A large box came in the mail this week, and I have no idea who from. It was from a saddlery and inside were several gorgeous saddle pads and horse blankets! It was a wonderful gift for the horses and me, and I will surely use it! I thank whoever it was that sent it. I thought I would share a video of my Christmas Eve Ride with Merlin yesterday, sporting a red pad that came with that haul and jingle bells. It was wonderful to be back on that horse again.
Also in the mail came Meredith Socks (!), coffee, cards, candy, blankets, and stories. Friends stop by from as far away as Germany and as close as next door! The last two days were filled with gifts, kids, chores, cookies, board games, hawk training, and playing music by the fire. I feel so lucky and blessed to have this little scrappy farm be the meeting place of so many wonderful people.
Later today I hope to harness up Merlin in the cart with bells on and ride to some neighbors with some small gifts for the day. I figure it can't hurt to spread a little holiday cheer and I have a beautiful red wool cape which should suit this day with a blue sky and highs in the twenties!
I wish you nothing but a Merry Christmas and hope you all are safe, warm, well fed and content on this day. There are plenty of other days to fuss with the stresses in this world, let today instead be one of good tidings and cheer!