We've had a lot of water lately, (and for those of you in Houston I apologize) which poses certain challenges. 

I can get my horses to walk through puddles, instead of jumping them like invisible verticals on an Olympic course, but what do you do when you have so much water that your paddock becomes the ultimate slip-n-slide? It's gotten so bad that my neighbour Norah is building something big in her barn, she's been collecting animals and spends an inordinate amount of time talking skyward with her outside voice, and she doesn't seem to have a cell phone. Now if you'll excuse me the sun just came out and I have to go and mow the grass.