Sunday, June 24, 2012

I'm Back

I was sick enough so that Thursday I decided that I would postpone construction of the first buildings for the Gwaltney Frontier Farm. I was sick enough so that I cancelled riding for two weeks. I was sick enough to go to the doctor. I was sicker than I have ever been.

Now I am well. I have lost a lot of stamina and it will likely take a week or two before I am back to where I was a year ago. I left the doctor's office Friday and drove directly to the lumber yard to get wood to begin the smokehouse.

Yesterday we rode. I was in the saddle for over six hours. Charlotte had six beautiful little pigs. Boys Home will be coming down along with a Covington 4-H group to begin construction on the Frontier Farm. Beth has lost over 50 pounds. I have a bouzouki that I have figured out how to play and I have begun a new creative endeavor. I have a new granddaughter. My little riders sing on key and Colton will be a much better musician than I ever will be. Emily has contagious happiness.

I'm back. Just in time--horses to train, buildings to build, programs to develop, music that needs playing, raw oysters that need eating.

Life that needs living.

(A shot of little riders, and Daddy, Bill and Gerald playing music at a local nursing home this week)


Shelley Duguid Spears said...

Great post. I am so glad you are better. Looking forward to a productive and fun summer with you, the kids, the horses, and "family" at MSIH.

Lorraine Turner said...

So happy to hear you are feeling better- make sure to continue to rest as so many people AND animals care about you:)

sam said...

steve, i just want to thank you again for all of the stuff you taught me today at the ranch i came with kelly and i had an amazing time i wish i could come back tomarrow it was that much fun i am serious about that horse that was in the pen when you said you would like to give her to someone i would love to have a horse i could care for and could teach me as well as i teach herand i cant wait to re visit you and the horses like i said riding is my life and since my mom passed away i havent ben on a saddle in along time and im just dying to jump back on i would like to stay in contact with you over the blog:) thank you so much steve, Sam

DianneW said...

I'm waiting for pictures of Charlotte's piglets.