This is one of my most favorite times of year for a number of reasons!
We humans, enjoy "change", it makes life interesting. So with new babies, birds, flowers, & leaves, we naturally get excited about spring & summer.
There is something about 70 degree weather that makes you want to get rid of every old, outdated, stained, or worn out..anything & go shopping! Not for beach dresses, but long sleeve button up shirts & riding socks. But if you need it to rain, just get the windows sparkling with cleanliness... it'll rain.
I love branding time. Most girls would shrink back with disgust at the smell of burning hair & calf poop. Well obviously, I'm not "normal", so I dive right in. When I was going to public school, branding was "the thing" that insured that we were almost done with school & summer was upon us, where I could spend all day outside. Branding is like a holiday for me, because most of the family comes out to help & since we are actually outside doing stuff, we make so many more memories than if we were sitting in the house. Oh, & FOOD! We actually have specific recipes that we only have at branding time.. which I will share later. (:
Horses. Big & Sassy. Young & Frisky. I have to relearn how to ride every year. After 4 or 5 months off, running full speed around 3 barrels, each at 360 degrees, isn't the easiest thing to do. But it only takes me about a week to feel right at home, like I never took a break. While getting the horses ready to haul & run, we are also using them all over the ranch, gathering, sorting, & chasing open heifers. New year, new potential; which always makes me excited.
One thing I really enjoy about summer is tanning. Let me clarify that I have never been to a tanning salon, with fake sun. I have plenty of sun right here, in fact, my world's so bright I wear sunglasses to bed. I prefer laying on the deck with a towel, smothered in oil. That's just how we do it way out in the sticks.
I hope you live each beautiful day to the fullest!
Face each project head on & tackle every opposition with determination!
Fear's main goal is to stop us.