3/6/12, La Garita Creek, CO - With spring right around the corner, preparations are underway for Trip #4. The wagon should be back from the Carriage Maker at the end of the week. As soon at I pull in into the Trading Post, Iíll get to work on my trip #4 modifications. One of the mods Iím making for the upcoming trip is a large addition to the solar power system. I just finished writing the ďSolar Power GuideĒ to help people get started with installing their own photovoltaic system. Feel free to read and use this Guide as you wish.
One of the chores I have to finish in the near future is to put some new shoes on the Lads and to get the Veterinarian out for shots, Coggins Tests and Health Certificates. So far, Doc and Bob are sporting new shoes. The Vet is coming out tomorrow, so Bill get his shoes after her visit. In case you donít remember, Bill is like 30% of all American men and absolutely hates needles. I told told the vet to bring a strong oral tranquilizer for him. Hopefully this will keep him stoned so he wonít strike out with his front feet when he feels the prick of the syringe. Bill is a nice horse, but heís an absolute baby when it comes to needles!
After hitting my fingers with the hammer as many times as I hit the nail, I have new shoes on Bob and Doc. I can sense their excitement with the new shoes on their feet. They are Wagon Horses through and through and love the road. Itís almost like they can sense something is in the wind and are raring to go. Well, Doc is; Bob is just thinking - Iíll go wherever my brother Bill goes!