We’ve been looking for a pony cart for my daughter’s pony all summer. We’re using one borrowed from a friend but it’s a little heavy, meant for a team really, and able to seat several people.
I found a cart on Kijiji and have been watching it for weeks. No one seemed interested and it looked perfect. We went out after work on Monday, ostensibly to have a look, but I knew we would get it. It was a longer drive than I thought, and the sun was already low when we got there.
The buggy was tarped in a shed, obviously well looked after. It was old, rebuilt and refinished with care. A very comfortable seat on good springs, independent suspension and nice large solid wheels. No more flat tires!!
The fellow who had it used four minis to pull it, it was actually his wife’s project, but she’s been ill and unable to use it. We pulled it around the yard a bit–no draft at all. Zeta could pull that all day and not feel it.
He loaded it into the back of my truck with his front end loader and we tied it in for the ride home. I brought rope but I should have had the ratcheting type straps to secure it best. As it was I stopped once to tighten the rope and worried all the way home that a rope would break and the cart would roll out the back and onto the highway. But all was good.
We drove home into the most fantastic light show. No rain till we drove into the yard at 11:00. We tarped it and hit the hay. It rained cats and dogs again the next day. I had hoped my son would help me unload it when he came for supper Tuesday night but no one wanted to go out in the rain. Wednesday morning it had to come off as a friend needed help hauling some lumber home. So I unloaded it myself. Not too difficult. I just did it slowly.
Supper Tuesday was completely home grown. Fried rabbit, garden dilly potatoes, fresh veggies in a cream sauce and a sliced garden tomato. It was soooo good. With home made chutney. See that!!! More than three quarters of that plate is veg!!! I could have just eaten the creamed veg and been happy.
I can remember as a little girl visiting my Auntie Dora. They lived on a farm and had milk cows and a big garden. We had supper there and she put a big bowlful of creamed veggies on the table– carrots, peas, beans and cauliflower. With real cream. (I just made a white sauce–not so rich). I wouldn’t eat it at first–picky like my father. Mom made me taste a bit and I don’t think I left the table till the bowl was empty. I think this is my new favourite way to eat veggies.
And I just can’t get enough of that early morning golden sun. So pretty!!