Horse and Hound and BIG Trees

This month in Paradise (literally), we had unplanned puppies and trees coming down and overdue horseback riding lessons.

We had a tree fall on our roof. Luckily, no one was hurt and the house was safe. Still, it reminded us that we live in a forest and need to have defensible space for fires. This was an expense we hope to put off but we called DJ at Crossfire and he took down the maximum allowed by the city. This upset a couple of neighbors, but we wish we could have cut down more. Fire and trees falling on our dream house is NOT an option.

The kids had so much fun watching all the activity and it was spectacular. Also, we had puppies. These are unplanned mutts from an encounter with the Poodle next door. The kids reported him in our yard, but I have been so busy with the new house, I didn't pay enough attention to it. I just couldn't believe Bella was ready or that Max actually was in our fenced yard.

And, last, but not least, Mary got to have her first riding lesson. This place really is Paradise.