I have done all I can for now. It is time to wait. We wait for the mail, for the time to get dinner ready, for time to go to bed.
We can take care of that closet that needs straightening and straighten it. Time for a nap. Time for a walk. Now I can put some of those pieces together in the puzzle. I would like to write to someone and encourage them to keep the faith.
There will come a time when we will remember all we had to do to keep on track while waiting for a cure for the COVID 19 virus. Most every nation has been affected. Most have or are recovering. Our neighbors are having to wait just like us. It is worth the wait. We are seeing the worst of it on television or the computer. Many of us are thankful we have been spared.
For now we wait. There is much to be grateful for. We can be grateful for the support from the government. They say keep your distance, and that will help. O.K. we say, and we keep our distance. It is simple not having to be a health care worker. I have to thank them and help support their efforts and care.
For me, it is enough to wait in gratitude.
It will be obvious to you if your blanket is waterproof or not. If it is you will need to use a soap that is made for waterproof material. Sports shops carry such products.
Step 1. Clean all fabric under the buckles and hardware, including the belly straps and leg straps.
Step 2. Make sure you scrub the underside of the tail end, folding it back about 6 inches across, from side to side.
Step 3. Scrub the outside of the blanket. Begin at the top center to the tail end, then the side closest to you. Rotate the blanket 180 degrees and scrub the right side, ending with the top of the blanket.
Step 4. Taking hold of the top and bring it to the left, rolling the blanket over to scrub the lining beginning at the center as above.
Step 5. Fold the blanket lengthwise twice. Begining at either end, roll the blanket into a ball. Take the blanket to a railing or fence to hose it off. Begin with the outside of the blanket, then the inside. Let the inside of the blanket dry first then the outside.
Step 6. The final step is to spray the inside with a diluted fabric softener. As that drys, you might use 3in1 oil on the snaps. Gently comb the fleece on the collar to eliminate any barbs or loose strands.
A saddle should be kept clean When you clean your saddle, use a soft cloth or small towel wet it with warm water to remove the dust and dirt. You can then apply some oil to the saddle. Some people use olive oil, while others may use brand name oils or cremes.
To keep the leather supple, some say that it is good to have the saddle in the sun for a time, perhaps until the oil is absorbed. You can buy a saddle cover, or an old towel will help keep the saddle from collecting dust.