What was it doing you may ask???Why it was tilling up the ground. That is what tractors do. And why was it tilling up the ground you may ask?So, we can build our arena! I am so excited. Words can not explain how excited I am. We have all the poles cut and now all we need are the top bars. We are building a 150X200 arena with a roping box. Mr. Cowboy wants to put in some bucking shoots but I told him those will have to come later. Can't say he didn't try. We are trying to figure out how to do the corners. We want them to be rounded. We have measured out the arena and put stakes out, now all we need is to start driving poles. I can't wait. I love arena riding. Some people can't stand it, but for me, it feels safe. Good old safe arena.
For playgroup we had gone to a really cool pumpkin patch. I didn't buy any from there, Big Cowpoke wasn't with us. So, I waited for Big Cowpoke to be with us and I took all the kids to the local patch. And that is where all the pumpkins were rotten. Big Cowpoke would check them all for us. They also had huge gourds. Look at the size of those things. I have never seen gourds that large before. I wonder if you could carve a gourd? Big Cowpoke would pick up just about every pumpkin and say that was the one he wanted. Finally in the end I just picked some and let the Cowpokes pick some small ones. Cowpokette liked watching her brothers run around. I couldn't get her to look at me. Then I got a group shot. They were all so excited. I think the pumpkin patches are more fun than the pumpkin carving. Now, totally off the subject of pumpkins, we had a huge tractor in our back yard.