In January we had our first big(ish) group of people over. We were ten! Eleven even, including the baby. There was to be a simple Sunday family lunch, then an afternoon of lounging around and catching up. We started prepping the day before our guests were due to arrive. I told our two caretakers that I would need some help with the washing up the next day. They said “Sure.” Then the next day they sent their wives over to wash the dishes. Now I know why they’ve never offered to help me wash dishes before! Their wives did a great job though of washing and tidying up.
The two horses are a big draw for prospective guests at the un-farm. In the farm where we got Takoy and Batman, Takoy was the beginner horse, the one given to guests who want to ride. He is very sweet and calm. But still, I had to double check. Would he be ok with the visiting kids? So on Saturday, I had the son ride Takoy around the front of the house. The last time the son rode Takoy, he had some problems with Takoy going into the bushes. This time, Takoy did great. They were even cantering in nice, wide circles. I was amazed. My son who refused to take riding lessons as a kid because of a bad incident with a Baguio pony was now cantering around on my horse! I never imagined such a day!