Spring has sprung! We got a good amount of rain yesterday afternoon into the evening. It is so nice to see puddles and green grass growing. Last year’s drought was hard on everyone. I hope it doesn’t happen again any time soon. This year, as soon as we can get it, Wally and I will put up as many bales of hay as we can fit into his barn. Handling square bales is much easier than those huge 800 pound things.
I sent in another entry for a USBCHA trial held the end of May in Lawndale, NC. This is a nice trial, especially nice because it’s only 25 miles from me. If gas keeps going up like it has been, I’ll have to cut down on long trips. My car gets about 33 miles to the gallon, which is good, but having to spend $35 to fill the tank is getting pricey. I can only imagine what people who drive diesel vehicles or SUVs are paying. USBCHA trials are still filling, at least the Open classes are, but I don’t know if that will continue if gas keeps going up. I don’t know how they can afford it.
I cancelled my April sheep lesson in Sanford. I need to come up with the entry fees for the next ASCA trial and then the clinic and private lesson fee for the end of June so I need to conserve funds. I think after the clinic in June I’m going to take a couple of months off from traveling and trialing. I am a home-body. I don’t like being away from home. While I have enjoyed the past few trials I’ve done, it is exhausting for me. I don’t think I’ll ever develop a tolerance for long road trips. I don’t like sitting still for that long.