Saturday, September 26, 2009

Farewell to Summer

Well summer is almost done. Here on the Oregon coast we tend to have a late burst of good weather, September is usually one of the most "summery" months for us and this year is no exception, we've had a beautiful couple of weeks and the temp even made it into the 80's (that's a heat wave for us lol) Perfect weather to turn Lily into a bathing beauty! She's not a huge bath fan, but now she's spiffy and all ready for that first coat of winter mud.

I had high hopes for this summer and getting Lily going under saddle. It didn't go exactly according to plan, but we're progressing. We'll go slow but steady this Fall/Winter and I hope to be able to introduce a little trail riding next summer!!
We had a huge blackberry crop this year too and next summer I'm going to try my hand at making some blackberry wine. Blackberry wine and maybe a sunset ride on the beach next summer??? Something to look forward to!


Pony Girl said...

I don't remember seeing many blackberries this year? Weird, since we had a lot of sun. Maybe the birds got them! I need to double check. I love fresh blackberries (especially on ice cream!) :)

BuddhaCowgirl aka Jen said...

mmmmm on ice cream yes!! Yeah we had soooo many blackberries! I need to learn how to make blackberry jam too!

Once Upon an Equine said...

That's a nice looking blackberry. Would be fun to pick them right off the bush.

BuddhaCowgirl aka Jen said...

Yes it is fun! I actually feel bad because there are so many that a lot end up going to waste! Thats why I'm going to have a go at blackberry wine and preserves next year!