The heat and humidity kept climbing (both well in the 90’s) and the team was pretty played out, so I got out and led them for the 2 miles or so to JW’s. The were balky to drive, but if I led them, they pulled the last little bit fine. If they get excited about something, they’re starting to calm right down to the sound of my voice.
JW’s son John bought pizzas and together with some other friends, we had a nice social evening.
Friday is a day of rest. It’s suppose to be just as hot as yesterday, so it’s a good time to sit around in the shade, lick a mineral block and eat some good Indiana alfalfa. There’s only about 4 more days of driving to reach Elnora (the town next to Odon, so I’m not in a particular hurry. I should have a day or two to visit friends in Elnora before driving out to the Graber farm for Horse Progress days.
Right now, I’m enjoying a day off with lots of visitors stopping to chat. Life is good on the wagon!