Yesterday, Dad took me to the Orchard horse auction. We watched the auction for a little while, then watched the competition. It was cow penning instead of sorting this time. The penning uses three riders instead of two. We decided we like the sorting better. It's more fast paced and more exciting to watch. I saw a lot of people there I knew and it was a lot of fun.
The boys went to the Argyle auction with Uncle Greg. It is usually really muddy but they said this year was the worst. You would be walking along and sink up to your knees! One poor guy was walking fast in a hurry and stepped into a rut that was just mud soup. He fell flat on his face, his glasses and hat went flying and his boots and socks got pulled off in the mud! Two other guys pulled him out and set him a chair. That had to be cold! He is a customer at our auction. Seth got to bid call and ring most of the day. They both had fun.
Mom had fun on her girls day out to the goat conference.
Yesterday Lydia and I stayed home. I worked on my book, cleaned the goat barn, moved the bucks to a different pen and lunged Bannie, then went to the auction. It was nice to relax and have fun.
The guys got all the water out of the basement. Looks like it won't be as big a mess as we thought thankfully. We got a new sump pump and it is working fine.
Today, after we do church, I'm hoping to go for a long ride. The sun is shining and it's nice out. I'll try to convince Mom or Dad to go with me. If Mom goes I'll have to ride Smoke. She doesn't like to ride her.