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A view of "Inspiration Lodge" just before the hay was cut
A view of "Inspiration Lodge" just before the hay was cut

Happy Memorial Day! Finally a post on Mary's (not so) Daily Dish. Home at last, at least long enough to unpack my bags for a while, and work from my favorite spot at Inspiration Lodge here in Kentucky. It finally stopped raining long enough for the hay to get cut. The tractors were out early this morning and the grass is drying ready for the next steps, raking then rolling.  It has been fun this spring visiting different equestrian facilities in the central USA and I can finally catch up with some photos and stories I have been collecting along the way. With an uninterrupted 10 days at home, my computer has been getting a workout as I catch up on e-mails, my Facebook page, web work and photos. Oh yes and life! Check out the photos.

Bird and Tasha patiently waiting to go for a carriage drive.
Bird and Tasha patiently waiting to go for a carriage drive.

My driving ponies are enjoying the trails while I wait for the grass to take hold in my newly worked arena, my sister Nancy and I get some hang out time, my best friend Ralph Graham is helping me again getting the gardens going and things are flowering. I get to walk the dogs daily to the creek and back. I have been inspired and busy working on tons of stories. We are turning our attention to Dressage profiles, telling tories about the people and horses we meet a long the way. There is so much talent in this country, and hidden gems in the heartland. Each venture out brings new friendships and embracing old ones I haven't seen for awhile. My favorite time of day is just sitting on the deck gazing out at the birds feasting on the feeders, the wind catching the leaves on the trees, and the puffy clouds drifting by.

Life is good, very good.




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