We took a different route on our morning walk after chores today. I had my camera, so I thought it might be nice to take Mr. Foster on his first romp through the Meserve Preserve next door.
We made it through several strands of fencewire without anyone getting tangled up.
Then, it was cow-pie Heaven for Foster.
Fortunately, a little guy's got to keep on the move enough that sniffing those pies was the order of the day rather than grabbing a bite.
Foster also had his first experience racing through small pools of water from an overnight rain.
The light was not great for shooting pictures, but I managed a few so-so shots.
Reflections in puddles, swale water and the pond ruled the scenery. Plus, the rain from the last 24 hours has given the grass a good shot of green.
It looks almost perfect now.
Still, it needs to grow more and the ground needs to dry out before horses can even think of their first day in pasture.
Of course, wishing for that growth creates a double-edged sword. Great pastures; frequent lawn-mowing.
I know our yard will get its first clip before the weekend.
Yesterday morning I learned who was chosen as this year's class Women of Wisdom for our area, and, of course, I was thrilled to see my candidate Virginia Wood on the list. She will be honored at a gala in June along with Bernice Lewis (100 years old), Margo Johnson, Maribeth Lynch and Barbara Merritt.
Congratulations to these ladies who will join more than 75 others who have been selected over the years.
News on the Foster Front. He slept around last night, which meant we did not need to sleep off and on.
When Bill went to bed, he left Foster out of his crate.
We did not hear one peep all night long AND the house has not suffered any tooth-infested damage.
It was nice to get the first full night's sleep this week and nice to know that Foster feels at home here.
Speaking of teeth, Mother has her new uppers. Jess, at Sandpoint Denture Clinic, fashioned an attractive set for her and reminded her that her clientele have included Hollywood stars.
She also informed me that the logger who was glad his buddies don't call him a hillbilly anymore appears on the reality show "Axe Man."
Mother told Jess she hoped to come back and visit her some day. I told Jess we hoped not, 'cept for maybe a social call. With luck, those new teeth will not get lost.
In other news, the time is approaching. A long time back, probably almost two months ago, I mentioned an announcement of something rather exciting coming in late April.
Debbie will be escorting Miss Idaho Genevieve Nutting on her stops in North Idaho next week. She'll pick her up Monday and then they'll head to Lewiston, making their way northward during the week.
The visits on this tour include some coordination with my niece Laura for some connecting with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe.
Next Friday and through the weekend, Genevieve will be staying in Sandpoint, and we'll have the honor of showing her around the area.
Miss Idaho is a proud Girl Scout. Debbie worked with her in Boise as she earned her Gold Award. The two, along with Genevieve's mother, have remained friends ever since.
We're excited to meet her and give her a taste of God's Country here in the north during the opening of the most beautiful time of the year.
Of course, we're going to be more than proud to induct Genevieve into our Lovestead Lodgepole Society.
Lots of good stuff on the horizon, and today looks like it will turn out beautiful. And, with 70s coming this weekend, we're not complaining.