you do it again in slow motion?" Anders teased.
"Oh be quiet, Anders. Back to the rustlers…" Amy said.
Anders stood up and turned around.
"What are you doing?" Amy asked.
"You said 'back to the rustlers'." Anders grinned.
Amy groaned. "Stop it, Anders."
Daniel spoke up. "I think, so we don't arouse suspicion, we should go down and ride around awhile. The dishes need washed so we'll go to the river first. Just remember, we weren't supposed to do anything more than to locate their camp, so our job is finished."
They quickly packed up and headed down to the horses.
"We'll take the horses with us." Daniel instructed. "We don't need them stolen or turned loose again."
The dishes were done amid much splashing and laughter.
They were almost finished when Amy caught a movement in the trees and bushes behind them.
"Don't turn around, but there's a man watching us." Amy said out of the corner of her mouth.
Anders was drying the dishes beside her and was the only one who heard.
He turned to look at her. "Jack?" he asked.
Amy shook her head. "I only got a quick look, but I didn't recognize him."
"Come on guys, we're ready to go." Arty called.
Amy picked up the dry dishes and dumped them into her saddle
She caught another glimpse of the man as she mounted Bannie and noticed he was riding a pinto mare.
Quickly she suggested. "Let's ride over there." indicating with her hand. "Is there anything interesting to see there?" she asked Roseann.
"Depends on what you find interesting." Roseann replied.
Anders winked at Amy as he rode past. He knew why she wanted to ride in that direction.
They rode for an hour but saw nothing. Amy noticed some hoof prints, but that was all.
Finally they decided to head home.
"It's so warm I'm getting sleepy." Anders yawned.
"Me too." Amy agreed. "But every time I start to relax, I think about the rustlers, how they could be hiding behind a bush or rock and suddenly, I'm wide awake!"
Anders chuckled. "Yeah, it is kind of creepy to think that someone could be watching us and we don't know it, but personally, I'm too tired to be worried!"