On Wednesday of our trip to Colorado, the entire group of guests went white water rafting on the Arkansas River. We had the best guide. His name was Garret. He was hilarious. We told jokes and has special codes for when to row. Mr. Cowboy and I rode with the family from Denmark. Talk about a fun family. We got to learn some Dutch and we even sang their National Anthem. Then our guide went to sing ours and started off with "God Bless America". I busted out laughing. He was so funny. It made the trip really fun. When looking at the picture, Mr. Cowboy and I are on the right side of the boat. He is in the front and then I am behind him. The girl behind me is Anna. She and I were both a bit scared to go on the rafting trip. But in the end we had a blast. We really didn't get too wet. I was happy the water was in the 60's. The water was actually a bit low so we didn't have too many super fast rapids. Which was nice for an intro to white water rafting for me. Mr. Cowboy thought it was a bit on the tame side. I love that picture of us. We all have our mouths open!! Garret has his tongue sticking out too!! And I really like this picture. Just look at Mr. Cowboy's muscles. Howdy Mister!!! Anna and I are big dorks, we were smiling for the camera!! The rafting trip took us 19 miles down the river. It was a really fun trip and I am glad Mr. Cowboy talked me into it.
In the last couple of days Mr. Cowboy and I have been making some plans. We are going to be building some wood fence up on our property. I had two different companies out today to measure and give us a quote. We own two acres around our house and then we have access to three acres across the street from us.
So, we are selling two of our horses. We have 7 horses right now, and I would love to sell three of them. The stud, one mare, and Ozzie. Mr. Cowboy's grandmother also has 40 acres about 25 minutes form us. We are going to take one mare out there. She is an easy keeper and I will go once a week to check up on her and to check on the horse lick tubs.
I am actually a bit excited about getting the fence put up and getting our horses moved around. Mr. Cowboy is then going to build a run in shed with a tack room. The run in shed is going to be in the fillies' pasture. Then we need one more run in shed in the stud's new pasture. I keep telling Mr. Cowboy that "We can Do IT!" He is really upset about how his dad has acted and still is acting. But I think it will be nice to cut the apron strings.
Oh, and one funny thing is that our property line is their driveway line. So, our fence will be right up against their driveway. I hope they don't mind horses too close to their house. But as Mr. Cowboy said, "This is what he asked for, for us to move our horses on to our land." Do you have to ask your neighbors before you put fence that close to the property line? Which just so happens to be close to their driveway and house.