Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Unfolding the future

We went over to our new house and did our first mowing. And we quickly came to the conclusion that we are going to need a riding lawn mower. LOL

We managed to clear out Lily's paddock, as well as the paddock for horse number 2. Which will remain a mystery because I love to have suspense on my blog.

From the end of a driveway, a dream can look so simple.

It's funny, I've been thinking of how this journey has unfolded. Unfolded is such an apt metaphor. Like a piece of paper that has been folded over again and again, you have no idea what the paper will look like once it's unfolded. All that is left of its original shape are little creases throughout, showing the inverse of the journey itself.


When you weed eat wildflowers you will get a face full of petals.


I have to remind myself to stay firmly in the present, to embrace the gifts I have and not drift into contemplation of what is next. To walk the line between planning and dreaming, living and imagining.

Along the road in front of our new place.  Here they can grow as big as they want.
Granted there's an element of dreaming that brought me here (and I do believe in dancing with the one that brung ya), but for a while I just want to sink my hands into the dirt, wiggle my toes in the creek, marvel at the intricacies of the wildflowers, listen to the cicadas call out for love in their loudest, most earnest thrums.


And I wouldn't mind having my own spatulas and more than a single box of clothes.

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I appreciate all the suggestions on Lily. We actually had a nerve block way back when and since it was so helpful in her treatment (not), I really don't see a point in another one. Basically the pain is in her shoulder. They can xray it (again) or block it (again) and they will tell me to take the same course of action. Shots, supplements, physical therapy. Basically it's what we are doing.

My focus is on adjusting her angles and getting her in a shoe that might help her out, I've seen it work on other horses with shoulder issues. She's on MSM, and I'm hopeful the combo along with regular chiro work will help. My main concern is that she's comfortable enough to still get around comfortably. I feel like I'm on the right track, already she seems slightly better. If all she can do is walk the trails and she can remain healthy doing it, then we are all good. If not, then I'll do right by her.

I've had that water trough for two years. Now I have a place for it.

But it makes me realize that having our own place, where a wonderful horse can have a nice retirement, is a priority. I can see it's a priority that is in process of unfolding into reality.

12 comments:

Shirley said...

I'm so happy for you. It looks like a lovely place, and I'm looking forward to reading about the mystery horse. Regarding Lily, have you thought about getting an osteopath to look at her?

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Beautifully written, as usual. I took a walk out onto my new land, the first time since the week I arrived, and realized walks like that are what I need. I have so much to learn about the wildlife and all the grows here. It's an ever-changing landscape, just like our lives.

Susan said...

It looks like a great little place, nice and quiet. I hope you and your family, including Lily are happy there.

aurora said...

Your new place looks awesome, keep dreaming!

Maery Rose said...

Looks like things are coming together. You are right about the importance of a good retirement place for a horse. A lot of things are tough when you board. Congrats!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

You sound very relaxed and content. I hope that is the case. Everyone needs a little breather now and then.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Your new place looks awesome. Hope you have a wonderful time fixing things up the way you want them. Enjoy everything you've unfolded.

Lily couldn't be in better hands than with you. Fingers crossed that she feels better soon.

John and Regina Zdravich said...

your place looks great! can't wait to hear about the new horse! hopefully lilly will start to improve.....
your pictures are really nice....

lytha said...

hi breathe,

i could not find your contact info so here i am writing in this box.

my man heard a radio program last night about texas - how the drought is causing the end of the cattle ranching businsses there, and that is the basis of its economy. without that they will be forced to go into mining which will pollute the water supply.

i don't know anything about this but i told him not to underestimate the size of texas, that the german radio cannot generalize like that. but i honestly don't know. can you tell me what the truth is?

eli underscore barnett
at hotmail.com

Cheyenne said...

Congratulations! looks a really good place, looking forward to hearing more about it!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

It's been a long time since you posted. I hope all is well and you are just very busy settling in. I'd love to see more photos and get an update...second horse??

It's funny, having horses at my house is a dream come true, but I miss terribly the interaction with other horse people.

Wolfie said...

Hope all is well with you.....