Monday, November 10, 2008
Oh the Joy! I got home the other day and this is what I found in my back yard. It does not take much to bring me some joy. Just some old rusty pipe and some tilled up dirt. The Arena is almost all framed up. We entrusted the help of our good friend Freddy. I fed him some lunch. The man ate 5 hot dogs and some mac and cheese. I am doomed when my boys get older. I also brought some lunch out to the crazy bunch. They were having a blast. I think I might just get these kids some brown boxes and some dirt for Christmas. They all really had too much fun. Cowpokette worked up quite a thirst. She was working very hard. She is such a ham. I could just squeeze those cheeks. But enough babies, back to work. We only had the machine until 4 o'clock. It had to be back before dark. So, our arena is now in a horseshoe shape. Which is alright. The end that is not finished is the end that will have the roping boxes. I would love some advice on the roping boxes. I know they are supposed to be 16ft deep and 10 feet wide. And the left box is supposed to be 40 feet off the right fence. But we are having some talk about the holding pens and how they should work. I guess it would help if any of us were ropers. Mr. Cowboy has only been in a box a handful of times, and me, yeah never. We have looked up a bunch of arenas, but we still are not 100% sure on what we are going to do. I guess it will all work out, somehow. While we were all hard at work the Cowpokes were hard a play. They Cowpokes went and got their Rodeo play set and brought it into the arena. They are so cute. And look at those Donkeys. They are trying hard to look like they don't care what those Cowpokes are doing. It did not take long for the donkeys to sucker the Cowpokes into scratching their necks. These donkeys were wild about a month ago. Now look at those tame things. They will let the boys climb all over them. I wonder if those donkeys will still be my Cowpoke's friends when they start tracking them on Peanut. They sure are sweet. I am so excited about our arena. Mr. Cowboy had big plans on riding a bunch of horses. I can't wait. I told him I could be his assistant trainer and tack them all up for him.