Monday, September 05, 2016

Something in the Wind

Took some time this Labor Day to take care of something I’d been meaning to do for a long time.

Ever since we moved to the farm a little over two-and-a-half years ago, we’ve been gradually making improvements to the property, including the barn. It’s a constant process, and it always seems like something needs added to or repairing.

You’d think perhaps you could just set everything up from the start and have a routine you can follow that takes care of everything, but there are always unexpected obstacles or challenges forcing you to do things differently. Or, more often, forcing you to learn how to handle something you haven’t had to deal with before.

The poker analogy is probably obvious -- I’m referring to the need always to work on your game and be ready for unexpected tests and situations as they arise at the tables. There’s also that feeling of just trying to break even and “stay in the action,” making sure everything is working as it should and -- most importantly -- the horses are all comfortable and getting what they need.

Anyhow, as that picture up top suggests, we’ve been missing something from the barn ever since we moved in -- not an essential item, but one that now that we have it makes the barn seem somehow more complete.

“Presently trying to find some direction,” I tweeted when sharing the above pic.

“I think your search is in vane,” quipped my buddy the Poker Grump in response.

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