We had a Nor’easter settle in NE Florida last week and it provided steady rain, lightning, and wind for seven days. We were fortunate to get a couple of rides in, one with Sarge (the black horse) and Boomer (the giant white horse). Some areas south of Jacksonville have had over two feet of rain during this period, but we only had 8-10 inches. The good news is that it has helped alleviate the draught conditions that much of central florida has been experiencing, and it put us ahead of rain needs. Also it will help keep the forrest fires at bay which were a real problem last summer. Thankfully we had nearly full sun the past three days with just a little overcast/stormy look late in the day. Hopefully we are back to our more normal afternoon shower activity.
That’s Bob, Cindy’s father guiding Sarge down the streets of Fernandina. They are usually paired together and Cindy is normally with Boomer.
After several carrots and six chocolate cookies, Boomer can have guests stand nearby without looking for more food.
You can always tell when we’ve had a rainy period because Cindy puts the top on the carriages. Its a little bit of work to put on and take off, so until she sees it staying clear for awhile, they stay on.