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MTB Ride and ‘Me’ Time

Cosmos Path

Fields

Richard Cosmos

 

Horse

Windmill

Rich and I went on a lovely MTB ride last weekend, we rode about 32km through the plots and farms around Benoni and stopped briefly for a short rest at a nearby coffee shop. I’m getting used to my cleats now and can unclip them when necessary, they still scare me a little but it gets better with each ride.

The Cosmos flowers are always in bloom around Easter time here and they give a gorgeous show of colour. We also came across this sweet horse grazing in a field and then spotted a windmill, I just had to stop and take  photos. I know I should be riding more and taking less pics but there are so many beautiful things to see and I have to stop and capture them.

Mountain biking is really a wonderful sport, I used to ride horses when I was younger and loved riding out in the open, this is very similar, except, of course, I’m on a bike but I’m out in the open again and it’s just lovely! It’s also ‘me’ time and I’m glad that I’m allowing myself a few moments to recharge.

Hope you’re having a great week and that you’ve managed to have some time to yourself.

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Chickens!

Old Girls

Our old girls watching the new arrivals.

Chicks

On Saturday we went to buy our new chickens, they are all SO sweet and gentle. They’re about 4 months old and should start laying in 2 months time. We got 4 Koek-Koeks, 2 Australorps, 4 Sussex and 2 Lavender Ancona chickens. We were meant to buy 10 but ended up with 12, there were just so many different breeds, I couldn’t resist!

Hens

They are all very relaxed, I was dreading introducing them to our older girls but there has been no fighting or ‘hen-pecking’ so far. In previous years we had to separate them but it’s been wonderful this time.

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New Chickens1

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We love sitting and watching them walk around and scratch in the sand…

I’m off to make a cup of tea and then I’ll spend the rest of the afternoon with them.

Makes me happy:)

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Creative Friday

Cederberg

Erin and Jenna recently attended a 10 day hike through the Cederberg mountains in the Cape. They had an amazing experience. Erin is wearing the purple t-shirt.

Welcome to Creative Friday,

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MTB with Rich

Rich

On Saturday, Rich and I went venturing off into the plots along the single track and open areas on our mountain bikes. It was an overcast day, which was perfect for riding. We stopped off to have breakfast at a quaint restaurant along the way.

Cat

There were resident cats and chickens walking around, sweet little creatures.

Shoes

I have finally started wearing riding shoes with cleats, quite a daunting experience but I have only fallen off once because I needed to avoid a car and forgot that my right foot was cleated in! Other than that I really love them, they help to pull me up the uphills, if that makes any sense:)

Meadow

We rode through this beautiful meadow. We saw plenty of guinea fowl and small birds flying around, it was lovely. I managed to ride 33km on Saturday, (never thought I could ride that far, so yay!!)

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Hope you’re having a wonderful week…

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