This afternoon I made a Boston Cream Pie, one of my favorites, something I haven't made in a few years. I hope it lives up to my expectations! I usually just use vanilla pudding for the cream filling, but I didn't have any boxes in my pantry, so I made my own from scratch... TWICE. The first recipe didn't thicken up adequately, so I had to make it again. 4 eggs and 3 cups of milk later, I'm sure I would have saved a few cents if I had just used a box of vanilla pudding!
Yesterday, I finished my fall arrangement for our back porch deck. I bought 2 mums, a few pansies, and one ornamental kale, plus a pumpkin. Then I went across our lane to cut down some grasses and wild sunflowers for my dried arrangement behind the pots, plus I gathered a few pieces of limestone for more visual interest. And how do you like my lil cowboy roper metal art?
Sunday evening we saddled ole Murphy up with my new saddle and I got a few riding lessons from the hubby - sorry, we didn't have the camera, so no pics! Then he jumped up on Murphy and showed me some of the fancy stuff that he and Murphy used to do years ago. That was fun -- Murphy will even stand still while hubby runs and jumps up on him from behind!
He's 25 years old (Murphy, not hubby) and we've been feeding him Purina Strategy the last few months -- boy does that feed make a huge difference! He is so sleek and trim and muscled. We just switched him last week to Purina Equine Senior, and it will give him even more nutrients than the Strategy feed, so he can only look and feel better.
Stormy went to a trainer for the next month, so she can be finished to be a good header horse (team roping) for Tom. It was sad to leave her there yesterday; that girl's been on pasture all summer, so she's had a real easy life lately, and she's a bit overweight. I'm sure she's going to think she's gone to hell when the trainer starts working her - isn't that how we feel when we first start to exercise?!
This morning I put Kilz on the OSB board on the inside of Stormy's new shelter; this took a few hours, as the OSB board really soaked it up. On the outside of the shelter, hubby scraped sticky residue off the metal - he made the shelter with scrap he had on hand, so right now it's different colors. Once we get the sticky edges all cleaned up, and he finishes caulking a few corners, I'll be painting the outside a light stone color. There will be before and after pics once I get it painted!
Sooo, the answer is NO, I really don't get bored out here, very rarely. There's more to do than there is hours in the day. Even when I'm not working a full-time job, I still don't seem to have enough hours to do everything I want to do.